Sure, a lot of people can boast of having cars or motorcycles inside their garages, but whereas those forms of transportation are more out of necessities, jet skis are like toys for the big boys, especially for those that can afford it.
The Kawasaki STX-15F is one such jet ski that hobbyists can fall head over heels for. It’s got a sturdy hull that not only ensures high-speed stability on the straightaways, but also allows for great cornering and aggressive turning out on the open seas. It comes packed with rider-friendly features, including class-leading storage that lets you take all your gear with you for a day of fun out on the water. There’s also a spacious rear deck, a water-resistant storage compartment, an accessible glove box, and additional room for gear located under the seat, all of which provide extra space and accommodation for all sorts of bring-alongs.
In terms of power, the STX-15F offers the best in its class, thanks to a Ninja -derived 1.5-liter engine that produces 160 horsepower and delivers plenty of low- and mid-range torque. Even better is that despite its powerful engine, the STX-15F is far from a gas-guzzler. In fact, the jet ski has earned a Three-Star Ultra-Low Emissions rating from the California Air Resources Board and meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s strictest standards.
Everything about the Kawasaki STX-15F screams of a rollicking good time blasting along the waves. That is if you have the disposable income to purchase one.
Find out more about the Kawasaki STX-115F’s specs after the jump.
|Engine||Four-stroke, four-cylinder inline|
|Bore x stroke||83.0 x 69.2mm|
|Cooling system||Inducted water|
|Fuel system||Digital fuel injection with 60mm throttle body|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance|
|Lubrication||Semi-dry sump system|
|Coupling||Direct drive from engine|
|Propulsion system||Jet pump, axial-flow, single stage|
|Impeller||Three-blade, oval-edge stainless steel|
|Load capacity||496 lbs.|
|Fuel capacity||16.4 gal.|
|Oil capacity||5.3 qt.|
|Storage capacity||23.5 gal.|
|Curb weight||844.5 lbs.|
|Overall length||122.8 in.|
|Overall width||46.5 in.|
|Overall height||41.3 in.|
|Colors||Jet White / Luminous Vintage Red|