Video: Unlimited’s New Kawasaki SX-R Fixed Steering Kit

Oh those crazy Japanese. They’re always up to something. The new 4-stroke Kawasaki SX-R 1500 JetSki was one of the most anticipated machines to hit the water in years. And we mean it, it was crazy. But many hardcore riders felt the SX-R was too close to a runabout to fit their tastes, while many older riders saw the new standup as an opportunity to strike out on the water like they used to – on their own two feet. Alas, there were a few who longed for a time when Kawasaki didn’t just offer the JetSki, but the X2 as well.

Well, the designers at Unlimited Personal Watercraft Performance Parts Products (UPWPPP) shocked the world recently with a very unique hood kit that not only replaces the stock hood and handle pole, but replaces the pole with a fixed steering system that gets the rider’s position down low to replicate the look and feel of the X2. Unfortunately, the kit doesn’t come with a mod for the tray, so you’re still going to need to be standing for most of the time (we don’t want to see any of you riding on your knees!).

We can certainly see how some of you might be skeptical, so Unlimited produced this video showing the kit in action as well as plenty of close up shots to see how the package functions in relation to the factory Kawasaki equipment.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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