The Ultimate combination of abundant power, a naturally aspirated engine, precise handling and all-day riding comfort.
The Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX is the choice for discerning Jet Ski enthusiasts.
The new hull offers excellent handling in both rough and calm water conditions. Equipped with the Luxury seat and a number of other flagship features, the 2018 Ultra LX ensures its passengers travel in the luxury and comfort benefitting the LX name.
The Kawasaki Smart Steering (KSS) supplementary steering system is designed to assist new riders as they learn turning and manoeuvring of a Jet Ski. Experienced users may not even notice the system at all. Smart Learning Operation (SLO) Mode function allows newer riders to become familiar with the handling response of this Jet Ski at a more relaxed pace before operating the Ultra LX at full power. Two separate keys (one for SLO-mode and one for full power) prevent operating mistakes.
The Deep-V hull design enables a high bank angle, motorcycle-like turning performance. This reduces the lateral G-loads imposed on riders during turns, allowing them to better concentrate on riding. Measuring 22.50, the idealised V-angle at the bottom of the hull helps to prevent spin outs during sharp turns. As a result, the Ultra LX delivers the neutral handling and turning characteristics for which Kawasaki Jet Ski are famous.
Kicking out an impressive 160 PS at 7,500 rpm, the liquid-cooled, 1498cc, in-line four-cylinder Ninja supersport-based engine delivers the responsive performance that sport riders love. In spite of its high performance, this ultra-low emissions Jet Ski easily clears the stringent CARB regulations. Engine strengthening items borrowed from the powerful Ultra 300X ensure high durability and reliability.
The Ultra LX is equipped with the LXuryseat, a scalloped seat designed for enhanced cruising comfort. Contoured for a good ergonomic fit, the Lxuryseat offers ultra-comfortable accommodation for three. The seats steps can be compressed from above when sat upon, allowing riders to shift rearward during strong acceleration. In rough conditions, riders can sit on the steps, allowing the thick, impact-absorbing padding to do the work otherwise left to thigh muscles.
Developed based on feedback from Kawasaki’s race machines, this pump was specially designed to deliver incredible acceleration, stable output and good “bite,” even when riding in rough water. Using another trick borrowed from the Ultra 300X engine, the jet pump drive shaft is supported using double bearings. A new shaft nut holds the shaft in place, preventing any forward movement. The result is increased reliability as well as greater durability.
Ridges across the bottom of the bow, Kawasaki Splash Deflectors deflect water splashing forward from under the hull. The fourth splash deflector mounted at the top reduces spray during high-speed turns. Whether turning or blasting straight ahead, at high speeds or low, the Quattro KSD minimises spray, enhancing ride comfort.