Just because riders want razor sharp handling and blistering acceleration doesn’t mean they must give up high tech luxury features. The GSX LE models are an MX Z sled at heart, but with some additional features – things like mirrors, electric start, multi-function gauge, larger windshield, and 12V accessory outlet. As always, push-button reverse is standard.
Most importantly, their suspensions are calibrated more for trail comfort and less for big air landings with a position sensitive HPG-VR rear shock that soaks up the ripples and stutters. For long days or high-milers, these sleds will give you the perfect balance of performance and comfort, with that touch of luxury. Think of them as giving you MX Z performance with a smoother-yet ride. For 2011 you even get a set of straight aluminum handlebars with integrated J-hooks.
Two cutting-edge, fuel efficient Rotax powerplants are available: the 600 H.O. E-TEC and 1200 4-TEC. Actually, each one has their own distinct body and chassis variation, so these are two very similar yet different machines here under the GSX LE badge. The two-stroke E-TEC gets the REV-XP body where the 4-TEC gets the REV-XR body, slightly wider to accommodate the four-stroke engine. Both are based on the truly light REV-X platform, with a flexible riding position for both more relaxed and performance riding styles.
The wind protection is enhanced with the added wind deflection (larger cab with REV-XR, added deflectors with REV-XP and generous but not too tall windshield.). The standard tunnel bag is weather-resistant and adds 5.5 gal. (21 L) of storage on the tunnel. There’s also a 12V power outlet for powering for GPS receivers, cell phones, etc. along with a heated visor outlet. A trail rider’s delight.
The 2011 Ski-Doo GSX LE E-TEC sells for $10,549 U.S. and the GSX 4-TEC sells for $11,499 U.S. Both models come in a white-black-yellow coloration that reflects the MX Z heritage.