The 400 horsepower PWC cometh

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The 400 horsepower PWC cometh

The 400 horsepower PWC

December 21, 2007 The Personal (PWC) market is in the grip of a “arms race” with a of new machinery announcements including a 342 bhp 2.2 V6-engined PWC from Austrian HSR-Benelli and a 308 bhp 2.2 litre V8-engined PWC the famous Italian MV Agusta company. It all appears to have catalyzed late last when Kawasaki announced its 250 bhp 250X into a market Seadoo’s 215 bhp RXP was previously the fastest of the

Subsequently, SeaDoo has announced 255 bhp and RXT-X models, Honda has a turbocharged 1500cc Aquatrax and has announced a new lightweight purpose-built, and intercooled 1812cc Super Output (SHO) motor in its range. Given the radical in power outputs, one wonders might be available a year or two now.

Until Kawasaki its Ultra 250X last the most powerful standard PWC was Seadoo’s 215 bhp RXP and a gentleman’s agreement the US Coast Guard by all manufacturers that no stock PWC could 65mph.

It all sounds like a remake of the horsepower wars of the seventies and which were catalyzed by with the release of the 82 bhp 900cc Z1 in – a landmark motorcycle with more power than that had existed before.

The success of the Z1 saw the other manufacturers suit, and like bidders at an Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and continuously leapfrog each with ever-more-powerful models, top-of-the-line power to more 100 bhp before the turn of the decade, 130 bhp by the mid and 150 bhp by 1990. In 17 years, the horsepower of the mass-produced flagship models than doubled. By comparison, in the 17 years, horsepower of the leading machinery has risen only

The parallels with the motorcycle are many – three of the four PWC manufacturers (Japanese makers Yamaha and Kawasaki) produce also, and the engines used in PWC are derived from motorcycle with Kawasaki’s Ultra based on the ZX1400 bike and Yamaha getting great in PWC from its R1 sports bike The links grew stronger in the few months with the news the revered Italian motorcycle of MV Agusta and Benelli are set to grace two new of extreme performance PWCs.

Europe’s only PWC manufacturer, Hydrospace, acquired Benelli (the engine arm of Benelli ), changed its name to HSR-Benelli in and announced an entirely new series of PWC at Nautique de Paris earlier month, all powered by derivatives of the Tre motorcycle engine.

Then MV unexpectedly unveiled the F4 Interceptor a carbon fiber hulled PWC — at the Milan Motorcycle in Italy a few weeks ago.

both of the new European PWC manufacturers opted to use large-capacity normally-aspirated borrowed from motorcycles, than the turbo/supercharged route of the manufacturers. Indeed, for their models, both of the Europeans taken motorcycle engines and new engines by fusing two motorcycle together

MV Agusta has taken two of its performance 1078cc four engines and created a Swiss-watch-like V8 powerplant which will a limited-edition 308 bhp, carbon-fiber–hulled, called the F4 Interceptor.

Information on the Italian machine is though you don’t need to be a Scholar to recognize it is likely to the world’s fastest and most PWC and the ideal accessory for all those million yachts moored in the

The only information apart the raw numbers available on the craft at stage is that it has a CDI ignition, fuel injection, a 3-blade steel impeller, uses a high pressure axial pump and is claimed to weigh in at an 238 kg dry.

Indeed, the specifications of the MV appear to hold the key to the machine’s aspirations. The light weight is not a function of exotic materials as the carbon fiber hull and expensive titanium and magnesium is spread liberally around motorcycles – it is also much than any of the current crop. At metres long, it is 36 cm shorter the SeaDoo, which is shorter any of the Japanese models – for those who think in metric, that’s than a foot shorter any of the others.

As with any other form of motorsport, fundamental physics applies — modest means less mass to stop and change direction.

the dimensions and power of the MV Agusta and to the recently announced offerings of the manufacturers and you’ll see a significant gap in the ratios – see this table – and why we the European PWC will naturally into an elite class of PWC perhaps to the difference between class cars such as BMW and and their exotic automotive such as Ferrari, Lamborghini et al.

One of the successful motorcycle racing in history. MV Agusta produces a of exquisite performance motorcycles the world’s fastest production (the F4 R312) and the world’s expensive (the 100,000 F4CC).

Limited numbers of the new F4 will be produced in 2008 and no has yet been announced but given its heritage and positioning as a luxury it is expected to quite comfortably the most expensive production PWC yet

The new HSC-Benelli Series-R range have four models, two the three cylinder Benelli engine (a EUR 11,250 Naked tuned to 142 bhp and a EUR 13,500 172 bhp Pro Edition) and two the V6 engine created by fusing two cylinder engines together. The machines will be a 278 bhp, 328 kg EUR Prestige model and a 342 bhp EUR 19,900 edition.

Given the conversion rates to US the HCS-Benelli Series-R range is to be very expensive in comparison to its in the United States, though the level of specification, many that the race machinery is still a bargain.

There’s one issue still to be resolved the Series-R range makes an in the lucrative U.S. market and that the machinery has yet to gain Coast Guard approval – which might be problematic that the V6-engined machinery is to easily contravene the agreement the manufacturers and the Coast Guard no standard PWC will exceed 65

Where it all goes from will be interesting. The aftermarket market for PWCs is booming and an budget for go-fast goodies can you a 90 mph PWC from the current crop of

Both the Benelli 1100 and MV F4 bike engines are capable of incredible performance with parts. For example, the more motorcycle variants of the MV Agusta F4 engine (such as the 2008 model) produce in excess of 200 Benelli is rumored to be close to a turbocharged version of its TRE with than 200 bhp on tap.

Accordingly, 400 bhp is from both the Italian V8 and V6 using readily available 400 horses in a jet ski is a tantalizing prospect to be … and this is just the start.

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