The best buy on the water featuring Yamaha’s innovative new TR-1 3-cylinder High Output Marine engine package for snappy performance and an outrageously good time on the water.
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BRAND NEW, STORED ALWAYS IN DRY GARAGE.
Model: Waverunner V1 Sport, 3 seats
Length: 3.27 m
Beam: 1.17 m
Engine: TR 1, 4-valves, 3-cylinder, 1049cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, 110hp
Engine hours: 35 hours
Available Pure White
3 persons rider capacity
Glove box with Dual Cup holders
Extended rear platform
Multifunction instrumentation panel
The V1 Sport has everything an owner needs rolled into one of the most affordable watercraft on the water. She has good storage capacity for cruising, tow capabilities, reverse capability, a full-sized fuel tank and a full-sized reboarding platform.
Since we’re touting that this is not a stripped-down WaveRunner, let’s take a look what she does offer. For starters, she’s powered by the latest Yamaha watercraft engine, the TR1. The high-output engine was designed to replace the proven MR1. The latest model is more powerful, lighter and smaller than its predecessor. The engine is the featured power for the V1 Series and mid-level VX models. Let’s look at some specifics of this engine.
Less is More.
While the MR1 was a four-cylinder engine with five valves, the TR-1 has three-cylinders and four valves. Displacement dropped from 1051cc to 1049cc and overall weight was reduced to 160 lbs. (73 kg) compared to 216 lbs. (98 kg). That’s a 25% reduction in weight, but Yamaha says it increased power output with the TR-1 by 12.7%.
Additionally, the TR-1 has improved the parts location for the oil filter, air filter, and service checkpoints, making for better serviceability. Improved engine coatings lead to better corrosion protection.
Aside from the latest engine, the V1 Sport is equipped with features that make her a good value. Let’s take a look.
The dash has a digital gauge that provides multiple readouts, including speed, engine rpm and fuel-level. This style of gauge consolidates the information and provides a less cluttered panel.
One of the first things we look at when reviewing a watercraft is storage. Everyone needs a place to put “stuff”. On the V1 Sport, there’s 15.1 gallons (57.9 L) of storage in two compartments. The main locker is in front under the visor. It has space for extra life vests and other large items, and has a dedicated spot for the fire extinguisher.
The other on board storage compartment is just ahead of the driver. This one includes two beverage holders. Under the same protective cover, there’s an additional area for stowing smaller items such as vessel registration and it’s all part of an insert that can be removed to reveal more storage below.
Being able to back off the beach, or maneuver into the dock, is a pretty important feature and it comes standard on the V1 Sport. The rider pulls a manual lever on the right side of the craft to lower the reverse bucket and re-direct the jet thrust forward to back up the vessel. Its positioning on the right side is deliberate. To engage reverse, the operator must remove his/her hand from the throttle, which prevents thrust from being applied before shifting. Once reverse is engaged, the driver can then apply throttle as needed. This also eliminates the hard, emergency stop that can cause a novice operator to lose control, or fall off, the V1 Sport.
Full-Sized Reboarding Deck.
Behind the seat is a swim/reboarding deck that also serves as a staging area for getting on a tube or preparing to get into the water. It could also be a good place to sit and relax. At the rear of the swim deck, a spring-loaded pull-out step makes short work of reboarding the V1 Sport.
It’s rare that the Yamaha V1 Sport will be used for straight out running, but riders will spend hours cranking and banking and getting wet. And that’s where we had the most fun running the V1 Sport. It’s quite responsive to steering and there’s never a feeling of being out of control. She transitions smoothly from one side to the other through turns.
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The Yamaha V1 Sport carries an entry-level price, but this is far from a stripped-down personal watercraft. She has the latest Yamaha engine technology and comes equipped with everything a family could want at as affordable a price point as possible. The V1 should provide thrills for first-time and mid-level buyers.