YAMAHA Motor Australia is excited to announce the release of the all-new four-stroke 90hp outboard engine, the new lightweight F90.
This remarkable new engine bolsters Yamaha’s line-up of class-leading mid-range outboards from the award-winning F70 through to the top-selling F130. The new F90 fills an important place within the Australian line-up, delivering the perfect power option for the huge number of Aussie-built boats rated to a maximum of 90hp. Not only does this engine sit in a popular part of the market, it also delivers many new advantages that make it quite exceptional.
The F90 is equipped with a four-cylinder, 16-valve in-line single overhead camshaft 1.8-litre engine, with a bigger displacement than the previous-generation 1.5-litre engine it replaces. Most impressively, the bigger F90 weighs in close to 10kg lighter than the old engine.
This unique valvetrain design was first seen in Yamaha’s award-winning F70A, one of the most popular engines in Australia. This design allows the F90 to achieve the weight savings of a single camshaft while still achieving the smooth and efficient performance only seen in 16 valve, four-cylinder engines of this size. With a lightweight powerhead configuration, refined shaping of the combustion chamber and lean fuel burn technology utilised at mid-range speeds, the F90 delivers exceptional fuel efficiency.
The new F90 brings a 10 percent improvement in fuel economy compared with the previous-generation engine. The F90 is not only extremely fuel efficient, it’s also exceptionally smooth and quiet. Noise has been reduced through improved engine unit rigidity, a muffler redesign as well as the addition of an intake silencer. The F90 is compatible with Yamaha’s comprehensive range of Command Link digital gauges, with options of both basic back-lit LCD and premium full-colour displays. This new engine is also NMEA2000 compatible, allowing it to share information with third-party multi-function displays, GPS units and fishfinders.
The amount of engine development and innovation that can be found in Yamaha’s mid-range outboards is truly unique, and the new F90 strengthens Yamaha’s product offering across this range. Yamaha has not resorted to a ‘one size fits all’ engine platform to minimise production costs. Not only does Yamaha have a class-leading outboard motor in each horsepower category, Yamaha also produces the most diverse range of engine platforms within these horsepower categories. This reflects Yamaha’s focus on delivering customer-driven innovation to the marine marketplace.
Each engine platform has been tailor-made to satisfy the individual requirements of customers and their boats. Within Yamaha’s range, there is no need for Australian skippers to compromise when it comes to selecting a power option. The all-new F90 neatly shares the same installation mounting holes as other outboards of similar sizes, making for an easy switch from a two-stroke or other brands to the latest-generation Yamaha four-stroke engine. Visit yamaha-motor.com.au for more information.