Hello everyone, I just bought two '09 STX's - the stripped down models with no reverse, no mirrors, no rear step, and one piece seat (Good news is they weigh less!! - 833lbs). Just finished break-in time and pulled off a few 61.0 MPH GPS (speedo said 64) passes on smooth water with 3 bars of fuel. Bottom end power is sick for a low-priced ski.

Having a lot of fun. After a lot of research it seems these stripper STX's are as cheap as you get, but still have the same 160HP motor as the more expensive STX models.

For the money, they are the fastest compared to the other manufacturer low-end models.

I'm considering adding a shredmaster ride plate, but they are plenty fun for now.