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    What am I missing?

    Just got through reading Personal Water Craft Illustrated's July 2008 issue where they test Kawasaki's Ultra 250X, Seadoo's RXT-X, and Honda's Aquatrax-15X. Folowing is a quote--"While performance testing accounted for a GENEROUS portion of our testing, each of the watercraft in question was evaluated from several angles." Ok--PWCI test results for performance-- 0-60 Kawai 5.51 sec----Sea-Doo 0-60 6.43 sec---Honda 0-60 6.84 sec (last place). Now looking at their charts--none of these times add up with the chart. Fastest lap time Sea-doo 48.63- Honda 50.05 (second place) and Kawi 5l.87. Max lap speed Sea-Doo 49 mph--Honda 49 mph and Kawi 47 mph (last place) In top speed according to their charts Honda was last place. Without making this to long--the only place Honda excelled the others was riding in four to five foot swells. Gee--how many of us do that every weekend. (yea I know somebody will respond "thats the only kind of riding I do") Another of PWCI statements was "But it wasnt just Honda"s acceleration (remember--last place) that made this newcomer this years winner--. " AM NOT BASHING HONDA OR THE OTHER TWO MAKES. I just want to know how this magazine can come up with ANY watercraft being crowned "The Best PWC of 2008 " and only excelling in one area (and that a rare area for most weekend riders.) Someone--please enlighten me
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    Just got through reading Personal Water Craft Illustrated's July 2008 issue where they test Kawasaki's Ultra 250X, Seadoo's RXT-X, and Honda's Aquatrax-15X. Folowing is a quote--"While performance testing accounted for a GENEROUS portion of our testing, each of the watercraft in question was evaluated from several angles." Ok--PWCI test results for performance-- 0-60 Kawai 5.51 sec----Sea-Doo 0-60 6.43 sec---Honda 0-60 6.84 sec (last place). Now looking at their charts--none of these times add up with the chart. Fastest lap time Sea-doo 48.63- Honda 50.05 (second place) and Kawi 5l.87. Max lap speed Sea-Doo 49 mph--Honda 49 mph and Kawi 47 mph (last place) In top speed according to their charts Honda was last place. Without making this to long--the only place Honda excelled the others was riding in four to five foot swells. Gee--how many of us do that every weekend. (yea I know somebody will respond "thats the only kind of riding I do") Another of PWCI statements was "But it wasnt just Honda"s acceleration (remember--last place) that made this newcomer this years winner--. " AM NOT BASHING HONDA OR THE OTHER TWO MAKES. I just want to know how this magazine can come up with ANY watercraft being crowned "The Best PWC of 2008 " and only excelling in one area (and that a rare area for most weekend riders. Someone--please enlighten me

    The chart you are missing is the one that ranks the amount of ad revenue dollars of each manufacture.

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    LOL, I guess stuff like that is why I cancelled my subscription to Personal Water Craft Illustrated a long time ago... ...didn't they test the new Yamaha?
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    Should have known--the old adige--"follow the money trail."
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    i saw this to and was like WTF...

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