Yamaha Launches F425A/FL425A Outboard Motor in North America

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

05/23/2018 10:30 am

IWATA, May 23, 2018—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) announced today that it will launch the new F425A/FL425A* 425 horsepower outboard motor in North America in summer 2018.
The highest-output model in the lineup, the F/FL425A is powered by a newly-developed 4-stroke 5,559cm3 V8 engine which delivers a maximum of 425 horsepower. This power unit features the first application in a 4-stroke outboard motor of direct injection technology, which sprays fuel at high pressure and high precision directly into each combustion chamber, rather than the intake track. This technology increases combustion efficiency, delivering unrivaled power and torque and providing boats with the ultimate in acceleration and top-speed performance.
As well as strengthened parts for heavy-load operation, including the gearcase, bracket, and camshaft, the first application to a Yamaha outboard motor of technology and materials such as sleeveless cylinders formed through plasma fusion technology and iridium spark plugs delivers reliability and durability.
In addition, while continuing the tradition of expressing the unique style of Yamaha in a classic outboard motor outline, the fresh new exterior design introduces a distinctive and dynamic form befitting a next-generation outboard, enhancing the appearance of the boat it is mounted on.
After the initial launch in North America, the F/FL425A is planned to be progressively released in major markets such as Europe, Australia, and Japan.
*The FL425A is the counter-rotation (anticlockwise) propeller specification model.