09-05-2014, 05:18 AM #1
Stock (SHO) VS Stock (SVHO) comparison (Speed/quickness)
Hey everyone, I was just curious if anyone has compared the two engines (SVHO/SHO). I would like to get a honest opinion on a comparison of a FX or FZR models with the different engines. I just wonder how much faster/quicker are the SVHO's than the SHO's. I just purchased a new FX SHO and would of gone with the SVHO, but the fuel requirements kept me from getting one. I will be keeping this ski completely stock, so 87 octane worked better for me.
09-05-2014, 05:26 AM #2
Hey mate I have both Fzs svho and Sho.
All I can say is I just sold the Sho 2 weeks ago.
The svho has heaps more torque and really makes you hold on tight. It almost made the Sho throttle feel "doughy".
I also found it to cut into a turn a lot better with the newer style sponsons it has.
when I raced them side by side the svho would leave the Sho for dead out of the hole.
I found them to have similar top speeds once the speed limiter kicked in.
09-05-2014, 05:55 AM #3
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The SVHO is a night and day difference in that not only are you getting the boost in power right off the line but the new pump setup also makes a huge difference in the holeshot.
I was amazed the first time I nailed the throttle on the SVHO. If you do not have a tight grip you will get thrown off, its a great workout.
09-05-2014, 11:28 AM #4
I sold a sweet FX SHO to get the FX SVHO, and couldn't go back - it has an eviscerating difference in acceleration ..
09-05-2014, 12:28 PM #5
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Thats the kinda question you need to ask BEFORE you buy the new one.
09-05-2014, 12:59 PM #6
Its all around a better boat not just power.
09-05-2014, 01:38 PM #7
I figured yamaha must be selling the Sho still because they still have alot of Sho motors left over?
09-05-2014, 05:47 PM #8
Trust me, I was all over a new SVHO, but then again, I knew I would not be able to run 91 in it all the time. I just did not want to take a chance, so I went with the SHO. I just sold a RXT-X 260 and prior to that I had a 08 FX SHO Cruiser which I really like as well. I just wanted to know what everyone had seen in power difference between the two. This definitely won't be my last ski, so maybe next time I will move up to the SVHO. I have only gotten through the break in on my SHO, so its sitting in the garage with 1.5hrs and hasn't been over 6000 rpm, so hopefully this weekend I get see what it has. Thanks guys for the input.
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