Polaris Snowmobiles Model Archive

2012 800 Switchback

800 Switchback

$11,299 US MSRP


The heart of a RUSH and the soul of a crossover. The Switchback features a PRORIDE chassis for balanced handling and a progressive-rate rear suspension that virtually eliminates “spine tinglers”. Calibrated for ideal on-trail performance, but still off-trail capable — with a wider sweet spot that requires less adjustment.

“As a deep snow sled it’s extremely capable – it doesn’t suffer in the powder at all – the running boards are perfect for riding in deep snow, the foot positioning is great as a trail sled. In the deep snow the extension of floor board is perfect – it’s more than capable in the deep snow but it’s just as great on the trail.” - Luke Lester, SuperTrax Magazine


Disc Brake Type Phantom, Hydraulic
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 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 Fox, IFP
Rear Travel (in./cm.) 14 / 35
Ski Type Rush
Track Width/Length/Height (in.) 15 x 136 x 1.25 Ripsaw


Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters) 11/41.7
Overall Height (in./cm.) 48 / 122
Overall Width (in./cm.) 48 / 122
Ski Center Distance (in./cm.) 42.5 / 108
Estimated Dry Weight (pounds/kg) 484 / 220
Overall Length (in./cm.) 115 / 292


12v Outlet Accessory
Color / Graphics Turbo Silver, Switchback
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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