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> Polaris Introduces Military Spec Work Vehicle
Posted by NickJ - 11-15-13 10:19 - 0 comments


New Sportsman WV850 H.O. All-Terrain Vehicle Features Terrain Armor Non-Pneumatic Tires


Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) featuring Terrain Armor™ Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). The new Sportsman® WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers looking for a true work vehicle, in December 2013, in very limited quantities.

“In early, 2013, Polaris announced we’d launch the NPT technology on an off-road vehicle built for consumers,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We have seen great success with NPTs in military and disaster relief scenarios and are excited to bring this technology to the consumer market for extreme work applications.”

Earlier this year, Polaris Defense started offering NPT tires as an option for its military vehicles. The technology is beneficial for military work due to the fact the tires never go flat. Polaris has tested NPTs under several extreme situations, including logging more than 350 miles/563 kilometers after receiving fire from a 50-cal round, and driving 1,000 miles/1609 kilometers with a 3 in/7.6 cm railroad spike in the tread and webbing. These tests lead to a confidence-building consumer vehicle, both in terms of durability and reliability, and ensure a highly-capable work and hunting partner. Beyond having no flats, consumers will appreciate the other benefits TerrainArmor tires offer including a better center-of-gravity, improved cornering due to less pushing and the capability for the tires to be designed for a diverse range of applications.

To complement the NPTs and ensure the Sportsman WV850 H.O. is a highly-capable work partner that performs under the most demanding environments, the vehicle includes:
A military-grade fully automatic single-speed transmission including forward and reverse gears
An upgraded shock package that offers superior handling under heavy load or while traversing rugged landscape
An increased cooling capacity for long days and high temperatures
Steel racks capable of carrying 600 lbs/272 kgs of cargo
A 2 in/5.1 cm receiver hitch that can tow 1,500 lbs/680 kgs
A standard 3,500 lb winch for confidence in extreme settings

More information, photos and specs about the Sportsman WV850 H.O. can be found over at PolarisATVForums.com.
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> 2014 Polaris IQ Race Sled is here!
Posted by dascrow - 09-7-13 07:05 - 0 comments
2014 Polaris® IQ® Race Sled Delivers Improved Holeshots and Enhanced Handling With New Lightweight Crankshaft and 128" Rear Suspension

Polaris® snowmobile racers will enjoy the competitive advantages of the innovative new 2014 Polaris IQ® Race Sled that features a new lightweight crankshaft and new 128" rear suspension. These improvements and other updates to the race sled are designed to provide Polaris racers with better holeshot performance, enhanced throttle response, improved traction and greater stability in the rough for Terrain Domination.

The new 2014 Polaris IQ Race Sled is the result of integrated collaboration among Polaris snocross and cross-country racers, race team personnel and Polaris snowmobile engineers. Together, they developed the new features and validated them through extensive testing that included use in selected races last season.

The Polaris Racing Department has historically led the industry in developing innovative racing technology that “Wins on Sunday, Sells on Monday,” including legendary Polaris IFS, powerful 2-stroke engines and more.




“This season’s race sled is the refinement of a legendary vehicle, with a focus on holeshot and throttle response improvements,” said Matt Prusak, Race Program Leader in the Polaris Snowmobile Division. “The benefits will be seen by snocross and cross-country racers alike.”

Polaris Race Manager Tom Rager, Jr., said racers and teams have been impressed with the performance of the new race sled in testing and on-track evaluations.

“The industry’s only purpose-built race sled just keeps getting better and better,” said Rager. “A lot of the sled’s development credit goes to several of our riders, Ross Martin in particular, who tested it and made it so good.”


FEATURE UPDATES ON THE 2014 POLARIS IQ RACE SLED
Re-engineered elements of the 2014 Polaris IQ Race Sled include:

• NEW Lightweight Crankshaft
The new lightweight crankshaft features a design that provides the same balance as the previous crankshaft – with a 2.5-pound weight reduction in rotating mass.

