WaveRunner Top Speed Chart for All 2022 Models

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When spring is on the way, many Yamaha fans are looking for the WaveRunner’s top speed and acceleration features. If you’re hunting for these specifications, this post is for you!

For your convenience, we at JetDrift have gathered all of the 2022 Yamaha WaveRunner models and their performance specs into one chart!

2022 WaveRunner Top Speed Chart

You can sort the rows by clicking on the headline and discover each WaveRunner by clicking on their names!

BrandModelMSRP ($)HPTop Speed (mph)
YamahaEX719910050
YamahaEX Sport829910050
YamahaEX Deluxe929910050
YamahaVX-C944912553
YamahaSuperjet979910054
YamahaEX Limited989910050
YamahaJetBlaster 999911054
YamahaVX1044912553
YamahaVX Deluxe1124912553
YamahaVX Cruiser1154912553
YamahaVX Cruiser HO1244918065
YamahaVX Limited1284912553
YamahaGP1800R HO1314918067
YamahaVX Limited HO1404918065
YamahaFX HO1429918063
YamahaFX Cruiser HO1479918063
YamahaGP1800R SVHO1534925067
YamahaFX SVHO1679925067
YamahaFX Cruiser SVHO1749925067
YamahaFX Limited SVHO1909925067

* Disclaimer: The numbers provided here are for informational purposes only, not official advertised specifications. The sources of this data include BoattestBoatingmagBoatingworldPWCExtremeTopspeedWatercraftjournalPersonalWatercraft. The numbers are based on real-world tests, so the human element, weather conditions, and curb weight of the personal watercrafts (PWCs) are all integral factors.

Yamaha WaveRunner Comparison Chart

For a better comparison, you can also find the 2022 Jet Ski, Sea-Doo and Krash performance numbers in this Yamaha WaveRunner comparison chart below!

You can sort the rows by clicking on the headline. Don’t hesitate to discover each model by clicking on their names.

Also please note that these numbers are just for informational purposes, as the top speed could be different from ride-to-ride even on the same PWC!

That’s because the top speed depends on several factors, like curb weight, weather conditions, and many others!

BrandModelMSRP ($)HPTop Speed (mph)
Sea-DooSPARK 60 2up56996042
Sea-DooSPARK 90 3up69999050
YamahaEX719910050
Sea-DooSPARK 90 2up iBR73999050
Sea-DooSPARK TRIXX 2up78999050
Sea-DooSPARK 90 3up iBR79999050
YamahaEX Sport829910050
Sea-DooSPARK TRIXX 3up84999050
Sea-DooGTI 9092999042
YamahaEX Deluxe929910050
YamahaVX-C944912553
YamahaSuperjet979910054
KawasakiSTX 160989916062
YamahaEX Limited989910050
YamahaJetBlaster 999911054
KawasakiSX-R1029916062
Sea-DooGTI 1301029913052
YamahaVX1044912553
KawasakiSTX 160X1049916062
Sea-DooGTI SE 1301109913052
YamahaVX Deluxe1124912553
YamahaVX Cruiser1154912553
KawasakiULTRA LX1169916054
Sea-DooGTI SE 1701169917055
KawasakiSTX 160LX1219916062
YamahaVX Cruiser HO1244918065
Sea-DooWake 1701249917055
KrashFootrocket1259913046
KrashReaper1259913046
KrashPredator1259913046
YamahaVX Limited1284912553
Sea-DooGTR 2301289923067
YamahaGP1800R HO1314918067
Sea-DooGTX 1701339917055
Sea-DooFish Pro Scout 1301389913052
YamahaVX Limited HO1404918065
YamahaFX HO1429918063
Sea-DooGTX 2301439923067
YamahaFX Cruiser HO1479918063
YamahaGP1800R SVHO1534925067
Sea-DooFish Pro Sport 1701589917055
Sea-DooRXP-X 3001609930067
Sea-DooGTX 3001609930067
Sea-DooWake Pro 2301649923067
KrashFootrocket Pro1679913046
YamahaFX SVHO1679925067
KawasakiULTRA 310X1719931067
Sea-DooRXT-X 3001749930067
YamahaFX Cruiser SVHO1749925067
Sea-DooFish Pro Trophy 1701779917055
KawasakiULTRA 310LX-S1819931067
Sea-DooGTX Limited 3001829930067
YamahaFX Limited SVHO1909925067
KawasakiULTRA 310LX1919931067

* Disclaimer: The numbers provided here are for informational purposes only, not official advertised specifications. The sources of this data include BoattestBoatingmagBoatingworldPWCExtremeTopspeedWatercraftjournalPersonalWatercraft. The numbers are based on real-world tests, so the human element, weather conditions, and curb weight of the personal water crafts (PWCs) are all integral factors.

When you check this chart carefully, you can find that the top speed of most performance and luxury models are the same, exactly 67 mph and not by chance.

This is because every high-performance model has a speed limiter unit installed, in accordance with the agreement between the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the PWC manufacturers.

This special unit limits every PWC’s top speed electronically to 65 mph (with 2 mph tolerance). If you’d like to learn more about the PWC’s performance in general, don’t miss our detailed post on this topic!

2022 WaveRunner Top Speed Specs By Category

2022 Yamaha EX Top Speed Numbers

Although the EX models (Rec-Lite category) are the slowest WaveRunner models on the market, these models can reach pretty high speeds on the water. Let’s check these models one-by-one!

