This craft’s coolest feature, however, just may be RiDE, Yamaha’s innovative dual-throttle system. RiDE adds a second throttle lever to the left side of the handlebar, which supplies reverse power by redirecting thrust via the reverse bucket at the pump. At low speed, it simplifies docking and close-quarters maneuvering by simplifying forward-reverse shifting to just intuitive pulls on the forward and reverse levers. Release both levers, and the craft mimics neutral, diverting thrust just enough to prevent any forward or backward movement. RiDE also comes into play at speed. Pulling the lever drops that reverse bucket into the forceful jet of water leaving the pump, cleverly deflecting it forward and to the sides to produce rapid deceleration. This could help avoid an obstacle or just slow in advance of a quick corner while maintaining a level attitude.