Yamaha has announced the release of their largest ever WaveRunner range with the unveiling of their exciting 2021 model line-up.
Headlined by the all-new GP Series race-inspired models, all-new VX Series recreational models and the much-anticipated all-new Yamaha four-stroke SuperJet stand-up, the 2021 range offers consumers more choice than ever.
Based on a common engineering platform, the VX and GP Series WaveRunners have received a complete redesign above the waterline, with an all-new deck, improved aesthetics, enhanced riding characteristics, increased storage and a range of industry-first features and technologies.
The new deck design provides improved ergonomics with deeper, wider and self-draining footwells, plus a new seat profile that is 3.8 centimetres narrower, delivering improved knee and foot grip, and enhanced rider comfort.
Storage has been increased throughout the line-up, with a new much larger watertight glovebox that comes with a built-in LED light, a dedicated area for your smartphone, a USB port and a 12-volt power outlet for increased usability and functionality.
The cockpit has also received a complete redesign and technology upgrade with an all-new 4.3-inch multicolour LCD display screen and touchpad control system. Innovative features include built-in pin code security, eliminating the need for a keyless fob, customisable Drive Control allowing the rider to set top speeds at different increment, and the additional ability to select normal or slow acceleration options on the GP and High Output models.
A new multi-mount system positioned in front of the handlebars allows the rider to set up their own customised third-party devices such as a camera, GPS, fish finder, phone or portable speakers.
And for the first time ever, Yamaha is offering a factory-installed, custom integrated marine audio system on the all-new VX Limited HO and VX Limited models. Richard Shaw National Marine Manager, said “These new craft not only look fantastic with their striking angled paneling and lines, but with all their new features and technology upgrades, they are smarter and more intuitive than ever, which will be very attractive to both new and experience ride alike.”
In addition to the all-new platform, the undisputed world championship winning supercharged Yamaha GP1800R SVHO, and its naturally aspirated partner, the GP1800R HO, have received several high-performance race-ready upgrades.
Visually the craft have received a more muscular looking design treatment, with edgy paneling, dark colour tones and eye-catching graphic kits.
With race podiums in mind, the craft now come with tilt-adjustable race-inspired, motorcross style handlebars, the industry’s first Auto Trim function with Cornering and Launch Control modes for better turning and acceleration, a new intake grate and upgraded jet pump.
This craft is 60 kilograms lighter and 25 centimetres shorter than its competition and is a scant 31 Kilograms heavier than its two-stroke predecessor, ensuring this craft not only packs heaps of punch but can be thrown around for maximum freestyling enjoyment.
For novice riders, there is now an L-MODE that reduces engine performance of the SuperJet to 85 percent or approximately 64 Kilometres per hour.
To round out the 2021 line-up, Yamaha has also updated the colours and graphic kits on their existing luxury performance FX Series and affordable recreational light EX models