Sneak Peek! 2010 Polaris Models
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Polaris Introduces 2010 Off-Road Line Up
MEDINA, MINN. Polaris Industries Inc.–Model year 2010 continues where model year 2009 left off with another year of exciting and innovative Off-Road offerings.
2010 Ranger Lineup
Model Year 2010 brings more significant changes to Polaris’ RANGER line up with the introduction of two new utility RANGER Side-by-Sides, increased power to existing models, more redesigns, a RANGER XP with power steering and a faster top speed for RANGER RZR. All 2010 RANGERs and RANGER RZRs also come standard with a ROPS Certified Cab. “With the introduction of two new products, more power for the utility line, the redesigned RANGER CREW and 6×6, and a new top speed for RANGER RZR, the 2010 line up picks up where the 2009 line up left off,” said Matt Homan, vice president and general manager of Polaris’ Off-Road division. “We continue to innovate our RANGER line to offer the most extensive Side-by-Side offering in the industry.”
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New for 2010, Polaris is introducing the value-priced, Midsize RANGER 400 and the company’s first electric vehicle, RANGER EV. Both of these units share the same, smaller, two-seat chassis, that fits in the back of a pickup truck, with many of the hardest working, smoothest riding features of their full-sized counterparts: On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, heavy duty front end protection, high ground clearance and the longest suspension travel in their class.
The RANGER 400, although smaller in stature, delivers on the RANGER promise of “hardest working” with real work capabilities such as 500 lbs of cargo capacity, 1,000 lbs payload and 1,250 lbs. of towing, at an attractive $7,999 MSRP. The RANGER 400’s smaller size, 455cc high output, carbureted engine and value price make it an attractive work partner for hunting, farming, maintaining acreage or doing chores around the property. It boasts 29 horsepower and a top speed of 40 mph offering the rider plenty of get-up-and-go to ride to that favorite hunting spot, haul feed to livestock or just take a leisurely ride down the trail. Its On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive ensures it can tackle muddy pastures or rutted, rocky hunting trails, while the VersaTrac ensures you don’t tear up the grass. With a full-line of PURE Polaris products including Lock & Ride accessories, cabs, plows and a speed-regulating, Speed Key, the RANGER 400 can be outfitted to get any job done.
To complement its hard work ethic, the RANGER 400 has smoothest riding features such as Independent Rear Suspension, long suspension travel and high ground clearance to ensure a smooth ride and less fatigue on the operator and passenger, making it a true “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding” Midsize RANGER.
Polaris Ranger EV
Sharing the same chassis as the RANGER 400, the all-new RANGER EV electric Side-by-Side is a first for Polaris. The unit features the largest battery pack in the industry (11.5 kilowatts) and has the longest range of any electric Midsize. Built for clean and quiet operation, and full of hardest working, smoothest riding features, the RANGER EV is perfect for hunters and homeowners with acreage. With its 30 horsepower electric motor, 35-45 mile range, 25 mph top speed and two hours of riding time between charges, the RANGER EV will transport hunters and their gear to and from their hunting site with fewer disturbances to game. The unit also features a three modes; High for speed, Low for towing and hauling, and Max for maximum range. For harsh terrain, such as muddy fields on the way to fix the fence or trails full of rocks and stumps leading to the tree stand, the RANGER EV features On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive. For more sensitive terrains and a better turning radius, RANGER EV has VersaTrac with one-wheel, rear-wheel drive to prevent damage and also better navigate tight areas often encountered in the woods. The RANGER EV has a 500 lb. Lock & Ride cargo box with 1,250 lb. towing and 1,000 lb. total payload making hauling hunting gear or game a breeze; and the model’s exclusive 48-volt, AC Induction motor provides high performance with low maintenance and can be charged using a standard 110 vac outlet. For quick charges between rides, PURE Polaris is offering a quick charge kit for RANGER 400 to get you back on the trails.
RANGER HD, 800 6×6, and 800 CREW
Polaris Ranger HD
In 2009, Polaris introduced the ruggedly re-engineered RANGER that was the hardest working and smoothest riding RANGER EVER built, and introduced the new RANGER HD, the ultimate heavy-duty utility vehicle with a self leveling rear suspension and power steering. This year, the company powered up the RANGER 4×4 (now called RANGER 500 H.O.) with a 500 H.O engine and added an 800 EFI engine across the rest of the line. The RANGER 4×4 gets a 13 percent power increase with the 500 H.O. engine, and the RANGER XP (now called RANGER 800 XP) receives a 15 percent power upgrade with the addition of the 800 twin EFI power plant. The 800cc engine also has been added to the RANGER 800 HD, RANGER 800 CREW and RANGER 800 6×6 solidifying the “Hardest Working” RANGER promise.
Along with the power boost, Polaris has added a RANGER 800 XP model with Polaris’ exclusive electronic power steering with variable assist. The system allows for one-finger steering at low speeds and eliminates feedback at high speeds so the operator can work longer and enjoy the ride.
