Clint I run the x3 and simply love this motor. The x5 had not yet been released so I went with the x3 to get a good feel for it. Strong, Solid, Quiet, Dependable. The x5 will be the same but with the following features that will cause for me to switch over very soon....I am starting to see the x5 models come into stock.
Revolutionary Steering and Boat Control with VRS
Variable Ratio Steering (VRS) technology is designed to give you maximum control. The difference is a unique elliptical cam that delivers two distinct types of steering actions, which is determined by the direction of the motor.
For example, when the boat is moving forward (in the Primary Angling Zone) the steering is deliberate, and enables precise and subtle adjustments. This exceptional maneuverability is ideal for fishing those hiding spots, and working brush and other cover. However, when you need to make a quick turn to avoid obstacles in the water, the motor will respond by turning much faster.
VRS technology also virtually eliminates the effects of torque steering feedback, so anglers benefit from a more predictable steering response, improved boat stability, and better overall control.
The Digital Difference is Standard
Digital Power Management extends battery life up to five times to keep anglers fishing longer. Plus, Digital technology operates at lower temperatures, which means more power to the thrust motor and added protection for the motor's components. It's all standard on the X5.
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