Stock FZ/FZR Avg. Speed 67-67.5 mph @ 7550 RPM
R&D FZ/FZR Performer Kit Avg. 70-71 mph @ 7680 RPM
Part # 992-18010


Description of Parts RPM Top Speed
R&D FZ/FZR Aquavein Intake Grate
Part # 112-18001
7600 68 mph
R&D FZ/FZR Pro Series Ride Plate
Part # 122-18001
7600 69 mph
R&D FZ/FZR Anti-Cavitation Cone
Part # 162-18000
7600 69-69.5 mph
R&D FZ/FZR Grate/Shoe Seal Kit
Part # 162-00007
7600 69-69.5 mph
R&D FZ/FZR Power Plenum Filter Kit
Part # 200-01801
7650 70 mph
R&D FZ/FZR High Flow Exhaust Kit
Part # 332-18000
7650 70 mph
R&D FZ/FZR Power Core Intake/Intercooler CFM Kit
Part # 612-18000
7780 71 mph
R&D FZ/FZR 13/23 Pro Pitch Impeller
Part # 132- 01323
7680 71 mph


Additional Performance Upgrades
R&D FZ/FZR Pro Series Sponson Kit
Part # 122-01801 (Performance Option)
7680 71-71.5 mph
R&D FZ/FZR VTS Quick Shift Cam Kit
Part # 162-18010 (Performance Option)
7680 71-71.5 mph
R&D FZ/FZR Auto Trim Nozzle Kit
Part # 162-18020 (Performance Option)
7680 71-71.5 mph

Parts/Kit Overview

The R&D Yamaha FZ/FZR Performer Kit was developed to significantly improve overall handling, pump efficiency and engine performance with easy to install entry level performance parts. Each component part listed can be installed and used as a stand-alone product. The R&D FZ/FZR Performer Kit has been extensively tested in all water conditions proving its performance and reliability. The addition of the R&D Performer Kit will add a full 4 miles per hour to top speed performance and transform the Yamaha FZ into one of the best handling, and most fun watercraft on the water! Order up some fun today!

  • The R&D Yamaha FZ/FZR Aquavein Intake Grate will significantly reduce cavitation, increase acceleration, and add 1 mph plus to top end performance in rough water conditions! The FZ Aquavein will deliver a noticeable increase in rear end traction, and top speed stability. Low and high speed cornering stability is also significantly increased.

  • The R&D Yamaha FZ/FZR Pro Series Ride Plate utilizes 10 years of championship winning, race proven performance tricks to re-angle the center section of the Pro Series Ride Plate to 2 full degrees over stock. The sides of the ride plate have been “channel relieved” for added speed and increased rear end traction.

  • The R&D SHO/FZ/FZR Pump Cone Kit is an inexpensive and creative bolt on part that adds extended length over the O.E.M. pump cones length, which will reduce cavitation while adding additional pump thrust. Spacing the pump cones length will add to top speed while keeping the engine rpm’s stable and out of the rev limiter! Precision cast aluminum, CNC machined, and o-ring sealed for leak free pump bearing protection

  • The R&D FZ/FZR Pump Shoe Intake Grate Sealer Kit will seal up the FZ intake grate, pump shoe and pump inlet to reduce cavitation! Pump hook-up, and top speed performance are increased significantly!

  • The R&D SHO/FZ/FZR Power Plenum Filter Kit will add a noticeable increase in throttle response by flowing more air than the restrictive O.E.M. paper filter located in the air plenum box. O.E.M. filters are known to be over restrictive causing sluggish low-end power! The R&D Filter is easy to install in 5 minutes, adds a great sound tone, and adds peak rpm’s and power. The R&D Air Filter element is lifetime serviceable over the restrictive non serviceable stock filter.

  • The R&D SHO/FZ/FZR High Flow Exhaust Kit will add a noticeable low end and mid range power feel as well as add top end performance! The R&D High Flow Exhaust Kit will add a great performance sound to the SHO/FZ while maintaining a safe and under IJSBA and Coast Guard approved 86 db!

