Polaris enters their 61st season in the snowmobile industry with few new models and their revolutionary AXYS chassis making its way deeper into the line-up. With over 30 models in their arsenal, Polaris offers machines for mountain, deep snow, high performance/trail and utility. Here are the model families on the Polaris roster for 2016.
- RMK- Mountain
- SKS- Back Country/Mountain
- Switchback- Crossover/Back Country/Trail
- Rush Pro- Trail/High Performance
- INDY- Performance Trail, Recreation and Utility Machines
- Widetrack- Utility, Commercial Use
Here are some highlights.
RMK Gets New Chassis and Engine
Polaris’s most exciting news for 2016 is the Pro RMK 800 line of mountain snowmobiles. The RMK 800 models receive an adaptation of the AXYS chassis and the H.O. Cleanfire 800cc engine. These perks debuted last year on Polaris’s Rush and Switchback models and now this technology makes its way to the mountains. The all new chassis and suspension is designed to provide more “lift” and better weight distribution in deep powder. The increase in power with the H.O. engine and light overall weight of the RMK package puts gravity on holidays this winter.
Polaris 800 SKS 155
Polaris brings back the “Snow King Special” for 2016. This model is a versatile sled for deep powder and moderate mountain work. The SKS 800 receives the RMK AXYS chassis and the H.O. 800 Cleanfire engine and makes this unit a gifted back country trail-breaker.
600 INDY SP Terrain Dominator Limited Edition
One of the more exciting INDY models for 2016 is the 600cc SP Terrain Dominator edition. Aside from bold new graphics, this model features the Pro-Ride Chassis, the 600 Cleanfire two-stroke engine, a 1.25” Ripsaw II track and a Fox rear shock. Like the rest of the INDY series, it provides very good performance at a reasonable price.
Polaris 800 RUSH PRO-S Night Lightning LE
This limited edition of the ultra-high-performance RUSH Pro-S 800 is bad to the bone and one of the most aggressive looking snowmobiles on the market. This model’s standout reflector graphics on black are just the start. This unit features the lightweight AXYS chassis, PRO-XC rear suspension, the potent Cleanfire H.O. 800 engine, Walker/Evans front shocks, interactive digital display and LED lighting. Wicked looks, light weight, a cutting edge chassis/suspension package and a dominant engine make this model the most sought-after trail machine on the market.
800 Switchback ASSAULT Terrain Dominator LE
For riders seeing a mix of trail, back country and moderate mountain work, Polaris offers the crossover Switchback series. For 2016, the Switchback Assault Terrain Dominator Limited Edition model features a 144” X 2” track, Walker Evans front shocks, Cleanfire 800cc engine and a wild graphics package.
Polaris Engines For 2016
As has been the case for the last few years, Polaris offers only 2-stroke engines.
- 800 Cleanfire H.O.
- 800 Cleanfire
- 600 Cleanfire
- 550 Fan-Cooled
AMSOIL Substitutes For Pure Polaris Oils
We offer a full line of AMSOIL synthetic oils for snowmobiles that are an upgrade over the Pure Polaris lubricants sold at your Polaris dealer. Not only that, our prices are generally lower too (even with shipping considered). This applies to both Canadian and US Polaris owners. Bellow is a list of common Polaris oils and the corresponding AMSOIL product that can replace it.
Polaris VES Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil (Formerly VES Gold Plus)– AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil is an outstanding replacement for VES Synthetic 2-Stoke Oil in all Polaris engines. Interceptor provides superb wear control, excellent cold weather properties and clean operation with today’s 3-stage exhaust power valves.
Polaris VES Race 2-Cycle Engine Oil– Use AMSOIL Dominator Synthetic 2-Stroke Racing Oil for racing or highly modified engines. Use AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil for hard recreational use.
Polaris Premium Blue Synthetic-Blend 2-Stroke Oil– Use AMSOIL Interceptor Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil as a premium substitute or AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil as a value-priced, full synthetic upgrade.
Polaris All-Season Grease– AMSOIL Synthetic Water Resistant Grease resists snow, water and ice while protecting suspension and steering components from wear and heavy shock loads. This grease also pumps well in cold weather.
Polaris SCL Synthetic Chaincase Lubricant– AMSOIL Synthetic Chaincase Oil protects gears and chains from metal-to-metal wear while lowering friction in Polaris chaincases.
Polaris Gas Shock Oil– AMSOIL Shock Therapy Synthetic Suspension Fluid. Use #5 Weight (Light) in most cases or # 10 Weight (Medium) where a heavier fluid is desired.
Polaris Racing Gas Shock Oil (For Walker Evans Shocks)– AMSOIL Shock Therapy Synthetic Suspension Fluid #5 Weight (Light) delivers consistent damping and long service life.