Polaris Snowmobiles Model Archive

2012 600 Switchback Adventure

600 Switchback Adventure

$10,999 US MSRP


What's your perfect sled? Trail Rocket? Mogul Monster? Off-Trail Weapon? High-Mile Adventurer? What if you didn't have to compromise? Motorcyclists who want to expand their horizons ride adventure bikes. For snowmobilers, Polaris introduces the all-new 600 Switchback Adventure, the industry's first adventure snowmobile. Built with the same Rush-proven Pro-Ride progressive-rate rear suspension featuring 7 inches of additional tunnel length on a 136” bumpbridging rail and all-new race-proven IFS as the 800 Switchback Pro-R, plus additional comfort and storage features. It is the epitome of versatile luxury with an attitude, including a tall windshield and wind deflectors for enhanced rider comfort, mirrors, 12v & RCA outlets, and the innovative and scalable new Adventure Cargo System® featuring Polaris-exclusive Lock & Ride® Technology. Standard with an Aluminum Cargo Rack and Lock & Ride® Saddlebags, add a Pure Polaris accessory Rack Bag for the maximum in storage.

“The Switchback Adventure is going to break into a new segment. It’s kind of like a swiss army knife with more flexibility and versatility for the rider. The dry bags inside the saddlebags are key – nobody wants to take their underwear out of their bag and have it wet and cold. That’s a quality system and you’ll be able to ride it all day and not worry about having to go back and pick up your clothes off the trail – it’s a secure Lock & Ride system.” - Mark Lester, SuperTrax Magazine


Disc Brake Type Phantom, Hydraulic
Drive/Driven Clutch P-85/P2
Exhaust SC VES, Single
Fuel System Cleanfire Injection
Ignition Digital CDI w/TPS, WTS, DET
Engine Type/Cooling Liberty / Liquid
Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 2, 599
Bore x Stroke (mm) 77.25 x 64


Front Shocks FOX® IFP
Front Suspension PRO-RIDE
Front Track Shock FOX® IFP
Front Travel (in./cm.) 9/22.9
Rear Suspension PRO-RIDE
Rear Track Shock Walker Evans
Rear Travel (in./cm.) 14/35.6
Ski Type RUSH
Track Width/Length/Height (in.) 15x136x1.35 Cobra (2.52" pitch)


Fuel Capacity (Litres) 11/41.6
Overall Height (in./mm.) 46/117
Overall Width (in./mm.) 48 / 121.9
Ski Center Distance (in./cm.) 42.5/108
Estimated Dry Weight (pounds/kg) 525/238
Overall Length (in./mm.) 115/292


12v Outlet Accessory
Color / Graphics Black/Red Adventure
Electric Start Standard
Fuel Gauge Digital MFD
Hand & Thumb Warmers Std. Adjustable
Handlebar Hooks Std. Adjustable
Heated Passenger Grips N/A
Mirrors Standard
Reverse PERC
Seat Support with Luggage Standard w/Lock & Ride
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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