Kawasaki Jet Skis 2020

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SX-R

UNPRECEDENTED RIDING EXPERIENCE

As the pioneer of personal watercraft and the creator of the original mass-produced stand-up model, Kawasaki is pleased to present the JET SKI SX-R, a long-awaited model sure to redefine the standard for stand-up power and handling. Powered by a 1,498 cm³ 4-stroke In-Line Four, the SX-R has twice as much power as its 2-stroke predecessor, the JET SKI 800 SX-R, and a broad spread of power that delivers strong acceleration from any rpm. This massive power is harnessed in a newly designed hull that allows riders to use their whole body as they skilfully control this exciting new model. The 4-stroke JET SKI SX-R breathes new life into the standup category. Its combination of big, yet manageable power and agile, rider-active handling offers a wide range of riders an unprecedented riding experience.

KEY FEATURES

  • The marine 1,498 cm³ DOHC inline four-cylinder engine produces 160 horsepower. It’s the most powerful production Stand-Up PWC in history.
  • Superb cornering performance. Development of the new hull incorporated racing feedback.
  • Agile handling complemented by great stability and increased power, allows higher cornering speed.
  • Exceptional stability from a longer and wider hull contibutes to excellent stability in both straight line and in turns.
  • Wide deck with a larger, wider floor provides more room to move around.
  • Sleek and sharp styling, reflecting its high race potential.
  • Injection mould sponsons contribute to overall stability as well as sharp, clean turning performance and a very solid feel when banking.
  • Kawasaki Splash Deflector (KSD): a lateral strip on the forward section of the hull reduces water splash, especially at speed and in rough water.
  • MX-style handlebar features a sporty pad that contributes to the racy looks.

4-STROKE IN-LINE FOUR

DOHC, 16-valve, fuel injected, 4-stroke In-Line Four engine displaces 1,498 cm³ and has a bore/stroke ratio of 83.0 x 69.2 mm. Compression is 10.6:1. Electronic fuel injection system delivers hard-hitting throttle response. Coolant water is force-fed from the jet pump. Filter at the inlet prevents debris from entering the system. Sound absorbing box inside the water muffler contributes to low exhaust noise. Intake manifold designed with feedback from ULTRA 310 Series models contributes to low-rpm acceleration and response.

MASSIVE POWER

The JET SKI SX-R offers double the power of Kawasaki’s last stand-up model – a top speed 25% quicker than the JET SKI 800 SX-R. The SX-R delivers the impressive performance that racers crave: acceleration is overwhelmingly strong, and slalom course times are quick. The broad range of 4-stroke power offered by the SX-R is very manageable, facilitating control.

RIDER ACTIVE HULL

The stand-up hull offers the best of both worlds: agile handling and superb stability. This combination ensures the high performance required for racing while offering recreational riders a package they can handle with confidence. Development of the hull incorporated racing feedback. Its agile handling, complemented by great stability and increased power, allows high cornering speed. Corner grip of the well balanced machine exceeds that of the predecessor model – 800 SX-R. Sitting high in the water when stopped, the hull’s facilitates boarding.

STAINLESS STEEL GRATE

Water intake is via a special low-resistance stainless steel intake grate. Its design, although slightly longer, was based on the highly efficient grate of the preceeding model – 800 SX-R.

STAINLESS STEEL IMPELLER

The 148 mm diameter oval-edged, 3-blade, cast stainless-steel impeller delivers strong acceleration, high efficiency and low cavitation. The jet pump drive-line features a large rubber damper to absorb shock loads from the powerful engine, and to reduce drive-line noise. Strong drive shaft complements the engine power; the drive shaft is supported by a sealed bearing.

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ULTRA 310R

R FOR RACING AND RECREATION

The Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R personal watercraft (PWC) is the perfect prescription for adventurous riders seeking a pure adrenaline rush on the water. Based on Kawasaki’s popular Jet Ski Ultra 310X, the new R-model draws from decades of Kawasaki’s championship-winning PWC racing experience to create the ultimate “sport” personal watercraft that’s ideal for hard core recreation and racing. New to the flagship line-up is the Ultra 310R.  The sport model is equipped with an 18 position handle bar and a sports seat.

310 HORSEPOWER SUPERCHARGED ENGINE

The 1,498cc, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine makes 310 horsepower via a low mechanical loss design and improved efficiency. The Eaton TVS constant-displacement supercharger and liquid-cooled intercooler provide instant and consistent boost for outstanding performance throughout the rev range.

