Powersports Business Editor-in-Chief Dave McMahon gives us a quick look at the 2019 EX WaveRunner Series featuring the All-new high-performance EXR.
[Excerpted from Powersports Business, August 14, 2018]
"Featuring the all-new high-performance EXR, which comes with the most powerful engine in the Rec Lite category; it is the first high performance, ultra-lightweight watercraft of its kind."
- Features the same high-performance NanoXcel 2 hull and deck material that comes with a Yamaha race-ready watercraft.
- Pump extended to give EXR a quicker throttle response.
- EXR equipped with Yamaha’s RiDE dual throttle system for exceptional maneuverability when operating in close quarters.
"For 2019, Yamaha’s most affordable series of WaveRunner personal watercraft now includes the high-performance EXR that is more powerful, lighter, and with quicker throttle response than all other Rec Lite models on the water today."
"Powering the EXR is Yamaha’s award-winning, three-cylinder TR-1 marine engine that comes with a modified engine control unit (ECU) that increases horsepower by 10 percent compared to the rest of the EX line. Also, the EXR includes a top-loader intake and a 40mm jet pump extension that increases acceleration response, adding to the thrills this new watercraft delivers."
"In addition to the EXR’s class-leading performance, the EXR becomes the most affordable WaveRunner to feature Yamaha’s high-performance, super-lightweight NanoXcel 2 hull and deck material. The EXR weighs in at a mere 540 pounds, which is 60 pounds lighter than the EX Deluxe."
"Completing the new EXR is Yamaha’s RiDE dual throttle system for exceptional maneuverability (also available on the EX Deluxe model), bold colors and graphics, and a two-tone cut and sewn bench seat."
"Joining the new EXR is the EX Deluxe, the EX Sport and EX WaveRunners that return to the lineup boasting the highest first-time buyer rate in the PWC industry. In fact, 54 percent of EX customers are first-time buyers."