When Kawasaki decided to bring back the standup, which started the whole industry, it shook things up. Questions we’re going around asking whether or not a 4-stroke motor would be put into the new hull. Well, as we all know, there is a 4-stroke standup now. While the hull is much bigger than any stand up previous, there have recorded speeds of 63mph.
While this is a huge step for Kawasaki as they are trying to get back into the game, there are some concerns that have arisen. What class will the SX-R race in? Will the size of the hull and power of the motor be too much? Recently, the IJSBA announced that they have received a product from Skat-Trak that is a reduction nozzle and will be used to restrict the speed of the new 2017 SX-R. Skat-Trak is a industry leader when it comes to jet pumps and all of the components included which makes them a great company to work with in testing speeds.
The new SX-R is extremely powerful and IJSBA wants to be sure that anyone racing in the Novice Stock, Women’s’ Ski, and Juniors classes will be safe. With this speed control device, it will allow for women and young riders to be competitive, have fun but most importantly be safe while racing. It can be dangerous going around buoys in such a large JetSki. IJSBA wants to do whatever they can to help. Testing has been underway and any findings will be announced.