  • Heat-resistant plastic intake manifold is shaped to improved low-mid range power
  • Cast pistons feature additional ring land V-grooves for better oil retention
  • Hardened nickel 33.4mm intake and 28.3mm exhaust valves offer superior reliability
  • Two-layer oil cooler offers efficient cooling
  • Large cam chain increases reliability in a supercharged engine application
  • The reinforced crankcase adds to engine’s durability and reliability
    • Fuel pump provides a high pressure, high flow fuel for increased power and better fuel efficiency.
    • Thick water jackets improve cooling performance
    • Check valve system between the cylinder jacket and water muffler that shuts water flow off above 2,000 rpm, to keep the cooling water inside the cylinder jacket for optimum cooling performance
    • Piston cooling oil jets increased from one jet per piston to two jets per piston for increased piston cooling
    • Oil pan features additional baffle plates to prevent oil slosh during tight turns or extreme acceleration/deceleration
    • Crankcase oil return holes are designed for quicker oil return to the oil pan
    **Horsepower measured in PS at the crankshaft under controlled conditions. Actual performance may vary.

KEY FEATURES

  • The Supercharged DOHC inline four-cylinder engine produces a staggering 310 horsepower. It’s the most powerful production PWC in history
  • KX motocross-style electro-polished stainless steel handlebar enhances the 310R’s sport riding capabilities while also providing excellent all-day comfort
  • 12-position handlebar mount can be adjusted for reach and height to allow operation while standing or sitting and to suit a wide range of riders and conditions
  • The Sportseat offers a special support bolster and a grippy KX-motocross-like seat cover for hard sport riding
  • Aggressive graphics reinforce the hard-core sport capabilities of the  Ultra 310R
  • Strong and light, the 301R’s deep-V hull offers superb straight-line tracking and precise cornering performance
  • Industry-leading, 212L storage capacity lets you bring your gear with you
  • 78L fuel tank is the largest in its class, providing tremendous range for long rides
  • Separate keys for full power operation and Smart Learning Operation

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ULTRA 310X

THE JET SKI ULTRA 310X IS THE MOST POWERFUL PRODUCTION PERSONAL WATERCRAFT IN THE WORLD. PERIOD.

1,498cc, inline 4-cylinder marine engine with supercharger and intercooler with advanced technology including: Electronic Throttle Valves (ETV), cruise control, 8 kph no wake mode and fuel economy assistance mode.5-way adjustable handlebar suits a wide range of riders and riding styles,fully sealed, class-leading 206 litres of storage capacity under the hood. Kawasaki Smart Steering® system assists in watercraft handling when the throttle is quickly released at high speed.Smart Learning Operation (SLO) mode limits engine speed enabling new riders to become familiar with the Jet Ski watercraft, It is one of the most advanced, with deep-V hull that provides class leading performance in rough water. * Measured in PS at the crankshaft under controlled conditions. Actual performance may vary.

310 HORSEPOWER SUPERCHARGED ENGINE

The 1,498cc, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine makes 310 horsepower via a low mechanical loss design and improved efficiency. The Eaton TVS constant-displacement supercharger and liquid-cooled intercooler provide instant and consistent boost for outstanding performance throughout the rev range.

  • Heat-resistant plastic intake manifold is shaped to improved low-mid range power
  • Cast pistons feature additional ring land V-grooves for better oil retention
  • Hardened nickel 33.4mm intake and 28.3mm exhaust valves offer superior reliability
  • Two-layer oil cooler offers efficient cooling
  • Large cam chain increases reliability in a supercharged engine application
  • The reinforced crankcase adds to engine’s durability and reliability
  • Fuel pump provides a high pressure, high flow fuel for increased power and better fuel efficiency.
  • Thick water jackets improve cooling performance
  • Check valve system between the cylinder jacket and water muffler that shuts water flow off above 2,000 rpm, to keep the cooling water inside the cylinder jacket for optimum cooling performance
  • Piston cooling oil jets increased from one jet per piston to two jets per piston for increased piston cooling
  • Oil pan features additional baffle plates to prevent oil slosh during tight turns or extreme acceleration/deceleration
  • Crankcase oil return holes are designed for quicker oil return to the oil pan
  • KEY FEATURES

