Racing News

Mar
10
2017

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 &...

Nov
18
2016

Inside RIVA Racing's R&D Facility

What would you do if you had at your command a team of highly trained engine tuners, technicians, fabricators, electronics specialists and machinists all dedicated to developing every part necessary and calibrating every spectrum of performance to ensure that your personal watercraft was...

Nov
3
2016

P1 AquaX Coming to Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Sprint and Enduro riders are all in action when P1 AquaX speeds into Ft. Lauderdale as P1 AquaX wraps up the season with another round of racing, on November 19-20. The riders aim to settle the score and end their season in style as the world's fastest growing watercraft series...

Oct
5
2016

Rep Your Brand - New Official RIVA Gear

Sure, RIVA Racing is the industry’s biggest and most prolific manufacturer of top-of-the-line performance parts for all makes and models of personal watercraft, but did you know that they also produce a massive selection of awesome apparel Whether you’re repping RIVA Racing itself, or...

Oct
4
2016

Check out the RIVA Racing Snapchat Filters!

If you're in Lake Havasu on October 8, 2016 for the IJSBA World Finals, be sure to check out our two awesome RIVA Racing Snapchat filters that are exclusive to the event! Add us on snapchat @rivaracing, take a photo or video, and add it to our event story or share it on your other social...

Sep
20
2016

Win a Maptuner X Bundle

Readers of Prorider's September & October issues will have a chance to win a RIVA Racing MaptunerX Bundle of their choice. How to Win: 1) Post a photo with your RIVA Racing parts to Instagram or Facebook 2) Use these Hashtags: #RIVAGIVEAWAY #PRORIDERGIVEAWAY 3)...

Aug
24
2016

RIVA Racing's 2017 Yamaha GP1800R Limited Edition

“Last year’s [FZR] RIVA Racing Limited Edition was a big success,” RIVA Racing’s Dave Bamdas began. “Besides selling every one of the short 25 unit run, we also had a lot of customers inquiring about many of the parts developed for it.” The Limited Edition FZR Bamdas described...

Aug
19
2016

RIVA Racing's 2017 Sea-Doo RXP-X 350 Custom Build

Wednesday was a big day Sea-Doo as they launched their complete 2017 lineup before an amphitheater full of dealers from across the globe, as well as digitally and via media outlets such as The Watercraft Journal. And while the buzz of the reveal is far from over, RIVA Racing has added...

Jul
26
2016

Prorider Featured Article on RIVA MaptunerX

Have you ever wondered how you can extract some extra horsepower through your runabout to smoke your friends at the lake, win a race, or get that few extra mph that you’ve been looking for through your stock ECU? Normally one would have to disassemble, package, ship and reassemble their...

Jun
28
2016

Instant Gratification: RIVA MaptunerX

It wasn’t too long ago that to reach (and surpass) 75mph required upwards of $10,000 worth of performance parts – that is, in addition to having the latest supercharged watercraft. Particularly challenging was getting past the restrictive factory ECU programming. By late 2009, the only...

Mar
7
2016

RIVA Racing's Limited Edition 2016 Yamaha FZR 350

The laser-etched plaque mounted to the engine’s powder coated-red valve cover read “Serial No. 09 of 25.” Reading it aloud, I couldn’t help but do so mimicking John Lennon’s cacophonous track on the eponymous White Album. “We’ve sold 15 of the 25 thus far,” RIVA Racing’s...

Mar
3
2016

RIVA Racing & Hydro-Turf Sponsoring V-Tech Tuned Spark Raffle

Racing can be ridiculously expensive, particularly if you’re doing it as a hobby and can’t dedicate the hours necessary to procure sufficient sponsorship to cover the costs of building a craft, purchasing riding gear, traveling from race to race, and of course, entry fees. And if you...

Jan
21
2016

RIVA Racing's Yamaha FZR 350 Limited Edition ProRider Feature

Have you ever wandered through the RIVA Motorsports showroom or booth at the IJSBA World Finals, ogling at the custom one-off performance watercraft on display? Years ago, one would have to invest serious time and research through the pages of the aftermarket parts catalog to piece together...

Jan
11
2016

Aqsa Aswar's King's Cup Recap

Although not known officially as the “King’s Cup,” jet ski racing has been a part of Thailand’s motorsports landscape for 20 years. Beginning in 1996 and up until 2008 – when the event was given the World Cup Grand Prix title – racing in Thailand has become one of the brightest...

Jan
5
2016

RIVA Racing's Limited Edition 2016 Yamaha FZR 350

First, it was a handful of grainy cell phone pics hitting social media threads. Then came a few photo studio images from RIVA Racing itself. Then came a full blown feature article on The Watercraft Journal that revealed all of the details on what was at the time only thought of as a display...

