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2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX Preview


by Guillaume Rivard ,

An attractive blend of sportiness and comfort is what you'll get with the 2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX, which combines the sophisticated hull and LXuryseat from the Ultra 310LX with a responsive, fuel-efficient engine. Other premium features ensure passengers enjoy luxury that befits the LX name.

2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX
Photo: Kawasaki

Discover the 2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX
The 2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX is once again powered by a 1,498cc, 4-stroke, inline 4-cylinder engine. Derived from the Ninja superbikes, this fuel-injected unit produces 158 hp (160 PS) at 7,750 rpm and 112 lb-ft of torque at 7,250 rpm. At 423 kg, however, the Ultra LX boasts a lower power-to-weight ratio than its competitors.

Driving a 155mm jet pump with a 3-blade impeller, the engine delivers good fuel economy and benefits from a best-in-class 78-litre tank to keep you riding for a seriously long time.

By the way, it's the same engine that powers the cheaper, lighter Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F. On the other hand, if you're looking for greater performance, the 310X/310LX models (formerly 300X/300LX) add a supercharger and intercooler to generate an industry-leading 306 hp (310 PS, hence the name) and 201 lb-ft of torque. Yeah, that's insane, I know.

Meanwhile, the race-derived hull of the 2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX gives you the ideal balance of strength and light weight designed to handle both rough and calm water conditions.

Sponsons extending from the hull and fins along the underside of the side bumpers provide stable straight-line performance while helping retain the machine’s narrow overall design. They also contribute significantly to the Ultra LX’s high manoeuvrability when changing direction (particularly at higher speeds).

2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX
Photo: Kawasaki

2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX features and amenities
The spacious, 3-passenger LXuryseat on the 2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX offers generous lumbar support for the rider and a grab rail for the final passenger, while the 5-way adjustable handlebar suits a wide range of riders and riding styles, whether standing up or sitting down.

As always, Kawasaki Smart Steering (KSS) can assist riders in learning to manoeuvre and negotiate corners, making turning easier and smoother. Furthermore, the Smart Learning Operation (SLO) mode gives them the choice between limited power for easier training or full power for maximum fun.

Aggressive styling, an all-digital instrument panel, and 212 litres of storage capacity will also attract potential buyers to the 2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX. Don't forget the long re-boarding step that facilitates climbing aboard, and retracts when not in use.

As for colour schemes, Ebony/Stardust White has replaced Jet White/Galaxy Silver.

Pricing for the 2014 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX starts at $12,499, which is just $200 higher than last year's model. Competitors include the Sea-Doo GTX 155 and Yamaha VXS.