Kawasaki ZXi 1100 Specificationsby Jillian O'Keeffe
A one or two-person jet ski with a large engine, the Kawasaki ZXi watercraft sports a fiberglass hull shaped into a deep "V." A Kawasaki splash deflector protects drivers and riders from spray. The fuel tank holds 13.7 gallons for long rides.
An 1071 cc two-stroke, three-cylinder engine with crankcase reed valve induction outfits the Kawasaki ZXi for performance. At 6,750 revolutions per minute, the ZXi produces 120 horsepower. A bore and stroke of 80 by 71 millimeters and a compression ratio of 5.8 to one defines its piston power. The carburetion system has three Keihin CDCV 38s. With an oil capacity of one gallon, the watercraft is lubricated by Kawasaki's "Superlube" oil injection.
The ZXi is 108.7 inches long, 39.3 inches high and 42.1 inches wide. It weighs 589 pounds.
With 803 pounds of thrust, a jet pump, axial flow and single-stage propulsion system, the Kawasaki provides ample power. The storage compartment affords 5.4 gallons of space for needed items. With an electric start, the Kawasaki XIi's ignition works by digital capacitor discharge ignition.
Jillian O'Keeffe has been a freelance writer since 2009. Her work appears in regional Irish newspapers including "The Connacht Tribune" and the "Sentinel." O'Keeffe has a Master of Arts in journalism from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from University College Cork.