How fast does a Yamaha EX go?

The Yamaha EX can go as fast as 50 mph, which is a really good top speed on the water. This model is powered with a 1049 cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, non-supercharged engine, which produces 100 HP!

How fast is the Yamaha EX sport?

Just like the EX WaveRunner, the Yamaha EX Sport can go as fast as 50 mph, and you can expect the same top speed on the EX Deluxe as well.

How fast is the Yamaha EX Deluxe?

The Yamaha EX Deluxe top speed is 50 mph as well, as  these models arrive with the same engine option as the basic EX WaveRunner.

How fast does a Yamaha EXR go?

Being the most powerful WaveRunner in the Rec-Lite category, the sporty Yamaha EXR can go as fast as 54 mph thanks to its 110 HP, 1049 cc, 4-stroke engine.

Top Speeds of The 2022 Yamaha VX WaveRunners

When it comes to the Recreation WaveRunner category, you can currently find 6 different models in this family. You can compare these models here:

How fast is a Yamaha VX?

The entry-level WaveRunner, the Yamaha VX’s top speed is around 53 mph. This model is powered with a 1049 cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, non-supercharged engine, which offers 125 HP.

How fast does the Yamaha VX Deluxe go?

If you are looking for a VX WaveRunner with more features, you have more models to choose from. The well-equipped Yamaha VX Deluxe can also go as fast as 53 mph, and you can expect the same top speed on the VX Limited and VX Cruiser WaveRunners as well:

Yamaha VX Limited top speed: 53 mph

Yamaha VX Cruiser top speed: 53 mph

It’s because just like the basic VX, all of these models are powered with the 125 HP engine option!

How fast is the Yamaha VX Cruiser HO?

The top speed of the Yamaha VX Cruiser HO is 65 mph. Unlike its smaller brothers, this model is powered with a 1812cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, non-supercharged engine, with 180 HP performance!

2022 Yamaha FX Top Speeds

Moving ahead to the Luxury FX WaveRunners, you can find several high-performance models in this category. Let’s check these one-by-one!

How fast is the Yamaha FX HO?

The Yamaha FX HO can go as fast as 63 mph, and the FX Cruiser HO offers the same top speed, too. These models are manufactured with the same 180 HP non-supercharged engine, just like the VX Cruiser HO.

How fast does the Yamaha FX SVHO go?

Consistent with the supercharged Luxury WaveRunners, the Yamaha FX SVHO can reach the amazing (limited) 67 mph on the water. This family includes the basic FX SVHO, the FX Cruiser SVHO as well as the most expensive WaveRunner, the FX Limited SVHO.

How fast is the Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO?

The 2022 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO top speed is 67 mph.

How fast does the Yamaha FX Limited SVHO go?

The 2022 Yamaha FX Limited SVHO can go as fast as 67 mph.

2022 Yamaha GP1800R Top Speed

Are you looking for the most powerful WaveRunners? Then the GP1800 series is for you!

How fast is the 2022 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO?

The top speed of the 2022 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO is a whopping (limited) 67 mph. This model is powered with a supercharged, 1812cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, 250 HP engine option.

How fast is the 2022 Yamaha GP1800R HO?

The former Yamaha VXR, the 2022 Yamaha GP1800R HO top speed is 67 mph. This WaveRunner is manufactured with a non-supercharged, 1812cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder engine producing 180 HP.

Former WaveRunner Top Speed Numbers

Yamaha FX Cruiser SHO top speed: 67 mph

Yamaha FX SHO top speed: 63 mph

Yamaha FZR top speed: 67 mph

Yamaha FZS top speed: 67 mph

Yamaha VXR top speed: 67 mph

Yamaha VXS top speed: 65 mph

Yamaha V1 top speed: 53 mph

Yamaha V1 Sport top speed: 53 mph

Yamaha GP1800 top speed: 67 mph

Yamaha GP 1300R top speed: 65 mph

Yamaha GP 1200 top speed: 56 mph

Yamaha FX 140 top speed: 54 mph

Yamaha SUV 1200 top speed: 50 mph

Yamaha XL 1200 top speed: 56 mph

Yamaha WaveBlaster 700 top speed: 44 mph

Yamaha WaveBlaster 760 top speed: 47 mph

Yamaha WaveJammer 500 top speed: 30 mph

How Fast Are Yamaha WaveRunners?

As you can see, the top speed of the Yamaha WaveRunners varies widely depending on the models’ performance. But if you’re looking at the numbers, they boil down to some clear ranges.

How fast does a Yamaha WaveRunner go? A Yamaha WaveRunner can go as fast as 50 – 67 mph depending on the model. The entry-level EX WaveRunners offer around 50 mph top speed, while you can hit an amazing 67 mph with the flagship Yamaha WaveRunners.

What is the fastest Yamaha WaveRunner? The fastest Yamaha WaveRunners are definitely the most powerful supercharged models, namely the Yamaha FX SVHO family and the GP1800R SVHO. You can find these models in the Luxury as well as the Performance category!

(Also, keep in mind that the top speed of these top performance models is electronically limited to 67 mph for safety concerns.)

As you can see, Yamaha WaveRunners are really fast. What’s more, the flagship models accelerate like high-performance motorcycles or the fastest sports cars!

This was our 2022 WaveRunner top speed overview; we hope you found it useful!

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