2021 Jet Ski STX 160LX


The STX 160LX - Delivers the Shivers

Powered by a class-leading 1,498cc engine with digital fuel injection, the Jet Ski STX 160LX delivers strong acceleration, excellent fuel economy and low emissions. The agile composite hull and advanced rider features make it the ideal choice for water-loving enthusiasts.

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Key Features

  • Comfortable riding position
  • Reverse lever positioned on left side
  • Slide & lift seat rear storage
  • Electronic cruise control (adjustable)
  • Comfort handle grip
  • JETSOUND Bluetooth audio system
  • Two-toned LX deck mat and LXury seat
  • Premium painted deck & full graphics

The Hull

Straight-line stability, handling performance, and compactness. All expertly balanced. KSD (Kawasaki Splash Deflector) The water that splashes on the rider during cruising is minimised, allowing for a comfortable riding experience.

LXury Seat (LX)

Designed to fit the rider’s body ergonomically to further improve comfort. A slide and lift system is used to open the rear seat for easy access to the under-seat storage and flush ports without the need to remove the rear seat.


Sponsons & Side Bumper Fins

Sponsons extending from the hull and fins along the underside of the side bumpers provide stable straight-line performance (e.g. porpoising from start is minimised, etc) while helping to retain the machine’s narrow overall design. Fins are installed at the bottom of the bumper that covers the deck surrounding. The constantly high rectifying effect improves driving stability.

Graphics and Style

The LX has a two colour tone dedicated deck mat and dynamic graphics. The elegant style is further enhanced with a sleek and dynamic feel. This allows for a more relaxed riding experience, having reviewed various riding positions. Improved operability with the left side reverse lever and expanded area of the rear platform.

Extensive Cruising Range

The body work efficiently secures ample storage space and large capacity fuel tank that holds 78 litres, giving it the largest capacity in its class. Combined with engine characteristics that allow for good fuel efficiency, it is now possible to go touring for longer than ever.

Kawasaki SLO-Mode

​​Smart Learning Operation (SLO)-Mode A function that can keep the engine output lower than usual. This allows new riders to become familiar with the handling and response of this JET SKI watercraft at a more relaxed pace before operating the STX160LX at full power. Two separate keys one for SLO-mode, one for full-power operation prevent operating mistakes.


The reverse lever, located on the left side for easy operation, ergonomically designed (for both the lever itself and the lock-release button) and offers much lighter operation. Specifically, the rider can apply the throttle with their right hand and apply the reverse with their left hand.

Increased Storage Capacity

114 L is available for front storage, and 16.7 L for rear underseat storage. The central storage (1.4 L) has a waterproof compartment and is suitable for storing smartphones. The rear of the deck is equipped with a 2.3 L easy-access rear pocket that is convenient for storing wet towing ropes.

JETSOUND Integrated Audio System

Bluetooth connectivity, Jetsound consists of an amplifier, audio controller (built into the handle), and two speakers placed under the mirrors.

  • The rating of the amplifier is 40 W × 4 channels (160 W maximum).
  • Speaker ratings are 30 W each. Maximum 60 W × 2.
  • Connectable via Bluetooth, USB, and AUX.
  • USB and AUX ports are installed in the waterproof storage.
  • The controls provided by the audio controller depend on the connection method.
  • Bluetooth: Volume and song selection
  • USB: Volume and song selection
  • AUX: Volume only
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Engine Type4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, Liquid-cooled
Displacement1498 cm³
Bore X Stroke83 × 69.2 mm
Compression Ratio10.6 : 1
Valve SystemDOHC 4 valve per cylinder
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection: ø60 mm x 1
CoolingInducted water
Drive System 
CouplingDirect drive from engine
TypeAxial flow, single stage
Thrust4,250 N {433kg}
Impeller Diameter148 mm
SteeringSteerable Nozzle
Maximum Power118 kW {160PS} / 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque152 N-m / 7,500 rpm
Overall Length3,152 mm
Overall Width1,181 mm
Overall Height1,153 mm
Fuel Capacity78 litres
Curb Mass398 kg includes full full tank, tool kit, and all fluids at optimum levels
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