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1994-1995 Kawasaki 750ST Review and Specs [Video]

1994-1995 Kawasaki 750ST Review and Specs [Video]

The Kawasaki ST (a.k.a. 750ST) was the first 3-seater Kawasaki Jet Ski in history. It shared its roomy hull with the more advanced 750 STS, but it had a less powerful, single-carb engine configuration, rated at 63 HP.

If you want to find out more about this popular 2-stroke Jet Ski, this post is for you.

We at JetDrift have compiled all you need to know into this Kawasaki 750ST review!

1994-1995 Kawasaki 750ST Review

Kawasaki 750ST Hull

Kawasaki introduced the ST for the 1994 model year, as the first 3-seater Kawasaki Jet Ski.

Since it was part of the 750 Jet Ski family, it was often referred to as the 750ST or ST 750.

To handle the weight of three riders, the 750ST was built on an all-new platform, measuring 122 inches in length, 46.5 inches in width, and 39 inches in height.

Compared to the 2-seater Super Sport (SS) family, this machine was 22.4 inches longer and 5.9 inches wider. Let’s face it, this was a significant difference that translated to more buoyancy and stability.

The dry weight of the 750ST was a whopping 529 pounds, 121 pounds more than the high-performing Xi Sport.Its top deck featured a large seat, standard bow storage, a rear storage pocket, and tiny glovebox.

Kawasaki 750ST Engine and Propulsion

The power source of the Kawasaki 750ST was a 2-stroke, 743cc, single-carb, vertical twin Kawasaki Jet Ski engine rated at 63 HP, the key features of which were as follows:

Unlike its twin-carb equivalent, this power source only delivered 63 HP, which wasn’t really enough to move this heavy ski.

Due to its underpowered engine, the top speed of the 750ST was only 40-42 mph, which made it one of the slowest Kawasaki Jet Skis ever made.

Although it was advertised as a 3-seater model, it could barely carry three adult riders.

It had enough power to get on a plane with one adult passenger or two small kids, but with three adults onboard it just struggled.

On top of that, it became very tippy and unpredictable, especially at lower speeds.

The propulsion system of the 750ST was an axial-flow, single-stage jet pump rated at a maximum thrust of 595 pounds.

Its fuel consumption was 7.1 GPH at WOT, so its 12.2-gallon fuel tank offered a cruising range of 72 miles or a riding time of 1 hour and 42 minutes.

Kawasaki 750ST Features

The 750ST came standard with many innovative features, including:

  • Manual reverse
  • Display panel with oil and fuel level warning lights, fuel indicator lights, and an engine overheating warning light
  • Choke knob
  • Fuel knob
  • Handlebar-mounted start/stop buttons
  • Shut-off switch with safety lanyard
  • Front storage compartment
  • Fire extinguisher compartment (under the storage case)
  • Rear storage pocket
  • Glovebox
  • Tool kit
  • Drain plugs
  • Thumb throttle lever with a throttle limiter
  • Tow hook
  • Mooring cleats
  • Rear grab handle
  • Sponsons
  • Underwater exhaust outlet
  • Deck mats
The key advantage of the 750ST was its mechanical reverse system, which debuted on the 650SC.

This mechanical reverse included a foldable reverse bucket behind the jet nozzle and a reverse lever mounted on the right side of the deck.

The Kawasaki 750ST was marketed from 1994 through 1995 when it was phased out by the more powerful, dual-carb STS.

Kawasaki 750ST Specs Charts

For your convenience, we’ve compiled the key specs of the 1995 Kawasaki 750ST into these charts:

Kawasaki 750ST Engine Specs

Kawasaki 750STEngine Specs
Engine type2-stroke, vertical twin, crankcase reed valve, water-cooled
Displacement743 mL (45.3 cu in.)
Bore and stroke80.0 x 74.0 mm (3.15 x 2.91 in.)
Compression ratio7.0 : 1
Ignition systemMagneto CDI (digital)
Lubrication systemOil injection (break-in period: oil injection and gas/oil mixture 50:1)
CarburetorKeihin CDK 40-34
Starting systemElectric
Battery12 V 19 Ah
Engine oil type2-stroke, NMMA Certified for Service TC-W II or TC-W 3
Engine oil tank capacity2.3 L, 2.4 qt (US)

