Press Release –
The 2008 Polaris FS IQ® Touring snowmobile with its clean, quiet and efficient Polaris 4-stroke engine has been certified by the U.S. Department of the Interior as having Best Available Technology (BAT), meaning it is approved for use this winter in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Snowmobile use in these National Parks has been closely monitored and subject to stringent operating regulations in recent winters.
With its BAT certification, the 2008 Polaris FS IQ Touring joins the growing list of Polaris 4-stroke models approved for riding on the scenic snowmobile routes throughout these parks.
The Polaris 4-stroke engine used in the 2008 FS IQ Touring is a clean, quiet and efficient liquid-cooled twin with a displacement of 750cc and output of 80 Hp.
“We continually strive to develop engines that are both environmentally friendly and satisfy the performance desires of riders, and the BAT certification demonstrates we have succeeded with the 2008 FS IQ Touring,” said Polaris Snowmobile Division General Manager Scott Swenson. “We are proud to have this model added to the list of Polaris 4-stroke snowmobiles certified for use in these scenic National Parks.”
Earlier Polaris snowmobiles that have also received BAT certification include:
• 2007 FS IQ Touring and FS Classic
• 2006 FS IQ Touring and FS Classic
• 2005 Frontier Touring
• 2004 Frontier Touring and Frontier Classic
• 2003 Frontier Touring and Frontier Classic
• 2002 Frontier Touring
Suzanne Lewis, a National Park Service Superintendent for the Department of the Interior, notified Polaris of the most-recent certification and added, “We appreciate Polaris’ cooperation as we implement the Winter Use Plans in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and we look forward to working further with you.”