WOW! We never thought our first acceleration shootout would be so hotly debated – OK, that's not true. We totally did. Pinning two of the most exciting personal watercraft in the marketplace today, the 2018 Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner and the new 2018 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 raised a great many questions, and we've tried to address them in our second shootout. But, rather than facing off against the GP1800 again, we challenged the reigning Sea-Doo with the all-new 2019 FX SVHO WaveRunner! These two bone-stock skis both had nearly 40 hours on their clocks, and since we couldn't prove on camera that there was an equal amount of fuel, we topped off tanks again -– the same as last time, and even brought back the same rider, Greenhulk.net's own Jerry Gaddis, weighing 240lbs. We also used the same Vbox Sport (one of the most reliable accelerometers available) to track true 5-to-20, 30, 40, 50, and 60mph, as well as sustained (not peak) top speed. You won't believe the results because neither did Jerry or we.
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I have the 2018 rxtx300 and haven't installed the scom I just purchased, should be awesome getting that extra top speed. Question. Do you think the sponsons will help out in the chop or is the big difference only noticeable while turning? Thanks
These comparisons are bs, first off the fx is quicker than the gp1800 (don’t believe me go watch videos) and how do you expect the audience to believe you when you don’t even show a side by side race?!? Not picking or choosing, they both are monsters of machines but maybe for the next comparison videos do a race so that we can at least believe your so called stats.
I bought a Yamaha only because I watched the JetSki racing and never saw a Sea Doo either in the race or finish.
Same reason I bought my cars back in the day when they raced production vehicles rather than the BS versions they do now.
If a vehicle can finish a race it will last a normal driver a long time, if it can't finish a race then they are a useless piece of crap.
I prefer reliability over a couple tenths of a second on a drag race, not sure how many of you buy JetSkis to race at the Beach or Lake.
I bought one to last and enjoy with the family and since the top speeds are all the same standard it's then the riders ability to which is fastest and why they use the same rider on both Skis.
I personally don't give a rats what brand a vehicle is when I go to buy for the first time but I do my research and I asked two JetSki mechanics which Brand to buy and both told me for reliability buy Yamaha then Kawasaki and keep away from SeaDoo especially if buying second hand.
I am over 60 and not some child that has fan boy tendencies and I hate wasting my money for no good reason.
Sadly, the head-to-head competition thing is something we won't be continuing. Too many angry suits. But yes, we do review individual PWC on their own merits and have a long list of vehicles coming up over the next few weeks and months.
Watercraft Journal they don’t have to be performance machines to be reviewed do they? I’d like to see them head to head to compare features and yes performance even though they are not performance machines.
Well it seems to me that the Yamaha four stroke engines are not so reliable after all, because i just saw a video of a PWC with a catastrophic engine failure do to water injestion developed after a crak in the cylinder head.
Clearly you're not joking, because you've taken a screen capture of the results and posted them on Facebook with the very same quote as above. We appreciate the compliment, but your claims are wrong and your misunderstanding of this test doesn't reflect well on you.
I realize there is a language barrier, but NO, the GP1800R is NOT faster than the GP1800. We've done the testing. And this test was intentionally made between 2 full sized runabouts. You do not understand what makes the "R" in the GP1800R, apparently.
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