The 2016 Yamaha VXR WaveRunner is a newly designed PWC that delivers top of the market handling and maneuverability with the new RiDE system from Yamaha. This allows the rider to decelerate in half the distance previously achieved. With a dry weight of only 767 lbs. (348 kg) and a 1.8L high output engine, this watercraft also delivers on performance and stability. The first part of a two part Captain’s Report on this machine is based on an extensive test and evaluation period over two days.