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    Vicious Rumors And Vile Gossip: The Great ’17 Kawasaki SX-R Rumor Round-Up



    It’s only been two weeks, and already the coals stoked by the teaser video released by Kawasaki (which The Watercraft Journal was first to have published) have begun to cool. Not because of a lack of interest (in fact, quite the opposite as we experienced the single-largest surge of readership in a solitary day), but because there is so little confirmed information concerning the machine. All that is discernible is that the Kawasaki is powered by a powerful four-cylinder 4-stroke and it heralds the return of the SX-R moniker.

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    Killer information here!!

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    Nice write up!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by patent filing
    ... The muffler and the air-cleaner box having relatively large inner spaces may generate a buoyant force. In the above construction, buoyant forces generated in front and rear parts of the body are well balanced.

    The stand-up type personal watercraft may further comprise a plurality of mufflers provided in an exhaust passage of the engine, and the mufflers may be arranged forward and rearward relative to the engine within the body. In this construction, also, the buoyant forces generated in the front and rear parts of the body are well balanced.
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    This bit about buoyant forces seems rather strange. Nothing inside the hull provides any sort of 'buoyant force' unless the hull is flooded with water.

    Weight distribution is a thing, and if the hull does flood it can matter where the floatation is located relative to the heavy engine.

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    I'm going with no special oiling and most engine components are carry over to keep costs reasonable...especially first year. It will be cool to watch the growth or death of this approach.
    I for one am excited about it.

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    Is Yamaha releasing a four stroke pole at the WF's as well?

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    Very, very doubtful as both the media intro and dealer intro (as well as the widespread release) of the 2017 product line has already happened.

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