Polaris Snowmobiles Model Archive

2012 800 Switchback PRO-R

800 Switchback PRO-R


The all-new Switchback Pro-R delivers versatility without compromise, a combination of RUSH handling with off-trail flotation. The Switchback inspires confidence whether the trail is a freshly groomed or chopped up. Pick your line and the sled holds perfectly. Featuring a 136" PRO-RIDE progressive-rate rear suspension and a new IFS developed in conjunction with Polaris Racing, the new PRO-RIDE Switchback delivers the smoothest ride yet. By using an uncoupled design, we are able to build a sled that is more fun to ride, with great weight transfer, a wider sweet spot that requires less adjustment and unmatched offtrail capability. Watch your buddies try to keep up.

“My favorite is the 800 Switchback Pro-R – all the benefits of PRO-RIDE at a new level – the increased traction with the powerful 800cc motor is incredible = The fact that its an uncoupled 136 is important because this sled will take the skis up and do wheelies like a full on motocross bike if you want it to – you feel the skis get light when you want them to – I like the way it feels when you get on the gas – the way it goes through bumps with the bridging effect –and a more plush response in moguls and the way it improves the ride over a 121 is outstanding.” - Mark Lester, SuperTrax Magazine


Disc Brake Type Phantom, Hydraulic w/ LWT Disc
Drive/Driven Clutch P-85 / Team LW
Exhaust SC VES, Single
Fuel System Cleanfire Injection
Ignition Digital CDI w/TPS, WTS, DET
Engine Type/Cooling Liberty / Liquid
Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 2, 795
Bore x Stroke (mm) 85 x 70


Front Shocks Walker Evans Piggyback
Front Suspension Pro-Ride
Front Track Shock Walker Evans Piggyback
Front Travel (in./cm.) 9 / 22.9
Rear Suspension Pro-Ride
Rear Track Shock Walker Evans Comp. Adj.
Rear Travel (in./cm.) 14 / 35
Ski Type Rush
Track Width/Length/Height (in.) 15 x 136 x 1.35 Cobra


Fuel Capacity (Litres) 11/41.12
Overall Height (in./mm.) 46 / 117
Overall Width (in./mm.) 48 / 122
Ski Center Distance (in./cm.) 42.5 / 108
Estimated Dry Weight (pounds/kg) 484/219
Overall Length (in./mm.) 115 / 292


12v Outlet Accessory
Color / Graphics White, Pro-R
Electric Start Option/Accessory
Fuel Gauge Digital MFD
Hand & Thumb Warmers Std. Adjustable
Handlebar Hooks Std. Adjustable
Heated Passenger Grips N/A
Mirrors Accessory
Reverse PERC
Seat Support with Luggage Accessory
Seat Type Pro-Ride Adventure
Security System Accessory
Speedometer Digital MFD
Steering Fixed- 3.5" (89mm) Riser
Tachometer Digital MFD
Temp/Low Oil Light Digital MFD
Windshield Low, mid or tall
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