This is more than just Kawasaki’s introduction model. With a 1,498cc powerplant this is the most powerful ski in its class, this makes all the difference compared to its competitors. It will grow with you as your riding skills improve when similar competitor models will lag behind as you want more out of you Jetski.
|Engine||4-stroke In-Line Four|
|Bore and Stroke||83.0 x 69.2 mm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection, Mikuni|
|Cooling System||Inducted water|
|Induction System||Digital fuel injection|
|Maximum Power||118 kW (160 PS) / 7,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||152 N.m (15.5 kgf.m) / 7,250 rpm|
|Oil Capacity||5 litres|
|Propulsion System||Jet pump, axial-flow, single stage|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||3,120 x 1,180 x 1,050 mm|
|Battery||12 V, 18 Ah|
|Curb Mass||383 kg includes full fuel tank and all fluids at correct levels|
|Fuel Capacity||62 litres|
The 2017 STX-15F’s handling is sharper than its competitor’s offerings, and the power accentuates the feeling of the boat’s deep-V hull design, making the 15F seem far more like a racer. It dives in and out of corners with tenacity, never threatening to spin out from the load. For more serene rides, the bolstered saddle gives touring-oriented comfort, and stability is equally rock steady.
Theft prevention is accomplished via a magnetic key. A second key can dial back the engine’s performance to tone things down for true beginners or to save fuel. Storage, at 89 letres, is split between the bow, glovebox, and a smaller compartment under the saddle’s aft.
The 2017 Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F greatest appeal comes back down to power. It’s nothing to dismiss. A top speed that flirts with flagship model numbers, it will hold a great deal of appeal for those with performance leanings, as will the aggressive handling of the STX hull. That combination of power and handling are precisely why the STX-15F remains a leading competitor in its class.