Well, it’s here, whispers and rumors have been around since the early 2000s but when Kawasaki finally decided to make a 4 stroke JetSki, we’re sure Yamaha decided they had to do something, even after Yamaha’s own Scott Watkins said:
“The minute we put a 4-stroke in the SuperJet is the minute it stops being a jet ski.”
We know what your first question is.
Is it better than The Kawasaki SX-R 1500?
The answer so far is yes and no.
While it’s 8.8″ shorter and 142 lighter than the Kawasaki SX-R 1500, its also 7.5″ longer 3.2″ wider and 5.1″ taller and 70 pounds heavier than the beloved 701cc Yamaha Super Jet so it is not going to be your lightweight freestyle machine, which it wasn’t built for that.
It features the TR-1 Engine that has been used on the EX platform for the last couple of years, we hear that it is going to ship with a 100HP tune and will run around the lows 40′ s out of the box. We Already have lots of parts available for the engine platform that will help boost its acceleration and top-end speed performance, but we are not sure yet we will be able to make it go 60-65MPH without forced induction, but time will tell.
So far we know that it is better than the Kawasaki SX-R 1500 if you want a lighter small ski, but it’s not better if all you care about is being the fastest.