Parts Installation

Aug
23
2017

Up Close with RIVA Racing's Pro Series Sponsons

Since the earliest, and admittedly crudest, attempts at drafting a proper sponson for a personal watercraft were first made, the effort to improve upon the design, to achieve a proper compliment to the shape and contours of the hull, and to improve the attitude of the craft itself has...

Aug
15
2017

Slippery Youth Hydro Nylon Vest

The battle of preferences over neoprene versus nylon rages on until this day. Many bemoan neoprene for sticking to their skin or causing undue perspiration, while other rile against nylon for being itchy, coarse and chaffing against their skin. The decision which is best is all but entirely...

Dec
30
2016

Testing RIVA Racing's MaptunerX Programmer

Earlier this year, RIVA Racing released its MaptunerX, a hand-held ECU reprogrammer that replaces nearly a decade’s worth of conventional tuning wherein a performance enthusiast needed to disconnect, remove and ship their watercraft’s ECU to a programmer who would (in most cases) drill...

Jul
27
2016

RIVA Racing's Sea-Doo SPARK Steering Bundles

At last, for all of you Sea-Doo Spark riders, RIVA Racing is offering a new complete steering system bundle that drastically improves the steering response, firmness and handling of your craft. This new steering system is a direct replacement for all of the plastic components that...

May
6
2016

RIVA Racing Has All of Your Factory OEM PWC Covers

Now that you’ve de-winterized your runabout, greased your trailer’s bearings, and maybe even recarpeted your bunks, it’s also time to consider keeping your ski protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. That’s where RIVA Racing comes in. See, RIVA Racing is your go-to source for...

May
6
2016

RIVA's New Sea-Doo RXP/RXT 300 Intake Manifold Upgrade Kit

RIVA Racing has released yet another goodie for your PWC owners! With their new Sea-Doo 300 Intake Manifold Upgrade Kit , it enables your engine to produce more horsepower through increased boost pressure (+1 lb). With an installation time of around two hours, this upgrade kit is a must...

May
5
2016

RIVA Racing Releases Waterbox for Sea-Doo RXP/RXT 300

Chances are, if you have purchased one of Sea-Doo’s latest and greatest performance machines, you’re probably already looking for aftermarket parts. One of your go-to sources for the go fast goodies is RIVA Racing . They have been hard at it developing parts for these 300 horsepower...

May
5
2016

New RIVA Sea-Doo 215/255/260 XXX Supercharger

While Sea-Doo’s engineers have worked the new Rotax ACE 300 engine to never require supercharger building ever again (that’s a heck of a claim), many are still enjoying their 4-tec powered 215/255/260 Sea-Doos, all with the knowledge that a rebuild is not too far around the corner....

Mar
24
2016

RIVA Sea-Doo RXP 260/300 Steering System Bundle

We’ve spent some time documenting RIVA Racing’s completion of their comprehensive steering systems for performance Sea-Doos, but only now have we seen the culmination of this gathering of top quality products into what RIVA is calling their Sea-Doo RXP-X 260/300 Pro-Series Steering...

Mar
3
2016

RIVA Racing Sea-Doo 2016 Speed Control Override Module

Peak speed isn’t the same as sustained top speed, so don’t let your friends bragging about how fast their new runabouts get you all confused. Today’s new 300-horsepower Sea-Doo RXP-X, RXT-X and GTX Limited all hit an impressive 71-72mph. But do so for a split second before the...

Feb
22
2016

RIVA Sea-Doo 2016+Up Speed Control Override Module

It’s time to learn the difference between “peak top speed” and “sustained speed.” The Internet forums and social media feeds are buzzing with cell phone pictures of hand-held GPS’ showing amazing speeds from the latest batch of supercharged runabouts from Sea-Doo and Yamaha. And...

Dec
28
2015

RIVA's Free Vi-Pec Performance Map Library

In the pursuit of more horsepower and greater ignition efficiency, many performance-seekers have turned their sights towards ECU reflashing. While this aptly serves to unlock much of your factory personal watercraft’s engine control unit (ECU), it does so with a “one size fits all”...

Dec
15
2015

RIVA Racing's Power Filter for Sea-Doo Spark

There have been very few models of personal watercraft to have made such an impact both on the sport and the industry as Sea-Doo’s Spark. The lightweight, athletic runabout has personally accounted for no less than a 10-percent increase in total unit sales in 2015 alone, and has, according...

Sep
21
2015

Product Spotlight - RIVA/Innovate Motorsports Wideband AFR Gauge System

There’s an old engine tuner saying (in regards to adjusting the mixture of your engine) that “you can be too rich a bunch of times, but only too lean once.” Properly setting the air-fuel ratio (often called the “mixture”) of your engine is critical to how much power it makes, how...

Jul
31
2015

Product Spotlight - RIVA Performance Kits

The most difficult part of building a performance-bred personal watercraft is finding the right combination of parts. Because many “bolt on” parts are anything but, and often one brand’s product fails to work in unison with another’s, finding the right blend of components can be...

Jun
29
2015

RIVA Pro-Rider Handle Bars

Rider input into a high performance watercraft is paramount. No level of vehicle performance can compensate if the ergonomics are disproportionate to the rider. RIVA Racing’s all-new Pro-Rider Handlebars came only after fielding a significant amount of feedback from RIVA Support Racers...

Jun
28
2015

RIVA Racing Pro Series Sponsons for the 2012+ Yamaha FX Series & 2014+ FZ

The Factory Yamaha/Dean's Team looked untouchable in 2014 and there’s a good reason for it: each of the three National Championships, two IJSBA World Championships and a King’s Cup, their Yamaha FZR’s were equipped with RIVA Racing Pro-Series Sponsons. These sponsons were...

Jun
22
2015

RIVA Sea-Doo XXX-2 Supercharger

For those seeking the utmost in performance from their supercharged Sea-Doos, there are several routes to take to increase speed, throttle response, and horsepower. There is only one way to break into the next level of performance however, that only the fastest racers and tuners are capable...

May
15
2015

RIVA Racing's Yamaha Vi-Pec ECU

Today’s modern watercraft require much more than a skilled pair of hands and a set of tools. There’s a great deal of advanced calibration needed to achieve the maximum amount of horsepower out of these state-of-the-art powerplants, and to do so safely. RIVA Racing has not only developed...

Apr
8
2015

STAGE FRIGHT: RIVA RACING’S STAGE III-EQUIPPED YAMAHA FZR

When it came to adequately defining the experience of riding RIVA Racing’s Yamaha SVHO-powered FZR test mule, we kept coming back to one word: potential. But exactly did that mean? Webster’s sums it up rather well: po·ten·tial (pəˈten(t)SHəl) adjective 1. having or...

Jun
11
2014

Riva Racing's Yamaha 1.8L Billet Fuel Rail

You may not know this, but the OEMs have a really tough job of 1) producing the best products their engineers can develop and 2) keep the product costs low enough that they can afford to build them in mass and sell them to the public. It’s not as easy as we presume it is, and often...

Apr
28
2014

Quick Tech: WMF Watercraft Installs a RIVA Racing Pro Series Steering system

Today's top-of-the-line personal watercraft come from the factory performing at such levels that could outpace the craft that competed in the World Finals...

Mar
18
2013

2013 HydroDrag Racing News

On behalf of Mike Young Bring on HydroDrag Racing! (Bradenton, Florida) The IJSBA, personal watercraft racing's sanctioning body, has granted the rights of a US...