Defexpo 2014: Polaris RZR SW, Sportsman MV 850 and Widetrak LX (Snowmobile)
At the 8th edition of Defexpo India 2014, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., showcased a range of Polaris Defence vehicles. This was the ATV manufacturer’s 2nd participation at Defexpo (New Delhi from 6th-9th February, 2014).
Polaris models on display at Defexpo were the RZR SW, Sportsman MV 850 and Widetrak LX (Snowmobile). RZR® SW gets power from a 800cc twin EFI engine which cranks out 55HP and a top speed of 109 KPH. On-demand All Wheel Drive (AWD) engages all 4 tires when the rear wheel slips and forward traction is required. It’s ideal for slippery and hard to manoeuvre terrains.
The Sportsman MV ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) gets power from a 850cc 4-stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder Gas Engine that cranks out 77 hp. With capacity to carry 91 kg of gear on the front rack and up to 181 kg of gear on the back, this ATV has the highest rack capacity.
Polaris Widetrak LX Snowmobile is purpose-built to tow, haul and get to where the work needs to be done. Full featured sleds with Hi-Low transmissions, cargo racks, reverse and of course, like the name says, an extra wide track — 20″ of flotation to be exact.
Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., said, “The Defexpo is an ideal opportunity for us to showcase our line of Defence vehicles. Our military vehicles over the years have received an overwhelming response all over the world. RZR®S 800 model, in India is currently being used by the Gujarat Police and we have received very positive feedback regarding the utility of our vehicles. Polaris vehicles are sturdy, reliable and effective over the toughest of terrains. Our vehicles can be used in beach patrolling, dense forest, marshy land, rocky and desert terrain. Defence Expo is an opportunity for us to demonstrate to key decision makers in Defence and other security forces, the range of Polaris ATVs & ORVs unmatched ruggedness and versatility in harsh, hostile and demanding conditions.”
Polaris has donated one Sportsman Big Boss 6X6 800, one Sportsman® 550 Hunter EPS, one RZR® S 800 EFI and two Ranger® 900 Diesel, which were handed over to Hon’ble Chief Minister, Uttrakhand Shri Vijay Bahuguna. Polaris will maintain the vehicles for 2 years with full service and repair at no cost to the government.