The 2007 Sea-Doo RXP is a 2-Passenger Style Personal Watercraft “PWC” equipped with an 1494cc, Liquid Cooled, In-line, SOHC, 4-Stroke Engine. It has a 4-blade Stainless Steel impeller and puts out 215HP.
The Sea-Doo RXP’s supercharged 4-stroke 3-cylinder Rotax SOHC with intercooler features a big-bore (100mm), short-stroke (63.4mm) design. Reduced piston travel means a longer engine life. The heads are a 4-valve design because the RXP mill is redlined at 8 grand. High-revving bike engines that spin at over 11,000 rpm benefit from 5-valve heads. Premium components, such as titanium valves, add to the durability equation, but that stuff doesn’t come cheap. Bombardier, the parent company for Sea-Doo, Rotax and other brands, needed volume to justify the engine investment. In addition to powering PWCs, the 4-stroke – dubbed 4 TEC – in various configurations is being bolted into everything from the company’s ATVs and snowmobiles to Sea-Doo sport boats.
The 2004 Sea-Doo RXP’s hull is based on Sea-Doo’s GTi line. It is slightly modified with improved chine placement and front spray deflectors. The intake area is widened to process more water. The top deck is totally new, and the rider position, compared to the GTi, is moved forward for a more athletic riding style and quicker turning.
Handling aside, the RXP excels in the same arena as the old muscle cars: straight-line performance. It will take you from point A to point B quicker than any other PWC on the water.