Lightweight Four-Stroke Family Grows
Fall, 2014 — Yamaha Motor Canada introduced today a V MAX SHO for boaters who want more power and speed than a 150-horsepower outboard can offer. The new V MAX SHO 175 will bring all the industry-leading attributes of the 2.8-litre V MAX SHO line to a larger group of boaters and anglers.
“Offering high performance and light weight along with all the benefits of a four stroke, the V MAX SHO family has made two-stroke power obsolete,” says Yamaha Motor Canada’s National Manager Marine, Jean Francois Rioux.
Arriving along with the new V MAX SHO 115, the V MAX SHO 175 joins the successful V MAX SHO 250, V MAX SHO 225, V MAX SHO 200 and the V MAX SHO 150. Like its siblings, the V MAX SHO 175 has a powerful appearance, with a paint scheme that appeals like nothing else on the water.
Efficient use of space is another benefit of the V MAX SHO 175. There’s no need for an oil tank or two-stroke oil, which means more room in the boat for batteries, tackle or storage.
Great overall performance comes courtesy of Yamaha’s Variable Camshaft Timing System (VCT™), which advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. These adjustments help the 2.8-litre inline four develop impressive power in the midrange, where it counts.
At the same time, the new V MAX SHO outboard offers outstanding top speed. In tests conducted by Yamaha (using a Skeeter® ZX 190), the V MAX SHO 175 proved to be 5.1 miles per hour faster than Yamaha’s V MAX SHO 150.
Yamaha’s advanced technology four-stroke, four-valve-per-cylinder V MAX SHO 175 is able to maximize combustion efficiency in a way that no two-stroke outboard can, delivering the utmost in clean, quiet power and performance.
In addition, a multitude of advanced sensors constantly provide vital atmospheric and engine conditions to the Engine Control Module (ECM), which instantly makes precise adjustments for optimum performance. The outboard is also extremely fuel efficient, delivering 30 to 40 per cent better fuel efficiency than a carbureted two stroke.
The V MAX SHO 175 also runs smooth and quiet, thanks to advanced internal design features and counterbalance shafts.
With mechanical control, the outboard offers easy rigging. It can be equipped with analog gauges, 6Y5 digital gauges or Command Link® gauges.
The new V MAXSHO 175 is expected to be available in Spring 2015.
To see the entire lineup of Yamaha Outboards, visit www.yamaha-motor.ca ..