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Switchback XC Features

Polaris Performance and Technology

The Matryx Platform delivers advanced technology and superior performance. Equipped with the industry leading 850 or 650 Patriot, the lightweight Switchback XC delivers class-leading power to weight ratio.

Patriot Powered Engine Choices

The proven Patriot Engine architecture delivers outstanding durability, refined run quality, and an instant throttle response.

Industry Exclusive SmartWarmers

Build heat quickly and maintain your customized temperature regardless of the temperature outside. Enhance your ride further by setting thumb vs. hand heat range for an even more customized level of comfort.

Nightblade Headlight

This new headlight brings state of the art lighting technology to Polaris riders. Six projector beam optics deliver precision lighting with an engineered pattern to deliver exceptional visibility for night riding.

On-Trail Handling

The rider-first Matryx platform features a SnoCross inspired cockpit for effortless control. The Matryx front suspension with the 146 IGX rear suspension provide superior on trail performance, with FOX QS3 shocks for performance and easy adjustability.

Snocross Inspired Cockpit

Narrower Cockpit
4.8” narrower console and 3” narrower at the knees, creates a more mobile rider experience allowing full freedom of movement for effortless control

Maximized Wind Protection & Minimal Drag
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) design tools ensure maximum wind protection and minimal drag for a warmer, more comfortable ride.

Sculpted Side Panels
Opens a new dimension of rider mobility allowing the rider to move around the sled rather than being confined by it.

Wind Protection
Improved leg and lower body comfort and protection. Enhanced windshield design for hand protection and less wind buffeting. Updated geometry for improved aerodynamics.

Industry-Leading Polaris Race IFS

The perfect balance of effort, precision & zero-bump- steer-stability to deliver ultimate handling and control.


High-performance, adjustable, and rebuildable FOX® QS3 Clicker shocks offer easy adjustability and deliver outstanding performance on- and off-trail. The remote reservoir promotes heat dissipation and ensures consistently outstanding performance in all riding conditions.

Off-Trail Capability

Ready to tackle the backcountry with the 146 IGX rear suspension plus Cobra tracks, delivering floataion, traction, and handling in deeper snow.

146 IGX Rear Suspension

Optimized suspension geometry better controls pitch.

Cobra Tracks

The 1.35 and 1.6 Cobra tracks provide confident on trail performance while delivering exceptional traction and grip in loose snow conditions.