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2023 Kawasaki Jet Ski Lineup [Prices & Videos]

2023 Kawasaki Jet Ski Lineup [Prices & Videos]

Without further ado, the 2023 Kawasaki jet ski lineup is as follows:

  • SX-R 160: $11,599
  • STX-160: $11,399
  • STX-160X: $11,999
  • (2022) Ultra LX: $12,699
  • STX-160LX: $13,699
  • Ultra 310X: $18,299
  • Ultra 310LX-S: $19,299
  • Ultra 310LX: $20,299
If you want to find out more about these models, this post is for you.

We at JetDrift have compiled all you need to know about the 2023 Kawasaki jet ski lineup here under one roof!

2023 Kawasaki Jet Ski Lineup

Let’s face it, the 2022 Kawasaki jet skis were carried over for the 2023 model year with minimal changes. All we got is some new color schemes, higher price tags, and a rebranded SX-R 1500, which was labeled the SX-R 160.

The only full-size naturally-aspirated Kawasaki jet ski, the popular Ultra LX, was discontinued. However, there are rumors that this model will return completely renewed for next season.

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about the 2023 Kawasaki jet ski lineup in detail!

2023 Kawasaki SX-R 160

The 2023 SX-R 160 is the only production stand-up Kawasaki jet ski. This model is identical to the 2022 SR-X 1500 except for some new decals.

This stand-up ski stands out in the crowds with its powerful 4-stroke engine, and a massive V-shape hull.

Key features of the SX-R 160:

  • Category: Stand-Up
  • Engine: 1498cc, Inline, 4-cylinder, Kawasaki marine engine
  • Valves: 16 valves, DOHC
  • Performance: 160 HP
  • Supercharged: No
  • Cooling system: Open-loop
  • Lubrication: Semi-dry sump system
  • Coupling: Direct drive from the engine
  • Length: 104.5 inches
  • Width: 30.1 inches
  • Height: 33.1 inches
  • Dry weight: 503 lbs.
  • Brake and reverse: No
  • Fuel capacity: 6.1 gallons
  • Oil capacity: 5.3 qt.
  • Overall storage capacity: NA
  • Rider capacity: 1
  • Warranty: 12-Month Limited Warranty
  • Color: Ebony/Lime Green
  • MSRP: $11,599

2023 Kawasaki STX 160

The STX 160 jet skis are classed as Recreation or mid-sized PWCs.

Each of these models shares its 1498cc, 4-cylinder engine with the SX-R 160 and are built on a stable, 3-passenger runabout hull. The predecessor of these machines was the deservedly-popular STX-15F.Unlike competitor mid-sized Sea-Doos and WaveRunners, the STX 160 series lacks an electric brake and reverse system. They are only equipped with a regular mechanical reverse, which can’t be used for deceleration.

This line includes three models, the base STX 160, the STX 160X, and the high-end STX 160 LX. These models are identical to their 2022 processors, except for some minor cosmetic changes.

The key features of the base STX 160 are as follows:

  • Category: Recreation
  • Engine: 1498cc, Inline, 4-cylinder, Kawasaki marine engine
  • Valves: 16 valves, DOHC
  • Performance: 160 HP
  • Supercharged: No
  • Cooling system: Open-loop
  • Lubrication: Semi-dry sump system
  • Coupling: Direct drive from the engine
  • Length: 124.1 inches
  • Width: 46.5 inches
  • Height: 45.4 inches
  • Dry weight: 726 lbs.
  • Weight capacity: 496 lbs.
  • Brake: No
  • Reverse: Mechanical reverse
  • Fuel capacity: 20.6 gallons
  • Oil capacity: 5.3 qt.
  • Overall storage capacity: 35 gallons
  • Rider capacity: 3
  • Warranty: 12-Month Limited Warranty
  • Color: Crystal White/Pearl Neon Yellow
  • MSRP: $11,399

2023 Kawasaki STX 160X

The STX 160X is a more advanced configuration of the entry-level STX 160. Compared to its base counterpart, the STX 160X comes standard with some more innovative features, including:

  • Adjustable electronic cruise control
  • Comfort handle grips
  • Premium painted deck
  • Color: Ebony/Lime Green
  • MSRP: $11,999
Beyond these, the STX 160 and STX 160X are identical.

