2020 GP1800R-HO

2020 GP1800R-HO - Championship Winning DNA

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New and improved for 2020, the GP1800-R HO provides a very affordable and versatile option for those wanting a race ready, high performance machine. This extremely powerful craft utilises a naturally aspirated, 1,812cc High Output marine engine and is now combined with Yamaha’s innovative NanoXcel2® hull and upgraded intake grate and ride plate, resulting in an awesome blend of high speed performance, real world versatility and exceptional fuel-economy. The sleek, ultra-lightweight and race-ready NanoXcel2® hull takes the VXR to new levels of performance, while also delivering razor-sharp handling and exceptional control.

When it comes to class-leading acceleration in an extremely lightweight, agile and value-for-money package, the GP1800-R HO continues to lead the pack every time.

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Length (mm)3370
Width (mm)1
Height (mm)1200
Dry Weight (kg)335
Rider Capacity3
Engine4-stroke, 4-cyl DOHC, 16-Valve, High-Output Marine Engine
Displacement (cc)1812
Bore & Stroke (mm)86 x 78
Compression11.0 : 1
CoolingLow-maintenance. Open Loop Cooling
Pump155mm High-Pressure Axial Flow
LubricationScavenger Pump Assisted Wet Sump
FuelElectronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Tank (L)70
Storage Capacity (L)93


VX Series Hull and Deck Design

The VX hull features a cutting-edge design with a deeper V-shape Keel, modified hull strakes and softer bow chines, delivering excellent stability for three-up riding and towing, and precise responsiveness and predictability for thrilling one-up riding. *Overseas model shown.

Open Looped Cooling System

All Yamaha WaveRunners utilise open loop cooling, which is used by 99% of marine manufacturers. Open loop systems have been proven to be the most effective, reliable and maintenance free solution for marine environments, which means less money and less time off the water.

Integrated Dual Mirrors

Incorporating Yamaha’s trademark compact and edgy design styling, the integrated mirrors not only look good but aid rider visual awareness and safety. *Overseas model shown.

Reboarding Step

The VXR includes twin reboarding handles and an extra-deep ergonomically designed soft-touch reboarding step, making climbing back on board extra easy and safe. * Overseas model shown

WaveRunner Advantage

Not all personal watercraft are created equal. Find out why Yamaha WaveRunners continue to lead the personal watercraft industry when it comes to legendary reliability, quality, durability and resale value.

New Intake Grate and Ride Plate

The GP1800R features a new intake grate and ride plate proven to deliver peak performance on the closed course. *Overseas model shown

Tow Hook*

For additional on-water thrills and spills, the VXR comes with a strong tow hook which allows the secure towing of inflatable tubes, wake boarders or skiers. *Overseas model shown.

Low RPM and Security Modes

Yamaha’s remote transmitter allows the rider to select Low RPM and Security modes. Low RPM mode limits the top-end speed, improving fuel efficiency, while the Security mode disables the ignition, preventing unauthorised start-ups.  

High Output Engine

The four-cylinder, 1812cc High Output Yamaha engine and 155mm high-pressure jet pump, deliver the largest water displacement of any craft in its class. This naturally aspirated engine delivers race performance acceleration, high-end speeds, outstanding fuel economy, low noise and reduced emissions. *Overseas model shown.

Ultra-lightweight NanoXcel2

Yamaha's cutting-edge NanoXcel2 ultra-lightweight hulls and decks are 18% lighter than the original NanoXcel®, but just as strong. This advanced material compound delivers exceptional performance properties resulting in significant improvements in acceleration, top-end speed, fuel economy, and handling. *Overseas model shown.

Electronic Trim*

The electronic trim allows the rider to quickly adjust how high or low the bow sits in the water, improving the crafts overall handling and on-water performance. This system can be engaged for improved cornering, carrying multiple passengers, towing or in rough conditions. *Overseas model shown.

Three Person Sport Seat

The race inspired two-piece, two-tone GP1800-R HO seat is ergonomically designed, textured and bolstered for grip, speed and comfort - making it suitable for recreational and racing conditions. The seat comfortably seats three people, with the separate front and rear sections easy access and under-seat storage. 

Multi-Function Cockpit Display*

The specially designed digital display meter provides a wide range of information in a clear and easy-to-read format. The tachometer keeps the rider informed about engine RPM, speed and gear selection - while fuel gauge, hour readouts and warning functions provide the rider with complete peace of mind. *Overseas model shown.

RiDE Dual Throttle Control System

Yamaha’s patented RiDETM is the world's first dual throttle handlebar control system, that makes handling easy, fun and intuitive. Pull the right lever to accelerate and the left lever to decelerate and for reverse. Pull both levers in any combination for enhanced handling, smooth deceleration and excellent control.

Two + One Warranty

All new WaveRunners purchased through an authorised Yamaha dealer comes with our industry leading Three Year Factory Warranty. With the confidence of the industry’s best factory backed warranty behind you, and Yamaha's legendary reliability, you can kick-back and enjoy your time on the water. *Recreational use only.