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    Low RPM mode improves fuel economy 26%

    Just received this email and thought i would pass it on.



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Yamaha's Exclusive Low RPM Mode Reduces WaveRunner Personal Watercraft
    Fuel Consumption by 26%


    KENNESAW, GA – June 2, 2008 — Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. today
    announced that the personal watercraft industry's first fuel saving
    feature, Low RPM Mode, is now saving Yamaha WaveRunner owners up to 26
    percent in fuel costs based on average annual use.

    This fuel savings is in addition to Yamaha's already industry-leading
    fuel economy, and was calculated using the Yamaha FX SHO(R) Series
    WaveRunner and today's prices for regular 87-octane fuel. Yamaha
    WaveRunners are the only line of personal watercraft optimized for
    Regular Unleaded fuel rather than more expensive, higher octane
    blends.

    "It's clear that fuel consumption is an important factor in
    determining how people enjoy their time on the water," said Bryan
    Seti, national marketing manager, Yamaha WaterCraft. "We've always
    been focused on creating cleaner, more efficient engines and our Low
    RPM Mode helps our owners save money and still enjoy the fun and
    excitement of riding a Yamaha WaveRunner."

    Yamaha's Low RPM Mode is activated wirelessly using a handheld remote
    transmitter. Once activated, the WaveRunner automatically adjusts the
    maximum RPM across all throttle positions.

    Yamaha's Low RPM Mode can be found on the FX SHO(R) Series WaveRunner,
    which was named "2008 Watercraft of the Year" by Watercraft World(R)
    magazine, and has become the most acclaimed, and technologically
    advanced personal watercraft ever created. In addition to the SHO
    Series, Low RPM Mode can be found on half of the models in Yamaha's
    2008 WaveRunner lineup.

    About Yamaha WaterCraft Group
    Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation
    U.S.A., is headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia. Yamaha WaterCraft
    Group is responsible for the marketing and distribution of Yamaha
    WaveRunner(R) watercraft and Yamaha Sport Boats in the United States.
    Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is a leading distributor of
    motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, golf cars and marine products in the
    U.S. For more information, please visit www.yamaha-motor.com.


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    But Who Wants To Ride In Low Rpm Mode When You Own This Beast !!!!!!! ? ? ? ?

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    I use mine a lot when just cruising arouind only thing I hate is not being able to switch over on the fly. Somebody with a sea poo riding by me and here I am in Granny mode!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig41071 View Post
    I use mine a lot when just cruising arouind only thing I hate is not being able to switch over on the fly. Somebody with a sea poo riding by me and here I am in Granny mode!!


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    thats awesome to know....I'll have to use that more on long cruises....sHO performance comes at a price....shes [email protected]!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig41071 View Post
    I use mine a lot when just cruising arouind only thing I hate is not being able to switch over on the fly. Somebody with a sea poo riding by me and here I am in Granny mode!!

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    i think im gonna try that this weekend. Last time we rode we went through a tank in no time. Now i just have to open the manual and figure it out. i will say the cruise assist is awesome i used it when cruising and it saves you hand.

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    Might try that trick!
    Just got back from 377 mile trip over 3 days.
    Riding 05 ho cruiser and sho cruiser.
    2 up on cruiser 1st half
    2 up on ho for second half.
    Mostly cruising- 35-45 mph
    maybe 1 hr total over 55
    1 hr rough -less than 15-
    side by side
    ho avg 4.21 Gal/Hr----60.4 gal
    SHO avg 6.01 Gal/Hr--79.9 Gal
    ho max usage was 4.8 gl/hr on 1 fill-up
    Sho max usage was 6.43gl/hr on 1 fill up

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    thats better than what i thought for the sho, thanks for making the time to put this up

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfmad View Post
    377 mile trip over 3 days.

    ho ---60.4 gal
    SHO --79.9 Gal
    With those figures, the SHO can only do 85 miles per full tank of gas on average cruising speeds of 35-45mph.

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