The 2009 Jet Ski SX-R is the original stand-up PWC that delivers the legendary Kawasaki power.
For watercraft traditionalists and aquatic adventurers seeking a stand-up variety of H2O excitement, Kawasaki’s Jet Ski 800 SX-R personal watercraft is the answer. A modern 781cc version of the legendary original Jet Ski that first ignited the personal watercraft blaze in 1973, the sizzling 800 SX-R continues to boil the water.
The 2009 Kawasaki Jet Ski 800 SX-R is powered by a compact and powerful 781cc two-stroke twin-cylinder engine. Fed by a pair of 40mm Mikuni carburetors, this powerplant churns out 699 pounds of thrust – the most power ever offered in a production Kawasaki stand-up. A waterproof, maintenance-free Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI) system with digital advance, aggressive exhaust port timing and a large-diameter exhaust pipe help the twin to produce its blistering top-end power.
Not only the riders, but also everyone that want to spend a quiet day on the water, will be pleased by the 800 SX-R, because it uses a water jacket around the exhaust pipe to help suppress noise. The water jacket boosts its reliability by reducing underhood temperatures as well. Also helping raise reliability – while lowering maintenance efforts – is a freshwater flush fitting that fits a standard garden hose to help operators rinse out the motor’s cooling lines.
Exceptional stability and turning dexterity are trademarks of the 800 SX-R’s innovative hull design. The same stableness that enhances its rough-water handling for racers makes it easier for beginners to master stand-up riding more quickly. Its spacious footwell area gives the rider room to maneuver, vary foot placement and shift body weight. Additionally, the handlepole placement offers optimum control and comfort. A soft padding over the tray area improves rider comfort even further.
The fiberglass reinforced plastic construction of the 800 SX-R hull and top deck helps to make the hull as light as possible yet tough and damage-resistant. Extra fiberglass is also applied in key areas to further improve hull durability. Its sponsons are just under the hull/top deck bond line to enhance turning.
The rugged fiberglass material combined with the integrated foam flotation built into the deck and handlepole make the 800 SX-R virtually unsinkable. The hull’s compact size also simplifies transport and storage, it fits in the bed of a standard-sized pickup truck.
If you want to beat every other jet ski on the water, or you just want to have fun the Kawasaki 800 SX-R is the best choice.
781cc Twin-cylinder Engine
High-performance, large displacement two-stroke engine delivers 699 pounds of thrust
Intake tract designed for maximum performance
Twin carburetors provide excellent throttle response and optimum power at all rpm levels
The waterproof, maintenance-free CDI system with digital advance provides reliability and durability, while a digital microcomputer precisely controls ignition timing
ECU and ignition coils are also waterproofed to protect the system from electrical shorts
Superior vibration isolation via rubber engine mounts mean reduced noise and maximum comfort
Large capacity airbox provides low engine noise and high air intake flow
Water-jacketed exhaust system reduces noise level and underhood temperatures for better power
Fresh water flush fitting is adaptable to a garden hose so the operator can easily rinse out the motor’s cooling lines
Advanced hull design offers exceptional stability
Fiberglass reinforced plastic results in the lightest and strongest hull possible
Lightweight, easy to store and transport, and fits in a pick-up bed