2023 Kawasaki STX 160LX

As the name suggests (LX here stands for Luxury), the STX 160LX is the high-end model in the STX line.

In addition to the standard features of its smaller brothers, the STX 160LX comes standard with more bells and whistles, which are as follows:

  • JETSOUND Bluetooth audio system with 2 speakers
  • Integrated audio controller
  • Two-tone deck mat
  • Comfortable LXury seat
  • Premium painted deck with full graphics
  • MSRP: $13,699

2023 Kawasaki Ultra 310X

The iconic Kawasaki Ultra 310 series was completely redesigned for the 2022 model year and got an advanced brake and reverse system. This family includes the 310X, 310 LX-S, and the flagship 310LX, each of which remained unchanged for 2023.

The Ultra 310 family enjoys a supercharged, in-line 4-cylinder, 1498cc Kawasaki marine engine rated at 310 HP.

This power mill is nestled in the all-new Ultra platform, which packs many innovations including gullwing gloveboxes and the small wet storage.

To be more precise, the standard features of the 2023 Kawasaki Ultra 310X are as follows:

  • Category: Performance
  • Engine: 1498cc, Inline, 4-cylinder, Kawasaki marine engine
  • Valves: 16 valves, DOHC
  • Performance: 310 HP
  • Supercharged: Yes
  • Cooling system: Open-loop
  • Lubrication: Semi-dry sump system
  • Coupling: Direct drive from the engine
  • Length: 135.4 inches
  • Width: 47 inches
  • Height: 46.5 inches
  • Dry weight: 892 lbs.
  • Curb weight: 1032 lbs.
  • Weight capacity: 496 lbs.
  • Brake and reverse: Kawasaki Smart Reverse with Deceleration (KSRD)
  • Fuel capacity: 21.1 gallons
  • Oil capacity: 5.3 qt.
  • Overall storage capacity: 44.5 gallons
  • 7” TFT dashboard with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Riding modes: Full, middle, low and SLO
  • Launch control
  • Rider capacity: 3
  • Warranty: 12-Month Limited Warranty
  • Color: Ebony/Metallic Electric Turquoise
  • MSRP: $18,299

2023 Kawasaki Ultra 310LX-S

The 2023 Kawasaki Ultra 310LX-S is basically a 310X with an extended rear platform. This 7.9-inch extension on the rear end of the deck offers more space to prepare for watersports and carry gear.

In addition to the features of the Ultra 310X, the 310 LX-S comes standard with some innovative systems, including:

  • ULTRA® Deck (7.9 inches swim platform extension)
  • Multi-mount rails
  • Rearview camera
  • Led accent lights
  • Color: Ebony/Lime Green
  • MSRP: $19,299

2023 Kawasaki Ultra 310LX

The Ultra 310LX is considered the flagship model in the 2023 Kawasaki jet ski lineup. This model is an upgraded 310LX-S with some additional attractive features, including:

  • JETSOUND® 4S audio system
  • 3-position ERGO-FIT® adjustable LXury seat
  • Meter visor
  • Color: Ebony/Metallic Shadow Gold
  • MSRP: $20,299

2023 Kawasaki Jet Ski Models

For your convenience, we’ve compiled all the 2023 Kawasaki jet ski models into one chart:
ModelMSRP ($)HPTop Speed (mph)
STX 160$11,39916062
SX-R 160$11,59916062
STX 160X$11,99916062
(2022) ULTRA LX$12,69916054
STX 160LX$13,69916062
ULTRA 310X$18,29931067
ULTRA 310LX-S$19,29931067
ULTRA 310LX$20,29931067
This chart is for informational purposes only! For exact specifications, please refer to the factory manual.

Conclusion

To the greatest regret of many Kawasaki fans, the 2023 jet ski lineup returns without any significant updates.

Besides some minor cosmetic and color changes, all 2022 Jet Skis were carried over from 2022 basically unchanged, and the Ultra LX was eliminated.

This means the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t offer any full-size non-supercharged jet skis in its 2023 lineup.

But if you are interested in this segment don’t worry, as there are rumors that the Ultra LX will make a comeback for next season!