2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

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Based on the Ultra 310X which was already a fairly sporty watercraft, the Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310 R raises the bar even higher in terms of performances and looks, being a great choice for those who love adrenaline and adventure.

Featuring an aggressive style, KX-inspired details, and a motoscross-style handlebar, the Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 301R inspires confidence and power.

For enhanced comfort the jet ski’s handlebar mounts are adjustable to 12 different height/reach combinations. You also get a new two-piece Sportseat with KX-motocross-style seat material and graphics which features a slimmer shape giving you enhanced control. Moreover, the passenger handrail is now repositioned higher to offer a more relaxed position.

The Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R is powered by a 1498 cc, supercharged and intercooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline four-cylinder engine.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R.

Overview

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

New Extreme Performance Version of the World’s Most Powerful Production PWC

The new Kawasaki Jet Ski® Ultra® 310R personal watercraft (PWC) is the perfect prescription for adventurous riders seeking a pure adrenaline rush on the water. Based on Kawasaki’s popular Jet Ski Ultra 310X, the new R-model draws from decades of Kawasaki’s championship-winning PWC racing experience to create the ultimate “sport” personal watercraft that’s ideal for hard core recreation and racing.

Ultra 310R’s new ergonomic appointments not only enhance its aggressive, racy looks, but they’re designed for hard core sport riding and comfort to boot. Borrowing a cue from Kawasaki’s championship-winning KX™ line of motocross motorcycles, the Ultra 310R features a motocross-style handlebar complete with a crossbar pad for hard sport riding. The electro-polished stainless steel bar transfers direct rider inputs and offers tremendous leverage for easy maneuverability. It is also comfortable for longer rides. New handlebar mounts are adjustable to 12 different height/reach combinations to fit a wide range of riders and riding styles.

A new two-piece Sportseat™ with KX-motocross-style seat material and graphics offers roomy accommodations for a rider plus two passengers. The new seat design features a slimmer shape for more comfort to the thighs along with good hip support, and its narrower width makes it easy to grip with the knees when stand-up riding in rough water. The passenger portion of the seat also features a slimmer design that makes it easier for passengers to hold with their legs in rough water conditions. The passenger handrail is repositioned higher to offer a more natural ergonomic location, which helps reduced passenger fatigue, and it is reshaped for better holding power.

2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R Key Features:

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• UPGRADED Supercharged DOHC inline four-cylinder engine produces a staggering 310 horsepower. It’s the most powerful production PWC in history
• NEW KX™ motocross-style electro-polished stainless steel handlebar enhances the 310R’s sport riding capabilities while also providing excellent all-day comfort
• NEW 12-position handlebar mount can be adjusted for reach and height to allow operation while standing or sitting and to suit a wide range of riders and conditions
• NEW Sportseat™ offers a special support bolster and a grippy KX-motocross-like seat cover for hard sport riding
• NEW Aggressive graphics reinforce the hard-core sport capabilities of the new Ultra 310R
• Strong and light, the 301R’s deep-V hull offers superb straight-line tracking and precise cornering performance
• Industry-leading, 56-gallon storage capacity lets you bring your gear with you
• 20.6-gallon fuel tank is the largest in its class, providing tremendous range for long rides
• Separate keys for full power operation and Smart Learning Operation

2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R Features and Benefits:

