2013 Polaris® 800 Switchback®
Switchback® models remove doubt and instill confidence. A rider knows he and his sled can excel in trail sprints as well as off-trail exploration. These are smooth-riding, versatile sleds that deliver outstanding performance on all terrain. The 800 Switchback® model has become extremely popular among riders in all parts of the snowbelt because they offer such outstanding versatility and expand riders’ capabilities to enjoy exciting off-trail excursions
Cleanfire® engines with semi-direct injection (SDI) deliver outstanding throttle response and instant acceleration. These engines also deliver impressive fuel economy in real-world riding situations, which for Polaris riders, means aggressive, up-tempo riding, not low-rpm lab conditions.
Eliminate “spine tinglers” with the industry’s only uncoupled, progressive-rate suspension. This Polaris-exclusive design provides a bottomless ride with incredible weight transfer and unmatched fun factor. The 136" rail provides superior off-trail capability compared to competitive crossovers and bridges the bumps for a more comfortable ride.
World’s most advanced snowmobile chassis - light, rigid and perfectly balanced for precise handling even in the nastiest terrain. The progressive-rate suspension provides a bottomless ride that allows us to run an uncoupled rail with great weight transfer for a more comfortable and fun ride. The Cobra track allows for unprecedented flotation and traction.
Unbeatable combination of PRO-RIDE™ steering and patented variable caster design eliminates bump steer. Lighter steering, sharper cornering. Developed in conjunction with the Polaris Racing program. Its performance and durability were proven in extensive on- and off-track testing, and the new IFS delivers significantly enhanced handling with flatter, more precise cornering and 20% reduced steering effort.
The PRO-STEER ski features a reshaped keel and shortened skag for reduced steering effort. Redesigned ribs atop the ski increase torsional stiffness for more precise steering, and bosses added atop the ribs provide traction to prevent slipping when a rider steps on the ski in deep snow.
Take the best seat in the house. A wider more comfortable seat that provides an ideal blend of cushion and support. The Switchback seat height also allows the rider to easily transition from seated to standing as the conditions dictate.
This liquid-cooled Cleanfire® engine with semi-direct injection (SDI) deliver outstanding throttle response and instant acceleration. These powerful, efficient engines produce the impressive power-to-weight ratios that deep snow riders demand. Cleanfire® engines start easily and reliably and they calibrate automatically as the temperature and elevation change. These engines deliver impressive fuel economy in real-world riding situations, which, for Polaris riders, means aggressive, up-tempo riding, not low-rev lab conditions.
The one-piece handlebar features clean, durable construction. It enhances ergonomics with full-length grips that improve comfort and control, and the heater elements extend to the ends of the bar for greater hand comfort.