2022 Yamaha WaveRunners announced


The new 2022 WaveRunner line-up sees the introduction of an all-new freestyle sit-down ski, feature upgrades to the FX models, and new colours and decals across the entire range

Headlining the range is the all-new JetBlaster that combines the freedom of a stand-up with the versatility of a sit-down personal watercraft.

"With consumer demand continuing to hit record levels and owners finding new ways to use their WaveRunners, whether adventure touring, cruising, adrenalin watersports, or fishing, we are excited to be able to expand our offering to the freestyle riding market," Richard Shaw, national marine manager said. 

"The custom-tuned electric trim has been developed exclusively for this craft, to give the rider the ability to pop out of the water, do spins and other exciting manoeuvrers."

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The all-new JetBlaster

The JetBlaster also features built-in footwell chocks towards the rear of the craft, allowing the rider to adjust their riding position when freestyle riding.

"The wide mounted, high action handlebars, provide increased leverage over the craft, allowing the rider to quickly change direction and execute extreme moves with ease," Shaw said.

At the heart of this action craft is Yamaha’s award-winning, lightweight, TR-1 high-output marine engine combined with an ultra-lightweight hull.

Upgraded FX Series

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FX Limited SVHO (includes speakers and GPS system)

The FX Series WaveRunners also received significant technology and ride enhancements.

"We are really excited to announce further refinements to our FX line-up, after launching the current FX series in 2019 to much acclaim," Shaw said.

"Riders embraced our industry-first touchscreen displays and information-rich capabilities, which has inspired us to provide even more handy features."

New to the 2022 models is the former 4.3-inch Connext touchscreen display increased to five inches on FX HO models and seven inches on Yamaha’s supercharged FX SVHO models.

The display upgrade includes a full colour, glass screen that is brighter and more visible, an easy-reach touchpad screen control, additional top speed and acceleration modes, as well as the introduction of Auto Trim, which allows the rider to save different trim modes to suit different performance riding or comfort preferences.

"With an increasing number of our FX riders choosing to install third-party GPS devices on our multi-mount system, we have gone a step further and integrated GPS capabilities directly into our Connext displays, across the FX range," Shaw said.

With the addition of an optional map software, Yamaha’s new GPS system allows the rider to add and follow waypoints, create, record, and save tracks, and accurately track their speed. Yamaha has also included a geofencing feature that sets a virtual boundary for learner riders, alerting the rider when the boundary has been reached.

All FX models now come with Yamaha’s factory-installed, custom integrated marine audio system, which includes twin, powerful 4.5-inch fully waterproof marine speakers, integrated 2 channel (50 watts per channel) amplifier, easy access control pad, and an integrated low-voltage regulator to protect the battery.

Other enhancements include the audio system being linked to the rider’s Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, an all-new FX glove box providing 16.5 litres of useable storage and a dedicated smart grip phone holder, USB and 12V power outlets, blue LED illumination, and upgraded steering system. 

More options, more colours 

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FX HO

All the GP1800R race-ready models now come standard with Yamaha’s built-in 4.5-inch speakers and audio system.

Yamaha has also updated the colours and graphic kits across their existing GP1800R, VX and affordable recreational light EX models.

"With a great mix of models, price points, and colour variants from bright and vibrant to dark and stealthy, there is a model to suit every taste, level of experience and riding style," Shaw said. 

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