Kawasaki 750ST Tuning Specifications

Kawasaki 750STTuning Specifications
Spark Plug TypeNGK BR8ES
Spark Plug Gap0.7 ∼ 0.8 mm (0.028 ∼ 0.032 in.)
Ignition Timing13° BTDC @1250 r/min (rpm) - 16° BTDC @2500 r/min (rpm)
Carburetor Idle Speed - in water1 250 ±100 r/min (rpm)
Carburetor Idle Speed - out of water1 700 ±100 r/min (rpm)
Compression Pressure1 270 kPa (13 kg/cm2) 185 psi

Kawasaki 750ST Drive System

Kawasaki 750STDrive System
CouplingDirect drive from engine
Jet Pump TypeAxial flow, single stage
Jet Pump Static Thrust270 kg (595 lb)
SteeringSteerable nozzle
BrakingWater drag

Kawasaki 750ST Performance

Kawasaki 750STPerformance
Minimum Turning Radius3.6 m (11.8 ft)
Fuel Consumption27 L/hr (7.1 US gal/hr) @full throttle
Cruising Range (1)116 km (72.1 mi) @full throttle
Cruising Range (2)1 hour and 42 minutes

Kawasaki 750ST Dimensions

Kawasaki 750STDimensions
Overall length122.0 in (3 100 mm)
Overall width46.5 in (1 180 mm)
Overall height39.0 in (990 mm)
Dry Weight240 kg (529.2 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity12.2 US gal (46 L) including 2.0 US gal (7.5 L) reserve
These charts are for informational purposes only! For exact specifications, please refer to the factory manual.

Takeaways

As a takeaway, we’ve answered the most common questions about the Kawasaki 750ST:

What is a Kawasaki 750ST?

The 750ST was the first 3-seater sit-down Kawasaki Jet Ski.

When did the Kawasaki 750ST Come Out?

The Kawasaki 750ST debuted in 1994.

What Years Did Kawasaki Make the 750ST?

Kawasaki marketed the 750ST from 1994 through 1995.

What Size was a Kawasaki 750ST?

The Kawasaki 750ST measured 122.0 inches in length, 46.5 inches in width, and 39 inches in height.

How Much Did a Kawasaki 750ST Weigh?

The dry weight of the Kawasaki 750ST was 529.2 pounds.

How Many People Could Ride on a Kawasaki 750ST?

The Kawasaki 750ST was rated for three riders.

What Kind of Engine was in the Kawasaki 750ST?

The Kawasaki 750ST was powered by a 2-stroke, vertical twin, 743cc, single-carb, “small-pin” Kawasaki marine engine.

Was the Kawasaki 750ST Supercharged?

The Kawasaki 750ST was powered by a naturally-aspirated engine.

Was the Kawasaki 750ST a 2-stroke?

Yes, the Kawasaki 750ST was powered by a 2-stroke engine.

How Much Horsepower Did a Kawasaki 750ST Have?

The Kawasaki 750ST produced 63 HP out of the box.

How Much Oil Did a Kawasaki 750ST Hold?

The Kawasaki 750ST had an oil injection system featuring a 2.4-quart oil reservoir.

How Much Fuel Did a Kawasaki 750ST Hold?

The Kawasaki 750ST was equipped with a 12.2 fuel tank including a 2.0-gallon reserve.

How Much Fuel Did a Kawasaki 750ST Use?

The claimed fuel consumption of the Kawasaki 750ST was 7.1 GPH at full throttle.

What was the Fuel Range of the Kawasaki 750ST?

The claimed fuel range of the Kawasaki 750ST was 72.1 miles at full throttle which translated to a riding time of 1 hour and 43 minutes.

How Fast Did a Kawasaki 750ST Go?

The claimed top speed of a Kawasaki 750ST was about 40-42 mph under ideal conditions.

Did the Kawasaki 750ST Have a Reverse?           

No, the Kawasaki 750ST came standard with a reverse system.

Did the Kawasaki 750ST Have a Brake?

No, the Kawasaki 750ST was manufactured without a brake system.

How Much Does a Kawasaki 750ST Cost?

The asking price of a used Kawasaki 750ST varies between $1,000 and $2,000 depending on the year and its condition.