Yamaha’s sheet molding compound (SMC) is a tough material to form into sharp angles. The FX gets its edgy look from numerous bolt-on panels. Some add form only, but others reveal clever function. A stern panel door covers a small storage compartment. It’s a great spot for wet items, like a tow rope. A notch in the door allows that rope to remain attached to the tow hook when not in use. I also appreciated the relocated mode buttons for the craft’s display. Rather than requiring an awkward reach over the handle bars, these buttons now reside behind the handle bars for quick, easy access.