Smoothest Riding. Most Versatile.

Polaris® Switchback®

The Rider Balanced™ Switchback® with AXYS® chassis. With its Rider Balanced positioning, crossover riders can carry the front end through fresh snow AND corner flat on groomed trails. On the trail or off the map, turn the world into your playground like never before.
The SWITCHBACK® Lineup
  • PRO-S

    Switchback® PRO-S is for riders who want the ultimate in cornering and handling, and a sled that virtually eliminates stutter bumps.

  • 800 SWITCHBACK® PRO-S

    800 Switchback PRO-S Explore See Deals
  • 600 SWITCHBACK® PRO-S

    600 Switchback PRO-S Explore See Deals
  • PRO-X™

    Switchback® PRO-X™ is for riders who want ultimate big bump control, are predominantly stand-up riders, and need to dominate ditches and moguls.

  • 800 SWITCHBACK® PRO-X

    800 Switchback PRO-X Explore See Deals
  • Adventure

    Switchback® Adventure is for on and off trail riders that demand the ultimate in versatility. With a passenger or without. With storage or without. It's your choice.

  • 800 Switchback® Adventure

    800 Switchback Adventure Explore See Deals
  • 600 SWITCHBACK® ADVENTURE

    600 Switchback Adventure Explore See Deals
  • Assault

    Switchback® Assault is for riders that need versatility. They like trails and exploring the backcountry.

  • 800 SWITCHBACK® ASSAULT® 144

    800 Switchback Assault 144 Explore See Deals
  • 800 SWITCHBACK® ASSAULT® 144 TD Series LE

    800 Switchback Assault 144 Terrain Dominator Explore See Deals
  • 600 SWITCHBACK® ASSAULT® 144

    600 Switchback Assault 144 Explore See Deals

Switchback®Technology: Rider Balanced & Most Versatile

Switchback®

Rider-balanced™ AXYS® Chassis

The AXYS® chassis features 93% new parts, and a rider-balanced positioning. The chassis delivers unparalleled control in any terrain, made possible by:

  • Putting the rider on the sled's AXYS®
  • Redesigning the rear suspension
  • Adding more power and removing weight

PRO-XC Suspension

The PRO-XC™ progressive-rate rear suspension allows the sled's pitch to be controlled by the suspension geometry, not the spring rate. This results in a flatter ride in the corners and stutter bumps and superior big-bump performance.

  • Lightweight, forged aluminum rear crank.
  • Completely redesigned crank and pivot.
  • Front torque arm moved rearward to control pitch, increase travel, and improve rail profile.

800 Cleanfire® H.O. Engine

Developed in conjunction with the AXYS® platform, the proven 800 Cleanfire® H.O. Engine delivers class-leading acceleration and industry-leading power-to-weight ratio.

  • 3-stage electronically-controlled exhaust valves
  • Electronic oil pump
  • Thermostat with bypass warms up to operating temperature 40% faster and improves durability
  • High-efficiency intake and exhaust
  • VForce Reeds
  • Lightweight crankshaft
  • New throttle body that's lighter and reduces throttle effort
  • Grooved Piston

AXYS® rider reactions

Five hardcore owners of competitive snowmobile brands.
Three days of intense riding on the Axys. Here is their verdict.
Ben Warren
Lapeer, Michigan
SKI-DOO 800 Renegade Owner

“I would definitely consider a Polaris AXYS for a snowmobile Purchase”

- Ben

ride & handling

“The “S” is unbelievable in the turns! I never thought I could take corners so quickly.” – Yvon

 

“Those big “G-outs”. I hit them and it was like floating on a cloud!” – Darren

 

“I like the (suspension shocks) range of adjustment, 12 settings is better than 20 and it keeps things simpler.” – Ben

Erik Johnson
Albert Lee, Minnesota
Arctic Cat F-800, Owner

“The likelihood that I move to a Polaris is high.”

- Erik

POWER & ACCELERATION

“That 800 motor is extemely powerful.” – Erik

 

“It wants to pull hard — its that mid-range that really shocked me.” – Darren

Darren LeBlanc
Sudbury, Ontario
SKI-DOO 800 Renegade Owner

"I'm loving that ""X"" and i think thats the sled for me now."

- Darren

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

“The GPS and the gauge cluster is a stand out.” – Ben

 

“The gauge and the GPS integrated into one is something every manufacturer is going to have to follow to stay in the game.” – Michael

 

“You can see 10 times better than any headlight out there.” – Yvon

Switchback®

Flatter through the turns. Lighter through the bumps.

Polaris Image is the only sled that corners flat and carries the front end.

Polaris = Rider Balanced™

Polaris® puts the rider right on the sled's AXYS®. Bite for flat cornering. Lite for superior handling and fun in the bumps and off-trail.

Ski- Doo® = Biased

Ski-Doo® is biased in a rider forward positioning. This offers great control on smooth trails, but less fun factor in bumps and off-trail riding.

Unrivaled Acceleration

Polaris Image is the quickest sled in its class.

0-60 MPH ACCELERATION

30-50 MPH ACCELERATION

2015 AmSnow Shootout Winner

Polaris Image Polaris 800 Switchback PRO-S

       

2015 AMSNOW SHOOTOUT:

  • Fastest 1/4-mile Top Speed
  • Quickest 1/4-mile ET
  • Best Average ET
   
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