Yamaha - Waverunners - VX®


2018 WaveRunner®

Meet our powerful new, easy-handling WaveRunner.

Sporty styling, great performance, exceptional economy, low maintenance, lots of cool features – all play a part in making the VX models our most popular watercraft. But it is their all-round versatility that has gained them such a loyal following.

Now beat this for value! As well as a special HO (High Output) version of our TR-1 engine and a host of other features, the new VX offers our revolutionary RiDE™ control technology as standard. This intuitive, user-friendly system brings an immediate level of confidence, even to less experienced riders.

The new VX. It delivers capable and enjoyable on-water performance with amazing affordability. No other watercraft can do that.


•  TR-1 High Output 1049cc 3-cylinder engine
•  High pressure HyperFlow jet pump
•  Revolutionary RiDE system for intuitive control
•  SMC hull and deck – light, stable and tough
•  Electronic Reverse with traction control
•  Information console with multi-function LED gauges
•  Comfortable two-piece seating for up to 3 riders
•  Tow hook and very convenient re-boarding step
•  Large dual mirrors – helpful when towing
•  Attrractive, easy-on-the-feet deck matting
•  Handy glove box with dual cup-holders
•  Adventurous and stylish colours and graphics


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TR-1 High Output 1049cc 3-cylinder engine

The new VX is powered by the High Output version of our innovative 3-cylinder engine, the 1049cc TR-1. This compact and lightweight unit packs a real punch and offers lively acceleration and great top-end power, plus economy and reliability. The light weight of this engine also helps deliver superior handling, agility and balance.

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HyperFlow jet pump puts the pressure on

Exhilarating handling and exciting performance are hallmarks of the VX Series and outstanding bite and acceleration are made possible by a combination of the high-flow intake, the Hyper-Flow high-pressure jet pump and the stainless steel impeller, which runs within a precision-engineered housing.

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RiDE system (Reverse with Intuitive Deceleration Electronics)

The revolutionary RiDE™ system transforms your riding pleasure, bringing a new feeling of confidence to every rider at every level. Simply pull the throttle lever on the right hand-grip to move forward and accelerate - pull the lever on the left grip to slow down or reverse. Yes, it's really that simple!

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Fast, stable hull design created in SMC

Yamaha's SMC (Sheet Moulded Compound) material is both light and strong, for fast acceleration, high top speed and good economy. So it's perfect for the latest design VX hull and body, which is wide (1.22m) and long (3.35m) - a size and shape designed to offer confident stability and handling in all conditions.

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Unique electronic systems for new levels of control

Yamaha's latest electronic systems - standard on the highly affordable new VX - deliver a stunning mix of rider benefits and advantages. They include electronic Reverse with traction control - a feature of the amazing Ride system - and reliable engine and driving information fed to the console's clear, easy-read displays.

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Comfortable, two-piece seat with dry storage

The ergonomically designed, precision-stitched, 2-piece seat is truly innovative. Perfect for riding with up to 3 people, its high comfort level will make you feel like it's been custom-made to fit you. What's more, there's a very handy dry storage area underneath it.

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Multi-function LCD instruments & large dual mirrors

Great-looking multi-funtion LCD instruments mounted in a stylish cockpit panel are not something you might expect on such a keenly priced watercraft. Nor might you expect large dual mirrors, but the VX has them to help you keep an eye on what's going on behind - very valuable when towing a wakeboard or skier.

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Boarding ladder and towing hook

The VX will really appeal to watersport fans, with its comfortable three-person seat, deep re-boarding step - and strong, practical tow hook. Comfortable, slip resistant deck mats are another real pleasure to look forward to after wakeboarding, skiing or swimming with friends.

Technical specifications


Engine type
3-Cylinder, TR-1 High Output, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
82.0 mm x 66.2 mm
Compression ratio
11.0 : 1
Cooling system
Pump Type
155 mm Axial Flow
Unleaded Regular Gasoline
Fuel supply system
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel capacity
70.0 litres
Oil capacity
3.5 litres


3.35 m
1.22 m
1.19 m
Dry weight
321 kg


Storage Capacity
93.2 litres
Rider capacity
1-3 person


Yamaha - Waverunners - VX® - Pure White with Electric Green

Pure White with Electric Green