Is 2020 Really the Last Year of the Superjet? A call to Action.

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#21
What we're all really waiting for is the electric standup.

Nikola bought the Freeform EV. They are said to be showing off the sitdown soon.

Until then, keep the SJ the same. Sparks are lameo
45 minutes of run time and 3-4 hours of charge time.
I like to ride a little longer than that and don't want to waste my day at the lake charging a battery. Plus you still have to buy gas for your generator to charge your battery for hours. The technology just isn't there yet.
 

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#22
45 minutes of run time and 3-4 hours of charge time.
I like to ride a little longer than that and don't want to waste my day at the lake charging a battery. Plus you still have to buy gas for your generator to charge your battery for hours. The technology just isn't there yet.
the technology is there, the support it not. All you have to do is swap batteries. Charge two overnight.
 
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Nicely written article, Chix. I've been riding stand up skis for well over 30 years.. I have been in the tray of pretty much every production hull ever made and many aftermarket skis as well.. The only Kawasaki skis I really would consider owning again would be an SXR-800 or an old JS for nostalgia. The SJ in my opinion is just a far superior ski to any mass produced unit ever built. I have to give the FX-1 second place and then the SXR-800.

I see a lot of growing interest from younger riders regarding stand up skis. In fact, on my lake I am constantly asked about my skis.. I have had a fleet of SJ's, both RN and SN, JS skis and now onto aftermarket hulls. And, I am currently looking to add a couple SJ's back to the mix. RN or SN, I like them both for what they are. And, they seem to be the perfect machine to get someone into the sport. Over the past few years, a dozen or more skis have been purchased by my lake neighbor's. A few SJ's both RN and SN, SXR-800's and a Krash Foot Rocket. My Air Blair Dart's get a lot of love, but they are custom made in limited quantity.

We had an SXR-1500 on loan from our local dealer last year and we all gave it a go.. We were able to put the SXR-1500 through several rides over a two day period. The consensus in our group was that the SXR-1500 is fast, stable and most notably, boring to ride.

With over 300 homes on our lake and a constantly growing number of stand up ski purchases, not one is an SXR-1500.. A few brand new SJ's but mainly used SN and RN skis seem to be popping up on beaches.

My point is this: If Yamaha produces a nimble, athletic and similar size hull as an SJ with a three cylinder, four stroke engine, I believe it would sell much better than the big Kawi.

I know I would have to add one to my fleet if they ever build one.
 
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@FXNate EXACTLY my sentiments. Share with everyone!

I feel like if anyone could make a big manufacturer production four stroke handle well, it would be Yamaha. My husband's ProForce and a buddy's GP1 with the 1500 engine are incredibly fun to ride, and very unlike the big Kawi 1500. It can be done.

I just want to see more people exposed to this amazing sport, and $9k - $11k manufacturer produced skis are far cheaper than $25K+ AM skis. That alone is a lower barrier to entry for new riders.
 
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