By Alex Wichert
Boat Test #1680
Thirty years ago, Yamaha introduced its first stand-up WaveRunner, the 650 SuperJet. After three decades of providing thrills to professional surf riders, freestylers, and closed-course racers, Yamaha’s SuperJet returns for a new generation.
This model has an all-new, ground up design that is easier to ride for a new market of stand-up enthusiasts. Powered by Yamaha’s award-winning, three-cylinder, four-stroke TR-1® Yamaha marine engine, the 2021 SuperJet includes L-MODE® for reducing top speed and acceleration with novice riders (to 85 percent or approximately 40 mph), a three-position adjustable handlepole, and a newly integrated holder for easy reboarding.
Part of this model’s charm is its wide audience. Yamaha has intended the 2021 SuperJet for riders across racing and recreational boundaries. That doesn’t mean this model goes easy on the engine: its compact, lightweight, 1,049cc engine delivers exhilarating acceleration that stand-up riders enjoy throughout the engine RPM range. A larger, 19-litre fuel tank – accompanied by an easy-to-read Low Fuel meter on the deck – support the engine. The aforementioned L-MODE® is activated and deactivated by pressing the Engine stop/L-MODE button three times.
What about the size and weight of Yamaha’s new model? The deck and hull is 7.5 inches longer, 3.2 inches wider, and 5.1 inches taller than the two-stroke SuperJet but just 69 pounds heavier. In addition to that handlepole which can extend up to 50 mm in length, the deck also features race-inspired handlebars and a wide, padded foot tray. Under the waterline, the new SuperJet hull is designed for greater static and dynamic stability while maintaining turning abilities; the adjustable steering nozzle’s turn angle can be set at either 16 or 19 degrees.
You can also make a statement simply through colour: the 2021 SuperJet is a combination of stark white with minimalist black graphics. The model is standard but does not include a trailer. Some popular accessories include a storage cover made of Sur Last® fabric, a life line boat safety kit, a pro lanyard with whistle, Yamaha full finger gloves, and Yamaha neoprene life jacket with side handles by Jetpilot.
Length: 95.7” / 2.41 m
Beam: 30” / 0.76 m
Fuel Capacity: 5.01 gal. / 19 L
Weight: 375 lb / 170 kg
Rider Capacity: 1
Engine: 1,049cc 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, TR-1 Yamaha Marine Engine
MSRP: $13,999 CAD
For more information: https://www.yamaha-motor.ca/en