10-28-2014, 10:40 AM #1
Gallery: Introducing Ligier Sportís Rotax-Powered JS900
As 2014 spools down and the financial reports trickle in, the news is unilaterally good: sales of new personal watercraft are up and by a significant margin. According to a recent report by Powersports Business, that number is upwards to 30 percent. With a swathe of new products, improved powertrains and new accessories and features, 2014 was a fantastic year for new PWC. But what ever happened to the ski that started it all, the standup jet ski?
Currently, Yamaha is the lone survivor producing a minimum 500 SuperJets a year. The solitary ski still employs Yamaha’s 701cc two-cylinder, two-stroke and is available for purchase only after a customer produces a racer’s registration card (or IJSBA number). The once Hydrospace has traded hands again from Benelli to Belassi, and despite a full lineup of skis and full-sized runabouts, none are available for commercial purchase in the United States.
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Last edited by Rustymuscle; 10-28-2014 at 03:51 PM.
10-28-2014, 04:30 PM #2
Well good for them. Anytime ANYONE can bring something to the market, we all win just a little bit !!!
10-28-2014, 04:43 PM #3
10-28-2014, 05:20 PM #4
I'd molest the crap out of that ski
I don't know the weight of the ACE-900, but I'm really impressed with the 297LBS they claim. That is SJ territory with a 61X/62T engine that weights 82lbs (with elec/box).
Comparing it to the other 3rd party manufacturers is unfortunate since almost all others make "one trick pony" style riding standups. This one actually looks like a good all around ski and one that can actually turn.
10-28-2014, 06:18 PM #5
10-28-2014, 07:53 PM #6
The only reason the SuperJet is allowed to be sold is because its listed as "for competition use only" - Having said that, the ('08+) newer SJ is essentially a smaller, lighter SXR. Its the best Yamaha has done!
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