2014 POLARIS: Vertical Updates

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Polaris has had great success with the 800 Switchback Assault and has expanded the series for 2014 with a new model, the 600 Switchback Assault 144.

This sled will open up opportunities for those who like to play in both flatland powder and in hill country.

The sled uses the uncoupled shock-in-skid mountain skidframe with premium Walker Evans remote reservoir needle shocks.

Many great weight reduction tricks are inherent to this breed including the highly aerated reinforced running boards, super-light Freestyle seat, aluminum bumper and perforated snowflap.

Last year’s sweeping mods to the Pro-RMK line-up remain but the 600 Pro-RMK 155 now has the featherweight carbon-fiber overstructure, adhesive bonded control arms and Polaris’ unique Quickdrive Low Inertia (belt) Drive system that reduces rotational inertia significantly.

All three variations (800-155, 800-163 & 600-155) all come with the Pro-Lite tapered seat. These sleds are about the lightest in the mountains and tip the scales just north of 415 lbs. Amazing!

Although not vertical sled news, the baseline RUSH models will not be available for 2014. Instead the focus will be on the more fully equipped Pro-R Rush models. Same goes for the big-selling external shock Switchback 137 series.

It’s a big year for Polaris and the company continues to introduce new, on-target sleds every year. Certainly, its model line is extremely comprehensive in every category and gives the Polaris faithful plenty to think about in the upcoming year.

Kent Lester
Kent Lester
Kent Lester is Co-Publisher of SUPERTRAX Magazine and a regular contributor to this website.

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