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POLARIS FUJI 400-488 TWIN

POLARIS FUJI 400-488 TWIN

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First introduced in the 1980s as a 400 and then inflated to 488ccs in 1989, this very basic piston port twin engraved its place in history, lasting in production until the early 2000s.

It found a home in at least a half dozen different Polaris platforms and offered consistent, reliable 80-range horsepower to the masses.

The engine was known for its lack of bells and whistles - no reed valves, no exhaust valves. Its last versions stepped up to flatslide carbs and that was about as hi-tech as it got.

We have fond memories of the first Indy 500 twin in 1989. That over-achiever blew away sleds 100ccs larger and there wasn’t any good explanation why.