Early Kawasaki SX-R Production Meets IJSBA Homologation For 2017


The Kawasaki manufacturing facility located in Lincoln, Nebraska exceeded the goal of producing 500 jet skis for the new International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) division. The crew in Lincoln built 800 of the 2017 Kawasaki SX-R’s and shipped the first batch of the stand up skis to 321 Kawasaki, a long time dealership in El Dorado, Kansas. The new jet skis will soon be available on the east and west coasts of the United States. The four-stroke stand up jet skis were made in time for entry into the Mark Hahn 300 which took place in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, February 12th.

According to the IJSBA’s announcement, the 2017 SX-R may be used at any IJSBA sanctioned event in any category where the machine is eligible. However, the addition of this division does come with several restrictions listed in the paragraph below:

If the SX-R is used in Ski Mod classes, the watercraft may not utilize aftermarket hulls. If the SX-R is used in Ski Limited classes, the watercraft is required to meet Ski Stock rules. The SX-R are not eligible for use in Junior Ski classes until IJSBA approved speed control measures are announced. For answers to any questions about this new division, please direct them to info@ijsba.com

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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