Kawasaki Ultra LX Jet Ski 2013 Review

Posted onMay 14, 2013

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Finding the sweet spot between performance and efficiency isn’t always an easy task. But the Jet Ski® Ultra® LX personal watercraft hits all the right marks. The high-powered PWC is an all-around, go-everywhere cruiser that’ll thrill you with its amazing blend of performance, convenience and functionality. Sharing many parts from its racier 300 series siblings, the Ultra LX has the heart to satisfy your power urges. Think of it as a normally aspirated version of Kawasaki’s supercharged Ultra 300LX and you’ll be on the right track.

Details & Features

Key Features
• Sporty handling and excellent tracking in all water conditions
• Deep-V hull provides better grip for racing-like performance
• Industry-leading storage capacity lets you bring all the gear you need
• Largest fuel tank in class keeps the fun going longer
• Scalloped luxury seat enhances comfort during high-speed cruising
• Five-position adjustable steering adapts to a variety of riders
• Splash deflectors across the bottom of the bow minimize spray in a wide variety of conditions for greater rider concentration
• Retracting rear boarding step makes it easy to climb aboard
160 Horsepower 1,498cc, Four-stroke Engine
• Strong engine provides 160 horsepower2 plus excellent low
• and mid-range torque
• Dual overhead cams (DOHC) are light and compact for less valve train inertial mass
• Four large valves per cylinder provide better intake and exhaust flow for optimum torque and power
• Intake and exhaust valve lift as well as timing are set to reduce exhaust emissions
• Intake tract designed for maximum performance
• Waterproof ECU and ignition coils protect the ignition system from electrical shorts
• Unique semi-dry sump oil system lowers the crankshaft in the engine, eliminates the need for scavenging pumps, and keeps the oil in the sump instead of flooding the crankcase if the craft capsizes
• Large capacity airbox lowers engine noise and improves air intake flow

Fuel Injection
• Large single 60mm throttle body
• Digital fuel injection provides great throttle response, smooth engine performance and quick acceleration, as well as easy starting and excellent fuel economy
• Four-orifice, high-flow fuel injectors provide efficient combustion
155mm Jet Pump
• Large-diameter 155mm jet pump efficiently converts the engine’s horsepower into thrust
• Developed based on feedback from Kawasaki’s race machines, this pump is designed to deliver consistent output and good “bite,” even when riding on rough water
• The large, sophisticated three-blade impeller unit delivers both high speed performance and quiet operation
• Eight-vane intake guide smooths and regulates the flow of water from the impeller for efficient and powerful propulsion
• The reverse lever is on the left side for easy operation while modulating the throttle with the right hand

Composite Hull
• Design incorporates feedback from Kawasaki’s IJSBA championship-winning racing machines for excellent tracking and responsive handling in both calm and rough water conditions
• Delivers the neutral handling and turning characteristics that made Kawasaki Jet Ski® personal watercraft famous, yet the hull enables a high bank angle for motorcycle-like turning performance with reduced side G-loads imposed on riders during turns
• The 22.5-degree V-angle at the bottom of the Ultra® LX’s hull helps prevent spinouts during sharp turns and provides a smoother ride in rough water
• Placing the battery near the center of the machine optimizes weight balance in the hull and frees space inside the engine bay to help maximize storage capacity
• Bottom of the hull slants upward steeply from the center section to the bow, allowing the Ultra LX to penetrate swells and waves with less shock. This allows the hull to push through waves rather than bounce over them at a higher pace
• Integrated sponsons extend from the hull, providing wallow-free straight-line performance and contribute significantly to the Ultra LX’s excellent high-speed maneuverability while helping to retain a narrow hull design

Ride Plate
• Features a groove from the center to the rear of the ride plate that enhances straight-line tracking
Quattro KSD
• The Ultra LX’s Kawasaki Splash Deflector (KSD) uses three bottom-mounted ridges and an additional deflector mounted at the top to deflect water splashing forward from under the hull
• Whether turning or blasting straight ahead at high speeds or low, the Quattro KSD minimizes spray, allowing greater rider concentration

Kawasaki Smart Steering® and Smart Learning Operation Mode
• Kawasaki Smart Steering® (KSS®) monitors steering input and engine speed and, when certain conditions are met, raises rpm to initiate a desired turn, helping new riders better enjoy the performance of this remarkable machine
• Smart Learning Operation (SLO) allows novice riders to become familiar with the handling and response of this Jet Ski watercraft at a more relaxed pace before unleashing the full performance of the Ultra LX
• Two separate keys, one for SLO mode and one for full-power operation, help prevent confusion over which setting is in use

Comfort and Convenience
• Luxury touring seat incorporates specific support areas for the rider and passenger to offer increased confidence and a more relaxing experience
• Five-way adjustable handlebars allow operation while standing or sitting for a wide range of riders
• Ergonomic deck design has plenty of legroom for rider-friendly seating accommodations
• A long rear boarding step makes it easy to climb onboard, and the step retracts inside the bumper to prevent damage
• A quick and easy under-hood hose connection allows easy flushing of sea water out of the engine
• Mirrors mounted on the upper deck facilitate opening of the hatch cover

Capacious Storage
• 60-gallon storage capacity is the largest in its class
• The large-capacity, fully sealed 58-gallon storage area is fitted with a detachable storage tray and has plenty of room for recreational equipment
• Glove box on the center console has a built-in drink holder with space for two drink bottles
• Compact storage area under the rear passenger seat is ideal for small items

Yamaha FZS Jet Ski 2013 Model

Posted onFebruary 3, 2013

Yamaha FZS Jet Ski 2013 Model

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Easy-to-read analog dials clearly display RPM and speed.
REVERSE

This innovative feature allows for smooth maneuvering during launching and docking by limiting RPMs and reducing cavitation.
REBOARDING STEP

The deep reboarding step is ergonomically designed, making it easier to climb back on board after a swim, then conveniently tucks away when not in use.

