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Racing & Fitness with RIVA Team Rider Erminio Iantosca

Everyone knows that fitness is a big part of any racing regimen. Everyone's body is different, but here are some tips that help me to train for personal watercraft racing. I find that crossfit works really well for me and is the closest thing to simulating a race moto. It is not only...


Learn to Ride like a Pro

Having owned a ski for less than a year, I had a lot to learn (and fast) about what it takes to really ride one of these machines, and taking the time to learn from some of the best has really paid off. Whether you prefer to ride at the lake or in the open ocean, here are some tips to help...


Barely Legal: RIVA Racing’S 2017 Yamaha GP1800 IJSBA Stock Class Kit

We’ll just get right to it: When we [Watercraft Journal] first rode the 2017 Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner it was well, pretty darn-near perfectly balanced, both literally and figuratively. Yamaha kept the size and weight of the ski manageable by using its NanoXcel2 hull and deck material,...


Ex Machina: RIVA's Yamaha EX Waverunner Stage 1 Kit

I found myself laughing. In fact, I was laughing a lot. Unlike test riding the ludicrously fast (88mph!) RIVA-tuned GP1800 a few minutes earlier – which is serious business because one misstep at those speeds could result in an unexpected trip to the hospital – the lightly reworked...


Lethal Weapon: RIVA Racing’s IJSBA Limited Class 2017 Sea-Doo RXP-X

“Making a Sea-Doo go fast is very easy,” RIVA Racing’s Jesus Garcia grinned. “Sea-Doo makes it very easy to tune and get power out of. You will like it.” The affable Spanish-born Head of Engine Management Development is the newest member of RIVA’s legendary Research &...


Brian Baldwin's Big Peruvian Adventure

“Yamaha Peru wanted a great racer, and an all-around good guy, and they had some recommendations from others in the racing community that I would be a candidate,” Brian shrugged humbly. The North Carolina native has an easy, self-deprecating way about him despite earning a several...

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