The VXR is outfitted with new top loader intake grates and ride plates that have been tested by professional racers on the closed course. These performance enhancements provide sharper and more predictable handling with better hook up in rough water. Unlocking the full potential of a powerful engine requires a lightweight machine. Yamaha's 2019 VXR now features NanoXcel 2, making it the lightest in its class with a better power-to-weight ratio, which all racers demand in their quest for the podium. Since its introduction, the Yamaha VXR has been atop the podium in the normally aspirated class due to its strong performance, light weight, and nimble handling.