What? 320HP Ducati-Inspired Jet Ski With Twin Ducati 1098 Engines


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Long ago, Kawasaki penned the JS440 as the “dirt bike of the water.” And rightfully so. It was lightweight, agile, nimble and a whole lot of fun. But as current personal watercraft have evolved, grown and matured, so has the comparison. Today’s full-sized runabouts are supercharged, option-loaded, technological powerhouses, and so the stripped-down dirt bike analogy doesn’t quite fit.

Rather, many regard today’s watercraft to modern superbikes. And the comparison sticks. That’s why the release of a handful of computer-generated designs from Zolland Design AB are making such big waves. The design company’s renderings of Ducati-inspired personal watercraft – replete with twin Ducati 1098 engines – has gone viral, and frankly, we’re a little late on reporting on it.

Zolland’s interpretation of a possible Ducati-inspired runabout powered by dual 1098cc engines, would “quite possibly become the world’s fastest jet ski” according to GT Spirit. Of course, the 1098cc four-stroke Ducati plant cranks out a respectable 160HP and 90.4lbs. ft. of torque, so paired with a second engine would equate 320 horsepower and 180.8lbs. ft. of torque.

That of course, would eclipse Kawasaki’s 310-horsepower output, crowning the theoretical watercraft the new King of Horsepower, even without the Ducati plants benefiting from the assistance of a supercharger like the 310X.

Aesthetically, Zolland’s design draws heavily from the traditional Ducati look and would definitely blur the lines between the PWC market and the sportbike lovers.

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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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