Yamaha Introduces 2013 WaveRunners® With Best in Class Features, Technology and Performance

Posted on August 15th, 2012

AUGUST 15, 2012 –Yamaha Motor Canada is pleased to introduce its 2013 line of WaveRunner® personal watercraft highlighted by the industry’s luxury flagship line, the FX® Series; and Yamaha’s best-selling models ever, the VX® Series.

“Yamaha has a WaveRunner to offer for every segment of the personal watercraft industry,” said Yamaha National Manager, Rick Layzell.  “We’ve focused on innovation and luxury to propel the FX Series to the top of the luxury performance segment.  Our VX Series offers the reliability, performance and value that entry level buyers demand.  And our performance models have demonstrated their leadership on the race course with multiple national and world titles.  This is an exciting lineup for Yamaha and one that offers a model we know connects with every type of consumer.”

Led by the FX Cruiser SHO®, Yamaha’s best-selling luxury-performance model ever, the FX® line delivers the utmost comfort, convenience, storage capacity, towing ability, and unadulterated fun. The FX Series includes the FX Cruiser SHO, FX SHO®, FX Cruiser® HO, and FX® HO.

FX Series Highlights:
• New metallic colours and graphics.
• “Theatre” seating for Cruiser® models; the first true three passenger seat on a personal watercraft with hip support for the driver and each passenger.
• Fast acting mechanical neutral for starting in place.
• The largest displacement engine on the market.
• “Command link” instrumentation buttons on dash.
• Fast access stern storage area for wet items and tow accessories.
• Extra large stern reboarding area.
• NanoXcel® hull and deck

“There is not another watercraft in the industry that is as in tune with today’s luxury performance buyer as the Yamaha FX Series,” said Yamaha Product Manager, Jean-Francois Rioux.  “Not only does this series feature the largest displacement engine in the industry, but it is packed with the latest innovations and technology.  From Cruise Assist to Neutral gear to the Theatre style seating, the FX Series offers consumers a fun, fast, comfortable ride with amenities and features that exceed their expectations for personal watercraft.”

Joining the FX® line are Yamaha’s affordable signature VX® Series WaveRunners®, which are the most reliable and fuel-efficient watercraft on the market today. The VX Series remains the watercraft of choice for value minded buyers and rental operators alike.

VX Series Highlights:
• Topped Yamaha’s sales chart in 2012 for the eighth consecutive year.
• New metallic paint colours and graphics.
• Offers the best fuel economy of any three-person personal watercraft in the industry.
• The #1 choice of rental operators due to its reputation for reliability and low maintenance.

The VX Performance Series returns with Yamaha’s VXR® and VXS® that feature all new colours and graphics as well. These models offer the performance of the world’s fastest supercharged models without the added cost of a supercharger and intercooler.

VX Performance Series Highlights:
• The most affordable high-performance model in the industry.
• New colours and graphics for 2013.
• The largest displacement engine in its category.
• Dominating the Normally Aspirated class on the 2012 IJSBA national tour.
• Class-leading acceleration and top speed out of the box supported by a wide selection of aftermarket products for racing enthusiasts.

Also returning is Yamaha’s FZ® Series, the epitome of high performance and a testament to Yamaha’s racing heritage.  The two-person FZR® and three-person FZS® feature Yamaha’s 1.8L Supercharged engine, the largest displacement engine in the industry, along with Yamaha’s exclusive NanoXcel hull and decks, which are engineered using nanotechnology to be light, strong and nimble.

FZ Series Highlights:
• Industry-leading acceleration and top speed out of the box supported by a wide selection of aftermarket products for racing enthusiasts.
• The largest displacement engine in the market.
• Industry’s only race-ready nano-engineered hulls and decks.
• Dominating the Pro Open class on the 2012 IJSBA national tour.
• Premium sport bolstered seat for the FZR.

To see the entire 2013 line up of Yamaha Waverunners, visit www.yamaha-motor.ca

Yamaha Motor Canada

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