2024 Kawasaki Ultra 160 Jet Ski Speed Test Review

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The first major redesign for the Kawasaki Ultra 160 Jet Ski in 16 years has hit the water. This is Kawasaki’s top-of-the-line non-supercharged model and brings the iconic brand closer to rivals such as the Sea-Doo GTX 170 and Yamaha FX HO. While the Kawasaki Ultra hull remains unchanged from the previous generation launched in 2007, the top deck is all new, and is the same as the flagship Kawasaki Ultra 310 supercharged model. The other big news: Kawasaki has doubled down on this important segment of the Jet Ski market, going from just one version of the Ultra 160 to two models. In this video we will cover Australian and US pricing, go through all the key features, tell you what it’s like to ride – and do acceleration and top speed tests using precision VBox timing equipment.

Autonomous Kawasaki Jet Ski technology unearthed in patent filings – report

The world’s leading Jet Ski website, The Watercraft Journal, has unearthed patent filings that show Kawasaki is developing an automated ‘circle back’ rescue function if the rider falls off, a shallow water warning system, more detailed fuel-consumption tracking for long-distance rides, an electric supercharger – and more!

2024: Top 10 Jet Skis For Riders New To The Sport

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There is a range of new Jet Skis for 2024 – as well as some old favourites – across the Sea-Doo, Yamaha WaveRunner and Kawasaki line-ups. With more than 50 Jet Skis to choose from across the three major brands – Sea-Doo, Yamaha and Kawasaki – we know deciding which one to buy can be daunting. But hopefully this rundown of the key models – and the key differences, including prices – will help take out some of the guesswork.