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    Yamaha to compete with the Spark?

    Saw today Yamaha is dropping the price of their VX Sport ( calling it something else) to $7k, to compete with the Spark. Guess they don't realize, that it's not just the price, that makes the Spark appealing.
    Bet owners of '14 VXs are pissed.


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    It's 7699. I don't see it as a competitor. 110 Hp and 730 lbs vs 90 hp and 405 lbs. I was hoping for another lightweight 4 stroke.

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    Good or bad seems Spark still has no competitors.

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    Still no competition.

    Any one else notice that Yamaha now has brakes? In the videos they act like no other watercraft has this?

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    No no, they have "dual throttles"

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    They have copied the leader and now have there own version of IBR ... Lol


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    To compete with spark you need to compete with it not on price.

    There is no yamaha product even close, but I guess they can copy it next year lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramlax13 View Post
    No no, they have "dual throttles"
    Yep...I just read this sneak peak article on the new 2015 Waverunners. Sounds like Yamaha is finally entering the 21st century.

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    Anyone explain the difference between yamaha and sea doo breaking systems? Yamaha acts like its brand new ... I'm trying to understand the difference (never driven either system to date). Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dckalop View Post
    Anyone explain the difference between yamaha and sea doo breaking systems? Yamaha acts like its brand new ... I'm trying to understand the difference (never driven either system to date). Thanks
    From the Watercraft Journal article...

    Unlike iBR, whose left lever acts as a gear shift, RiDE allows you to reverse freely without the right throttle, as Yamaha’s left-hand trigger is a throttle.

    And although not intended for its design, the progressive nature of the reverse bucket does allow for limited full-throttle braking prior to hitting a hard turn. Finding an unsuspecting channel marker to act as our buoy, we continually put Yamaha’s SVHO-powered, RiDE-equipped FX Cruiser through the paces, with the RiDE pulling us back slightly before loading in hot into the turn.

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