2017 Kawasaki JET SKI SX-R

The Kawasaki Difference

The Original Kawasaki Stand-Up Watercraft is back

For over 40 years, Kawasaki Jet Ski® watercraft have supplied high-powered thrills on the water and the new Jet Ski SX-R™ is a continuation of the legacy. With a broad range of four-stroke power and agile rider-active handling, the new Jet Ski SX-R breathes new life and excitement into the stand-up category. Offering a wide range of riders an unprecedented riding experience, the Jet Ski SX-R is here and ready to reclaim Kawasaki’s status as the king of stand-up watercraft.

Engine & Propulsion

  • 1,498cc incline 4-cylinder, 4-stroke engine delivers unprecedented power to wight ratio
  • Broad torque delivers strong, easy to manage power and excellent off-the-line acceleration
  • 3-blade stainless steel impeller and high-efficiency jet pump contribute to low cavitation and powerful acceleration


  • ALL-NEW V-SHAPE HULL: Delivers an ideal combination of performance and agility
  • LIGHTWEIGHT HULL: Contributes to agile turning performance
  • LARGE DECK: Offers great freedom of movement
  • KAWASAKI SPLASH DEFLECTOR: Helps reduce water spalsh

Practical Features

  • Secure your personal items in the small-item storage compartment located beneath the handle pole
  • Convenient low fuel and engine warning lights on the handle pole pad
  • Key-operated magnetic ignition switch helps discourage theft
  • Bilge drain plugs in the hull can be removed quickly and easily to facilitate after-use draining

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2017
Model Code JS1500AHF
Color Ebony / Jet White


Length 104.5 in.
Height 33.1 in.
Width 30.1 in.
Weight Curb - 551.3 lb


Propulsion System 148 mm Jet pump, axial-flow, single stage
Impeller Impeller - 3-blade, oval-edge stainless steel
Thrust 957 lb.


Cooling Inducted water
Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder inline
Displacement 1,498 cc
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 69.2 mm
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Fuel Capacity 6.1 gal
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Lubrication Semi-dry sump system
Oil Capacity 5.3 qt.


Seating 1


Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty