Yamaha introduces new 90-hp outboard

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The new 4-stroke engine replaces an older 2-stroke model.

The new 4-stroke engine replaces an older 2-stroke model.

Yamaha Marine has added a 90-hp version of its V Max SHO.

“The new V Max SHO 90 is the perfect power solution for boaters looking to replace an older 2-stroke, 90-hp outboard with the clean, quiet efficiency of a 4-stroke,” Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha Marine Group, said in a statement. “It’s also a great choice for inshore and multispecies boats.”

The new motor is on display for the first time at the 2018 Chicago and Minneapolis boat shows, which are underway and continue through the weekend.

Yamaha says the V Max SHO 90 leads its class in torque and top speed, thanks to a single overhead camshaft that drives four valves per cylinder, producing more power from less weight. It also runs quietly, thanks to the Shift Dampener System that is integral to Yamaha propellers such as the Talon SS4.

The motor is also compatible with Yamaha’s variable trolling rpm switch for slow trolling and with the company’s Y-COP theft-prevention system.

Because the V Max SHO 90 is a 4-stroke, owners don’t need space for an oil tank. It can be rigged for use with Yamaha’s multifunction tiller handle, and it comes with a 35-amp alternator.

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