2011 Kawasaki Ultra 300LX Jet Ski

Luxury watercrafts are less associated with jet skis as they are in the plush boats and yachts that proliferate marina docks. But when you’re talking about Kawasaki ’s new Ultra 300LX Jet Ski, the word ’luxury’ is right on target.

The Ultra 300LX is like the Bentley of jet skis, flush with comfort and luxury that very few of its kind can match. But the Ultra 300LX is more than just about sparkling, high-end features; it’s got the performance boost to match, too.

In terms of design, the Ultra 300LX features all the luxury tidings of a high-end jet ski, including large chromed trim pieces, a special paint scheme, and the Kawasaki’s own LXury seat, a scalloped seat designed for the ultimate in rider and passenger comfort. The contoured and two-tone saddle is thickly padded for exceptional plushness and comfort. Then, there’s a GPS-mountable handlebar pad, which allows the use of a wide range of popular GPS devices that - get this - comes as standard equipment on the Ultra 300LX.

As far as performance goes, the high-end Kawasaki jet ski is powered by a 1.5-liter supercharged and intercooled four-stroke, DOHC inline-four engine that produces a staggering 300 horsepower out on the open seas. That’s some serious burn for a jet ski with Kawasaki adding a high-tech supercharger and Electronic Throttle Valve system to give it a far meaner bite than its bark suggests. And the race-derived hull has been extensively updated to provide the sort of top-tier handling hard-core enthusiasts expect.

People like talking about what the ultimate jet ski looks and feels like. Anybody who has ever participated in that discussion only needs to take a good, long look at the Kawasaki Ultra 300LX to understand that one of the more impressive luxury jet skis in the market is sitting right in front of them.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Ultra 300LX’s specs after the jump


Kawasaki Ultra 300LX Jet Ski
EngineSupercharged and intercooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four
Displacement1,498 cc
Bore x Stroke83 x 69.2 mm
Compression Ratio8.4:1
InductionEaton Twin Vortices Roots-type supercharger with air-to-water intercooler
Maximum boost17.0 psi
Maximum horsepower300hp*
*HP measured in PS at the crankshaft under controlled conditions. Actual performance may vary.
Cooling systemInducted water
Fuel SystemDigital Fuel Injection
IgnitionTCBI with Digital Advance
Starting SystemElectric
LubricationSemi-Dry Sump system
CouplingDirect drive from engine
Propulsion system160mm jet pump, axial-flow, single stage
ImpellerThree-blade, oval-edge stainless steel
Thrust1,769 lbs.
Overall Length132.7 in.
Overall Width47.0 in.
Overall Height45.3 in.
Curb Weight1040.8 lb.** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)
Load CapacityTBD
Storage Capacity60 gal.
Fuel Capacity20.6 gal.
Oil Capacity5.3 qt.
Color ChoicesMetallic Titanium / Luminous Vintage Red
Warranty12 months

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