The brief was clear - blend together all the advanced technology, superior performance and handling, exclusive innovations and sheer reliability for which WaveRunners are renowned the world over, but in an even more affordable, even more powerful and even more stable 3-seater package. A tough call you might say.
The result, Yamaha’s new VX, is set to introduce a whole new generation of riders and families to the fun of watercraft riding – and to open up an exhilarating world of enjoyment.
Powered by Yamaha’s award-winning TR-1 engine
The VX is powered by a High Output version of Yamaha’s award-winning TR-1, a 3-cylinder marine engine that despite its punchy torque and impressive power, is 40% smaller, 20 percent lighter, and provides even better fuel economy than the legendary 4-cylinder Yamaha MR-1.
Advanced Throttle Control on the VX – that’s RiDE®
Despite its affordable price, the VX features Yamaha’s unique and exclusive RiDE® system, the most intuitive driving experience on the water. Squeeze the right handlebar lever to go forward. Squeeze the left lever for reverse. At speed, the left handlebar lever will also slow you down.
Stable, easy-handling hull
Even with the huge advantage of the RiDE system, less experienced or younger riders will appreciate the extra confidence and comfort that a solid-feeling hull design gives them. So the new VX, like our popular EX models, has a strong and stable SMC hull – proven in the toughest conditions.
Very practical features
The clear, easy-read multi-function instruments are a joy to use and keep the rider informed of key functions, as well as the status of the RiDE system. There’s plenty of practical watertight storage (even twin cupholders) together with comfortable deck mats and a re-boarding step. For even more added fun, a towhook comes as standard – and for safety, the large dual mirrors help the driver see what’s happening behind.