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    Thoughts on GTR215

    Came across a 2015 GTR 215 was wondering what you guys thought of this ski.

    Hows the Ride and Performance, can it be upgraded with some speed parts with decent results.

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    OH HELL YES!!!

    It'll take virtually all the mods an RXPX would.
    unfortunately BRP decided to change things up a lil in '14 and ADDED about 80 pounds to the ski.
    the '12/'13 models only weigh in at 760lbs. After that they back up to about 820.

    The GTR is essentially a GTI hull, with a SC'd 1503 powerplant.

    I L-O-V-E my GTR and the way it rides/handles. Not like a T3 or S3 hull at all, much 'looser' on the water, like a flat-track (ascot) bike, until you pin the nose with trim, then she'll turn pretty darn good.
    Personally, I prefer the 'looser' ride; I can 'drift' the ski if i feel like it.., which is always more fun, to me.

    surfer15 has gotten excellent results from his mods, ski does about 77 now. Theres also a rider in Greece(I think) thats getting very serious with his mods, turbo, I think.

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    Like raceneked says, it's a great machine. I've got a GTR 215, so if you want you can check out our "how-to" section of our YouTube site (3ftDeep) for maintenance, etc.
    Last edited by 3ftDeep; 06-27-2015 at 02:06 PM.

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    ride it like you stole it!!! raceneked's Avatar
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    recanted?
    whois that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceneked View Post
    OH HELL YES!!!

    It'll take virtually all the mods an RXPX would.
    unfortunately BRP decided to change things up a lil in '14 and ADDED about 80 pounds to the ski.
    the '12/'13 models only weigh in at 760lbs. After that they back up to about 820.

    The GTR is essentially a GTI hull, with a SC'd 1503 powerplant.

    I L-O-V-E my GTR and the way it rides/handles. Not like a T3 or S3 hull at all, much 'looser' on the water, like a flat-track (ascot) bike, until you pin the nose with trim, then she'll turn pretty darn good.
    Personally, I prefer the 'looser' ride; I can 'drift' the ski if i feel like it.., which is always more fun, to me.

    surfer15 has gotten excellent results from his mods, ski does about 77 now. Theres also a rider in Greece(I think) thats getting very serious with his mods, turbo, I think.

    I have ridden Marios (3ftdeep) GTR and it handles nothing like my Ascot, sorry could not resist after the Ascot comment.


    Back to the OP's question:

    I have not heard any negative comments on the GTR everyone seems to like them a lot. I consider it the sleeper model in the Seadoo line up good handling hull with the 215 engine at a great price. The only downside is if you want to mod for speed all of the newer models have GPS limiters in place that require a computer reflash to eliminate.
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    ride it like you stole it!!! raceneked's Avatar
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    That looks like its street ridden, not clay/dirt.
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    If that floated, it'd ride like a GTR....

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    GTR is an awesome ski...if you don't mind the fuel usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q in Arizona View Post
    GTR is an awesome ski...if you don't mind the fuel usage.

    Whenever we fill up mid way into a longer trip my 05 GTX (185HP) always takes more fuel than Marios GTR we always leave full, ride the same speed and have similar riding styles. If fuel consumption is a big factor then get a 130 model or a Spark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceneked View Post
    That looks like its street ridden, not clay/dirt.
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ID:	363632 I know you know, but this is what i was thinking.

    Yes it's a garage queen.

    I also have the V Twin model, this one needs a little TLC though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Q in Arizona View Post
    GTR is an awesome ski...if you don't mind the fuel usage.

    Whenever we fill up mid way into a longer trip my 05 GTX (185HP) always takes more fuel than Marios GTR we always leave full, ride the same speed and have similar riding styles. If fuel consumption is a big factor then get a 130 model or a Spark.
    I did get a Spark...two of them! lol

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