VXR WaveRunner


Conquering the water just got even easier …

Discover the latest VXR, a potent mix of sports and cruising capability, especially designed to take advantage of our many technical advances and styled to look the part – with aggressive colours and graphics – and yet all in a package that's unbeatable value.

But now there's even more – a new race-designed top-loader intake grate and ride plate which combine to further improve handling, cornering and rough water hook-up.

Explore too, its other exciting features normally found only on premium models. Like the new NanoXcel2 hull and deck and our revolutionary RiDE control system. A true breakthrough, it's totally intuitive – and immediately gives confidence to every rider.

Today's WaveRunner enjoys a world-leading reputation for reliability and all-round performance earned over many years – and we've always led the way with our pioneering development of efficient 4-stroke technology. The result? No other watercraft comes close.


  • Tow hook and deep, soft-touch re-boarding step
  • New race-designed top-loader intake and ride plate
  • Extended re-mount platform with Hydro-Turf mats
  • NanoXcel2® hull - super-strong & super-light
  • Security with Low-RPM mode and remote control
  • Electric trim and Reverse with traction control
  • High Output 1812cc, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve
  • Very convenient pull-up cleats for easy mooring
  • Revolutionary RiDE system for intuitive control
  • Wide hull shape delivers great all-round stability
  • Racing-inspired 2-piece 2-tone sports seat
  • Large integral mirrors & multi-function LCD meters







Engine type

4-valves, 4-cylinder, 1.8 Liter High Output, 4-stroke, DOHC





Bore x stroke

86.0 mm x 78.0 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

5.3 litres





3.35 m


1.22 m


1.19 m

Dry weight

348 kg



Storage capacity

93.2 litres

Rider capacity

1-3 person

High Output, 1812cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, 16V engine

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The 4-cylinder DOHC 1.8 litre, High Output engine is the largest displacement in the industry, yet thanks to our continuous programme of innovation and product improvement, it is extremely compact. The result is astonishing power, acceleration and huge torque, along with clean efficiency and economy.

RiDE system (Reverse with Intuitive Deceleration Electronics)

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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! 

New NanoXcel2 hull. Maximum Strength - minimum weight

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Made possible by Yamaha's unique materials technology, NanoXcel2 is an impressive 18% lighter even than our revolutionary original NanoXcel - yet just as rigid and strong. So it maximises the exciting sports performance hull design of the VXR to deliver sensational acceleration, higher top speed and greater economy.

Wide, long hull for even better stability

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The semi-V multi-chine hull is a key factor in the VXR's ability to offer a full package of supreme handling and comfort. Its width and length allow it to deliver great stability when at rest, together with the ideal balance between grip and controlled sliding in turns. The super-capable VXR - ultimate agility on the water.

Unique electronic systems for new levels of control

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Yamaha's latest electronic systems - standard on the highly affordable VX Series - deliver a stunning mix of rider benefits and advantages. They include convenient electronic Reverse with traction control... and our industry-first security system with Low-RPM mode and remote control.

Race-inspired seat design - comfort and control

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Ergonomically designed, with a grippy 2-tone texture, this seat will be a revelation the first-time you ride the VXR. A bolster-shaped section supports your hips during acceleration and cornering, so confident control comes naturally. Which means you can just keep going for longer – and keep enjoying the thrill of the water.

Multi-function LCD instruments & large dual mirrors

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Great-looking multi-function 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 integral mirrors, but the VXR has them to help you keep an eye on what's going on behind - particularly valuable when towing a wakeboard or skier.

Extended rear platform and towing hook

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The VXR will really appeal to watersport fans, with its comfortable three-person seat, extended rear platform with large, soft-touch re-boarding step - and its strong, practical tow hook. Comfortable, slip-resistant Hydro-Turf mats are another pleasure to look forward to after wakeboarding, skiing or swimming with friends.


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