This results in a 25% reduction in inertia, improved throttle response and increased acceleration. Racers will achieve better holeshots, and the engine will reach its optimal operating RPM faster.

• NEW 128" Rear Suspension
Polaris® racers will benefit from the increased traction of the new 128" rear suspension and new 128" track. This new setup delivers better holeshots, better stability in whoops sections, and improved cornering.

Similar to the setup that Polaris teams have raced with great success in the Mod class for more than four seasons, this new rear suspension is based on the original IQ® Race geometry, with new rail beams and tunnel components to package the longer track length. The 2014 Polaris IQ Race Sled utilizes an aggressive new 128" Sno-XT track.

“Along with delivering an improved holeshot, the new rear suspension tracks straighter in the whoops sections, and results in less ski lift for enhanced turning,” Prusak said. “Our cross-country racers in particular will benefit from the improved high-speed stability.”

Along with the new 128" rear suspension, additional improvements were made to enhance performance and reliability.

• Updated Shock Calibration
Polaris engineers, race teams and the technicians at Walker Evans Racing have combined forces to recalibrate the Walker Evans® shocks used in the race sled’s front and rear suspension. The updates are designed to ensure consistently outstanding performance from green flag to checkered on demanding terrain such as extreme snocross tracks.

• NEW Brake Pads
The new Hayes™ Type 126 brake pads were developed to deliver consistently reliable braking as brake systems heat up during aggressive racing action. Racers will also see an improvement in brake pad life.

• NEW MY14 Racing Graphics
While Polaris racing teams will customize their sleds with team graphics, racing numbers and sponsor logos, they’ll start with a new look that features a white hood, red belly pan, accents of red, white and blue, and Polaris graphics. The 2014 race sled also has a low white windshield.


RACE-WINNING POWER & SUSPENSION
The 2014 IQ Race Sled is built on the strong, durable and lightweight Polaris-exclusive IQ® Chassis. Advanced assembly techniques minimize the parts count to keep weight to a minimum while delivering maximum strength and reliability.

The race sled is powered by the Polaris Liberty® 600 engine. It delivers class-leading acceleration for outstanding holeshots as well as impressive horsepower across the entire RPM range.

The liquid-cooled Polaris Liberty 600 twin has twin Mikuni Rack TM 40 carburetors, NiCaSil-lined cylinders for efficient heat dispersion and the Polaris VES (Variable Exhaust System) for maximum power and instant throttle response. The power delivery is managed by the legendary Polaris P-85 drive clutch and a Lightweight TEAM™ Roller driven clutch.

Polaris racers can fine-tune their front and rear suspension performance with the Walker Evans 16-click compression-adjustable shocks. The race sled’s IFS uses Walker Evans Aluminum IFP 16 Position Compression Adjustable Shocks with Piggyback Reservoirs.

Recreational riders can enjoy the same outstanding IFS as Polaris racers, as the race sled’s IFS design is used on Polaris Switchback® models and on RUSH® models built on the PRO-RIDE™ Chassis.

In the IQ® Rear Suspension, the front track shock is a Walker Evans Coil Over Shock with 16-position compression adjustability, and the rear track shock is a Walker Evans Aluminum IFP 16 Position Compression and Rebound Adjustable Large Body Shock.

The new Polaris IQ Race Sled was developed for use by Polaris snocross and cross-country racers. The suspension and shock packages described here are intended primarily for snocross racing, and the Polaris Racing Department is providing cross-country racers with shock tuning information and setup recommendations for terrain racing.


ABOUT POLARIS
Polaris® is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and small vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.

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> Updated News
Posted by 1RMDave - 02-2-12 09:02 - 4 comments
Hi, I feel its important to keep multiple parts of the forum active. Some new news around Polaris files:
I believe this has grown into the #1 resource for Polaris FS/FST snowmobiles. I think thats pretty big news!

