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Boating Magazine Buyer's Guide Review of the 2019 Yamaha EXR
Boating Magazine Buyers Guide Review of the 2019 EXR

Boating Magazine Editor Randy Vance walks us through key features of the Yamaha EXR, the first high-performance WaveRunner in the Rec Light Category. 

[Excerpted from Boating Magazine, November 9th, 2019]

"Yamaha's EXR serves up an aggressive ride and loads of standard features."

"The launch of Yamaha’s EX series marked the brand’s long-awaited entry into the competitively priced “Rec Lite” class of personal watercraft. The EXR takes all that was special about those fun recreationally minded earlier models and adds a dose of horsepower. The result is a spirited craft that still keeps costs in check while providing Yamaha’s trademark reliability."

"The power that tacks that R onto the model name comes from of a new engine-control unit added to the current three-cylinder 1,049 cc EX engine. The new ECU bumps the EX’s previous 100 horsepower to the EXR’s current 110. "

"The all-important horsepower-to-weight ratio is further improved by a change in the EX’s normal hull- and deck-construction material. NanoXcel 2 is Yamaha’s lightest version of its fiberglass-based Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), and it’s the same material used to fabricate Yamaha’s flagship craft. "

"This craft’s coolest feature, however, just may be RiDE, Yamaha’s innovative dual-throttle system. RiDE adds a second throttle lever to the left side of the handlebar, which supplies reverse power by redirecting thrust via the reverse bucket at the pump. "

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