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 NanoXcel2 hull and deck and our revolutionary RiDE control system. It is a true breakthrough, totally intuitive and immediately gives confidence to every rider.
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.
The revolutionary RiDE™ system transforms your riding pleasure, bringing a new feeling of confidence, especially for sports-style riding. 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!
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 GP1800R HO to deliver sensational acceleration, higher top speed and greater economy.
The semi-V multi-chine hull is a key factor in this model’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 GP1800R HO – ultimate agility on the water.
Ergonomically designed, with a grippy 2-tone texture, this seat will be a revelation the first-time you ride the GP1800R HO. 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.
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 GP1800R HO has them, to help you keep an eye on what’s going on behind – particularly valuable when towing a wakeboard or skier.
The GP1800R HO 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.