The FX SHO is powered by a 1.8
liter, supercharged, super high output Yamaha Marine Engine. This
1812cc engine, which is purpose-built for the marine environment,
is the largest displacement engine ever installed in a personal
watercraft. It is also the only engine in the high-performance,
four-stroke category optimized to run on the least expensive Regular
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI):
Four electronically controlled fuel injectors, throttle position
sensor (TPS) and intake air pressure and air temperature sensors
supply the optimum air/fuel mixture. The results are a smooth, high
power output with low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions.
Specially Designed, One-piece Cylinder
and Crankcase Assembly: Provides tremendous engine
rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.
Slant Detection Switch:
Electronic switch stops engine and oil pumps immediately if watercraft
becomes overturned, protecting motor from unwanted water ingestion.
High Volume Intake Box:
With water repellent air filter and flame arrestors.
Wet Sump Lubrication:
Uses two engine oil pumps to deliver lubricated oil to each moving
part with water-jacketed sump and oil backflow protection.
Independent Water-jacketed Exhaust
Manifolds with Collector: Achieves high power while
keeping noise and exhaust heat under control.
Thermostatic Cooling System:
Water flow through the engine is automatically controlled through
a thermostat sensor.
Corrosion Protection System:
Sacrificial zinc anodes protect the engine from harmful galvanic
corrosion. Stainless steel fasteners (nuts, bolts, hardware) provide
a long service life. Cylinders, cases and heads are all treated
with a durable oxide coating to form a barrier between corrosion
and expensive engine parts.
Electronically Controlled, Variable
Ignition Timing: For exact ignition advance control
at all throttle positions and RPMs.
For more efficient combustion.
The Jet Pump Propulsion System
The FX SHO's 155mm hyper-flow jet
pump propulsion system with three-blade stainless
steel impeller is designed to maximize water flow for high performance.
The FZS pump configuration provides excellent hook-up and smooth
The industry’s only Reverse
with Traction Control technology: Maintains the
perfect RPM to provide the optimal speed for effectively maneuvering
when the watercraft is in reverse.
Quick Shift Trim System (Q.S.T.S.):
Mechanically operated, this system offers instant change in the
attitude of the watercraft while underway allowing for tighter turns
or quicker acceleration on plane, as the rider prefers. Q.S.T.S.
offers 24 degrees of total trim range.
Stainless Steel Impeller Housing
Liner: For high durability, the liner maintains
accurate clearance tolerances between the impeller and the housing.
High Flow Intake Duct and Grate:
The dynamic shape of these items directs water flow into the pump
for better thrust, performance and hook up.
Pumps are Manufactured with YDC30:
A combination of zinc and copper alloys, developed by Yamaha marine
engineers, that offers excellent corrosion protection.
The NanoXcel Hull and Deck
The FX SHO features the world’s
first hulls and decks manufactured through the use of cutting edge
nanotechnology. Yamaha’s NanoXcel ultra-lightweight,
high strength material reduces the weight of the hull, deck and
liner by 25% and provides performance gains in acceleration, top
speed and performance-driven handling. Additionally, the NanoXcel
material offers a shinier, gem-like finish which reduces surface
tension on the water, providing a more nimble, responsive ride.
All New Performance-Enhanced Hull:
Provides excellent agility and maneuverability.
Provides added straight-line comfort and an improved two and three-up
Three variable positions designed to give the driver the option
of standup riding, traditional sit-down riding or low to get even
closer to the action.
Dual Analog Meters:
Provides the operator a quick read on speed, RPM, fuel level, low
fuel warning, low oil pressure warning, battery voltage, overheat
warning, hour meter, check engine light with self-diagnostic function
and the industry's only audible warning system.
Industry's First Remote Controlled
Transmitter: With the touch of a button on Yamaha’s
innovative remote controlled transmitter, you can activate and deactivate
the FZS’s digital security system and all-new Low RPM Mode
from up to 30 feet away.
Low RPM Mode™:
The personal watercraft industry’s first fuel saving feature,
Low RPM can reduce fuel consumption by up to 26% based on average
Yamaha Security System:
This security system that can be activated with the touch of a button
ensures that no one starts the FX SHO without your permission.
21.3 Gallons of Total Storage:
Includes a large, watertight storage compartment under the seat
and the glove box.
Glove Box with Self-draining Beverage
Holders: The industry's first self-draining beverage
Dual Mirrors: Automotive
style and convenience.
Finger Throttle Lever:
Provides added comfort while reducing hand fatigue.
Yamaha's Trademarked Visibility
Spout®: A waterspout from the rear of the craft
that improves the watercraft’s conspicuity.