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A MotorBoating Best Of in 2009 and 2010, the Four Stroke V MAX SHO® features:

Lightning-Fast Hole Shot
The V MAX SHO® has a 4.2L big-bore design that shoots it out of the hole up to 13% faster than its two stroke competitors. Its variable camshaft timing increases throttle response in the low and midranges, resulting in unbelievable acceleration, top-end and midrange punch.

Brute Strength
Its 4.2L big-bore design gives the V MAX SHO® class-leading displacement and power-to-weight ratio.

Smart Innovations
Micro-textured cylinder walls and a new intake system greatly improve fuel economy. In fact the V MAX SHO® boasts up to 12% better fuel economy than competitive two strokes, and is C.A.R.B. 3-Star Rated for Ultra Low Emissions

Lightweight Design
Yamaha engineers redesigned the cowling, engine bracket and lower engine pan, shaving every ounce of weight, without compromising durability. As a result, the V MAX SHO® is just 505 pounds (dry weight)—a good 34 pounds lighter than previous two stroke V MAX designs.

“…fuel savings means money back in my pocket—to the tune of about $40 a day in oil and fuel. I don’t know a guy out there who wouldn’t appreciate that.”

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V MAX SHO® Features

S = Standard Features   ○ = Optional Equipment   ● = Available with or without   R = Required   C = Compatible

Power/Performance VF250 VF225 VF200
Super High Output 60° V6 Design S S S
Mechanically Controlled Four Stroke V6 Outboard S S S
Plasma-Fused Sleeveless Cylinders S S S
Variable Comshaft Timing S S S
Long Track Induction System S S S
Electronic Multi-Point Precision Fuel Injection S S S
Ignition Knock Sensor S S S
4 Large Radius Valves Per Cylinder S S S
High Intake Valve Lift S S S
Double Overhead Camshafts S S S
In-Bank™ Exhaust S S S
Exhaust Pressure Reduction System S S S
Compact, Lightweight Design S S S

Reliability/Durability
TCI Microcomputer S S S
Electronic Single Throttle Valve (75mm) S S S
Direct Drive System S S S
Wet Sump Lubrication S S S
Engine Warning System S S S
Sacrificial Anodes S S S
Water Cooled Rectifier/Regulator S S S
Water Separator S S S
Direct Ignition S S S
YDC-30 Aluminum Alloy S S S
ACP-221 Paint Process (outboard exterior only) S S S
Top Mounted Electrical S S S
High Output Alternator S S S
SST Drive, Prop, Shift Shafts S S S
SST Steering Tube S S S
Magnetic Drain Plug S S S
Oversized Water Intake Screens S S S
Water Draining Air Intake Duct S S S

Convenience/Control
Command Link® System
Power Trim and Tilt S S S
Freshwater Flush S S S
Easy Maintenance S S S
Yamaha Diagnostic System S S S
Single Timing Belt System S S S

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VF250 Specifications

Engine Type V6 (60º)
Displacement 4.2L (254 ci)
Bore x Stroke 96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
Prop Shaft Horsepower 250hp at 5500 rpm (VF250LA)
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Fuel/Induction System DOHC Fuel Injection VCT
Exhaust Through Propeller
Intake Single Throttle Valve
Ignition System TCI Micro Computer
Spark Plug LFR6A-11-00-000
Alternator Output 50 Amp (46 AMP @ 1000rpm)
Starting System Electric w/PTT
Lubrication Wet Sump
Engine Oil Capacity 6.7L (7.1 qt) with filter
Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 – 6000
Cooling Water/Thermostatic Control
Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner’s manual)
Recommended Fuel Regular Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter
Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
Gear Ratio (21:12) 1.75:1
Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Shaft Length L = 20″
Degree of Tilt 66°
Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
Dry Weight 505 lb (229 kg)
Mounting Centers 28.6″
Steering Angle (maximum) 35° from center, either direction
Warranty 3-year Pleasure, 3-year Government, 1-Year Commercial
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VF225 Specifications

Engine Type V6 (60º)
Displacement 4.2L (254 ci)
Bore x Stroke 96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
Prop Shaft Horsepower 225hp at 5500 rpm (VF225LA)
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Fuel/Induction System DOHC Fuel Injection VCT
Exhaust Through Propeller
Intake Single Throttle Valve
Ignition System TCI Micro Computer
Spark Plug LFR6A-11-00-000
Alternator Output 50 Amp (46 AMP @ 1000rpm)
Starting System Electric w/PTT
Lubrication Wet Sump
Engine Oil Capacity 6.7L (7.1 qt) with filter
Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 – 6000
Cooling Water/Thermostatic Control
Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner’s manual)
Recommended Fuel Regular Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 87)
Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter
Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
Gear Ratio (21:12) 1.75:1
Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Shaft Length L = 20″
Degree of Tilt 66°
Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
Dry Weight 505 lb (229 kg)
Mounting Centers 28.6″
Steering Angle (maximum) 35° from center, either direction
Warranty 3-Year Pleasure, 3-Year Government, 1-Year Commercial
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VF200 Specifications

Engine Type V6 (60º)
Displacement 4.2L (254 ci)
Bore x Stroke 96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
Prop Shaft Horsepower 200hp at 5500 rpm (VF200LA)
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Fuel/Induction System DOHC Fuel Injection VCT
Exhaust Through Propeller
Intake Single Throttle Valve
Ignition System TCI Micro Computer
Spark Plug LFR6A-11-00-000
Alternator Output 50 Amp (46 AMP @ 1000rpm)
Starting System Electric w/PTT
Lubrication Wet Sump
Engine Oil Capacity 6.7L (7.1 qt) with filter
Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 – 6000
Cooling Water/Thermostatic Control
Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner’s manual)
Recommended Fuel Regular Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 87)
Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter
Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
Gear Ratio (21:12) 1.75:1
Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Shaft Length L = 20″
Degree of Tilt 66°
Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
Dry Weight 505 lb (229 kg)
Mounting Centers 28.6″
Steering Angle (maximum) 35° from center, either direction
Warranty 3-Year Pleasure, 3-Year Government, 1-Year Commercial
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