Lineup Includes 6 New Models for Deep Snow, Crossover, and Trail Riding, and Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the First, and Now Legendary, INDY®
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – March 6, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The model year 2020 Polaris® lineup includes premium snowmobiles for every terrain and every type of rider, including youth, riders developing their skills and confidence, trail performance enthusiasts, deep snow riders, on- and off-trail crossover riders, adventure riders, and riders who need versatile sleds that can tackle big jobs.
The 2020 model year also marks the 40th anniversary of the most legendary model name in snowmobile history: INDY®. The 1980 model lineup was the first with production models featuring the Polaris IFS – Independent Front Suspension – that revolutionized snowmobile ride and handling. INDY® models established Polaris as the global leader in snowmobile ride and handling, and INDY® sleds continue to deliver the ultimate riding experiences today.
During Polaris’ SnowCheck spring pre-order program, several 2020 models are available with the most powerful Polaris snowmobile engine ever, the Polaris® 850 Patriot™. It is available in deep snow, crossover, and trail performance models.
RMK® Models Dominate in Deep Snow
Polaris® RMK® models are the world’s greatest mountain sleds. They are the lightest, strongest, and most flickable deep snow snowmobiles available, and the 2020 lineup includes the new RMK® EVO™ for beginning deep snow riders, and the RMK® KHAOS® 155 for riders who want the ultimate in agility.
The RMK® EVO is the perfect fit for new off-trail riders. It is designed to put a rider comfortably in control to help them develop skills and confidence. The sled has a 144-inch track for off-trail traction and flotation, and a 550 fan-cooled engine with just the right power for a new rider. An accessory EVOlution Kit is available to increase suspension travel and access more power from the 550 engine as a rider’s confidence grows.
The new 2020 RMK® KHAOS® 155 is a true all-mountain sled for riders looking for the most playful, fun and most agile sled in all riding conditions. With the React™ Front Suspension, premium Walker Evans® shocks, and AXYS® Chassis, it delivers lively and dynamic riding in all riding zones.
The 2020 RMK lineup also includes several best-selling PRO-RMK models with tracks of 155”, 163”, and 174”, and versatile SKS models in 146” and 155” track lengths that are the ultimate deep crossover sleds.
Legendary INDY® Performance
It’s fitting that in the 40th anniversary year of the INDY® model name, several outstanding new INDY® models make their debut to deliver the legendary performance and ultimate versatility for which the INDY® name is known.
For extreme performance trail riders, the 2020 INDY® lineup includes the new INDY® XCR®, a durable, race-proven model with the next-generation PRO-CC™ Rear Suspension and premium Walker Evans® shocks. This new model features numerous race-proven components and is the new choice for riders who want to dominate tough terrain at high speeds. It is available with the 600, 800, or 850 engine.
The all-new INDY® XC 137, INDY® SP 137, and INDY® Adventure 137 bring high-performance riders the ultimate in handling and versatility, along with a premium Walker Evans® shock package.
In February, Chris Olds and Mike Morgan rode a pair of 600 INDY® XC models to victory in the 1,977-mile-long Iron Dog cross-country race across unforgiving Alaskan terrain. The sleds were so reliable, the racers didn’t have to do any service work at the midway point, and at the finish line, Olds said of the sleds, “They’re still good to go.”
The INDY® Adventure 137 models deliver the premium INDY® ride and handling along with the added versatility of features such as an overnight bag, mirrors, a heavy-duty front bumper, and accessories such as the Lock & Ride® FT2 Passenger Seat that is heated and has heated handgrips. For the first time, Adventure also offers full SnowCheck customization.
The INDY® EVO returns as a sled that is just the right size with the right amount of power for new riders, and the 2020 INDY® line also includes INDY® XC®, INDY® SP, and INDY® LXT models with a wide selection of engines, shock packages, and features.
RUSH® Models Rule the Trails
For trail riders who demand the ultimate cornering and handling, the sleds of choice are the 2020 RUSH® PRO-S models. They feature the AXYS® Chassis with premium suspension and shocks, unrivaled acceleration, and rider-centric comfort. These sleds are available with a choice of engines, including the 600 Cleanfire®, the 800 Cleanfire® H.O., and exclusively through SnowCheck, the Polaris® 850 Patriot™.
Crossover Models for Every Rider
Polaris offers a large selection of 2020 crossover models that provide riders with go-anywhere versatility. Recreational riders choose Switchback® models that are the smoothest riding, and most versatile crossovers. They let a rider cover ground quickly on-trail, and freely explore the backcountry.
Polaris TITAN® models are the world’s most capable crossover sleds as they have 20-inch-wide, high-flotation tracks, impressive cargo and towing capacity to tackle big jobs, electric start, reverse, and a high-performance attitude that makes them incredibly fun to ride.
Voyageur® Comfort & Convenience
The 2020 Voyageur® models present riders with limitless possibilities. Their standard features treat riders to the ultimate in comfort and convenience, and they can be equipped with accessory cargo solutions that make Voyageur models incredibly capable long-distance trail touring sleds.
Apparel and Accessories
Polaris is excited to announce the release of TECH54, a revolutionary new line of apparel this year. TECH54 is made with advanced material technology that offers waterproof breathability and comfort for every rider. In additional to TECH54 we are partnering with an industry leader, PIEPS – to bring our riders a full assortment of avalanche safety gear. Polaris offers gear and casualwear that meets the unique demands and style of every rider.
A large selection of Polaris Engineered Parts and Accessories are available for 2020 models in every category. There are accessories to enhance rider safety, performance, comfort, protection, and cargo capacity. These accessories were engineered with the sleds by Polaris development teams, so they install properly, fit securely, and deliver outstanding performance.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and pontoon, deck and cruiser boats. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.
Source: Polaris Industries Inc.