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Luxury Performance Just because riders want razor sharp handling and blistering acceleration doesn’t mean they must give up high tech luxury features. The GSX...

Luxury Performance

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.

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