2011 Kawasaki Ultra 260LX Jet Ski

Sometimes, you just have to make that splurge. Even if rationale thinking may suggest otherwise, the heart wants what the heart wants.

In this case, the heart most definitely wants the Kawasaki Ultra 260LX Jet Ski . Sure, it comes with the same race-derived deep-V hull and the impressive supercharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder DOHC engine as that of the Ultra 260X, one that produces 260 horsepower at 7,750 rpm. But if you look more carefully, there’s a reason why the Ultra 260LX has that ’L’ on its name. That ’L’ stands for luxury, and there’s plenty of that in this particular jet ski.

Unlike the Ultra 260X, the Ultra 260LX comes with a luxurious touring seat that provides unparalleled comfort for both rider and passengers. This special PWC’s luxury touring seat has a carefully sculpted saddle for the rider, and a rise at the back for increased cruising comfort. The shape provides extra support for the rider and back passenger, and that bit of increased contact with the PWC provides a confident connection to this powerful high-performance machine. Even in rough conditions out on the water, the seat’s thick, impact-absorbing padding and the extra lower back support not only helps in keeping the rider comfortable, but it also reduces fatigue.

The Kawasaki Ultra 260LX delivers the kind of unparalleled performance and touring luxury on the water that few, if any, other jet skis are capable of having. And all for the price of $13,199, which may sound steep now, but once you ride it, will definitely be more of a bargain that any of you previously thought.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Ultra 260LX’s specs after the jump

Specifications

Kawasaki Ultra 260LX Jet Ski
EngineSupercharged and intercooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline four-cylinder
Displacement1,498cc
Bore x stroke83.0 x 69.2mm
Compression ratio8.4:1
Induction system- Roots-typesupercharger with air-to-water intercooler
Maximum boost11.4 psi
Maximum horsepower260hp @ 7,750 rpm
Cooling systemInducted water
Fuel systemDigital fuel injection
IgnitionTCBI with digital advance
StartingElectric
LubricationSemi-dry sump system
CouplingDirect drive from engine
Propulsion system155mm jet pump, axial-flow, single stage
ImpellerThree-blade, oval-edge stainless steel
Thrust1,585 lbs
Seating capacityThree-person
Load capacity496 lbs
Fuel capacity20.6 gal
Oil Capacity5.3 qt.
Storage capacity53 gal
Curb weight1062.8 lbs
Overall length132.7 in
Overall width46.9 in
Overall height45.3 in
ColorsJet White / Black Pearl
MSRP$13,199
Warranty12 Months

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