The 2022 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO has been unveiled in the US – ahead of Australian showroom arrivals in early 2022 – with two very different colour combinations for the new year.
New for next year is a pale blue, black and yellow design (pictured below) never seen before on the Yamaha GP1800R SVHO.
The other choice is gloss black with dark bronze highlights in a matte finish (pictured below), which appears to have adopted some of its stealthy appearance from the 2021 Yamaha FX SVHO Cruiser.
There are no technical changes for the 2022 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO since the new top deck was introduced last year.
The race-bred machine also carries over the same supercharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, launch control, automatic trim upgrades, and waterproof speakers as before. And the updated transom plate after an initial mix-up early in the 2021 model’s production run.
The non-supercharged GP1800R HO (pictured below) now has a yellow and black colour scheme, while the VX Cruiser HO – also powered by Yamaha’s non-supercharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder – has been painted black and blue but doesn’t come with speakers.
Prices on the 2022 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO have risen by $1825, to $25,099 (in either colour but with speakers) not including trailer and registration.
The non-supercharged 2022 GP1800R HO (also now with speakers) has risen in price by $1625, to $20,399 not including trailer and registration.
The 2022 VX Cruiser HO – also powered by a non-supercharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder – costs $18,699.
The blue and white 2022 VX Cruiser (pictured above) powered by Yamaha’s 1050cc three-cylinder comes with speakers and costs $17,799.
Backed by a 70-litre fuel tank, the 2022 VX Cruiser has one of the longest theoretical driving ranges in the watercraft market.
The black and yellow 2022 VX Deluxe (pictured below), also with three-cylinder power – but without speakers – and costs $16,399.
The cheapest ticket in the line-up, the 2022 Yamaha EX, with three-cylinder power and no reverse trigger, is $8799 and has the same popular blue and white colour scheme as last year.
The 2022 Yamaha EX Deluxe gets the black and blue treatment and costs $11,699 (both examples are pictured below).
The Yamaha SuperJet stand-up watercraft (pictured below) remains unchanged for 2022, but has had a price bump, to $14,499.
The new model has only been on sale for about 12 months, arriving as a new four-stroke in early 2021.