Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F

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Kawasaki made some big changes to its popular STX-15F for 2010. None of them, however, affect how the boat rides or performs. The engine and hull are still the same reliable, powerful and agile choice that has existed for years.

So what’s new? The color, for one. It marks a dramatic shift for Kawasaki, moving away from the primary colors of previous models to adopt decidedly more upscale titanium metallic. Along with the change comes a rather dramatic change in the boat’s price as well. Always an impressive bargain in the past, the STX-15F has been boosted a full $600 for 2010.

That price keeps the STX-15F from receiving the no-holds barred recommendation of season’s past. But in the end, this remains a great boat for the entry-level crowd, with horsepower, features and amenities not found elsewhere.


Introductory models need to be versatile. The Kawi’s capacities are at the top of the class. The STX-15F holds 16.4 gallons of fuel, and provides 23.5 gallons of storage space. The latter offers a generous front tub area to bring the majority of your belongings for the ride, along with a glovebox and small compartment under the aft section of the seat. 

Kawasaki’s instrumentation is very good, easy to see in sunlight and displaying speed in a large readout. A spring-loaded boarding ladder is at the ready when it comes time to remount in deep water, and theft prevention is handled through a magnetic key system that has a float should you accidentally drop it in the drink.

Kawi covers off-throttle steering with an electronic solution that increases pump thrust should the throttle be abruptly cut and handlebars turned hard to port and starboard. In theory, the system should lessen those panic situations where a newcomer would naturally release the throttle when encountering an obstacle by providing some directional thrust. Along the same safety lines, a second key can be used to limit the boat’s RPM when younger drivers, or newcomers are in control.

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