Thread: Handling, FZR/FZS vs FX SHO
03-25-2013, 02:41 PM #1
Handling, FZR/FZS vs FX SHO
To those who have ridden both, could you break down the differences. Also, how the 2012-13 FX SHO compares to the earlier hull design. How much better is the turning on the FZR?
I have been primarily been looking at the FX SHO for the smoother ride, but have always liked the highest performance toys.
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03-25-2013, 03:03 PM #2
Do you mean FZR/S or VXR/S vs FX Sho... but anyway, tell us where and what conditions you mostly ride in and you'll get the right answers.
03-25-2013, 03:16 PM #3
03-26-2013, 08:53 AM #4
For lots of big lake chop you want the FX series hulls; they have always provided a more comfortable ride in the rough.
The new FX SHO is longer than the previous design and improves on it in every way.
The FZR/FZS is no slouch in the chop, but it's better on smoother water.
The hull on the FZR/FZS is designed for leaning in, and it turns very well; the ski's telescoping steering was designed for a stand-up, athletic style of riding. When I am underway, I probably spend 90% of my time standing up on the FZS.
I would consider all of these to be "high performance."
Best thing to do is see if you can set up a test ride and compare them for yourself.
03-26-2013, 01:19 PM #5
Thanks. I am thinking the FX SHO will be better all around. If it handles close to the FXS and does 2-3 up, pulling wakeboards etc. better, it's probabaly the better choice for me.
It's getting to be crunch time with the incentives on the 2012's ending this week.
03-26-2013, 01:31 PM #6
I've ridden the new FX, & IMO it corners MUCH better than the FZ's. I was amazed at how well it turns, & the one I rode was bone stock with no aftermarket handling mods. The sponsons Yamaha used on it have much deeper blades than previous models. I think it's a no-brainer...better cornering & won't beat you up in the chop near as much as the FZ models.
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