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1988 Kawasaki JS440 JETSKI

1988 Kawasaki JS440 JETSKI


  • Optional Tote-A-Ski makes it easy to wheel around your JET SKI watercraft.
  • Light 244 pound dry weight ensures ease of handling in and out of the water.
  • The streamlined hull is molded from SMC, a tough fiberglass-reinforced compound.
  • Excellent fuel economy gives you maximum good times at minimum cost.
  • Special bilge system automatically removes water from the engine compartment.
  • Tight turning radius gives you superb agility and maneuverability.
  • Shallow 8-inch draft lets you roam almost anywhere there's two feet of water.
  • Every JET SKI watercraft uses shielded water-jet impellers – not propellers.
  • Rider tray is padded for extra comfort.
  • Cushioned handle pole folds down for easy storage and transport.
  • All JET SKI watercraft are self-circling and self-righting.
1988 Kawasaki JS440 JETSKI

1988 Kawasaki JS440 JETSKI


If you think summer fun should go far beyond soaking up a great tan -you're ready for the excitement and adventure of a Kawasaki JETSKI watercraft. And the 1988 Kawasaki JS440 JETSKI is a great place to start. It's a unique kind of watercraft.

The light, compact design makes it easy to store and easy to transport to your favorite watering hole. The liquid-cooled 436 cc engine gives you 243 pounds of water-jet thrust – more than enough power to let you go where you want at the speed you choose.

And if you happen to take a spill, like all JETSKI watercraft, the JS440 slows to idle and circles back to pick you up - no other personal watercraft does that. Kawasaki has been refining JETSKI watercraft for the past 15 years. So you get the kind of proven reliability that frees you from costly maintenance. And the JS440's great fuel economy means it's affordable fun that just about everyone can enjoy.

This year, break away from it all on the Kawasaki JS440 JETSKI.

You'll never look back.

1988 JS440-A12

Engine type2-stroke Single
Displacement436 cc
Bore × stroke68 × 60 mm
Compression ratio6.1:1
Cooling systemWater-cooled
CarburetionDiaphragm type
IgnitionShielded CD
Maximum power27 ps @ 6,000 rpm
Thrust243 pounds
Propulsion systemJet pump, axial flow, single stage
Fuel capacity3.4 gallons
Minimum turning radius9 feet
Dimensions84 inches long, 24 inches wide, 25 inches high, 8 inch draft
Dry weight244 pounds
ColorJet White
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