06-03-2012, 07:58 PM #1
Long term owners of Yamaha ,and Seadoos...
I plan on buying a new ski next year ,and right now the 12 RXPX is what I'm leaning towards over everything else.
I am still a little worried about some of the problems I have read about.
I wish they made a PX without all the IBR stuff.
Another consideration is a Yamaha FZR.
Anyone own one or the other or some of both brands with 300+ hours with minimal problems?
Tell me your experiences please.
06-03-2012, 09:39 PM #2
Not exactly the same ski, but pretty much the same platform:
Two 2006 SD RXT (SC). 225 hrs. on one/ 260 hrs on the other. So nearly 500 hrs. between the two and they're yet to go in the shop for a mechanical issue. I've had Jerry rebuild the SCs at about every 125 hrs; I'm 90% a glass rider w/my chop being on inland lakes. That's my experience - your milage may vary...
06-04-2012, 07:00 AM #3
- Join Date
- May 2007
- Minneapolis MN
I'm selling my '12 RXP-X to buy a FZR/S. I have a FZS in Florida that has 160 hours so I'm very familiar with the performance of both. There are obviously pros and cons to both. Let me preface my comments by saying I'm very particular about what I ride. I've owned 8 boats and the RXP is the third one that hasn't satisfied my wants/needs. This is my summary of the two:
'12 RXP-X Pros
1) performance in rough water-excellent hook up and turning ability
2) extremely dry ride
3) reverse function very effective and easy to use
4) comprehensive information center to assess machine functions
5) handlebar width and sponson settings are adjustable
'12 RXP-X cons
1) the handgrips don't fit me
2) at cruising speeds the throttle response is mediocre for a 260 HP boat
3) the hull feels "lifeless"
4) at speeds less than about 30 MPH the hull lists to one side
1) the engine and drive system "sound" better and have less vibration
2) the boat feels snappier and more nimble
3) the handlebars telescope to accomodate stand up riding
1) it is a very wet ride
2) it doesn't turn with precision
3) it is a very rough ride
As you can see, I assess the boats with my feelings and some may find that shallow but the reason I ride is to feel good while I'm on the machine. I like the feel of my FZS better than my RXP-X.
06-04-2012, 09:07 AM #4
That 2012 RXPX is a beautiful and very sophisticated ski, it's going to give you a more comfortable ride and more bells and whistles and I would like to have one; but my experience with Sea-Doo tells me it will not be as durable overall as the Yamahas. The fact that BRP only gives 4 years of warranty, vs. 5 years on the Yam in Florida pretty much backs this up. If Sea-Doo would step up to the plate and provide a 5 year warranty in FL, I think a lot of people might reconsider their products.
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