2010 REAL WORLD SLED OF THE YEAR
SNOWTRAX TELEVISION CROWNS SKI-DOO’S GSX 4TEC 2010 REAL WORLD SLED OF THE YEAR
SnowTrax Television, North Americas most watched snowmobile enthusiast televsion show and Supertrax Media Inc are proud to announce this year's winner of the SnowTrax Real World Sled of the Year, the Ski-Doo GSX 4-TEC 1200 SE.
"This year we picked a winner from a decisively different category than any of our previous choices." commented SnowTrax Host, Luke Lester. "The GSX SE is not a mid priced sled. This is full jam performance trail sled. But, we just had to accept the fact that like all of our previous winners, this sled impressed everyone who rode it. Not JUST long distance trail guys either. We had a few hardcore testers who had to bite their tongue’s at the end of a long day on the GSX. Quite simply, the sled impressed virtually all of our discerning testers. I think that says a lot about the real world appeal of this sled."
The Real World Sled of the Year award is in its sixth season. During that time SnowTrax has honored notable winners like Yamaha's Venture GT, Ski-Doo’s 600 SDI, the Polaris 600 IQ, the Polaris Shift and last season's winner the Ski-Doo 600 ETEC Adrenaline. While the 600 class appears to be favored, it's not a rule and this season marks the first time a one up 4-stroke sled has taken home the top honors. The award is open to any segment or size sled.
This year the Snowtrax Crew were joined by the Supertrax International Magazine staff in their selection process. Supertrax Magazine is the largest circulation; most read and critically acclaimed snowmobile enthusiast publication in both the United States and Canada. The Snowtrax and Supertrax team employed the popular Supertrax 'Best In Class' (BIC) Awards process to assist in determining the nominees in a combined effort to arrive at the Real World Sled of the Year winner.
Where other awards pick winners at the beginning of a season based on, often times, only a brief encounter with a new sled, the Real World Sled of the Year is put through paces under every imaginable condition, on every trail surface our viewers might use it. The sled has to start and run reliably every time.
It has to be easy on the wallet at the pumps and it has to be capable of 300-mile days without leaving a rider feeling beat up. Important features like storage, wind protection, hot grip performance, gauge packages, ergonomics, adjustability and straight line speed are all taken into consideration before a winner is crowned.
SnowTrax Co-host A.J. Lester, stated, "Among the over 20 sleds in our fleet the GSX was continually on the trails, day after day. It was ALWAYS requested by our crew when planning a long trip and of all the sleds in our fleet, this one caused the most, lets say confusion, when it came time to swap sleds on the trail. No one wanted to hand it over!"
From the entire crew at SnowTrax Television and Supertrax Media Inc, congratulations to Ski-Doo and the GSX 1200 4-TEC SE for winning the coveted 2010 SnowTrax Real World Sled Of The Year.
Celebrating its 16th year, SnowTrax Television is a magazine format show that is packed with editorial content tailored to every type of rider. Each episode features in-depth product evaluations, instructional tech tip’s, destination features along with the latest news in the industry. Affiliated with national broadcasters TSN, TSN2 and A-Channel in Canada and the Outdoor Channel in the United States, SnowTrax Television is the most watched snowmobile show in North America.
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