Yamaha announces new F130A four-stroke outboard

By: Media Release

Yamaha Motor Australia has announced the release of the new F130A four-stroke outboard motor.

Yamaha announces new F130A four-stroke outboard
The F130A has a maximum operating range of 5300-6300 rpm.

Unveiled overnight at the Paris Boat Show, the new F130A fills the only remaining gap in Yamaha's four-stroke engine range and is especially exciting for Australian customers who have demanded a Yamaha four-stroke engine in this horsepower category for years.

The new F130A employs a 1.8 litre, 16-valve, Double Overhead Camshaft, four-stroke engine found in the latest-generation F115B. The DOHC, four-cylinder design features large intake and exhaust valves for efficient transfer of fuel and exhaust, more power and better midrange torque.

While the new motor is based around the F115B, the F130A also inherits technology from Yamaha's larger horsepower engines. Yamaha engineers have employed the use of a single electronic throttle intake valve on the F130. The electronic throttle valve is controlled by a microprocessor that interprets the operator's instructions from the mechanical control at the helm to make precise throttle movements according to engine temperature and atmospheric conditions.

This system works in tune with new fuel injection and ignition technology within the F130A, to deliver incredible response, awesome power and exceptional fuel economy.

The F130A has a maximum operating range of 5300-6300 rpm. The ability to rev higher delivers additional top end, while maintaining responsive power right through the RPM range. This increased rpm range has proven to be a great advantage in other engines in the Yamaha four-stroke line up such as the top selling F70A and the F115B.

The compact new F130A also boasts an incredible power-to-weight ratio. Through the introduction of weight-saving technology and materials inherited from the latest generation of Yamaha outboards, the new F130A weighs in at 174kg. This makes the F130A the lightest four-stroke engine in the 130-150 horsepower class and even lighter than competing direct injected two stroke engines in this category.

Yamaha Outboards national sales manager Iain MacLeod commented: "We're thrilled to be able to offer customers another class-leading engine, especially in this category.

"The new F130A is going to be the perfect power option for a huge selection of popular Australian fishing and recreational boats in the 5 – 6 metre range. The engine's exceptional power to weight ratio will make it very popular in repower applications."

The new F130 is due to arrive in Australia in autumn 2015.

F130A features and benefits:

  • Weighing 174kg the F130A is the lightest in-class, ideal choice for repowering from 2-Stroke outboards.
  • 1832cc, 4-cylinder, 16-Valve, DOHC engine provides perfect blend of smooth and economical performance. 
  • Latest-generation cowling, sleek and compact design.
  • Electronic multi-point fuel injection fuel and micro-computer ECM for clean, efficient and reliable performance.
  • Direct ignition system for responsive performance.
  • ECM controlled single throttle valve promotes economy and torque.
  • 5mm offset crankshaft reduces mechanical friction for more efficient engine operation.
  • Extremely fuel efficient & lower running costs.
  • Command Link digital gauge compatible – relays real-time data to helm.
  • Variable Trolling Function - adjusts the low speed RPM at levels of 50 rpm.
  • Compatible with exclusive YCOP immobilizer - anti-theft protection system for peace of mind.
  • Lightweight and compact Power Trim & Tilt unit.
  • Compatible with optional Tilt-limiter switch.
  • High Output alternator 35A – keeps battery and accessories charged.
  • Easy-access freshwater flush system – convenient engine maintenance.

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