The RXP-X 260 may be an e-ticket ride, but it’s still a Sea-Doo. That means it’s muscular, but with manners. An intelligent brake and reverse (iBR) system allows the craft to start in neutral at the dock and then be shifted into forward or reverse via intuitive handlebar controls. That same system also stops the craft in roughly half the distance of a conventional model, engaging a computer-controlled, modified reverse bucket to redirect forward thrust. In fact, though we couldn’t test for it, Sea-Doo claims that, from 50 mph, no other watercraft can stop in as short a distance, thanks to iBR. Electronic throttle modes allow the user to choose a gentler, or more radical, acceleration profile. Sea-Doo’s intelligent throttle control (iTC) system even provides a special key that you can insert when you want a novice rider to take the controls. The key limits the speed of the RXP-X 260, allowing beginners to acclimate to the power and handling and safely build confidence and proficiency.