Yamaha Motor announce the launch of a full new member of its highly-acclaimed outboard range; a lightweight F200 incorporating many new and innovative features in this class.
As part of its quest to satisfy the requirements of its customers and deliver continuous boating enjoyment through innovation and technology, Yamaha has created the new F200 outboard engine that offers the power of a 200, but in a package that is closer in size and weight to our F150A, giving an exceptional power-to-weight ratio.
Weighing 227kg, approximately 50kg less than the previous F200, the latest incarnation is 18 percent lighter while maintaining similar power output and reliability. Employing an in-line four-cylinder configuration, with Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) and weight-saving technology throughout, the new engine produces 200HP while being the lightest engine in its class. The lighter weight, better suited to a wider range of boats, also helps improve fuel-efficiency, as well as performance.
Two versions of the new F200 will be available — the F200F, with a regular mechanical shift and throttle, and the F200G, with an electronically-controlled, drive-by-wire shift and throttle. The F200F/G also benefit from recent technological advances made by Yamaha, such as Yamaha’s Y-COP (Yamaha Customer Outboard Protection) anti-theft system, a newly-designed Reliance SDS (Shift Dampener System) as recommended propeller, a tilt-limiter, and LCD colour display (optional for the F200G only), one-touch start/stop (optional for the F200G only), and the ability to set variable trolling-speed revs. These features place the F200F/G firmly alongside Yamaha’s top-of-the-range V6 (4.2L) and V8 outboards.
The F200F/G are aimed primarily at customers who want the power of a 200 but the compact dimensions and weight like the Yamaha F150A or even a two-stroke 200HP. In fact, this engine would be ideal for re-powering from a two-stroke 200HP to a cleaner, more environmentally-friendly four-stroke engine. With both the mechanical and electronically-controlled version Yamaha offers customers the possibility to fit the new outboard engine to a wide range of boats.
|KEY FEATURES OF THE YAMAHA F200F/G:|
|• Weighs only 227kg! - 50kg (18 percent) lighter than existing F200:|
|• Fuel consumption efficient|
|• Y-COP anti-theft system|
|• F200F with mechanical shift and throttle, F200G with electronic shift and throttle|
|• One-touch start/stop switch and LCD colour display (optional for F200G)|
|• Variable trolling RPM|
|• Reliance SDS as recommended propeller|
|• Latest-generation styling with new top cowling and elegant design|
The new mechanical F200F will be available from official Yamaha dealers from early spring, while the F200G will be available from early summer.