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2017 AR210 TR1 motor reviews

Discussion in 'Welcome Aboard' started by Chase Worthington, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Chase Worthington

    Chase Worthington Member

    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    Wesley Chapel, FL
    Ratings:
    +33 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Anyone have a chance to test out the new TR1 motors? Thoughts? I am looking at buying at 2017 AR210 or AR240 and am struggling on which one to buy. The 240 would be stretching the budget a bit. What is the difference in fuel economy between the 2?
     
  2. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    3,594
    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    Ratings:
    +3,101 / 30
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I'm also curious. I don't think we know to be honest, boattest has botched the numbers in their most recent review, so that is not particularly helpful.
    Hopefully some TR-1 owners will chime in - it's about time!

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  3. buckbuck

    buckbuck Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    1,656
    Location:
    Illinois
    Ratings:
    +1,876 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2008
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    I am also looking forward to an honest review. The AR210 could be a legitimate watersports boat with some mods.
     
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  4. captras

    captras Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    425
    Location:
    Lake Livingston, Texas
    Ratings:
    +371 / 9
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Not sure if this will be much help, but I bought 2 2016 Yamaha VX Deluxe jetskis with the new TR1 motors. They are fast and seem reliable. Lots of room. Easy to work on. As far as power with 2 in a boat, I think they would give you a total of about 225 hp, so probably quite adequate.
     
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  5. viper15

    viper15 Member

    Messages:
    23
    Ratings:
    +26 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Not sure if this helps. But Yamaha has been using the same basic block (1049cc engine) in 3 different snowmobile models since 2008 (Vector, Nytro and Viper). And they are reliable as hell!
     
  6. SCP1

    SCP1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    132
    Location:
    WI
    Ratings:
    +44 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    19
    Agreed, I don't understand how we are still waiting on these figures.
     
  7. SCP1

    SCP1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    132
    Location:
    WI
    Ratings:
    +44 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    19
    This motor is also in some Artic Cats and I was extremely impressed with how it performed. However the sled motor is at 135 horsepower. Why is the boat motor less? Are the 18's getting a bump?
     
  8. viper15

    viper15 Member

    Messages:
    23
    Ratings:
    +26 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    The Arctic Cat sled is the same as the Yamaha Viper (shared platform between the two companies). My guess is the difference in hp has to do with the operating rpm. In the snowmobile world, these engines run up close to 9000rpm, making peak hp around 8700-8900rpm. The boats don't run that high of rpm, thus the lower hp.

    FYI (sorry if getting off topic from the op) - I have this engine in my 2015 Yamaha Viper (1049cc 3-cylinder). But I'm running an aftermarket turbo kit on it, boosted to 180hp. Yeah baby!
     
  9. Darin

    Darin New Member

    Messages:
    19
    Location:
    Red Oak, Texas
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Boatless
    Year:
    Other
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    Other
    I would like to know more also. TR1 or HO engines is a big question in my book.

    Being my 1st boat an AR210 with the TR1 setup might be perfect.

    D.
     
  10. Txjetter17

    Txjetter17 New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    Galveston, TX
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    21
    We have a new AR210 and I like the motors. Not sure if the MR1 would make it a little faster but the bimini is only rated for 45mph and the boat does 44mph with the TR1. Can't really tell a difference on sound, it's always loud while on plane. But overall can't tell a big difference.
     
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