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Yamaha SHOs off V-MAX

YAMAHA has launched its much anticipated VMAX SHO four-stroke outboards into Australia for the first time.

Yamaha says its VMAX SHO outperforms direct injected two-stroke competitors in an environment where four stroke engines were once believed to be too heavy and lacking grunt.

This range of outboards comprises of 250, 225 and 200 horsepower versions and is available in a long shaft (20 inch) only. The VMAX SHO shares its 4.2 litre power head with Yamaha’s 4.2L offshore range of outboards.

High tech plasma fused sleeveless cylinders are a feature of these engines. Yamaha says the plasma fusion process allows greater displacement from the least amount of engine block to produce the best power-to-weight ratio in its class.

In the 250 horsepower class no production V6 outboard, four-stroke or two-stroke, is lighter. The VMAX SHO models achieve this through the use of the latest lightweight composite materials in the cowling and engine pan as well as a lighter exhaust system, lower unit and alternator than previous models.

The other big advantage competitive fishermen are finding is the fuel economy of the VMAX SHO. The manufacturer says it burns about 12 percent less fuel on average than the 3.3L Yamaha HPDI two stroke.

The VMAX SHO is covered by a 2 + 1 year manufacturers warranty for recreational use.

The recommended retail price of the Yamaha VMAX SHO is:
F250CETL/12 $29 999 inc GST
F225DETL/12 $27 332 inc GST
F200DETL/12 $24 507 inc GST

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