Kawasaki Set to Make Big Waves at 2016 IJSBA World Finals


Back in August, The Watercraft Journal published the rumors of the new 4-stroke Kawasaki SX-R. The anticipation that has lead up to this moment has been huge and every watercraft enthusiast is dying to see the research and development that has gone into this revamped SX-R. While Kawasaki’s previous 2-stroke SX-R was a huge success and a great overall craft, they stop producing them in 2011. Since then, Yamaha has been the only major company still producing factory 2-stroke stand-ups.

Kawasaki will be officially announcing the 2017 4-stroke SX-R this Thursday, October 6th at 8AM (PST). This will be a huge day for Kawasaki and the stand-up riding community. They may even convert sit-down riders over to the stand-up side. The reveal will take place by the Kawasaki Semi-Truck near all the vendors at Crazy Horse Campgrounds and Resort in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. For the rest of the weekend, during the lunch hours, Kawasaki Team Racers Craig Warner and Minoru Kanamori will be running exhibition laps for the public to view.

If Kawasaki gets this right, they can see a huge increase in sales. They have been behind Sea-Doo and Yamaha in sales for many years now but with this reveal they could generate people to see the Kawasaki motor and see the different aspects that makes it stand out. With multiple rumors the new SX-R is sure generating a lot of attention.

And pay close attention to The Watercraft Journal as we have the world exclusive inside look at the SX-R and will publish at the same time as the reveal. So if you weren’t able to take time off work and head to Lake Havasu, we have you covered.

If fans are wanting to test ride the Kawasaki JetSki Ultra 310LX or Kawasaki JetSki STX-15F they will have the chance to by swinging by the Kawasaki Dealer and registering to test the demos. Registers ill also receive $500 in Kawi Kash.

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Blake Ellestad

Blake Ellestad

Blake decided to buy a jet ski before a car and it was the greatest decision of his life. He was able to start reading on the forums and absolutely fell in love with the information and the sport. Blake says he will be riding jet skis for a very long time.


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    faxon 5 October, 2016 at 11:02 Reply

    The suggestion that it “might even convert sit down riders to stand ups” means it’s huge!!!!!…. What a missed opportunity….I am so depressed!

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