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> Just so you know...
Posted by erick - 07-22-09 20:57 - 5 comments
Just a heads up that I'm working on a new design which will be incorporated into different forum software which will offer better features and an improved user experience. If the site is up or down over the course of the remainder of the summer this may be what's going on. I hope to have it done by summers end but we'll see how things go.
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> Registered but unable to post?
Posted by erick - 12-8-08 10:47 - 1 comments
Because of all the spammers we've had on here in the past months, I've had to start manually enabling accounts after they are registered. My computer has been out of commission this past week due to a hard drive failure so I just enabled a bunch of new accounts.

So, if you can't post and just registered, wait a little while. If it still doesn't work send me an email, admin@snowmobilefanatics.com

Thanks for your patience. This is a stop gap measure until we figure out something better.
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> Suggestions Wanted
Posted by erick - 06-2-08 12:31 - 20 comments
Hey all. I realize this site hasn't grown like I would have hoped for so I would like to ask all of you for some suggestions on improvements that could be made, how we can make it better, etc. If you have any ideas that would promote growth and the sharing of knowledgeable information, please let me know. If there are any issues with the site or reasons you would like to share with me why you don't use the site as frequently as some of the others out there let me know. I plan on making a few changes in time for next season and I want to make sure that I'm on track with everyones expectations.
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> Moving to new server, may be some downtime
Posted by erick - 01-5-07 09:59 - 12 comments
We will be moving this site to a new server this afternoon. There will be some downtime as we need to switch IP Addresses for the site. You'll want to be sure to flush your DNS cache on your computer and / or restart it. I will try to make things go as smoothly as possible. After we move, we should not see those PHP errors any longer and things should be generally faster than before.
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> Forum Upgraded
Posted by erick - 12-21-06 16:56 - 5 comments
Hello all. The forum software has been updated to the latest release, which included quite a few changes as it was a major release. I'm in the process now of getting back the old look and feel. I hope to have that done soon, but until then, please bare with me until it is done.

Thanks
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> Almost the first day of fall!
Posted by erick - 09-19-06 14:18 - 2 comments
It's getting closer everyone. Soon fall will officially be here! I can already smell it in the air. Hopefully you're getting your sleds ready for the upcoming season. As always, keep coming back to PolarisFiles.com for more action. Things have already started to pick up! Hope you had a great summer, now lets all welcome the Fall. It couldn't have come sooner.
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> Summer season is upon us
Posted by erick - 04-26-06 09:32 - 1 comments
All of you who visited in the winter, remember that PolarisFiles.com includes toys that hold us over in the summer! It's time to break out the ATV's, Dirtbikes, and other off-road vehicles. Show us your summer ride. Again, if you have any suggestions for the ATV section or other sections of the site, please let us know. Hopefully we can continue to grow in the summer season. Spread the word! cool.gif
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> Welcome to Polaris Files
Posted by erick - 11-1-05 01:03 - 31 comments
I'd like to take this time to welcome you to the new Polaris Files website! I decided to open it up for November. I do not have it 100% completed as this software is new to me and there is a slight learning curve that I am overcoming to customize it the way I like.

You can browse past models of Polaris snowmobiles, ATVs, and move to some in the future. Right now our selection of ATV's is somewhat limited but I'll try and get as many vehicles added as possible. I want this website to become the number one stop on the Internet for all Polaris related information, questions, etc...that is, next to the Polaris website of course.

Please take the time to make suggestions. As a lot of you probably know me, you know I'm open to any suggestions. This website is for YOU and I want to make sure it works properly for you. If there is something you don't like or find something lacking please do not hesitate to tell. Respond here with any comments you may have.

As always, have fun and be sure to thoroughly check out this new forum software. It has some really nice features and I am quite pleased with it to say the least.

Thank you everyone for your patience! I've been super busy and appreciate the time you've waited. smile.gif
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