KAWASAKI JETSKI SX-R1500 MY2019 – The Racing Machine.
With a strong heritage in the stand-up watercraft segment and countless race wins and championships, Kawasaki has 2017 moved the category to the next level with a four stroke,
1498cc four cylinder engine, making it the fastest accelerating mass-produced stand up ever. The SX-R has both the performance personality and rider features befitting a new benchmark which is set to “Ignite the fun”.
In addition to delivering double the output of the 800 SX-R and a higher top speed, the easier-to-manage broad spread of power from the new 4-stroke powerplant facilitates control. DOHC, 16-valve, fuelinjected, 4-stroke In-Line Four engine displaces 1,498 cm3 and has a bore/stroke ratio of 83.0 x 69.2 mm.
Superb cornering performance
Development of the new hull incorporated racing feedback. Its agile handling, complemented by great stability and increased power, allows higher cornering speed. Corner grip of the wellbalanced machine exceeds that of the 800 SX-R.
Approximately 400 mm longer and 30 mm wider, the hull’s larger size contributes to excellent stability in both straight lines and in turns. Sitting high in the water when stopped, the hull’s stability facilitates boarding.
Larger, wider floor area gives riders more room to move around and makes it easier to get accustomed to a stand-up PWC.
The handle pole is a reinforced version of that from the 800 SX-R (to ensure the durability to match the increased power and higher top speed). Its pivot was positioned to reduce the amount of forward/backward movement at the grips, to minimise rider fatigue, particularly during long races.
Sleek & sharp styling
Reflecting its high race potential, the SX-R’s sleek and sharp lines evoke the highly successful 800 SX-R while giving the new machine a distinct Kawasaki look. MXstyle handlebar adds to the sporty looks.