Yamaha Waverunner 2016
Yamaha introduces its 2016 WaveRunner line-up with all-new VX Cruiser HO and V1 Sport models – and the new TR-1 HO engine
• For 2016, the best-selling PWC series of all time, the WaveRunner VX line-up, becomes even more refined with the introduction of a new premium model, the VX Cruiser HO.
• Also joining the WaveRunner range is the all-new V1 Sport, a 3-seater fun machine that represents unbeatable value for such a capable entry-level watercraft.
• The other headline news from Yamaha is the launch of an exciting new lightweight 1049cc 3-cylinder engine, the TR-1 HO, now powering all the V1 and VX models (with the exception of the most powerful VX model, the new VX Cruiser HO).
The new VX Cruiser HO – premium performance
While many individual technical and practical features have played their part in making the VX models such sought-after watercraft, it is their all-round versatility that has gained them such a loyal following.
For the latest and most powerful VX model, the VX Cruiser HO, we’ve chosen the awesome 1812cc 4-cylinder engine that has been so well proven in our legendary FX models. This amazing engine is teamed up with the revolutionary and intuitive RiDE control system, No Wake Mode, Cruise Assist and a host of other unique-to-Yamaha advantages, to create a stunning example of stylish performance with economy.
So the new VX Cruiser HO is now the premium watercraft in this sector – and the only one that delivers such a capable and luxurious on-water cruising experience with genuine affordability.
All-new V1 Sport – packed with value
The V1 marked another industry first for Yamaha – a remarkably capable entry-level watercraft, packed with legendary WaveRunner features that made it the best value 3-seater fun-machine money could buy – until now!
The new WaveRunner V1 Sport, powered by the brand new 3-cylinder TR-1 HO engine, is the total package, offering reliability, economy, easy handling, excitingly powerful performance – and towing ability for wakeboarding and other watersports. Packed with features never before found on such a keenly priced unit – from reverse to dual mirrors and spacious storage and from a re-boarding step to HydroTurf mats and a tow hook – it’s perfect for anyone wanting a stylish machine with all-round capability for sporty riding or cruising.
Our brand new lightweight engine – the TR-1 HO
This exciting new 3-cylinder 1049cc power unit is the pinnacle of marine engine innovation and features in the WaveRunner V1, V1 Sport, VX Deluxe and VX Cruiser models (excluding the VX Cruiser HO).
The TR-1 HO (High Output) is 13% more powerful than the Yamaha MR-1 engine that it replaces, while being 40% smaller and 20% lighter.
The result is quicker acceleration and higher top-end speeds, with even better fuel economy and more fun for the rider.
Advanced Throttle Control Features
On the handlebars, many WaveRunner models, including the VX Deluxe, VX Cruiser and VX Cruiser HO include Yamaha’s premium Cruise Assist for setting and holding a consistent speed, No Wake Mode to set the engine RPM at the perfect no-wake speed; and RiDE, Yamaha’s dual handlebar throttle controls that deliver the utmost control moving forward or in reverse.
The revolutionary RiDE system is totally intuitive and transforms your riding pleasure, bringing a new feeling of confidence to every rider – at every level. Simply pull the throttle lever on the right hand-grip to move forward and accelerate – pull the lever on the left grip to slow down or reverse. Release both right and left levers and the watercraft is in neutral. No shifting. No gears. The only thing to think about is how much fun it is to RiDE.
Additionally, Yamaha’s RiDE is featured on all FX Models which are returning in 2016 with bold new colours and graphics.
Yamaha’s FZ Series, the most dominant machines in personal watercraft racing today, also have an all-new look, featuring new colour schemes and a striking metallic red hull for the FZR.
The Yamaha SuperJet, the only stand up watercraft on the market (available for competition use only) is available in the colour pure white with orange and blue in 2016.
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