Kawasaki SX-R 1500 “Signature Series” Ride Plate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tim Bushman   
Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:19


After several years of development we finally achieved the perfect balance of handling and speed. 

The majority of aftermarket ride plates will provide a trade off when it comes to handling and speed of the watercraft, especially with a Stand Up.  Typically if you want speed you have a ride plate that has had the planing angle “lifted” or reduced to allow the nose of the ski to ride higher out of the water thus increasing top speed.  The problem with that is lifting the nose on a stand up makes them lazy in the corners and they will porpoise in any type of chop (rougher water conditions) which is always present in Closed Course racing. 

On the flip side if you want a ski to handle the rough race conditions better you typically will increase the planing angle downward to achieve a more planted ride characteristic when on the throttle.  This will make the ski turn more aggressively and reduce the propoising in rough water conditions.  Adding length to the ride plate alone does not do much for the handling if the planing angle is not adjusted.  The added length has a similar effect as extending the wheelbase on a motorcycle, however there is always a point of diminishing returns when you go too far and hinder the handling by over compensating. 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:23
Kawasaki SX-R 1500 Rear Sponsons PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tim Bushman   
Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:15
Kawasaki SX-R 1500 Rear Sponsons
  •        Innovative design specifically made for the SX-R 1500, not a runabout sponson sold for a stand-up.
  •      Extremely high quality 100% billet aluminum backing plates and blades.  Lightweight backing plates (Only 1.8lbs per side)
  •       Stepped backing plates for increased grip in turns and reduced drag.
  •       Angled backing plate increases lean angle and positions the blades at the optimum distance from the hull.
  •       Blades can be positioned in six locations for rider preference and race conditions.
  •       Excellent straight line stability (No high speed wobbles caused by blades being too large)
  •       Drains machined into backing plates to avoid water from collecting.
  •      100% designed and manufactured in the USA.
TBM Racing Kawasaki SX-R 1500 Billet Scoop Grate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tim Bushman   
Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:45

  TBM Racing Kawasaki SX-R 1500 Billet Scoop Grate

Key Features:

  • 100% billet aluminum construction offers superior strength and a perfect match to the hull and pump shoe geometry compared to inferior cast scoop grates.
  • Race proven design that is IJSBA legal and a full 12mm depth ensures the pump will be loaded in the roughest water conditions.
  • Rails are wider and 12mm deeper than the OEM scoop grate to enhance straight line tracking and corner grip.
  • Designed specifically for the SX-R 1500 hull.  This is not just a revised SX-R 800 scoop grate.
  • Top loader wings are in the optimal position to maximize hook up and reduce porposing.
  • Hard anodized for corrosion resistance.
  • Superior speed and hook up in all water conditions thanks to over 8 months of testing and development.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:05

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