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New Sportsman WV850 H.O. All-Terrain Vehicle Features Terrain Armor Non-Pneumatic Tires - US MSRP $14,999

Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) featuring Terrain Armor™ Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). The new Sportsman® WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers looking for a true work vehicle, in December 2013, in very limited quantities.


“In early, 2013, Polaris announced we’d launch the NPT technology on an off-road vehicle built for consumers,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We have seen great success with NPTs in military and disaster relief scenarios and are excited to bring this technology to the consumer market for extreme work applications.”


Earlier this year, Polaris Defense started offering NPT tires as an option for its military vehicles. The technology is beneficial for military work due to the fact the tires never go flat. Polaris has tested NPTs under several extreme situations, including logging more than 350 miles/563 kilometers after receiving fire from a 50-cal round, and driving 1,000 miles/1609 kilometers with a 3 in/7.6 cm railroad spike in the tread and webbing. These tests lead to a confidence-building consumer vehicle, both in terms of durability and reliability, and ensure a highly-capable work and hunting partner. Beyond having no flats, consumers will appreciate the other benefits TerrainArmor tires offer including a better center-of-gravity, improved cornering due to less pushing and the capability for the tires to be designed for a diverse range of applications.




To complement the NPTs and ensure the Sportsman WV850 H.O. is a highly-capable work partner that performs under the most demanding environments, the vehicle includes:
A military-grade fully automatic single-speed transmission including forward and reverse gears
An upgraded shock package that offers superior handling under heavy load or while traversing rugged landscape
An increased cooling capacity for long days and high temperatures
Steel racks capable of carrying 600 lbs/272 kgs of cargo
A 2 in/5.1 cm receiver hitch that can tow 1,500 lbs/680 kgs
A standard 3,500 lb winch for confidence in extreme settings


To enable long days at work while enhancing the operator’s effectiveness and comfort, the Sportsman WV850 H.O. features:
An unmatched 11.75 gal/44.48 liter fuel capacity to work longer between fills
Wider foot wells to accommodate larger work footwear
Standard Electronic Power Steering (EPS) to reduce fatigue and terrain feedback


The Sportsman WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor was built to meet the rugged demands of the hunt or endless hours on the work site, and shares the same Avalanche Gray color as its hard-working utility counterpart the Polaris BRUTUS™.


More information about the Sportsman WV850 H.O. can be found at Polaris Quads: Utility Four Wheelers & Sportsman ATVs : Features


About Polaris®
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and small vehicles.


Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at Polaris ATV RANGER RZR Snowmobile Official Website.

 

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awesome! id love to try one of these out. wonder how they ride!
 

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There have been rumors about these tires coming to the consumer market for some time now. I'm glad to finally see it happen. This could change the ATV/Off Road tire industry as we know it.
 

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WOW that's one cool looking atv!
 

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for the price a guy can buy a ranger and have the hauling capability, large fuel tank and the ability to carry 2 extra passengers. I think it looks tough, and is a cool machine. but who's really going to buy an atv like this?
 

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plus, the things a tank...its over 1100 lbs dry weight. fill it full of fuel and other fluids and that sucker is going to weigh well over 1200lbs.
 

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well, per Polaris's website it has park, high, neutral and reverse....so I guess no low gear.
 

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I saw them fitted to a Humvee at SEMA several years ago, and Polaris had those tires on display last year at Glamis New Year's meet. Pretty stinking cool that they are now available to the USDM.
 

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I'm guessing the one gear is due to weight? The normal high/low isn't geared well for that much heft.
 

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I'd guess it's geared somewhere between the high and low of our machines, but that's just my guess..... could almost put money on it not being only "high" range (like our machines) at that weight and use!!


I wonder how those tires will effect performance and ride.... after they are packed with mud and dirt? As I only ever see them pictured in sand and rocks!!! Probably shake you right off the machine!! Or do they have a true sidewall? :dunno:
 
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