Polaris also expanded the work, ride and improved ergonomics from the 2009 RANGER XP and introduced Dual A-arm front suspension to the six-passenger RANGER 800 CREW and RANGER 800 6×6. To create an exterior that could handle the nastiest work and most extreme riding conditions, the models offer the most-armored front end ever designed to protect vital components such as the radiator, cooling system and front differential. The front headlights were inset for added protection from rocks and branches, and the redesigned bumper with a heavy-duty bash plate offers dedicated vehicle tie down points, massive central tow hook and inset tow hook cage for additional front differential protection. For working at night or to get the hunting spot before daybreak, the vehicles offer auxiliary light mounting holes on the front bumper and bosses already installed for optional Halogen/LED distance headlights.
Polaris Ranger 6×6
The RANGER 800 CREW and 6×6 work harder and are easier on the operator due to improved and thoughtful ergonomics designed to let the operator work longer and enjoy a better ride. The new models feature more seat and leg space including two-inches more for back-seat passengers on the RANGER 800 CREW, reoriented gas and brake pedal for improved operator comfort, new angled-back seat and a relocated brake lever for easy operation inside and outside of the vehicle. Polaris also redesigned the steering wheel for better steering with gloves and added standard tilt steering with the highest range of motion for maximum comfort. Along with tilt steering, the new models have a 50 percent easier steering effort which helps maneuverability in tight areas such as work sites or woods.
RANGER 800 6×6 also is furnished with a new a new, truck-like job box between the cargo box and cab. The cargo box is rated for 1,250 pounds, while the job box handles an extra 250 pounds, and the boxes are Lock and Ride capable.
To make the smoothest ride in the industry even smoother, Polaris outfitted the new RANGER 800 CREW and 6×6 with exclusive adjustable Dual A-Arm front suspension in addition to its legendary smooth independent rear suspension. Exclusive to RANGER line, the RANGER 800 CREW features motion ratio and preload suspension adjustment front and rear while the RANGER 800 6×6 offers Independent Rear Suspension with motion ration adjustability on all six wheels. The new Dual A-Arm suspension has two upper shock mounting points for each wheel giving a motion ratio adjustment that dramatically increases the stiffness of suspension. The preload adjustment, available on each wheel, increases the initial spring compression for a 30 percent stiffer ride when needed. The new suspension allows for the maintenance of ground clearance (12 in/30.5 cm) and suspension travel (9.6 in/24.5 cm front, 9 in/22.9 cm rear) when carrying heavier loads and using accessories such as plows, cabs and sprayers for work applications. It also allows for easier use of after-market suspension packages. To combat ruts, stumps and rocks, the new RANGERs also offer anti-kickback steering that reduces feedback over bumps and makes the vehicle steerable with one hand.
Polaris Sportsman 550 Touring
The 2010 Polaris ATV offering leverages the all-new, award-winning Sportsman XP chassis redesign for the best-selling line of 2-Up vehicles, a focus on value with the introduction of the Sportsman 500 H.O. Touring, and updates to the Trail Boss 330, Trailblazer 330 and Scrambler 500 4×4.
“Polaris focused on updating some key models in our ATV line up for 2010,” said Matt Homan, vice president and general manager of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “By coupling the award-winning Sportsman XP features with the best-selling line of 2-Ups and introducing the Sportsman 500 H.O. Touring, we have created the most-comfortable and most-versatile line of 2-Up ATVs focused on innovation and value. Redesigning the Trail Boss 330, Trailblazer 330 and Scrambler 500 4×4 gives entry-level ATV riders a selection of value ATVs with an updated look and improved ride.”
Introduced in 2009, the Sportsman 550 and 850 XP were 99 percent new, except for the shift knob, and took Sportsman’s power and ride to the next level. With engine upgrades such as an 850cc, twin EFI engine that churns out 70 horsepower that made it the most-powerful stock ATV in the world; and a 549cc single EFI engine delivering 42 horsepower, these were the most powerful and smoothest riding Sportsman ever built.
Featured upgrades included vertically-mounted engines for improved ergonomics, exclusive anti-kickback steering and available electronic power steering, coupled with all the features that made the hardest working, smoothest riding Sportsman line legendary, the Sportsman XP models took the industry by storm.
For 2010, Polaris has added the Sportsman XP features to their 2-Up line by offering the Sportsman 850 and 550 Touring, and the Sportsman 550 X2. To complete the 2-Up line up, Polaris leveraged the best-selling automatic platform of all-time and is offering the Sportsman 500 H.O. Touring with the original styling for the value-conscious consumer.