  • The R&D SHO/FZ/FZR Intake Manifold and Intercooler CFM Kit was developed to increase airflow into and through the intake system by relieving restrictions. The R&D SHO intake manifold ribbon remover sleeve will unlock a 40 CFM (cubic feet per minute) air flow restriction by replacing the intake manifold ribbon with the R&D billet venturi sleeve. The R&D Intercooler Spacer will unlock a 30-35 CFM restriction in the intercooler. The R&D SHO/FZ Intake Kit will add low end and mid range throttle response, and a full 100 plus rpms to top end performance to a stock SHO/FZ. The R&D SHO/FZ Intake Kit is an absolute must have parts kit to remove intake restrictions before contemplating power adding compressor booster wheels or turbo charger kits to the Yamaha SHO/FZ engine. True horsepower gains on the Yamaha SHO/FZ start right here with the R&D Intake Kit. More airflow will equal more power, and there is no other way around the fact that restricted is restricted power.

  • The R&D 13/23 Pro Pitch Impeller is the answer to add top speed performance, while keeping off of the Yamaha FZ’s low ceiling rev limiter. The R&D Pro Pitch Impeller has proven to be the recreational favorite Impeller upgrade for the FZ/FZR. The R&D 13/23 Pro Pitch Impeller is a must have service when installing the R&D Intake CFM Kit. Stay tuned to the new products section for the updated release and performance information.

  • The R&D FZ/FZR Pro Series Sponson Kit offers 2 rider preferred adjustable blade positions. The R&D precision cast aluminum 6 degree long backing plate and a short (GP 1300 R) style sponson blade will significantly improve low and high speed cornering capabilities, and add unmatched straight line stability. The R&D Pro Series Sponson Kit will reduce high speed chine walking and has been tested 3 and 4 up!

  • The R&D SHO/FZ/FZR VTS Trim Driver Cam is a cam device that installs directly in place of the O.E.M. plastic VTS trim driver cam. The R&D cam is designed to recalibrate the trim position amount from an O.E.M. 7 to 8 degree per shift to a finer and speed friendly 4 degree per shift. The O.E.M. SHO/FZ neutral position setting is 85 degree or 5 degree up from horizontal zero. The new recalibrated position with the new R&D Trim Cam is 87.5 degrees or 2.5 degree up from horizontal zero. The R&D Trim Cam will deliver a more positive group of adjustments that will allow much better turning capabilities, as well as finer adjustments for rough water conditions. The R&D Trim Cam will work with the O.E.M. trim nozzle assembly, or the R&D Auto Trim Kit.

  • The R&D SHO/FZ/FZR Auto Trim Kit was developed to accommodate the O.E.M. VTS Quick Shift System with a fully adjustable and fully automatic trim system! The R&D Auto Trim automatically drops a rider preferred and adjustable 2-8 degrees. Drive from turn to turn never worrying whether the trim is in the best position for perfect turn negotiation! The R&D Auto Trim allows you to set the trim up your way to carve perfect turn every time! For long straight rides the R&D Auto Trim System works in conjunction with O.E.M VTS, so stock trim settings are retained, while the R&D Auto Trim takes over in the turns. This combination allows the best of both worlds for recreational and closed course riding!

NOTE: For Performer Kit applications in extreme rough water or ocean use where the O.E.M. impeller is desired to be used, R&D recommends the installation of an R&D Pump Cone Kit offered, which will keep the engine rpm’s at 7500, and peak speeds at approximately 67-68 mph. For extreme rough water conditions or ocean use, R&D recommends the use of the R&D 13/23 Pro Pitch Impeller (133- 01323). R&D recommends the 14/24 Pro Pitch Impeller when using the R&D Intake CFM Kit and a C1 Monster Wheel.

NOTE: R&D recommends the installation of an R&D SHO/FZ Surge Protection Kit offered, which will substantially reduce wear and tear on the O.E.M. supercharger compressor wheel and gear drive system. Automobiles with Turbo Chargers or Supercharges generally always include surge protection valves to protect the supercharger from harm full compressor surge. The R&D SHO/FZ Surge Protection Kit offered is Part # 612-18008.

NOTE: R&D Performance has measured the progressive pitch on the O.E.M. SHO Impeller and offers the following information as a reference when considering aftermarket Impeller replacements or up grades. R&D offers this information to help insure that when replacing the Impeller, the right purchase will be made, and performance demands will be spot on. 


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