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1989 Kawasaki JS440 JETSKI

JS440 Specs


Life, liberty, and especially the pursuit of happiness… That's what Kawasaki JET SKI watercraft are all about. And the JET SKI 440 is a great place to start exercising your freedom.

It's a unique kind of watercraft. The lightweight, compact design makes the 440 easy to store and easy to transport to your favorite watering hole. Using the 243 pounds of water-jet thrust is just as easy as water skiing. And even more fun, since you go where you want to, at the speed you choose.

If you happen to take a spill, the JET SKI 440 slows to an idle and circles back to pick you up. And no one but Kawasaki has been refining JET SKI watercraft for 16 years.

So you get the kind of reliability that helps free you from costly maintenance. Plus great fuel economy that makes the fun even more affordable. The 1989 Kawasaki JETSKI 440. Good times from sea to shining sea.


Kawasaki JS440 Jetski
1989 JS440 Graphics

1989 Kawasaki JS440 JETSKI


  • Optional Tote-A-Ski makes it a breeze to wheel around your JET SKI watercraft.
  • Push-button electric starter gets the good times rolling in no time.
  • Light 244-pound dry weight ensures easy handling in and out of the water.
  • Tight turning radius gives you super agility and maneuverability.
  • Shallow draft lets you roam almost anywhere there's two feet of water.
  • Riding tray is padded for extra comfort.
  • Cushioned handle pole folds down for easy storage and transport.
  • Bilge system automatically removes water from the engine compartment.
  • Every JET SKI watercraft uses shielded water-jet propulsion. No propellers.
  • The streamlined hull is molded from SMC--a tough fiberglass-reinforced compound.

1989 JS440-A13

Engine type2-stroke Twin
Displacement436 cc
Bore × stroke68 × 60 mm
Compression ratio6.1:1
Cooling systemInducted water
CarburetionDiaphragm type
IgnitionWaterproofed CD
Maximum power27ps @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
Dry weight244 pounds
ColorJet White
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