    • Supercharged DOHC inline four-cylinder engine produces a staggering 310 horsepower, it’s the most powerful production PWC in history
    • Pump impeller features a high-efficency 3-blade design that gives the 310X greater initial acceleration
    • Strong and light, the 310X’s deep-V hull offers superb straight-line tracking and precise cornering performance
    • The instrumentation includes a new fuel consumption function, revised boost meter scale, riding modes, external water and air temperature, clock, time, trip and hour meters, tachometer (in digital or graph displays), speedometer and max speed functions
    • Eaton TVS constant-displacement supercharger and liquid-cooled intercooler provide instant and consistent boost for outstanding performance throughout the rev range
    • Industry-leading, 212L storage capacity lets you bring your gear with you
    • 78L fuel tank is the largest in its class, providing tremendous range for long rides
    • Separate keys for full power operation and Smart Learning Operation

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ULTRA 310LX

THE FIRST JET SKI WITH JETSOUND

Discerning watercraft enthusiasts know better than to fall for flashy graphics splashed over questionable engineering when they can have the perfect blend of performance and top-of-the-line quality backed by years of know-how from the people who introduced the sport of personal watercraft recreation in the first place, Kawasaki.

The 2020 JET SKI ULTRA 310LX PWC gives those experienced enthusiasts exactly what they want: the ultimate combination of class-leading power, precise handling and superior luxury.

310 HORSEPOWER SUPERCHARGED ENGINE

The 1,498cc, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine makes 310 horsepower via a low mechanical loss design and improved efficiency. The Eaton TVS constant-displacement supercharger and liquid-cooled intercooler provide instant and consistent boost for outstanding performance throughout the rev range.

  • Heat-resistant plastic intake manifold is shaped to improved low-mid range power
  • Cast pistons feature additional ring land V-grooves for better oil retention
  • Hardened nickel 33.4mm intake and 28.3mm exhaust valves offer superior reliability
  • Two-layer oil cooler offers efficient cooling
  • Large cam chain increases reliability in a supercharged engine application
  • The reinforced crankcase adds to engine’s durability and reliability
  • Fuel pump provides a high pressure, high flow fuel for increased power and better fuel efficiency.
  • Thick water jackets improve cooling performance
  • Check valve system between the cylinder jacket and water muffler that shuts water flow off above 2,000 rpm, to keep the cooling water inside the cylinder jacket for optimum cooling performance
  • Piston cooling oil jets increased from one jet per piston to two jets per piston for increased piston cooling
  • Oil pan features additional baffle plates to prevent oil slosh during tight turns or extreme acceleration/deceleration
  • Crankcase oil return holes are designed for quicker oil return to the oil pan
**Horsepower measured in PS at the crankshaft under controlled conditions. Actual performance may vary.

KEY FEATURES

  • The JETSOUND™ audio system, a first in personal watercraft, allows riders to listen to music while riding
  • Contoured and scalloped LXury three-passenger seat offers the ultimate in comfort for long-distance touring or casual riding, whether riding stand-up solo, seated or with passengers
  • The industry’s first heat-resistant seat cover helps keep the rider and passengers cooler on hot days
  • Hydroturf striped pattern deck matting provides classy looks and superior grip
  • The supercharged DOHC inline four-cylinder engine produces a staggering 310 horsepower; It’s the most powerful production PWC in history
  • The pump impeller features a super-efficient 3-blade design that gives the 310LX great initial acceleration
  • Strong and light, the 310LX’s deep-V hull offers superb straight-line tracking and precise cornering performance
  • Industry-leading, 212L storage capacity lets you bring all your gear with you
  • 78L fuel tank is the largest in its class, providing tremendous range for long rides
  • Left-side reverse lever is ergonomically designed for easy operation
  • Separate keys for full power operation and Smart Learning Operation
  • KAWASAKI JETSOUND AUDIO SYSTEM

    The JETSOUND audio system, a first in personal watercraft, allows riders to listen to music while riding. For those who feel life is better with a soundtrack when blasting across the water on a supercharged Jet Ski, the new Jetsound audio system is for you!

    The audio system was jointly developed with ASA Electronics (makers of Jensen).  Standard equipment on the Ultra 310LX, the system includes an amp and audio controller (built into the handle), and two speakers (positioned below the mirrors).

    The amp is rated at 20W (x 2 channels); max 40W x 2 channels.  The speakers are rated at 30W each; max 60W x 2

    The system is compatible with iPod and iPhone, other smartphones, and other audio players that have a stereo pin jack output and provide files in MP3 format.  The system can also play music files from a USB memory stick.

    The waterproof aluminium case in the glove box is provided for playback from a USB memory stick. The system can handle USB memory sticks up to 4GB.  For iphone / iPod use, connect with the equipped stereo pin jack (3.5mm). A water resistant storage case is provided standard and is compatible with models / sizes up to iPhone 4S.

