Leading Yamaha’s personal watercraft lineup for 2005 are two all-new low-price PWC and a few changes across its lineup. The big news, perhaps, is the addition of the VX110 ($6,999) and VX110 Deluxe ($7,699), which Yamaha says offer low-price fun with high-price features.
While the VX series are the new kids on the block, a few changes have been made to some returning PWC. The GP1300R gets a horsepower increase to 170 ponies. The FX Cruiser and FX Cruiser H.O. are outfitted with a new three-point contact system. There’s a new seat with hip support, foot chocks and raised handlebars. Other returning PWC for Yamaha include the FX High Output, FX, XLT1200, GP800R and SuperJet.
The new VX110 and VX110 Deluxe watercraft are powered by a new four-cylinder four-stroke engine that’s based on Yamaha’s MR-1 mill. The 1052cc four-cylinder, five valve per cylinder powerplant pumps out 110 hp. It also has a new throttle body. The power is transferred to a new high-pressure pump that Yamaha says is more efficient, which offers better "hook up, acceleration and speed." A new driveline and reverse mechanism was designed as well. The reverse handle is located on the right side of the hull in Yamaha’s traditional location.
What also sets the VX series PWC apart from other Yamaha watercraft is the hull and deck. The bow has more curve to it, and there’s an extended rear platform for re-boarding and relaxing. Ergonomically, the driver seating position is moved forward 4 inches compared to other Yamaha watercraft. The seat also is contoured for each passenger and has grab handles for the rear passenger.
The VX110 Sport and Deluxe get several features that can be reserved for high-end models. Those features include a speedometer, hour meter, fuel gauge, off-throttle steering and an insulated cup holder. They also have 17.2 gallons of storage space and a 15.9-gallon fuel capacity. The Deluxe version gets more goodies, which include mirrors, a remote transmitter, low rpm mode, a security lock and a red or blue colored deck. The remote transmitter allows users to activate or de-activate the security system.
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