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

310-Horsepower supercharged engine

• UPGRADED 1,498cc, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine makes 10 additional horsepower through reduced mechanical loss, improved efficiency
• Eaton TVS constant-displacement supercharger and liquid-cooled intercooler boost performance and reliability
• NEW Heat-resistant plastic intake manifold is reshaped for improved low-mid range power
• NEW Cast pistons feature additional ring land V-grooves for better oil retention
• Hardened nickel 33.4mm intake and 28.3mm exhaust valves offer superior reliability
• Two-layer oil cooler offers efficient cooling
• Large cam chain increases reliability in a supercharged engine application
• Reinforced crankcase adds to engine’s durability and reliability
• NEW Fuel pump provides greater fuel flow volume for increased power and better fuel efficiency
• NEW Thicker water jackets improve cooling performance
• Check valve system between the cylinder jacket and water muffler that shuts water flow off above 2,000 rpm, to keep the cooling water inside the cylinder jacket for optimum cooling performance
• NEW Piston cooling oil jets increased from one jet per piston to two jets per piston for increased piston cooling
• NEW Oil pan features additional baffle plates to prevent oil slosh during tight turns or extreme acceleration/deceleration
• NEW Crankcase oil return holes are enlarged for quicker oil return to the oil pan

**Horsepower measured in PS at the crankshaft under controlled conditions. Actual performance may vary.

Eaton twin vortices roots-type supercharged

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• Four-lobe, constant-displacement design offers significant performance increase over standard roots-type unit
• System force-feeds the engine two liters of air with every revolution, providing a constant supply of high-pressure intake air at all rpm
• Delivers compressed air continuously, not in waves, for smoother power delivery
• Produces large amounts of boost even at low rpm for instant and powerful acceleration right off of idle
• Provides a flat and linear torque curve with mellifluous, lag-free power across the entire rev range Produces more low-rpm boost than competitive or aftermarket systems, with a maximum of 17 psi of boost pressure
• Two different air bypass valves are used to prevent over boosting at low and medium rpm

Air-to-water intercooler

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• Efficiently cools high-pressure intake air – cooler air is denser and makes more power
• Liquid-cooled intercooler design maintains consistent thermal performance

Digital fuel injection system

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• High-flow fuel injectors with four orifices are fitted for combustion efficiency
• Single throttle body features a large, 60mm bore diameter

Exhaust

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system routes the exhaust pipe upward and allows the smoothest path for exhaust gases, maximizing exhaust efficiency

160mm jet pump

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• Large-diameter, race-developed 160mm jet pump efficiently converts the Ultra 310R’s massive horsepower output into instantaneous thrust
• Pump is designed to deliver consistent output and good “bite” even in rough water conditions
• NEW Impeller features a revised 3-blade design that gives the 310R increased acceleration performance at the hit of the throttle
• Eight-vane intake guides and regulates the flow of water to the impeller for consistent, efficient and powerful propulsion

Ride plate

• Features a groove from the center to the rear of the plate to enhance straight-line tracking

Electronic trim control system

• Allows the angle of the jet pump nozzle to be controlled to adjust the attitude of the hull to suit water surface conditions and riding styles
• Adjustment range is plus or minus 8 degrees from standard

Electronic throttle valve (ETV) with cruise control

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• Convenient electronic cruise control smoothly holds a set speed from 5 mph up to top speed
• Accelerator Position Sensor (APS) converts throttle lever input to an electronic signal that’s used to control the throttle valve via an electric motor for crisp and smooth throttle response
• Redundancy in the system helps ensure control is maintained in case of failure
• One-touch, push-button 5 mph mode allows hassle-free no-wake zone riding
• NEW Fuel Economy Assistance mode revised for significant fuel savings and increased range
• Economical Riding Indicator mode can be viewed on a graph on the LCD info screen
• Eco Mode softens and smoothes engine performance while conserving fuel

Strong, light hull design

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• Designed to emulate the performance of Kawasaki’s IJSBA championship-winning race machines
• Reinforced inner bow is extremely light with ample strength to handle the engine’s power output
• Exemplary straight-line tracking and responsive handling in both calm and rough-water conditions set performance benchmarks for the class
• The lower hull is specially designed to distribute the engine and power delivery loads over a wide area
• The 310R’s deep-V hull enables a steep bank angle for motorcycle-like turning performance. This reduces the lateral G-loads imposed on riders during turns, allowing them to better concentrate on riding
• The 22.5-degree V-angle at the bottom of the hull helps reduce unwanted spinouts during sharp turns
• Delivers the neutral handling and turning characteristics for which Kawasaki Jet Ski watercraft are famous
• Bottom of the hull slants upward steeply from the center section to the bow, so the Ultra 310R can penetrate swells and waves with less shock, pushing through waves rather than bouncing over them at high speeds
• Integrated sponsons extend from the hull, providing wallow-free straight-line performance and contributing significantly to the 310R’s excellent maneuverability while helping to retain the narrow hull design

