Switchback Adventure: Is This Really New?

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Polaris is looking to break a new segment this year with a Switchback Pro-Ride Variant called the Adventure.

This re-packaged 136 has some easy-to-identify standard equipment more familiar to touring mounts.

There’s a super-high windshield and nifty little side panel mounted dinosaur fins that deflect air away from the pilot’s knees and legs. There’s also a 12-volt power port and standard E-start.

Here’s where the adventure begins. Polaris ATVs have an accessory attachment system called “Lock’n Ride” that uses grippy, expanding rubber donuts to attach all manner of storage containers and functional accessories to Sportsman ATVs and Ranger side-by-side vehicles.

The new Adventure Switchback has a Lock’n Ride compatible aluminum rear rack that facilitates the mounting of ji-normous saddle bags and other interesting things you might not normally have thought you could carry.

The system is uber-versatile and very techy in appearance. For the record, the Adventure does not come with a 2-up seat. It is a solo ride by design.

However, we think two average sized riders would be quite comfortable on the stock solo saddle with the Lock’n Ride bags in place.

One thing is for sure: You cannot possibly pull-off or lose Lock’n Ride attachments. Once installed they stay put until you release them.

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