Dec
9
2015

Eric Lagopoulos Claims 2nd Consecutive AquaX Championship

Last weekend marked the end of the 2015 AquaX season, and boy, was there excitement in the 250 class. This was not a race to miss if you have been following a rider from the 250 class or if you’ve just been following the action throughout the 2015 AquaX season. Coming into the...

Oct
13
2015

RIVA Racing's Booth at the IJSBA World Finals

A lot of times in life, it’s less about what you do see than what you don’t. This afternoon we were permitted an all-access pass to RIVA Racing 's massive traveling circus-style booth located dead center in the midway of this year’s quakysense IJSBA World Finals and were wowed not...

Sep
21
2015

RIVA Racing's 2016 Sea-Doo RXP-X 350

Check out RIVA's latest custom build, based on the 2016 RXP-X 300! If ever lightning were to strike twice, it would be now: RIVA Racing unveiled at the 2016 Sea-Doo Dealer Show it’s incredibly awesome RIVA Racing Sea-Doo 2016 RXP-X 350. With an unprecedented 2,300 dealer...

Sep
3
2015

RIVA Racing's 2016 Yamaha FZR 350

Yogi Berra once quipped, “You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.” With the public unveiling of Yamaha’s lineup of 2016 WaveRunners less than a week ago, and the massive corresponding public response thus far, it is unequivocal that RIVA...

May
6
2015

2015 AquaX USA RIVA Racing Rookie Championship

With the commencement of the 2015 season of AquaX USA race series in Daytona Beach, Florida over a week ago, the 2015 AquaX USA RIVA Racing Rookie Championship has begun. As AquaX’s own Azam Rangoonwala explained, “AquaX is specifically geared to provide riders an exciting platform...

Apr
17
2015

RIVA Racing Proud to Support the Surf & Turf Reunion Tour

The 2015 Surf and Turf Reunion Tour held its first of four events over this past Easter weekend on Lake Dora, in Tavares, Florida, also marking the first two of four IJSBA qualifiers in Florida this season. The added bonus of racing to qualify for the 2015 IJSBA World Finals helped draw in...

Apr
9
2015

RIVA Racing Proud to Support P1 AquaX USA for 2015

With the first of the American series to kick off this month (April 25-26) in Daytona Beach, Florida, racers from across the state as well as the Southeast region are prepping for what is expected to be some of the most excited racing in personal watercraft competition. Already in its third...

Apr
8
2015

Season opener event highlights from the Surf & Turf Reunion Tour

(Tavares, FL) The 2015 Surf and Turf Reunion Tour had their first event over Easter weekend on Lake Dora, in Tavares, Florida, under sunny skies and a friendly atmosphere. These were the first two of four IJSBA qualifiers in Florida this season. The event took place at the new event site...

Mar
30
2015

2015 P1 AquaX RIVA Racing Rookie Championship

The 2015 AquaX USA Rookie Championship is getting some attention for the upcoming Season. P1 USA is proud to announce its partnership with RIVA Racing and the 2015 AquaX USA RIVA Racing Rookie Championship. "AquaX is specifically geared to provide riders an exciting platform to enjoy...

Mar
27
2015

HydroDrag Announcement!

It’s concept was simple: an old fashioned showdown between those who claim to have the fastest personal watercraft on the planet in a traditional one-on-one drag racing format. The collaborative brainchild between RIVA Racing’s Dave Bamdas and Sea-Doo’s Tim McKercher, the HydroDrags...

May
19
2014

NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Riva Racing Gear on Dean's Team Yamahas

There’s something about race day that brings out the best (and sometimes the worst) in competition. If this weekend’s massive Hydro-Turf Pro Watercross Tour stop in Panama City Beach, Florida showed us anything, it’s that Yamaha is charging this year’s Pro Runabout...

May
8
2014

Big Announcements for Yamaha's 2014 Pro Watercross National Tour Effort; Partnership with Dean's Team and Riva Racing

By : KEVIN SHAW | 8 May, 2014 at 09:34 Are you ready for a showdown? For the past six months, there has been a groundswell of buzz surrounding Yamaha’s SVHO-powered FZRs and FXs charging the racing circuit. Finally, with the first...

May
5
2014

Maikel Gonzalez Shatters World Record with 112mph Top Speed

KEVIN SHAW | 5 May, 2014 at 07:23 The numbers don’t lie. It’s a maxim we at The Watercraft Journal have been using and its sure to be repeated with the results of this weekend’s Greenhulk Hydrodrags. Following the annual MudBug...