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ULTRA LX

LUXURY, PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY

The JET SKI Ultra LX personal watercraft hits all the right marks when it comes to offering performance and value. It is an all-around, go-everywhere watercraft that matches fun and excitement with convenience and practicality. Because it shares many parts with its racier 310 series siblings, the Ultra LX delivers excellent performance for enthusiasts with tremendous comfort and cavernous storage capacity. It is very much an Ultra!

SUPER RESPONSIVE ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Kicking out an impressive 160 PS at 7,500 rpm, the liquid-cooled, 1,498 cm3 In-line 4-cylinder Ninja supersport-based engine delivers the responsive performance that sport riders love.

In spite of its high performance, this ultra-low emissions PWC easily clears the stringent CARB regulations.

Engine strengthening items borrowed from the powerful Ultra 310LX ensure high durability and reliability.

The Ultra LX features a normally aspirated, fuel injected engine that is designed to deliver eye-opening performance and combine it with incredible economy.

KEY FEATURES

  • Sporty handling and excellent tracking in all water conditions.
  • Deep-V hull provides better grip for racing-like performance.
  • Industry-leading storage capacity lets you bring all the gear you need.
  • Largest fuel tank in class keeps the fun going longer.
  • Scalloped luxury seat enhances comfort during high-speed cruising.
  • Five-position adjustable steering adapts to a variety of riders.
  • Splash deflectors across the bottom of the bow minimize spray in a wide variety of conditions. for greater rider concentration.
  • Retracting rear boarding step makes it easy to climb aboard.

REFINED FUN AND PERFORMANCE

The JET SKI ULTRA LX comes equipped with the high-performance hull of the ULTRA 310 Series.

Loaded with technology from Kawasaki’s championship winning machines, the race-developed hull handles with precision and stability, with a high level of seaworthiness.

In addition to contributing to the Ultra LX’s improved handling in both rough and calm water, the idealised strength balance helps realise a much lighter package. A revised steering nozzle also contributes to the much lighter handling.

A generous three-seater that encourages family fun.

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STX-160X

FUN and PERFORMANCE

The successor to the STX-15F, the STX 160X inherits the well-known engine and excellent straight-running handling. A new design that combines a  comfortable riding position with ease of handling. A perfect choice for first-time Personal Watercraft (PWC) owners. The STX 160X Jet Ski has excellent maneuverability and an engine to suit family fun and recreational riding.

KEY FEATURES

  • Smart Steering ensuring a smooth and controlled turn.
  • New rider mode, Smart Learning Operation (SLO)-mode.
  • High performance, 1,498cc 4 Cylinder, DOHC fuel injected and 4-stroke engine.
  • New lighter throttle lever and the revers lever on the left side.
  • Two-step rear grip for convenient re-boarding
  • Spacious 114L Front and 16.7L Rear Storage, with Slide and lift opening system.
  • Slide and Lift Seat

Refined Fun and Performance

While keeping the high-power engine and highly manoeuvrable hull, our goal was to create an even more appealing 3-seater PWC by offering a more comfortable riding position, increased number of easy-to-use functions, and a brand-new design.

The most significant change is the newly reborn style. By raising the overall height of the hull and extending the rear portion of the bumper, we created a sporty shape with flowing lines and massive feel. By maintaining a relationship with the ULTRA series in terms of design, the watercraft has an impressive styling that can be recognised as a brand-new STX at a glance.

The Hull
The STX Hull has been supported by a large number of users for many years with front triple KSD (Kawasaki Splash Deflector) to prevent splashing and side bumper fins to enhance the rectifying effect.

Ride Comfort
​​Ridges across the bottom of the bow, Kawasaki Splash Deflectors deflect water splashing forward from under the hull of the STX160X.
The fourth splash deflector mounted at the top reduces spray during high-speed turns. Whether turning or blasting straight ahead, at high speeds or low, the Quattro KSD minimises spray, enhancing ride comfort.

Sponsons & Side Bumper Fins
Sponsons extending from the hull and fins along the underside of the side bumpers provide stable straight-line performance (e.g. porpoising from start is minimised, etc) while helping to retain the machine’s narrow overall design. They also contribute significantly to the ST160X’s high manoeuvrability when changing direction (particularly at higher speeds).

Graphics and Style
Elegant style with a sleek and dynamic feel allows for a more relaxed riding experience, having reviewed various riding positions. Improved operability with the left reverse lever and expanded the area of the rear platform. 

Extensive Cruising Range
The new STX 160X has a massive 78 L fuel tank. Combined with the engine characteristics that allow for good fuel efficiency, it is now possible to go touring for longer than ever.

