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    Differences between 2015/2016/2017 VXR and VXS models?

    Is there a chart or list somewhere of the model year differences for the current generation 1.8 liter VX models?

    Colors only, or actual feature differences?

    The 2017 GP1800 seems to be dominating discussions of the 2017 'VXR' hull models. I am not seeing a clear comparison of what changes, if any, are happening for 2017 VXR.

    Also unclear on what changed between 2015 and 2016 in the VXS and VXR models.

    What would I be not getting by buying a 2015 VXR compared to a 2017 VXR?

    As an example, the GP1800 apparently has a recalibrated RiDE with 'traction control' that is less aggressive when backing off the trailer and reversing in general. Does that also apply to the 2017 VXR?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watercraft Journal
    A slight and almost unnoticeable change was made to Yamaha’s RiDE system, as it features “Traction Control,” but not in the way many performance enthusiasts might want. Instead, RiDE’s Traction Control is a counter measure to ensure that when engaged it doesn’t come on too strong, especially with the SVHO-equipped models. Many found that RiDE – particularly with the supercharged units – packed a heck of a punch and could cavitate the ski even while backing off of a trailer. Now, reversing is smooth and concise, allowing for tight 180′ turns even in a crowded dock space.
    http://watercraftjournal.com/murder-...erunner-video/
    Last edited by K447; 11-18-2016 at 01:15 PM. Reason: No 2017 VXS, just VXR and Cruiser HO with new hull design and 1.8 engine


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    Don't think they have a VXS for 2017.

    My 2015 has trim and does not have cruise, the no wake mode, or a reboarding step. Would have liked cruise but I really like having trim and have found it useful with passengers, towing, and changing water conditions. Find it odd the passenger/towing model (3 person seat) didn't have the reboarding step but I haven't found it necessary or would just add it myself.

    Have not noticed RiDE being too aggressive and have never had it cavitate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Kamp View Post
    Don't think they have a VXS for 2017.

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    That is also my understanding.

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    the Vxr's in 2015 & 2016 have a different seat, color scheme, and reboarding step. I believe those are the only differences from the Vxs.

    I don't think they're making a Vxs in 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostridah73 View Post
    the Vxr's in 2015 & 16 have a different seat, color scheme, and reboarding step.

    I believe those are the only differences from the Vxs...
    Differences between the VXR in each year?

    Is the 2017 VXR changed at all, technically, from the 2016 and 2015 versions?
    Last edited by K447; 09-27-2016 at 10:48 PM. Reason: VXR, not VXS

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    There is no more VXS for 2017. Only VXR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impulse20098 View Post
    There is no more VXS for 2017. Only VXR
    Meant to type 2017 VXR, wrote 2017 VXS in error.

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    If I'm not mistaken the only thing I can tell is a color change and according to website maybe added a bilge pump.

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    the 2017 Vxr I believe is still the same except colors

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    On the outside only the colors, but I also want to know what's happened inside from 2015 to 2017.

    Hope to score a 2017 VXR this winter I like the color, also like the 2015 if I can find one here in Europe is also good for me, white of 2016 did not match for me.

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