Listen, we’re all excited to learn what Yamaha Motor Corp. USA has in store for 2019, but it would appear that the social media team for Yamaha’s Australian division just let slip a major spoiler. So if you don’t want to spoil the full reveal coming August 15th, you best click on another article right quick. OK? Yeah, here we go:
In a Facebook post dated July 17th, the Yamaha WaveRunners Australia page published a gallery of five images featuring SuperJets from different models from various time periods each with stylized font reading “The End of a Legend.” Above the gallery, it read “So many memories. Which one stands out for you? #SuperJet #lastevermodel.”
The images and the accompanying hashtags clearly revealed that 2019 would mark the end of the SuperJet as we know it. Of course, The Watercraft Journal has been pushing the notion that as 2020 will denote the 30th anniversary of the SuperJet that a long rumored, highly anticipated TR-1 1049cc 4-stroke version of the standup would take its place.
Yet, as the Yamaha Australia team would have us believe, it may be the final send off for the SuperJet completely. If that is so, it’ll be a sad day when we all bid farewell to the last of the OE production 2-stroke standups, marking truly, the end of an era.
Update: The Watercraft Journal recently spoke with Yamaha Motor Australia’s National Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Aaron Taha who explained, “Australia introduced a new 2-stroke emissions law banning the distribution and selling of all 2-stroke models in Australia. Because the SuperJet is a 2-stroke model, it has been discontinued in Australia moving forward.”