04-24-2011, 08:56 PM #1
RXP vs VXR for maneuverability/playability?
Just wondering if anyone has ridden both a RXP and the new VXR and can comment on which one is more maneuverable/playable or are they about the same? I think my 08 RXP is a full 8 inches shorter than a VXR, does this make an impact on maneuverability or are there other aspects that need to be taken into account (hull shape/design, weight, ergonomics, etc.) It's crazy, but even though I settled on a left over RXP over the VXR (they where the two ski's I was considering) I still can't stop wondering about the VXR. I haven't even ridden the RXP yet, ha! I know this is the Yamaha forum, don't try to be too biased, heh. Maneuverability/playability between the RXP and VXR, what's the dealio?
04-25-2011, 12:13 AM #2
I'm a little biased because I'm used to Yamahas & they definately have different handling & feel than the SD's I've ridden. I think the VXR feels lighter & more flickable than a 215. Not so much because of the lighter weight but because of the torquier 1800 engine. Not sure how a 215 compares in weight to a PX, but even though the VXR is a 3-seater, it's almost 50lb's lighter than a PX.
04-25-2011, 01:46 AM #3
Ive ridden both , they are both different to each other. Both good fun ski's
He's a video of the VXR when I had it on my trip away last year , thanks to GCWR. only had 2 hours on the clock. Fun ski!!!
04-25-2011, 07:22 AM #4
04-25-2011, 07:48 AM #5
04-25-2011, 12:03 PM #6
Your first mistake was not test riding both before you paid the money. You can't really determine the ride and feel of a ski for yourself with a keyboard and a forum. I can never figure out why consumers would buy a $12K PWC (any brand) without test riding the competition. If you can't find a friend with one, go to your local Yamaha dealer and tell them you think you might have made a mistake buying the RXP and you want to demo a VXR.
04-25-2011, 05:06 PM #7
Dude, I have the RXP and like it except for in the chop. I spent 2500 + to go 77. I pick up my VXr in the morning so I'll let you know very soon ........PS the mods are cheaper for the VXs also........
04-25-2011, 06:33 PM #8
Besides, it was too cold when I was shopping anyway and I have this weird thing about riding something hard that isn't mine not to mention I always take it easy on a new-to-me machine until I get the feel of it. I'm still kinda new to PWCs so I possibly would of been equally happy with either one? Definitely curious to hear about the differences in more detail from people who've actually owned or ridden both....just for curiosity sakes.
Oh, I did briefly ride a 06 RXT. Man that thing was 100x more comfortable than the old VXR and GPR (but the old VXR is 100x more playful, heh) - the RXT just felt "too long". Seems like it would of been perfect if shorter that's why I thought the RXP might be a possible good ski for me? Just ergonomics wise- the RXP feels night and day better than the GPR. But can it maneuver and play?
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BTW, I seen your video already when I was looking at videos on Youtube and was like... trees growing in the middle of a lake? lol... wouldn't you be afraid to hit one or since the water must be shallow for trees to be growing maybe the possibility of sucking something up in the impeller?
04-25-2011, 06:36 PM #9
Now we have a RXPX to our fleet of ski's. I like to mix it up abit.
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04-25-2011, 09:20 PM #10
The fact is, two different models from two different manufacturers might appear similar, but handle completely different. That's why I have never purchased a ski without test riding that model in advance, along with the closest competition.
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