Kawasaki SLO-Mode
Smart Learning Operation (SLO)-Mode function allows newer riders to become familiar with the handling and response of this JET SKI watercraft at a more relaxed pace before operating the STX160X at full power.
Two separate keys (one for SLO-mode, one for full-power operation) prevent operating mistakes.

Reverse
The reverse lever, located on the left side for easy operation, features a new ergonomic design (for both the lever itself and the lock-release button) and offers much lighter operation.

Storage Capacity
114L is available for front storage and 16.7 L for rear storage. the central storage (1.4L) has a waterproof compartment and is suitable for storing smartphones.

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STX-160LX

Entry Powerful Sports

Kawasaki JET SKI’s masterpiece, the STX series, has been fully remodeled. We have refreshed the value of our long-selling sports personal watercraft, giving them a complete overhaul for the new era, without any change to their basic performance. The design has been renewed with the aim of improving comfort and upgrading equipment, while maintaining engine power and maneuverability (handling) from the predecessor.

Key Features

  • Smart Steering ensuring a smooth and controlled turn.
  • New rider mode, Smart Learning Operation (SLO)-mode.
  • High performance, 1,498cc 4 Cylinder, DOHC fuel injected and 4-stroke engine.
  • New lighter throttle lever and the revers lever on the left side.
  • Audio system with Bluetooth compatibility “Jet Sound” providing premium functionality.
  • New special LX Deck Mat and extended reboarding step.
  • Spacious 114L Front Storage.

Entry Powerful Sports

This new series was developed as a successor to the JET SKI STX-15F personal watercraft. It inherits the well-known powerful engine and excellent straight-running handling of the STX hull, while at the same time adopting a new design that combines a comfortable riding position with ease of handling. For first-time PWC owners, this model compares favorably to competitor models as it has been reborn with an engine that boasts even higher output and excellent manoeuvrability combined with a new deck design. The new model can be adapted for a variety of situations (family outings, recreation, cruising/touring, and so on). The newly added functions are mainly designed to make touring easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable.

The Hull
The STX Hull has been supported by a large number of users for many years with front triple KSD (Kawasaki Splash Deflector) to prevent splashing and side bumper fins to enhance the rectifying effect.

LXury Seat (LX)
Designed to fit the rider’s body ergonomically to further improve comfort. A slide and lift system is used to open the rear seat for easy access to the under-seat storage.

Sponsons & Side Bumper Fins
Sponsons extending from the hull and fins along the underside of the side bumpers provide stable straight-line performance (e.g. porpoising from start is minimised, etc) while helping to retain the machine’s narrow overall design. They also contribute significantly to the ST160LX’s high manoeuvrability when changing direction (particularly at higher speeds).

Graphics and Style
Elegant style with a sleek and dynamic feel allows for a more relaxed riding experience, having reviewed various riding positions. Improved operability with the left reverse lever and expanded the area of the rear platform. Deck mat: The LX is equipped with a two color tone dedicated deck mat

Extensive Cruising Range
The new body work efficiently secures space and expands the fuel tank capacity from 62 L to 78 L, giving it the largest capacity in its class. Combined with engine characteristics that allow for good fuel efficiency, it is now possible to go touring for longer than ever.

Kawasaki SLO-Mode
​​Smart Learning Operation (SLO)-Mode function allows newer riders to become familiar with the handling and response of this JET SKI watercraft at a more relaxed pace before operating the  STX160LX at full power.
Two separate keys (one for SLO-mode, one for full-power operation) prevent operating mistakes.

Reverse
The reverse lever, located on the left side for easy operation, features a new ergonomic design (for both the lever itself and the lock-release button) and offers much lighter operation.

Increased Storage Capacity
114 L is available for front storage, and 16.7 L for rear seat storage. The central storage (1.4 L) has a waterproof compartment and is suitable for storing smartphones. The rear of the deck is equipped with a 2.3 L easy-access rear pocket that is convenient for storing wet towing ropes.

JETSOUND Integrated Audio System
Consists of an amplifier, audio controller (built into the handle), and two speakers placed under the mirrors.
* The rating of the amplifier is 40 W × 4 channels (160 W maximum).
* Speaker ratings are 30 W each. Maximum 60 W × 2.
* Connectable via Bluetooth, USB, and AUX.
* USB and AUX ports are installed in the waterproof storage.
* The controls provided by the audio controller depend on the connection method.
Bluetooth: Volume and song selection
USB: Volume and song selection
AUX: Volume only

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