Yamaha Introduces New V MAX SHO® 115 and 175 25-Inch Shaft Models
TORONTO, ON., January 19, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Canada announced today the addition of two new models to its V MAX SHO family: the V MAX SHO 115 X-Shaft and the V MAX SHO175 X-Shaft. Both models feature 25-inch shafts to meet the needs of more specific boating applications.
“Demand for Yamaha’s VMAX SHO line remains strong with its aggressive look and exhilarating performance,” said Jean-Francois Rioux, National Manager, Marine, Yamaha Motor Canada. “The addition of these two new 25-inch shaft models means even more boaters can enjoy the benefits this outboard family offers – in particular, anglers with deep-V multispecies boats.”
The V MAX SHO 115 X-Shaft accommodates specific applications where a compact, lightweight 25-inch solution is desired. The outboard is capable of performance typically associated with two strokes, but with the convenience and quietness of a four stroke.
The 1.8-litre V MAX SHO 115 X-Shaft features Yamaha’s advanced 16-valve double overhead cam four-cylinder design, which means better breathing for better performance. Sixteen valves also mean more power and midrange torque. They are fed by a large single throttle body with Yamaha’s long-track intake system and a free-flow exhaust. Without the need for two-stroke oil or an oil tank, this X-Shaft model weighs 386 pounds, beating a competitor’s two-stroke outboard in weight.
The new V MAX SHO 175 X-Shaft is perfect for deep-V aluminum fishing boats, bay boats, centre console or multi-species boats. It also provides all the benefits associated with four-stroke power, including clean, quiet operation and great fuel efficiency.
The V MAX SHO 175 X-Shaft delivers great overall performance and class-leading top speed, thanks to Yamaha’s Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT™), which helps the 2.8-litre inline four develop lots of power in the midrange where it counts. With advanced double overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and twin counterbalance shafts, the V MAX SHO 175 X-Shaft is smooth, powerful and extremely fuel efficient, delivering 30 to 40 percent better fuel efficiency than a carbureted two stroke.
Thanks to mechanical control, the outboard offers easy rigging, and boaters can equip the outboard with their choice of analog, 6Y5 digital or Command Link® gauges. With proven Yamaha four-stroke marine specific architecture, the V MAX SHO 175 X-Shaft will provide years of reliability.
To see the entire lineup of Yamaha Outboards, visit www.yamaha-motor.ca.