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    08 GP1300 or 08 FX SHO

    Hey guys i been looking to buy a new jetski. I was going to get my self into a used seadoo or kawi over the summer but decided to hold off. Now that i see the new line up im glad i did. I would like an honest responds.

    1. what is the difference from 07 - 08 GP1300 besides the color?
    A. any major improvements?

    2.What would be a better move, buy a new or use Gp1300 and mod it or just go with the new FX SHO?

    3. With seadoo's new RXP X 255hp it looks good, but would the FX SHO be a better move and why, compared to its power?

    4. Why would yamaha Give the FX SHO 1800 CC and little Horsepower?


    Sorry for all the questions, just interested in the new ski's and would like to know what others think. Im not here to bash on any company i think most ski's look great and im sure i would enjoy myself on any Ski.

    Thanks Guys


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    I am sad to say, but I think that the RXP-X is the best ski of 08. Yamaha is loosing tons of sales by not releasing the new GPR this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuprleNuprleGPR View Post
    Yamaha is loosing tons of sales by not releasing the new GPR this year.
    you think the 2-seater sho is gonna be called a gpr?

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    you are comparing apples to oranges

    2 stroke 2 seater VS 4 stoke 3 seater

    no changes to the GPR for 2008

    2 stroke 2 seater
    - lighter
    - more nimble
    - primarily 1 person
    - easy and cheap to mod

    4 stoke 3 seater
    - early report are it is a great handling (but it is still big heavy 3 seater)

    Try to keep everything in perspective - right now there is a lot of hype around the 4 strokes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadistic333 View Post
    Hey guys i been looking to buy a new jetski.

    if you have something to ride now, you should wait just a little while longer for hopefully the smaller hull sho.... im sticking with old faithful until something comes along thats to good to pass up hence (1800cc in a 2-seater)

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    RXP-X is the best ski of 08

    I would clarify this by saying it is the best STOCK ski of 08

    Once you start modifying things it is a more level playing field and the GPR is a very cost effective platform because there is such an abundance of parts available for it

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    I went to get oil today at the Yamaha shop and saw the 08 GPR.

    It looked awesome. On the same trailer was an Ho 160.

    The Sho is a huge ski as is an ultr 250. If you ride in big water only then this stuff is for you. If you are into drag racing and corner to corner glass riding, thease new skis are oceanliners.

    By the way a Gpr single will run 76 plus in the chop and a triple will go even faster.

    Rxp is the nicest, fastest stock ski you can spend your money on. Today,
    and for the past 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philip_gpr View Post
    RXP-X is the best ski of 08

    I would clarify this by saying it is the best STOCK ski of 08

    Once you start modifying things it is a more level playing field and the GPR is a very cost effective platform because there is such an abundance of parts available for it

    i agree and this is important to me and others that dont have time to mod...

    now if i had time and money who knows what id be buyin but i dont have either...

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    I am not the authority on ski's I would like to one day be but i know not to buy the first years run nof anything new as there are too many unknowns that need to be answered such as ie. reliability.

    thats my 2 cents.

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    something else to think about....I ride mostly with rxp/rxt's on my gpr...when we ride long distances im always looking at my fuel...the 4-strokes when not in boost get much better fuel millage. Its not about the coast of the fuel its about being up that river or creek and running out...I will always keep my gpr because its fun to mod and more fun watching the look on some kids face on his shiny new rxp when he gets wacked...but I have been thinking of either an rxp-x or the sho as a second ski..they take off like crazy and still get some millage......we are lucky to be able to buy such great skis..............2cents worth

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