NEW YAMAHA F200F OUTBOARD ANNOUNCED


Lightest 200hp four-stroke on the market set for early 2013 release, says Yamaha.

NEW YAMAHA F200F OUTBOARD ANNOUNCED
NEW YAMAHA F200F OUTBOARD ANNOUNCED

Yamaha has revealed details for its upcoming F200F outboard. Said to be the lightest 200hp four-stroke on the market, the new engine is slated for an Australian release in March 2013.

According to Yamaha, the new F200F features a 2.8lt DOHC (double overhead camshaft) design that is said to take advantage of the efficiency and weight of a four-cylinder configuration. Variable camshaft timing has been added to the design, and Yamaha says that at 227kg the F200F is the lightest 200hp four-stroke on the market.

The new F200F features Yamaha’s patented Shift Dampener System (SDS) currently found in the Yamaha 4.2lt V6 range. This system utilises a splined rubber hub, which is intended to absorb the force created when an outboard is shifted into gear. According to Yamaha, the result is smooth, virtually noise-free shifting in and out of gear for greater durability and more pleasant operation.

Yamaha says the F200F will be available in Australia in March. A second "G" variation will be available in mid 2013. The F200G will have the same as F200F, with the addition of drive-by-wire digital controls, plus the ability to connect to Yamaha’s High Definition colour display.

 


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