The ZL with the SS suspension is absoutely the plushest riding sled i've ever riddin. When you ride over the small to medium size bumps it feels like your riding on a cloud, and then if you want to you can hit the big moguls and the suspension will take whatever you dish out. It has the plush ride of a ZL and the race manners of a ZR, best of both worlds! I would definately buy another. When we did the 250 miler, the trails going out were nicely groomed, but coming back they were crap! It was a tough ride back, but well worth it!