Along with new engines, chassis, styling, ergonomics and dual A-arm front suspension, the most-comfortable Touring models are even more comfortable with the addition of electronic power steering and a new passenger seat with a comfort ride seat suspension. To assist the rider in rough terrain, Polaris outfitted the 2010 Touring models with the company’s exclusive electronic power steering system. The Polaris system offers variable assist which provides the most steering assistance at slow speeds and more positive feedback and confidence at high speeds. Coupling the electronic power steering with Polaris’ exclusive anti-kickback steering, which features longer control arms and the largest wheels enabling the steering pivot of each axle to be moved to the most-central and neutral part of the tire, the Touring models have superior ride and handling making them the most comfortable 2-Up ATVs on the market. Along with having more room than the competition, a large passenger seat, vibration absorbing hand holds and adjustable vibration-absorbing footrests, the 2010 Touring models feature a passenger seat with an individual shock to dampen trail feedback making an even smoother ride for the passenger.
Polaris did not only think about the rider and passenger for the Touring models, but also their beverages. When the trails get rough, drinks now can be strapped into the exclusive dual cup holders with tensioned beverage holders.
The Touring units will continue to offer the hardest working, smoothest riding features that helped the Sportsman 800 Touring become “ATV of the Year” in 2008. These features include Rolled Independent Rear Suspension with 10 in/25.4 cm of travel, Engine Braking with Active Descent Control for four-wheel braking and better control on inclines and True On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, the easiest and fastest-responding AWD system available.
Polaris Sportsman 550 X2
The Sportsman X2, with its fold-down second seat and cargo box, is the most-versatile ATV on the market. For 2010, the addition of the Sportsman XP features adds even more versatility and work capabilities to the revolutionary ATV. The 42-horsepower, 550cc engine with its roller driven clutch to provide smooth, faster clutch response and a “Low” gear with speeds up to 39 mph, makes the Sportsman 550 X2 an even more able work partner. Its exclusive anti-kickback steering with longer control arms, industry’s largest wheels and lower-profile tires deliver the most-positive, precise steering, resulting in less rider fatigue during work applications and on the trail. For sensitive terrains, such as lawns, the Sportsman 550 X2 offers VersaTrac, a one-wheel, locking rear differential for a tighter turning radius and less damage to grass. The improved ergonomics include a narrow seat design with more knee room for easier rider maneuverability when hauling loads or driving on the trail. Sportsman 550 X2 passengers also will enjoy more passenger room than competitive models, and both rider and passenger will benefit from larger floor boards with more mud protection.
For the value-minded 2-Up rider, Polaris delivers with the Sportsman 500 H.O. Touring model. The Sportsman 500 H.O. Touring offers the award-winning, original Sportsman Touring chassis and body style, and features a 500 high-output, carbureted engine, engine braking system, True On-Demand All-Wheel Drive and a rolled Independent Rear Suspension.
Polaris will continue to offer the Sportsman 850 XP, Sportsman 850 XP EPS, Sportsman 800 6×6 Big Boss, Sportsman 800 EFI, Sportsman 550, Sportsman 550 EPS, Sportsman 500 H.O., Sportsman 400 H.O. and Sportsman 300 as part of the company’s Sportsman line-up. Browning Limited Edition models will be offered with the Sportsman 850 XP EPS and Sportsman 550 EPS.
Trail Boss 330, Trail Blazer 330 and Scrambler 500 4×4
For 2010, the Trail Boss 330, Trail Blazer 330 and Scrambler 500 4×4 have been redesigned with updated styling, improved ergonomics, 25 percent more-powerful lighting, thicker disc brakes, new master cylinder and remote fuel gauge and central front Hilliard (Scrambler 500 4×4 only). The Trail Boss 330 is the perfect unit for the value-minded rider who wants an ATV with some utility capability that is still fun on the trails. To maximize its utility, the Trail Boss 330 has been outfitted with Lock & Ride-capable steel racks and has a 15 percent increase in front and 22 percent increase in rear travel. For the entry-level Sport rider, the Trail Blazer 330 offers an automatic transmission and is fun and easy to ride; the Scrambler 500 4×4 takes the trail riding fun to the next level with a 500cc engine and On-Demand True All Wheel Drive for enhanced traction. Rounding out the Entry category is the reliable Phoenix 200.
For 2009, Polaris redesigned the Outlaw 525 IRS, Outlaw 525 S and Outlaw 450 MXR
with new, aggressive styling that included a single headlight, a lowered the center of gravity, conventional steering and a six-pound weight reduction. The changes were welcomed by both customers and editors, and Polaris’ Outlaw line-up for 2010 will remain unchanged from 2009.
While the 2010 RANGER utility line works harder, the 2010 RANGER RZR line plays harder with even more RZR sharp performance. Last model year, Polaris introduced the RANGER RZR S, the ultimate, pure-sport Side-by-Side built for the desert, dunes and open spaces to complement the 50-inch, trail-capable RANGER RZR. For 2010, RANGER RZR achieves a new top speed of 60 mph and both units feature a ROPS certified cab.
Polaris also will offer a variety of Limited Edition models for their 2010 line up. On the utility side, the RANGER 800 XP Limited Editions include Pearl White, Navy/Sandstone and a Browning Edition. The RANGER 800 CREW will be available in Sandstone Metallic. RANGER RZR Limited Editions include Tequila Gold and Turbo Silver, and Orange Madness for RANGER RZR S.