Caution: There’s no way that you’re going to be able to ride this thing and not be soaked to the bone. And in seeing this 300-horsepower machine in action, we kinda don’t even care.
And yes, your eyes are not deceiving you: you’re looking at a single-seater Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 that has been split at the bondline, reconfigured and rebuilt as a low-slung, race-kart-inspired machine.
Jetkart wrote, “The Jetkart is a product intended for everybody (as well as the paraplegic people) to reach the water sport to motorize and to promote competitions on a circuit of jet ski.”
Thus far, the Jetkart is in its primary testing and fine-tuning stages, with modifications being made to the cockpit and controls, which also utilize a large portion of the X-Steering system, giving new meaning to the old adage, “We use every part of the buffalo.”
After separating the hull from the deck, Jetkart rearranged the powertrain layout to accommodate the body-hugging race seat and four-point rollcage (similar to those seen on large flat bottom race boats). As mentioned; the handlebars and gauge cluster are reconfigured into a more traditional-looking cockpit, all giving the craft an exceptionally low center of gravity.
Although still being tested, Jetkart has opened the craft for some private testing. One such was Boyadjian Jérôme who gave the Jetkart a test. He wrote, “It’s very impressive to [cruise] more than 110 km/h being so close to the water! [The] sensations are unique, [like] flying. [It’s] extreme [in the] curves at an amazing speed! Bravo David [on] a new successful concept!”