X5-55FW - Bow Mount Trolling Motor - Foot Control - 55lb-45"-12V
It's Ready for the Winner's Circle
PRO ANGLERS LIKE KEVIN VANDAM rely on MotorGuide for innovation that puts them in the winner's circle. The X5 bow mount, cable steer motor - the latest in our growing lineup of X series motors - is our most advanced, tournament-caliber motor. It's engineered to deliver best in class performance for quiet operation, rugged durability, and precise control.
Serious anglers will be impressed with the X5's solid construction and patented Variable Ratio Steering (VRS) technology. This innovation allows anglers to make subtle and precise steering adjustments, and it virtually eliminates torque steering feedback that can compromise boat stability and control.
The X5 comes in four power ranges and three shaft lengths, so there's a model that's ready to put you in the winner's circle.
Experience Quiet on the Water
The X5 uses premium, high-strength materials and inventive design solutions to ensure long term, quiet operation while fishing, or stowing and deploying. A composite locking pin maintains a tight, quiet fit with the mount and makes it easier to stow and deploy. Composite bushings also reduce noise. Plus, precision bearing assemblies and a locking collar eliminate shaft clicking. And our 2-blade weedless propeller spins smooth and quiet.
Built Tournament Tough
The X5 is engineered for the rigors of tournament fishing. The stable wide mount features a snapback breakaway mechanism for added protection. The mounting bracket is constructed with extruded aircraft-grade aluminum for strength and rigidity. And durable, tight-fitting composite bushings in key wear points ensure long life.
The oversized stainless steel outer column is strong and corrosion-resistant. And for impact protection, the inner column is made of a premium composite with a lifetime guarantee against breaking.
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.