The flagship FX Limited SVHO will lead the 2018 Australian line-up
2018 VXR - Heavy on Power, Light on Weight.

Yamaha announce complete 2018 watercraft range

29 Aug 2017

Yamaha Motor Australia has reset the benchmark with the introduction of the 2018 WaveRuner line-up, featuring a new flagship model, alongside a new offering of striking graphic and colour combinations previously unseen in Australia. The 2018 WaveRunner range is the most comprehensive line-up ever offered, catering for riders of all levels, from beginners, weekend-adventurers, family-riders, sports-enthusiast, racers, and serious tourers.

“Following from a year of achievements on the water with the successful-debut of the GP1800 and rec-lite EX series, it’s fantastic to witness the continued-evolution of the WaveRunner range with the new 2018 models,” said Mark Harman from Yamaha Motor Australia.
“Yamaha’s 2018 WaveRunner range is the most complete watercraft range ever offered and features arguably the most exciting and feature-packed models ever seen on Australian shores.”

The 2018 WaveRunner range is headlined with the introduction of the new-to-Australia FX Limited SVHO, a Luxury-Performance model which debuted in the USA in 2017 to much fanfare. The 2018 FX Limited SVHO is the direct-evolution of the previous-generation FX Cruiser SVHO, featuring four flush-mount mooring cleats and new CNC-cut deck matts, alongside Yamaha’s 3-person Cruiser Seat, RiDE dual throttle controls, Rider-assist controls and Yamaha’s exclusive chop-conquering and dry-riding FX hull constructed from Yamaha’s light-yet-durable NanoXcel 2 hull and deck material. Powering the new FX Limited SVHO is the industry’s largest capacity personal watercraft powertrain; Yamaha’s Supercharged, 1.8 litre, four-cylinder, Super Vortex High Output (SVHO) marine engine. The SVHO’s power is transferred to the water through the “race-developed” top-loader intake grate and a 160mm high-pressure pump, for best-in-class acceleration and eye-watering top-speeds.

The 2018 WaveRunner range is the most visually appealing designs ever seen on the water.

The 2018 Luxury Performance range is led by the FX Limited SVHO in Crimson Red and Black Metallic, followed by the FX SVHO in White with Torch Red Metallic, the FX Cruiser HO in Black Metallic with White, and the FX HO finished in Azure Blue Metallic with White.

The 2018 recreational-lite range features the fun and exciting EX and EX Deluxe WaveRunners, two models that have reshaped the entry-level market offering unrivalled features, refinement and value. The 2018 EX is available in White with Blue, while the 2018 EX Deluxe is available in two colours; Electric Green with Carbon Metallic, and an all-new Nova Blast Blue Metallic.

Yamaha’s Recreational range of value-packed, full-size 2018 VX series consists of three models; the flagship VX Limited finished in Crimson Red with Black Metallic, the VX Deluxe in Azure Blue with Black Metallic and the entry-model VX in Electric Green with White.

In its maiden year, the GP1800 rocketed to the top of the podium in domestic and international races, claiming the 2017 Pro-Stock Class Australian Title at the hands of Yamaha’s Mitch Wayt, and becoming the most successful watercraft on the circuit in 2017. The GP1800 was heralded by racers and journalists alike as the new benchmark in Performance watercraft. For 2018, Yamaha’s Race-Inspired range is led by the Championship-Winning GP1800, which is available in two colours for 2018; the quintessential Team Yamaha Blue and the striking Torch Red Metallic.

Complementing the Race-Inspired class is the light and powerful VXR, a WaveRunner that has conquered Naturally-Aspirated race classes around the globe. For 2018 the VXR will be available in two impressive finishes; a new Black with Azure Blue Metallic, and an unmistakable Matte Carbon with Black Metallic.

Rounding out the Race-Inspired class is the legendary SuperJet, the original and arguably still the only choice for stand-up riders seeking raw engagement and performance. For 2018 the SuperJet is finished in a new White, Green with Blue combination.

Yamaha hits the water as the only manufacturer to offer a complete personal watercraft range; with a stand-up model, a rec-lite range, a family-range and a performance-range – delivering a watercraft solution for every rider.

Yamaha WaveRunners are handcrafted in the USA with powertrains built in Japan to deliver the most reliable, innovative and performance packed watercraft on the water.
The 2018 range is expected to be available through Australian WaveRunner Dealerships in Quarter 4, 2017.

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