The Rider Balanced™ Switchback® with AXYS® chassis. Crossover riders can carry the front end through fresh snow AND corner flat on groomed trails. They can ride 2-up with a passenger or solo. On the trail or off the map, these sleds turn the world into your playground like never before. Some days you follow the trails, others you ride the backcountry. On the best days, it’s a long ride full of both. From freshly groomed trails, rutted out trails, to deep backcountry powder, the versatile Switchback will get you there.
Switchback® PRO-S is for riders who want the ultimate in cornering and handling, and a sled that virtually eliminates stutter bumps.
Switchback® PRO-X™ is for riders who want ultimate big bump control, are predominantly stand-up riders, and need to dominate ditches and moguls.
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.
Switchback® SP is for true 50/50 crossover riders that need a versatile sled able to stand up to all types of terrain.
Switchback® Assault is for aggressive, backcountry riders that demand off-trail agility and on-trail confidence.
The AXYS® chassis features rider-balanced positioning and delivers unparalleled control in any terrain, made possible by:
A core element to the new AXYS 144 platform is the all new Ideal Geometry X-Over 144 uncoupled rear suspension, which offers the ultimate blend of durability and strength. The IGX 144 rear suspension provides RMK-inspired off-trail agility and balance with a drastically improved on-trail ride. Pitch is controlled through geometry in this new rear suspension. With 43% more front torque arm travel, this suspension features reduced bottoming and less drag off-trail. An all new optimized, lighter, tipped rail beam design gives the sled a nimble feel.
“If journalists made the millions of dollars we all assume we are worth, we would be buying two of these crafty 2-strokes today.”
“The engine is silky smooth, yet powerful enough to still give you a rush when you really want to wick it up.”
“Lightweight, superior off-trail maneuverability, a scalpel in the woods, best on-trail handling…”
“The drivetrain and chassis react in an instant to driver inputs, allowing it to leap over logs, carve like a mountain sled and play harder than other crossovers.”
"Calling it a 50/50 doesn’t do it justice as it performs so well both on and off that we should call it the 100/100 crossover sled – it is that good. Seriously, this is as close to a no-compromise sled as there has ever been." "
“It feels like a wild horse. It just wants to go and keep going”
- Competitive Brand Owner
"The Polaris 600 Switchback Pro-S takes the title. Polaris kept its lead in engine performance and front end handling, erased the gap the Ski-Doo had on driver ergonomics, and narrowed the rear suspension and fit and finish lead the Ski-Doo has on the field."
-Snow Goer Magazine, October 2014 Edition
"Polaris has rocked the snowmobile world with a completely new and way-revolutionary platform to replace the RUSH and Switchback 137. It's called the AXYS."
"The AXYS is a true blockbuster sled offering extremely low weight without compromising handling or ride - actually making incredible strides forward in both!"
"For 2015 the DNA and revolutionary original concepts of the ProR Rush and Switchback models are definitely still present and recognizable, but the execution is 100% reengineered and 93% new."
"Polaris began its AXYS weight reduction program with very broad strokes and re-wrote the former RUSH platform from the ground up."
"The 2015 Polaris Switchback, Rush and Switchback Adventure snowmobiles are more fun, easier to ride and all aspects of performance are superior."
"This sport/light-utility machine (550 INDY Voyager) has got to be one of the easiest carving machines ever. It has fat skis for flotation, tall windshield for protection, tall handlebars for control and a big cargo rack on the back for versatility — a lot of people could get a lot out of a low-cost machine like this."
…the way this sled eats up trail chatter and hooks up out of the hole makes it just too fun not to trail try…”
-American Snowmobiler, October 2015