TELESCOPIC STEERING
The industry’s only telescopic steering column adjusts up or down for a more personalized, comfortable riding style.
NANOXCEL®
Incredibly strong, yet ultra lightweight, the innovative NanoXcel® hull delivers an impressive power-to-weight ratio, agile ride and industry-leading fuel efficiency.
QSTS
Allowing the bow to be trimmed up or down, the Quick Shift Trim System can be easily adjusted to suit the rider’s preference and water conditions.
DASH
Easy-to-read analog dials clearly display RPM and speed.
REVERSE
This innovative feature allows for smooth maneuvering during launching and docking by limiting RPMs and reducing cavitation.
REBOARDING STEP
The deep reboarding step is ergonomically designed, making it easier to climb back on board after a swim, then conveniently tucks away when not in use.
TELESCOPIC STEERING

The industry’s only telescopic steering column adjusts up or down for a more personalized, comfortable riding style.
NANOXCEL®

Incredibly strong, yet ultra lightweight, the innovative NanoXcel® hull delivers an impressive power-to-weight ratio, agile ride and industry-leading fuel efficiency.
QSTS

Allowing the bow to be trimmed up or down, the Quick Shift Trim System can be easily adjusted to suit the rider’s preference and water conditions.

HULL + DECK SPECIFICATIONS
Available Colors: Velocity Yellow or Deep Blue
Rider Capacity: 1-3 persons
Length: 132.7″
Width: 48.4″
Height: 45.7″
Dry Weight: 813 LBS
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 GAL
Storage Capacity: 21.3 GAL
Glove Box: ✓
Hydro-Turf® Mats: ✓
Chrome Accents: ✓
NanoXcel® Ultra-lightweight Hull and Deck: ✓
Automatic Bilge System: ✓
Electronic Bilge: ✓
Sponsons: ✓
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Engine Type: Supercharged 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, High Output Yamaha Marine Engine
Pump Type: 155mm High-pressure
Fuel Type Recommended: Regular Unleaded
Displacement: 1812cc
Electronic Fuel Injection: ✓
Low-RPM Mode™: ✓
FEATURES
Telescopic Steering: ✓
Reverse: with Traction Control
Quick Shift Trim System: ✓
Yamaha Engine Management System**: ✓
Reboarding Step: ✓
Multifunction Instrumentation Panel: ✓
Analog Meter: Dual
Digital Meter: ✓
Dual Mirrors: ✓
Watertight Storage: Under Seat
Tow Hook: ✓
Security Mode: ✓
Remote Transmitter: ✓
Dual Cupholders in Glovebox: ✓
**Yamaha Engine Management System (YEMS) An integrated, computerized management system that controls and adjusts such functions as ignition timing, fuel injection mapping and engine diagnostics.

http://www.yamahawaverunners.com

Australian Powersports Jet Ski Academy

Posted onJuly 5, 2011

Australian Jet Ski Academy specialises in educating new to advanced riders with:

•Riding skills
•Safety awareness
•Behavioural attitudes
•Craft maintenance knowledge from Australia’s most experienced Personal Watercraft riders.
The education and information you will gain from Australian Jet Ski Academy training will last you a lifetime. Our training will enable you to be a more confident watercraft operator and help to create a safer more enjoyable boating environment for all.

Our training provides you with the most important information required to become fully confident in the handling and operation of your PWC so you can take control and make the most of your investment.

Trainers
AJSA has been operating since 1999 and our instructors are arguably Australia’s most experienced and qualified riders and are accredited coaches through the Australian Coaching Council. They are well known in the PWC industry and are competent and highly successful competitors in the organised sport, boasting many national titles.

Course Details
Course details include:

•Personal Water Craft and Trailer preparation
•Required safety equipment and accessories
•Riding Gear
•Anti-theft devices
•Trailering and tie downs
•Launching and retrieving
•Beaching and docking
•Overview of laws
•Doubling passengers
•Approaching and crossing waves
•Cornering
•Fitness tips
•Trim settings
•Jet drive basics
•Safe navigation
•Falling off
•Re-boarding
•Capsized watercraft
•Submerged watercraft
•Emergency towing
•Jet pump water intake
•Weather identification and water hazards
•Reading water conditions
•Riding positions and handling techniques
•Riding with other PWC
•PWC and trailer maintenance
We can also offer training in Tow-in surfing, Towing skiers and Race training (as used by New Zealand’s Kelle Skelton 2000 women’s Runabout World Champion).

Courses can be conducted by either personal tuition or group bookings and can be modified to suit any requirements you have. You will receive a certificate on completion of your training

To take part in our training courses you must have a current NSW PWC licence or equivalent and your own jet ski.
http://www.powersports.com.au/



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