For 2016, Kawasaki’s three seater Ultra LX model has it all: size, performance and price. One of seven Jet-Ski’s in the Kawasaki lineup, the Ultra LX offers many of the features and design traits of their Ultra 300LX model but at a price point that is hard to beat.
The metallic phantom silver deck is crisp and clean looking, mounted on an ebony-black composite hull that’s a full 132 inches in length. That’s long enough to deliver a comfortable ride for three passengers, but short enough to also deliver exciting single-rider performance when you want to go off on your own or do some wave jumping.
Beam: 47” / 1.17 m
Fuel Capacity: 20.6 gal. / 78 L
Weight: 932 lbs / 423 kg
Rider Capacity: Three
Engine: 1,498cc Four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, four-cylinder inline
Kawaskai’s 1498cc DOHC 16 valve inline four-cylinder engine with digital fuel injection delivers 160hp @ 7,750 rpm. That’s more than enough power to peg the digital electronic displays even with three passengers – or two riders with one enjoying the view from the end of the tow rope hooked to the standard ski hook. That power is respectful to the environment as well. The LX has earned a Three-Star Ultra-Low Emissions rating from the California Air Resources Board and it also meets the US Environmental Protection Agency’s strictest standards. The direct fuel injection into a 60mm throttle body provides more predictable acceleration and excellent fuel economy, so that the class-leading 20 gallon fuel tank can give you plenty of fuel to disappear for the day.
The Ultra LX is an all-around go anywhere cruiser that found the sweet spot between price, performance and function. It features class leading storage space with a total of 60 gallons of room to take everything you could possibly want with you for a great day on the water.
The Ultra LX comes with a full one year warranty, and Kawasaki offers an affordable Good Times Protection Plan that extends this for an additional 24 or 36 months at the buyer’s option.
By Brad Roberts