Thread: Who's Keeping Their RXP
10-11-2006, 09:55 PM #1
Who's Keeping Their RXP
Well I've read a lot of posts about buying the new Kawi (Ultra 250) but I for one like the looks of the RXP over the Kawi. But in all fairness I have not seen the Kawi in person, I'm judging by the pics on the website; It's the front I don't like...
Even though I have yet to ride my newly purchased RXP I decided to buy it over the Kawi for a several reasons:
a. I generally don't like to buy first model years of anything
b. I like the looks of the RXP better
c. If I wanted a boat, the Kawi looks huge, I would have purchased one
d. The performance aftermarket will take a little time to catch up
e. I got a great deal on my RXP
I have nothing at all against Kawasaki products as I owned a '85 900 Ninja, which was the fastest bike produced at the time. Bone stock it ran 10.55 in the 1/4 according to Cycle World. I immediately dumped $ into it and raced it, never once was I defeated. I also topped it out @ 175 right before I sold it. Awesome bike, only sold cause I needed $ for my divorce.
So back to my original question: Who's staying loyal to their RXP?
10-11-2006, 10:03 PM #2
I'm keeping my RXP - hope to add more mods this winter and get it past 80.
10-11-2006, 10:03 PM #3
ME! i'm just getting started with the RXPs finally. I've owned nothing but 3-seater seadoos thus far, and now i have a monster RXP i'm building with all the goodies, so i'm suckered into the RXP for at least another season minimum.... but i'm ok with that. I'm selling my RXT for the RXP bc of the size... the RXT is too big, so me running to get a Ultra 250 would just be making the same mistake again. it'll please you going straight and going fast, but the second you start hanging with some buddies doing some hairpin turns and tight snake trails you will sacrifice the big yacht RXT/ultra 250 for a more nimble smaller ski.
10-11-2006, 10:10 PM #4
im def keeping mine for now ive owned 3 doos so far and im satisfied so far.
up here you don't see many kawis or yamaha let alone hondas.
here sea doo rules the waters.
10-11-2006, 10:12 PM #5
Greetings Jag & Shibby,
Glad to hear that, seems like you guys have a lot of knowledge about the Doo's. New to the sport I may need to lean on you guys as I'm trying to build confidence in working on my Doo's myself.
BTW I'm planning on going to Mudbug '07. Maybe I'll see ya there.
10-11-2006, 10:16 PM #6
Gee Daverxp4 wonder why you don't see many other brands up there in Canada, EH? Ha Ha.
Here in North Charleston, SC seems like I see more Yami's & Doo's than Honda's or Kawi's but we'll see what happens when the new Ultra comes out.
10-11-2006, 10:19 PM #7
10-11-2006, 10:42 PM #8
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Definitely keeping mine. Nothing against Kawi, but I am happy with my RXP, so I see no need to change. Plus I just started doing mods, so I am not going to waste time and money on mods that I have just done, by going out and buying a new ski. Another thing is that I have no desire to own a 3 seater.
10-11-2006, 10:47 PM #9
I was in the market for a three seater anyway, so I might get the Ultra aswell.
But I really like my RXP and couldn't see the ultra being leeps and bounds better than it.
So for now 2 RXP's for me unless the 05 gets sold.
10-11-2006, 10:50 PM #10
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
- Salinas CA
I`m keeping mine. I don`t like any other brand jet ski`s.
Had them and have never made a 2nd purchase after buying sea-doo.
Sea-doo`s handle like no other. I like the power to weight ratio.
This 3 cyl. makes as much or more (mods) BHP than 4 cyl.
It looks better and is made in Canada too.
Rotax eng`s are great HP maker`s.
Yes the jap stuff is good too but, for my money it`s Sea-Doo baby...
Every dumb as on the lake has a jap ski. It seem`s like sea-doo`s attract a more informed/non hazardous rider.
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