With a strong heritage in the stand-up watercraft segment and countless race wins and
championships, Kawasaki has now 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”.
A cast-aluminium steering nozzle transfers the engine’s massive thrust.
Specially designed for the SX-R, the nozzle ensures the light operation ideal for a stand-up machine.
MX-style handlebar features a sporty pad that contributes to the ski’s racy looks.
All-new hull design offers an ideal combination of high stability and superb cornering performance. Extensive knowledge of the 800 SX-R and 800 SX-R race machines was used in the design of the new hull.
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.
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.
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.