2011 Kawasaki Ultra 260X Jet Ski

260 horsepower may not be all that big of a deal on the road anymore, but out in the waters where there are no speed limits, it’s a license to have some good ’ol fashion, jet-skiing fun.

That’s what the new Kawasaki Ultra 260X Jet Ski will give you and quite frankly, we’d give up a whole lot more to have one of these babies tucked in a trailer, ready for some open-sea action on the weekends.

But more than just the jet skis race-refined 1,498cc fuel-injected four-cylinder Kawasaki powerplant with a Roots-type supercharger that produces a mouth-watering 260 horsepower, the Ultra 260X is also a fine piece of jet ski awesomeness because it comes with top-of-the-line technology courtesy of the fine folks from Kawasaki.

To begin with, the fiberglass reinforced plastic hull is loaded with DNA from Kawasaki’s IJSBA championship-winning machines, including carefully designed sponsons and chines for enhanced straight-line stability and more precise cornering. Likewise, the 22.5-degree deep-V hull leans into corners, providing a smoother ride in rough waters, greatly reducing the lateral G-loads generated during turns and helps keep the rider in control.

The Ultra 260X also features a five-step adjustable handlebar position that riders to either stand up or sit down to enjoy the full breadth of power and versatility the jet ski provides. Add that to an enormous 60-gallon storage space and you have a jet ski that comes with all the requirements needed for some high-speed, open-sea action.

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


Kawasaki Ultra 260X Jet Ski
EngineSupercharged and intercooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four valve per cylinder, inline four-cylinder
Bore x stroke83.0 x 69.2mm
Compression ratio8.4:1
Induction systemRoots-type supercharger 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
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 capacity60 gal
Curb weight1062.8 lbs
Overall length: 132.7 in
Overall width46.9 in
Overall height45.3 in
ColorsEbony / Sunbeam Red, Ebony / Candy Lime Green
Warranty12 Months
  • Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied.
  • Horsepower measured in PS at the crankshaft under controlled conditions. Actual performance may vary.

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