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Axis Throttle Response on newer boats


wedge88

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Looking for feedback from owners that have regularly driven Axis and Malibu boats to get opinions on throttle response in the later years of boats.  We had a 15' A22 and we hated the throttle.  Note...we were coming from a Malibu SSLxi and RLxi so that was a big change but we have no issues with our 18' 22VLX.  We have family with a 16' A22 and it takes some adjustment when I'm pulling riders in their boat.

Years ago, I know this was a perk to upgrading to Malibu but so many changes have come across to the Axis line and I'm curious if this is one of them.  We are contemplating a reverse switch back to Axis as the T250 has caught our eye but my wife says "we need to demo the throttle first" and I can't say I blame her.  With boats so scarce, I'm not sure how fast we can get a demo but I typically sell late season and order in the fall for a spring delivery.

Can anyone provide some experience here?  TIA!

 

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My 20 and 21 models were flawless and linear . My friends new Centurion is not , big lag in first 1.5” or movement 

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6 hours ago, boardjnky4 said:

The new throttle is basically the same as a Malibu. It's fly-by-wire.

Do you know when this changed?  I drove an 18’ Axis regularly and it still had lag and required a lot more pressure in and out of gear than our Malibu.  This would be great.  

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11 hours ago, wedge88 said:

Do you know when this changed?  I drove an 18’ Axis regularly and it still had lag and required a lot more pressure in and out of gear than our Malibu.  This would be great.  

My 2019 has a fly-by-wire throttle. Maybe then?

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My 2018 has throttle by wire.  For me, the throttle response is linear and responsive.  I can't say that I have noticed any difference between it and the Malibus I have driven.

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OK, step back.

Most boats have had throttle by wire for a while now. Shift by wire is also in the mix and I believe is newer on Axis than Throttle-by-wire.

I'll just re-interate, my 2019 is butter smooth. If it's not, then something is wrong with the mechanism and needs to be dealt with via warranty.

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I know wat you are saying. I had an 05 23 LSV and then went to a 16 A24 and hated the throttle at first. Now I don't even notice it anymore, I guess its crazy what you can get used to. We are getting a T250 this year it will be interesting to see how it is.

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