The warm summer weather always sends people rushing to the waters. And what better way to soak up the sun and sand than riding the waves on board the Kawasaki STX-15F.
The design of the STX-15F lends itself to a muscular and aggressive looking watercraft, complete with a spacious riding position that makes aggressive performance riding easier while suiting a wider range of riders. A molded-in Kawasaki Splash Deflector (KSD) is incorporated into the hull design to help minimize spray on the rider while an automatically retracting boarding step located on the rear of the hull simplifies boarding in deep water. The rear deck can accommodate items needed for a day on the water, like a cooler, along with a water-resistant storage compartment, an easily accessible glove box, and additional room for gear under the seat.
The STX’s Ninja-derived 1,498cc engine delivers plenty of low- and mid-range torque while also producing 160 horsepower, making it the most powerful watercraft in its class. Despite that, the STX-15F boasts of a Three-Star Ultra-Low Emissions rating from the California Air Resources Board and meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s strictest standards, which means that you can enjoy its spoils without having to worry about destroying Mother Nature.
Aiding the engine to allow the STX-15F to perform the way it does are dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, fuel injection, and an electronic engine control (ECU), all of which combine to provide maximum performance and reliability.
Propulsion duties are handled by a direct drive axial-flow jet pump driving an oval-edge, stainless steel, three-blade 148mm impeller for powerful acceleration. Tuned to produce its peak power at a relatively low rpm, the STX-15F engine matches the impeller’s peak efficiency to provide rider-friendly propelling performance.
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