With a two-stroke engine that delivers quick acceleration and an advanced hull design that helps ensure stability and responsiveness, the Jet Ski® 800 SX-R™ is the ultimate personal watercraft thrill machine. The SX-R has been the best-selling stand up model for the last three years running, proving it’s the class leader. As it enters the 38th and final year of production– the 800 SX-R will bear special colors and graphics, to recognize the 37 years of liquid fun that preceded it. Kawasaki will enhance the 2011 model with a special badge that reads: “Commemorating 37 Years of Jet Ski."
Details & Features

Key Features
• The best-selling stand-up model for three consecutive years is still the class leader
• Advanced hull design is responsive and stable
• Final edition colors and graphics celebrate Jet Ski’s distinguished history through 37-years of production from 1973 -2010
• Two-stroke engine provides quick acceleration
• 2011 model is consumers’ last chance to buy the ultimate personal watercraft thrill machine
781cc Twin-cylinder Engine
• High-performance, large displacement two-stroke engine delivers 699 pounds of thrust
• Intake tract designed for maximum performance
• Twin carburetors provide excellent throttle response and optimum power at all rpm levels
• Waterproof, maintenance-free CDI system with digital advance provides reliability and durability, while a digital microcomputer precisely controls ignition timing
• ECU and ignition coils are also waterproofed to protect the system from electrical shorts
• Superior vibration isolation via rubber engine mounts mean reduced noise and maximum comfort
• Large capacity airbox provides low engine noise and high air intake flow
• Water-jacketed exhaust system reduces noise level and under hood temperatures for better power
• Fresh water flush fitting is adaptable to a garden hose so the operator can easily rinse out the motor’s cooling lines
Composite Hull
• Advanced hull design offers exceptional stability
• Fiberglass reinforced plastic results in the lightest and strongest hull possible
• Lightweight, easy to store and transport, and fits in a pick-up bed
• Injection-molded sponsons enhance stability, yet deliver ultra-responsive turning
• Kawasaki “lean-in” turning makes the 800 SX-R watercraft easier and less fatiguing to ride while providing superb handling in rough water
• Automatic bilge-pumping system empties water from the bilge whenever the craft is being ridden
• Sealed battery never needs water
• Large capacity fuel tank allows more time on the water
• Shielded jet propulsion system gives greater protection from damage
• Finger-type throttle reduces hand fatigue and increases comfort
• Modern styling features Kawasaki factory racing-inspired graphics
Cockpit and Deck
• Fully cushioned rider area features thick material to provide maximum protection and comfort
• Wide footwell area gives riders more room to maneuver, vary foot placement and shift body weight
• Integrated foam flotation built into the deck and handlepole to make the 800 SX-R virtually unsinkable


Engine Two-stroke, two-cylinder with crankcase reed valve induction
Displacement 781 cc
Bore x Stroke 82.0 x 74.0 mm
Compression Ratio 7.2:1
Cooling system Inducted water
Carburetion Twin BN40 Mikuni
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Lubrication Premix
Starting System Electric
Propulstion System Jet pump, axial-flow, single stage
Maximum Thrust 699 lb.
Overall Length 90.6 in.
Overall Width 28.7 in.
Overall Height 28.9 in.
Curb Weight 396.9 lbs.** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
Color Choices Jet White / Ebony
Warranty 12 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12, 24, 36 or 48 months
* Not available in California or New York