Boat Test #1419
This PWC from Kawasaki provides more than enough power and has provides room for up to three passengers.
The STX -15F personal watercraft from Kawasaki features an eye-catching lime-green-and-ebony deck colour that has crisp clean lines and eye-popping graphics. The graphics are carried down to the black composite race-bred hull measuring nearly 123 inches in length. That’s plenty of running surface to deliver a comfortable ride for three passengers.
The helm features an all-digital speedometer, fuel level gauge, tachometer, oil level, trip, hour meter and water temperature gauge. Twin rear-vide mirrors are mounted low leaving the handle grips clean and unencumbered. However, this does requires the driver to dip their head to see in most cases.
Beam: 46.5” / 1.18 m
Weight: 845 lbs / 383 kgs
Fuel Capacity: 13.6 gal / 62 L
Rider capacity: 3
Engine: 1988 cc Four-Stroke DOHC, four valves per cylinder, four-cylinder inline
A full 160 horsepower performance is delivered by the 1498 cc DOHC 16 valve inline four-cylinder water-cooled engine with digital fuel injection. Again, there’s more than enough power there to peg the digital electronic displays even with two or three passengers. Or, one can enjoy the view from the end of the tow rope that’s tethered to the standard ski hook. The engine has earned a Three-Star Ultra-Low Emissions rating from the California Air Resources Board and also meets the US Environmental Protection Agency’s strictest standards. The direct fuel injection provides more predictable acceleration and excellent fuel economy. The large 62 litre fuel tank keeps you on the water for longer periods of time.
As one of five models in the jet-ski lineup, the STX-15F is packed with performance and luxury features, in a highly affordable package. The STX-15F comes with a full one year warranty. Kawasaki’s affordable Good Times Protection Plan extends this for an additional 24 or 36 months at the buyer’s option.
By Brad Roberts