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.

  • 2011 Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F
  • Year:
  • Engine:
    Four-stroke, four-cylinder inline
  • Displacement:
    1,498cc L


2011 Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F High Resolution Exterior
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Engine Four-stroke, four-cylinder inline
Displacement 1,498cc
Bore x stroke 83.0 x 69.2mm
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Cooling system Inducted water
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with 60mm throttle body
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Starting Electric
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
Thrust 957 lbs.
Seating capacity Three-person
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
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