Of all the jet skis in Kawasaki’s fleet, the STX isn’t the most fully-equipped of the bunch, but it does offer a lot more than just your average PWC. 40 years of Kawasaki know-how was put into the STX to create a highly-advanced and ruggedly reliable jet-ski that offers one of the best value-for-your-money packages in the market.

Even if it doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles of some of Kawasaki’s more up-scale jet ski models, the STX still packs a lot of goodies, including the Smart Learning Operation (SLO) and the Kawasaki Smart Steering (KSS). The former is accessible on the jet ski’s instrument panel and can be selected to place a limit on maximum engine speed, allowing the newbie riders to learn the ropes of jet-ski riding in order to improve on their riding techniques. Meanwhile, the latter provides electronic turning assistance that’s linked to a steering sensor, raising engine rpm to provide the additional thrust that helps initiating turns on the water. There’s also a Kawasaki Splash Deflector that has been incorporated into the hull design to minimize spray on the rider.

Add all these features to an aggressive looking profile with a well endowed and spacious rear deck and a powerful 1.5-liter four-stroke four-cylinder engine, and you have a jet ski that fits the role of an advanced and highly-reliably watercraft that fully justifies its $8,499 price tag.

Find out more about the Kawasaki STX’s specs after the jump

  • 2011 Kawasaki Jet Ski STX
  • Year:
  • Engine:
    Four-stroke, four-cylinder inline
  • Energy:
    Digital Fuel Injection w/60mm throttle body
  • Displacement:
    1,498 L
  • Price:


2011 Kawasaki Jet Ski STX 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 w/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 **- 833.5 lbs.
Overall length 122.8 in.
Overall width 46.5 in.
Overall height 41.3 in.
Colors Jet White / Firecracker Red
MSRP $8,499
Warranty 12 Months
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