Posts Tagged ‘Polaris’

Polaris E-Bike Line

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015


Polaris, a company well-known for their outdoor vehicles, has collaborated with electric motor manufacturer EVantage to produce an upgraded line of electric bikes. The bike featured in the image above, the Sabre EV505, features a 6061 T-6 aluminum frame, and a 750 Watt EVantage DuoDrive engine with a top speed of 20 MPH and a ~25 mile range. It can fully charge in 3-4 hours, and weighs roughly 58-63 lbs depending on the model and features. The E-Bike line includes models built for recreation and for use with Law Enforcement and security services.

Polaris will be exhibiting at Summer OR, where more information on the e-bike line and other products will be made available.

MDM – Polaris Defense – DAGOR

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014


This is the first public glimpse we’ve had of the Polaris Defense DAGOR.


Polaris Ranger To Assist In The DARPA Robotics Challenge

Friday, November 29th, 2013


Minneapolis MN, November 26, 2013 – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced that Polaris RANGER® XP 900 EPS vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge to be held December 20-21, 2013, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Fla.

In the early stages of a number of recent disasters, it was clear there were limitations to what mitigation steps humans could take due to dangerous conditions. The DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to spur development of advanced robots that can help humans to better respond to future disasters. The Challenge includes eight tasks that simulate the duties a robot might have to perform in such a situation. DARPA will use the RANGER XP 900 EPS in one of the eight tasks to help demonstrate robots’ ability to operate vehicles, since they are among the tools commonly on hand in disaster zones. The Polaris RANGER XP 900 is the best-selling vehicle in its class and widely available across the U.S.

“We have found off-road vehicles are some of the most useful vehicles in disaster relief due to their ease of transport and ability to traverse challenging terrain,” said Patrick Weldon, product manager for Polaris Defense. “Our specialized vehicles are designed to the end user’s specifications. For the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the RANGERs were built to accommodate the robots and provide mobility at the mock disaster site.”

The RANGER XP 900 EPS was customized for the Challenge with a remote SafeStop Electronic Throttle Kill and Brake Actuation technology. A 1000-lb./453 kg. capacity bed provides space for the robot’s power supply, and inside the cab, the bench seat and tilt steering provide ample room for robots to operate the vehicle.
The driving task requires the robots to drive the RANGER XP 900 EPS through a 250-ft/76-m course with obstacles and varied widths, and exhibit the ability to turn the vehicle in a full circle.

In the future, the versatility of the RANGER platform would allow a robot to transport tools, equipment, supplies and power around a disaster site, while traversing the difficult terrain often found in disaster situations.

The Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. – Tactical to Practical

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013


The Sportsman WV850 H.O. from Polaris is based on their MV850 which has been a military-only ATV. It is the first commercially available offering of the TerrainArmor™ non-pneumatic tires. It also incorporates an upgraded shock package and 600-lbs capacity steel racks. The Sportsman also incorporates Electronic Power Steering and a 11.75 gal. fuel capacity. The liquid cooled, 850cc 4-Stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder features electric fuel injection. It’s even offered in Avalanche Grey!

ATS Tactical Provides Load Carrying Solutions for the Polaris MRZR

Monday, September 23rd, 2013


When Polaris needed a modular load carrying solution for the MRZR they turned to ATS Tactical who created this rig. As you can see, these PALS-based panels allow the crew to configure their gear how they need it on the vehicle without fear of it going flying as they tool around the battlefield.


German Army Awards Polaris Contract To Supply Military ATVs

Monday, September 16th, 2013


Minneapolis, September 12, 2013 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company was awarded a contract to provide MV850 ultra-light tactical vehicles to the German Army.

“Defense forces around the world are seeking Polaris Defense Military vehicles to take advantage of our ability to make modifications to our commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS), insert customer requirements and quickly deliver an end product that meets their needs,” said Rich Haddad, general manager of Polaris Defense. “It is our goal to match the warfighter’s mission requirements with our best value product.”

The highly-mobile MV850 platform, which was built specifically for the U.S. military and allied forces, allows for the transport of military personnel and gear through extreme off-road terrain. It features a 600 lbs./ 272 kg capacity metal rack system, 11.75 gal/ 44.5 L fuel capacity, blackout lighting with IR light capability and an optional litter mount.

SOLIC – Polaris MRZR4

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012


The MRZR4 boasts 88 horsepower with a top speed of over 60 mph. Offering 14″ of suspension travel and 12″ of ground clearance, it is CV22 compatible. The cab frames fold in order to gain the needed clearance for the Osprey’s cabin.


The seats incorporate 4-point harnesses and are designed to accommodate an operator in full kit.


The cargo area is modular and will accept 2 seats, 2 longitudinal litters or simply cargo.

Look for more info soon.