It is a sobering reality when one realizes that the innovation and technology that appears on the latest personal watercraft has often lived a vibrant life of several years on another vehicle within the manufacturer’s respective catalog; Kawasaki’s STX-15F is powered by the identical 1,498cc engine borrowed from the Ninja ZX-14R sportbike. Current ST3-based Sea-Doo feature the same LCD dashboard taken directly from the previous Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles – replete with the turn signal indicators. Like the youngest child in a large family, PWC are last to receive the well-worn hand-me-downs.

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