2013 Yamaha VXS

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Yamaha designed the VXS as a no thrills model that comes with pretty affordable base price (£ 12,599). It is a pretty basic jet ski that doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles of its more upscale siblings.

To offer this low price, the Japanese company left behind features such as cruise assist, trip control and the adjustable handlebar.

At the heart of the Yamaha VXS lies a High Output 1812cc, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16V engine which comes without a supercharger. Though despite the fact that the VCS’s engine is not as strong as the one of its bigger brothers, you won’t have any significant complains about the overall performances (maximum speed is electronically limited at 65 mph).

The Jet Ski comes with Yamaha’s ultra-lightweight, high-tech NanoXcel deck and hull with integrated bow spray guard. This lightweight material plays a major role in the acceleration, agility and fuel efficiency departments.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Yamaha VXS.

Overview

Yamaha VXS

The VXS proves that a watercraft can be powerful – offering thrilling acceleration and agility – and efficient too. In short, this is the way to discover the fun of sporty riding in an affordable way.

The ultra-lightweight, high-tech NanoXcel® hull and deck is teamed with a powerful 1812cc High Output engine to deliver astonishing acceleration, while the semi-V multi-chine hull is designed to deliver precise, confidence-giving handling –even with 3 people on board.

Finished in an eye-catching black and metalllic colour scheme with a hot-rod style front air intake, the VXS doesn’t only make waves on the water – it also turns heads. Unleash its power and start having fun.

  • High Output 1812cc, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16V engine
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Semi-V multi-chine hull
  • Ultra lightweight NanoXcel® hull and deck
  • 2-tone custom sports seat design –up to 3 riders
  • Chrome-plated parts and hot rod-style air intake
  • Rear-view mirrors
  • Security mode plus low-RPM mode
  • Reverse
  • Extended rear platform and tow hook
  • Hydro-Turf® mats
  • Bow storage and glovebox

First introduced by Yamaha in 1986, WaveRunners are famed for their agility and performance on the water. Today, they benefit from Yamaha’s renowned expertise in the development of efficient 4-stroke engine technology.

Introduced to the line-up in 2011, VXS and VXR models combine sports-style VX hulls – using innovative NanoXcel® technology, for extremely lightweight handling – and a new engine package in the sector: big, powerful, 1812cc units that produce phenomenal acceleration and topline power.

Offering a new, accessible level of performance to watersports enthusiasts, the VXS is all about having fun on the water.

High Output, 1812cc, 4-stroke, DOHC engine – 16 valve

Yamaha VXS

The VXS heralds a new generation of watercraft. With a 4-cylinder DOHC 1.8 litre, High Output engine delivering the largest displacement in the industry, the result is astonishing acceleration. And, with unprecedented levels of efficiency, the engine sets a new benchmark that others can only follow.

Semi-V multi chine hull

Yamaha VXS

A semi-V multi-chine hull allows the VXS to offer the full package: neutral handling, movement stability, and comfort. With a round keel, optimum balance and grip is provided during cornering. And overall, the shape of the VXS is designed for one thing: agility on the water.

NanoXcel® for the lightest hull in its class

Yamaha VXS

The combination of an extremely lightweight hull and deck – constructed using NanoXcel® technology – helps achieve superb acceleration, top speed, agility and fuel efficiency. NanoXcel® creates an incredibly strong intermolecular bond and a smoother surface compared to conventional manufacturing methods. It’s also 25% lighter.

Multifunction instrument panel with digital meters

Yamaha VXS

All the information you need is available at a glance. While the tachometer displays RPM data, a fuel gauge tells you when it’s time to refuel and the Hours Run counter keeps track of operating time. There’s also a full set of warning systems, including ’Check Engine’ lights with self-diagnostic function.

Extended rear platform

Yamaha VXS

The ’fast back’ profile of the new VXS reveals its sport character. An extended rear platform doesn’t only look good – it’s also a practical area to rest and put on or take off your snorkeling or wakeboarding gear. The strong tow hook is another pointer towards the VXS having a true sporting spirit combined with real practicality.

Eye-catching design and styling

Yamaha VXS

A mono-formed exterior is sleek and imposing in the water. An aggressive profile is accentuated by a ’fast back’ style: the slant from the rear of the seat to the extended rear platform. An add-on engine air intake –in true hot rod style – features on the bow. Finishing design flourishes express the VXS’s sporty character.

Specifications

Yamaha VXS
Engine typeDOHC
SuperchargerNo
Displacement1,812
Bore x stroke86.0 mm x 78.0 mm
Compression ratio11.0 : 1
Cooling systemWater-cooled
Pump type155 mm Axial Flow
Fuel Unleaded RegularGasoline
Fuel supply systemElectronic Fuel Injection
Fuel capacity60.0 litres
Lubrication systemWet sump
Oil capacity4.3 litres
Length3.22 m
Width1.17 m
Height1.16 m
Dry weight327 kg
Storage capacity57.0 litres
Rider capacity1-3 person
MSRP£ 12,599

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