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

  • 2011 Kawasaki Ultra 260LX Jet Ski
  • Year:
  • Engine:
    four-cylinder DOHC engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Displacement:
    1500 L
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2011 Kawasaki Ultra 260LX Jet Ski High Resolution Exterior
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Engine Supercharged and intercooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline four-cylinder
Displacement 1,498cc
Bore x stroke 83.0 x 69.2mm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Induction system- Roots-type supercharger with air-to-water intercooler
Maximum boost 11.4 psi
Maximum horsepower 260hp @ 7,750 rpm
Cooling system Inducted water
Fuel system Digital fuel injection
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Starting Electric
Lubrication Semi-dry sump system
Coupling Direct drive from engine
Propulsion system 155mm jet pump, axial-flow, single stage
Impeller Three-blade, oval-edge stainless steel
Thrust 1,585 lbs
Seating capacity Three-person
Load capacity 496 lbs
Fuel capacity 20.6 gal
Oil Capacity 5.3 qt.
Storage capacity 53 gal
Curb weight 1062.8 lbs
Overall length 132.7 in
Overall width 46.9 in
Overall height 45.3 in
Colors Jet White / Black Pearl
MSRP $13,199
Warranty 12 Months
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