Quattro KSD

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• The Ultra 310R’s Kawasaki Splash Deflector uses three bottom-mounted ridges and an additional deflector mounted at the top to deflect water splashing forward from under the hull
• Whether turning or strait-line riding at any speed. the Quattro KSD minimizes spray, allowing greater rider concentration

Kawasaki smart Steering/SLO-mode

• Kawasaki Smart Steering® (KSS®) monitors steering input and engine speed and, when certain conditions are met, intelligently raises rpm to help initiate a turn
• Smart Learning Operation (SLO) allows newer riders to become familiar with the handling and response of this Jet Ski watercraft at a more relaxed pace
• Two separate keys, one for SLO mode and one for full-power operation, help prevent confusion over which setting is in use

Comfort and convenience

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

• NEW KX motocross-style electro-polished stainless steel handlebar enhances the 310R’s sport riding capabilities while also providing excellent all-day comfort
• NEW 12-position handlebar mount can be adjusted for reach and height to allow operation while standing or sitting and to suit a wide range of riders and conditions
• NEW Sportseat™ offers a special support bolster and a grippy KX-motocross-like seat cover for hard sport riding
• NEW passenger handrail is relocated to a more ergo-friendly location to reduce passenger fatigue and features a redesigned handle for better grip
• Ergonomic deck design gives plenty of legroom
• Left-side reverse lever is ergonomically designed for easy operation
• Quick and easy hose connection allows a simple method to flush sea water out of the engine
• NEW Optimally curved mirrors are revised for a wide rear view angle and are mounted to the upper deck to facilitate opening of the hatch cover

Capaciuous storage

• The Ultra 310R offers a class-leading 56 gallons of total storage capacity
• Large-capacity, fully sealed storage area with detachable storage tray offers ample room for recreational equipment
• A detachable drink holder with space for two drink bottles is mounted on the center console
• Compact integrated underseat storage area is Ideal for small items like a ski rope

Extra-large fuel capacity

• 20.6-gallon fuel tank boasts more capacity than any machine in its class, extending range

Digital instrumentation

• NEW Easy-to-read LCD screen features new face design
• NEW Instrumentation includes a new fuel consumption function, revised boost meter scale, riding modes, external water and air temperature, clock, time, trip and hour meters, tachometer (in digital or graph displays), speedometer and max speed functions
• Eco Indicator shows the rider when the speed and throttle opening is in the 310R’s most efficient range

Specifications

EngineSupercharged and intercooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline four-cylinder
Displacement1,498 cc
Bore x Stroke83 x 69.2 mm
Compression Ratio8.2:1
InductionEaton Twin Vortices Series roots-type supercharger with air-to-water intercooler
Maximum Horsepower310 hp (Horsepower measured in PS at the crankshaft under controlled conditions. Actual performance may vary.)
Cooling systemInducted water
Fuel SystemDigital Fuel Injection with 60mm throttle bodies
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
Thrust1,890 lbs.
Overall Length132.7 in.
Overall Width47.0 in.
Overall Height45.3 in.
Curb Weight1047.4 lb.
Load Capacity496 lbs.
Storage Capacity56 gal.
Fuel Capacity20.6 gal.
Oil Capacity6.0 qt.
Color ChoicesEbony / Lime Green
Warranty12 months
Good Times™ Protection Plan12, 24, 36 or 48 months
Maximum Boost16.8 psi
Price$16,299

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