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2019 Yamaha FX SVHO vs. 2018 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 – Long Haul Ep. 34

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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. You can read the report from our first one-on-one shootout in greater detail HERE: http://watercraftjournal.com/heads-up-showdown-18-sea-doo-rxt-x-300-vs-18-yamaha-waverunner-gp1800/ And we'll have the recap report from this shootout exclusively at www.watercraftjournal.com soon! So please subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can also follow us HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewatercraftjournal Instagram: http://instagram.com/pwcjournal Twitter: https://twitter.com/pwcjournal And please visit our sponsors' websites: Sea-Doo: https://www.sea-doo.com/ Yamaha: https://yamahawaverunners.com/ Greenhulk.net: http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/ Lifeproof: https://www.lifeproof.com/ GoPro: https://shop.gopro.com/
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Trdproski Videos (20 days ago)
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
Watercraft Journal (20 days ago)
You should definitely read our article on the RIVA sponsons HERE: https://watercraftjournal.com/gallery-riva-sea-doo-2018-rxt-x-300-pro-series-sponsons-install-tune/
wrxkyle (1 month ago)
are these results with or without launch control? you say they are with in video but the breakdown clearly shows w/o launch control, was that a typo?
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
Nope. You're mistaken. We did two rounds of testing; one with and one without LC. The results are shown in the graph.
Gabe C (1 month ago)
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.
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
You are fundamentally wrong for exactly all of the points you shared. We give exacting and scientific (and repeatable) results with the very least amount of variables for there to be any question.
Please RXP vs GP1800R
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
How about we wait for the all-new redesigned 2020 RXP-X 300 due out in September?
Gardum (1 month ago)
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.
D Goode (1 month ago)
Cudos to SeaDoo, Now let the Mods begin.
William Wood (1 month ago)
Great video I would still never ever ever get a seadoo 😂😂 for 1 extra second.
Ayrton Deandrade (1 month ago)
Haha get cucked yamahassssss
Ramon Arroyo, Jr (1 month ago)
Great test, and won't argue, but it seems like the comments will say it all, lol! Stay Yamaha 🤙😎
Junior Jr (1 month ago)
I've been a Yamaha fan since 1994 and took a gamble and jump ship to Sea Doo in 2018. So, far i've been very happy with my purchase and I can't wait to ride my 300. Go GreenHulk!
john94si (1 month ago)
You should strap the skis under the bow eye not like you have them.
Felipe Formaggioni (1 month ago)
I prefer Yamaha than a sub-doo
sandro zanelli (1 month ago)
thanks for all
calitovegas408 (1 month ago)
You guys should do a head to head comparison on a loaded spark 90 3 up vs the Yamaha EX deluxe! I’m looking at getting a second small ski and I’m curious between the two.
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
+calitovegas408 LOL those cry babies are the ones supplying the toys we get to play with .
calitovegas408 (1 month ago)
+Watercraft Journal that's to bad the head to head vids are great. who cares if the cry babies don't agree with your personal results.
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
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.
calitovegas408 (1 month ago)
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.
Brian Sawyer (1 month ago)
Not a fair comparison! You didn't race this video against the Hyabusa video. Lets see the videos side by side! I highly doubt this video will win. The other one is only like 30 seconds.
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
Humor often does come across in text but this is hilarious!
William Bagert (1 month ago)
Thanks for the video guys. Had a great time meeting you'll at Mudbug this year.
Billy Duplessis (1 month ago)
Great job guys! Thanks for sharing. Billy D
Eddy Foley (1 month ago)
Great video. Sea-Doo for the win again! Science!
Kevin Lamb (1 month ago)
Thanks again for doing another one!
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching!
Islanders83 (1 month ago)
3 gallon difference in the tank =18lb more on Yamaha. You didn’t test how many hours until it needed repairs. SeaDoo is 12 hours, Yamaha is never
Raymond Morales (15 days ago)
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.
Trdproski Videos (20 days ago)
I have 14 on my seadoo and no issues yet lol
Alex C (1 month ago)
Dawid. Korecki Yamaha owners are so hung up on false news reliability bs it's not even funny
Dawid. Korecki (1 month ago)
Islanders83 somebody owns a Yamaha I see lmao
Haitham El Nfeshe (1 month ago)
No this is not fare you didn’t use the GP1800 R which is way faster than the previous model without the R (69HP MORE FOR THE R LETTER) as per Yamaha riders Very bad hug mistake
G (3 days ago)
Watercraft Journal he’s obviously being sarcastic ....
Haitham El Nfeshe (1 month ago)
Yes I understand that but we seadoo 300 guys so we joke on the Yamahas
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
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.
Haitham El Nfeshe (1 month ago)
I'm just joking. This is a great comparison again well done guys
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
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.
Destination Unknown (1 month ago)
So why isn't the 310R in this shootout?
G (3 days ago)
Alvaro Davila apparently youve Never been on one. The acceleration is no joke.
Alvaro Davila (1 month ago)
Cuz it's slow as fuck
Destination Unknown (1 month ago)
+Ayrton Deandrade my brain hurts listening to the words coming out of your uneducated mouth.
Ayrton Deandrade (1 month ago)
Because even a ex or spark can win that😂😂
Mark C (1 month ago)
Awesome vid. Waiting for the haters to start their whining.
Watercraft Journal (1 month ago)
Oh they've already started.
Greg Brown (1 month ago)

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