Video: 9-Time Aussie Champ Mitch Wayt Tests the 2021 GP1800R’s


Australia’s 9-time Pro-am Stock Champion jet ski racer and Yamaha team rider, Mitch Wayt takes the 2021 GP1800R’s for a spin. He shares his thoughts in this Yamaha Marine Australia YouTube video while putting the jet skis through the wringer!

The HO and the SVHO handle better than the previous years models and they are much better balanced. The fuel tanks are large, and the machines have more stability and handle better than ever. They can travel through big chop like it’s nothing. Wayt was surprised at the power of the naturally aspirated HO.

The Yamaha GP1800R’s are extremely fast and aggressive and wouldn’t bode well for inexperienced riders. The SVHO is next level when it comes to power. Wayt handled it like a champ and the way it hung on during huge tight turns on rail was amazing. It held the edge like glue. That’s where the stability and the auto trim system really come into play. He had that beast on rail, and it stayed upright and easily came out of the turn.

Another standout feature is the handlebars and the ability to adjust them according to the water surface. They are great for coming off the line in racing because if the water is flat you can pull them back. If the water is choppy, push them forward to put more weight on the front to get a better start.

Wayt finishes up with telling us that the 2021 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO will be his pick for racing and social riding. Enjoy the video. We sure did.

 

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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