Like the lone voice crying out in the desert, The Watercraft Journal has remained the solitary media outlet espousing the virtues of Kawasaki and the impending redesign of its supercharged Ultra series. Many have taken the cues and ran with the hints we’ve published, but none have produced bankable receipts on what enthusiasts can expect from this long-awaited 2022 reveal.
And what are those tidbits of information, you say? First, the 310-horsepower Ultras (the powertrain will remain largely unchanged with the same 1.5L pressing out 310-ponies via an Eaton TVS supercharger) will receive a new resculpted deck. The Ultra’s industry-leading storage capacity (60-gallons) will go unaltered, save for the redesigned glovebox featuring a waterproof lid (similar to the redesigned STX).
The new Ultra will also share with the new STX its folding rear seat. The bench is expected to be heavily contoured for better ergonomics as well. The biggest reveal will certainly be the incorporation of Kawasaki’s long-awaited brake-and-reverse lever, found on the right hand side being thumb-operated, and not a left-hand side trigger similar to Yamaha and Sea-Doo’s brake.
Forward of the redesigned handlebars will be the Ninja ZX-10R and RR’s TFT full-color digital dash featuring a high contrast, easy-to-read layout, various display layouts and coloring options and Bluetooth connectivity. This is also expected to offer the rider GPS navigation as well as connectivity with the rider’s phone or Bluetooth device to Kawasaki’s Jetsounds onboard sound system.
Whether all of these leaks and predictions that we’ve published here on The Watercraft Journal are true or not will be revealed this coming Tuesday, October 5th at 6am PST. We will be the only outlet with this information ready and waiting for you, so do not miss out! Set your alarm and be ready to be wowed.