After all sorts of rumors throughout the PWC industry Kawasaki finally released their 2014 lineup of Jetskis.
There was various of stories about a new lightweight 2 seater large horsepower ski, if this is coming it wont be in 2014! This year the team at Kawasaki worked on beefing up and altering their current ever popular Kawasaki Ultra 300X by adding an extra 10 horsepower and calling it … as you can guess the Kawasaki Ultra 310, however they have added a few variants of this model.
To get that extra Ten horsepower Kawasaki spent a lot of time reworking the current engine, reinforced crankcase with thicker water jackets and a check valve between the cylinder jacket and water muffler that shuts off water flow above 2,000rpm to maintain optimum cooling. A new fuel pump has been added to help flow the fuel more efficiently to the engine. Adding a new intake manifold to help improve low range power and deliver a more constant cooler airtime to the engine. These changes are said to improve fuel economy as well as add the extra power.
And for those hoping there may of been a new standup ‘poleski’ released this year, unfortunately not. It looks like the hope of a new standup is slowly dwindling away and the SX-R may become a distant memory.
Kawasaki explain it..
Kawasaki Ultra 310 R
As most of you will work out the R stands for racing, with the additions of race style handlebars and a sportseat to help the racer keep planted on the blistering fast machine, and the addition of a new impeller to help get the craft out of the water faster!
Kawasaki Ultra 310 LX
At the top of the line up is the new luxury sports model, the 310 LX. The 310 LX has a new MP3 style sound system, consisting of two speakers positioned under the rearview mirrors and a waterproof compartment to put your mp3 player inside the glove box, once plugged in you can control your music with the handle bar mounted controls, which are mounted beside the optional GPS unit.
Kawasaki Ultra 310 SE
SE = Special addition. Sitting in-between the 310R and the original but continued 310X with a revised seat and rear handrail, larger mirrors
Kawasaki Ultra 310 X
Think, the trusty 300X, the the new additions to the engines
Kawasaki Ultra LX
Continued on from previous years the LX has all the options except the supercharged engine, making it a great reliable ski.
The STX-15F need no introduction, Kawasaki have been producing this model since 2004 with a few slight improvements along the way. I’m glad Kawasaki have given it a new colour scheme and thing the 2014 model is the nicest looking in black and Kawasaki Green.
After getting to spend the weekend (a couple of weekends ago) on a current 2013 Kawasaki Ultra 300X thanks to the team at Farnley Jetskis in Christchurch I can’t wait to get on board and try out these new improvements on an already fast, reliable, great ski.