Polaris has released information on three of several new 2012 models early. The 800 Switchback Pro-R, 600 Switchback Adventure and 600 Pro-RMK 155″ will be featured on the Polaris website as well as at Polaris demo ride events that will be held across North America starting on February 10, 2011.
The all-new 800 Switchback Pro-R delivers versatility without compromise. Experience a sled with the heart of a RUSH, and the soul of a crossover – featuring the RUSH-proven PRO-RIDE progressive-rate rear suspension plus 7 additional inches of tunnel length on a 136″ bump-bridging rail. Combine that with an all-new, race-proven IFS, and this PRO-RIDE Switchback delivers the smoothest ride yet. On-trail, the progressive-rate rear suspension isolates riders from impacts so they can drive through bumps, not over them. Off-trail, the 136″ rail provides great flotation and the versatility to ride on all types of terrain. Performance features such as premium Walker Evans® needle shocks all around plus lightweight driveline components such as a hollow jackshaft, drilled brake rotor and lightweight silencer, take this sled to the next performance level. The Retro graphics are available only through Snow Check Select.
The 600 Switchback Adventure features the same RUSH-proven PRO-RIDE progressive-rate rear suspension with 7 inches of additional tunnel length on a 136” bump-bridging rail, and all-new, race-proven IFS as the 800 Switchback Pro-R – and it has additional comfort and storage features. It is the epitome of versatile luxury with an attitude, including a tall windshield and wind deflectors for enhanced rider comfort, mirrors,12v & RCA outlets, and the innovative and modular new Adventure Cargo System® featuring Polaris-exclusive Lock & Ride® Technology. Standard with an Aluminum Cargo Rack and Lock & Ride® Saddlebags, add a Pure Polaris accessory Rack Bag for maximum storage capacity.
The 600 Pro-RMK 155 has all the same great features as the 800 Pro-RMK, but features our class-leading 600cc motor, making it one of the most fun mountain sleds to ride. It’s all Pro-RMK, just a small-bore version. Call it a tree sled, call it the ultimate boondocking machine or just call it perfect. It’s built for riders who want the same ride & handling as the 800 in a 600 version. Smoother, easier to ride, more nimble. Same principle applies here. The best handling mountain sled just got even better. Equipped with lightweight components such as the silencer, rotor, jackshaft and more, the new 600 Pro-RMK 155 is over 50 pounds lighter than a model year 2011 IQ RMK 155″. It delivers a smooth ride and easy, intuitive handling with its RMK Coil-Over rear suspension and PRO-RIDE RMK Adjustable IFS, with premium, rebuildable Walker Evans shocks front and rear. The ideal complement to the lightweight chassis is the quick-accelerating 600 Cleanfire engine, which delivers exceptional throttle response and a lightning-fast launch.
The complete Polaris 2012 snowmobile lineup – including several additional new models – will be introduced March 3, 2011, at www.terraindomination.com.