Wamilton’s Reveals New Lightweight Kawasaki SX-R 1500 Hood


It was just a matter of time. The hulking weight of the as-is Kawasaki SX-R 1500 just makes the ski a behemoth – and in many instances, a dangerous battering ram of momentum. So when we heard that Wamilton’s developed a very special, lightweight (12 pounds) hood for the new JetSki, we wanted to check it out. Wamilton Teixeira is a legend in the watercraft industry all over the world, and for good reason. The custom hull and fiberglass shaper has been modifying and forming unique shapes for the PWC world for decades now.

That’s why owners of the Kawasaki SX-R 1500 are so (rightfully) excited. The hand laid “special secret formula” fiberglass used for this ultra-light hood shaves considerable weight off of the factory hood (26.5 pounds), and is also ergonomically redesigned to permit for improved engine breathing, meaning a cooler, denser intake charge effectively increasing overall performance.

In a recent Facebook post, Wamilton’s wrote: Perfect fit on the new 4 stroke 1500cc fire breather four cylinder engine, more air more performance, this hood for sale is white, come with the seal installed, and the unmistakable Wamilton’s craftsmanship and perfect fit, the hood weight 12 pounds, don’t be left behind at the starting line, almost 15 pound lighter than stock, and yes that’s the Mac Attack testing the hood for us in the pic, 30 times plus world champion, you know you are getting quality when you are getting a Wamilton’s product, available in black upon request.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com 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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