Lightweight hull and body for top performance
Made possible by Yamaha’s unique materials technology, NanoXcel2 is an impressive 18% lighter than our revolutionary NanoXcel – yet just as rigid and strong. It maximises the exciting performance of both the new GP1800R models, helping it deliver its sensational acceleration, even sharper cornering and more stability at high speed.
New design ergonomics – for superb control
The balance and stability of the new GP1800 has been enhanced by lowering and centralising the centre of gravity, along with the adoption of a new, narrower design for both the seat and the fully adjustable, race-design handlebar. Combined with the new ergonomic sitting position and deeper footwells, the result is an amazing new level of rider control.
Race-inspired pump design and intake grate
Improving both acceleration and handling, the new pump, impeller and intake grate have been introduced as a result of the excellent results achieved in racing. The extra grip it gives on the water makes for even more responsive and accurate handling in any conditions.
Auto-Trim function with Cornering and Launch control
This exclusive, industry-first system offers a fully automatic trim function, which operates independently of the efficient electronic trim control on the handlebar. When engaged, Cornering Control automatically shifts the trim down when decelerating for sharp cornering. Launch Control shifts the trim down to prevent bow rise when accelerating quickly.
RiDE system (Reverse with Intuitive Deceleration Electronics)
The revolutionary RiDE system transforms your riding pleasure, bringing a feeling of confidence to every rider... at every level. Simply pull the throttle lever on the right hand-grip to move forwards and accelerate. Pull the lever on the left grip to slow down or to reverse. Yes, it's really that simple.
High Output, supercharged 1.8-litre, DOHC, 16V engine
The four-cylinder DOHC 1.8-litre engine (supercharged in this new GP1800R SVHO) is the largest displacement in the industry, yet thanks to our continuous programme of innovation and product improvement, it is extremely compact. The result is astonishing power, acceleration and huge torque, along with clean efficiency and economy.
Race-inspired adjustable steering
The new, adaptable steering system has exposed handlebars that are tilt-adjustable. A new, narrower race-inspired design has been used for the bar itself, along with the very latest control boxes and grips, to provide even more confident control for the rider.
4.3” multi-function colour display with fast access
Among its many talents, this clear and easy-to-read display helps you control and monitor all the systems on board, using the fast-access buttons next to the unit. Top speed and acceleration limits can also be entered from here – along with the PIN-activated learning (L-mode) and security settings. We put the latest technology to work for you!
Huge and practical storage facilities (114 litres)
The latest GP1800 models have industry-leading amounts of stowage space, so you can take everything you may need along with you. In addition to the huge under-seat and bow storage compartments, there’s a very large and convenient glove box.
Extended rear platform and towing hook
The GP1800R SVHO will really appeal to watersports fans as well as speed enthusiasts, with its comfortable three-person seat, large integral mirrors, extended rear platform with large, soft-touch re-boarding step – and its strong, practical tow hook. Comfortable, slip-resistant Hydro-Turf mats are another pleasure to look forward to after swimming with friends.