Polaris

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Company Description

Founded in 1954, Polaris has been making top-quality products for over half a century. With a wide variety of product lines, from ATV and snowmobiles to all-purpose military vehicles, Polaris is dedicated to helping people enjoy the great outdoors to the fullest.

From their humble beginnings as a repair garage, Polaris has grown into a powersport world leader, with over thirty brands contributing to the company’s growth. More recently, they’ve gone beyond the limits of traditional powersport manufacturing and expanded into wider markets, such as military and commercial vehicles.

Driven by innovation and a commitment to excellence, Polaris offers a diverse product line of world class brands reflecting their high standards.

History

Polaris has a long history of hard-working, family ownership. Beginning in a small town in northern Minnesota during World War ll, skilled mechanics Edgar and Allan Hetteen quickly built a loyal customer base.

Motivated to discover a better way to travel to hunting grounds during the harsh Minnesotan winters, the brothers developed one of the first snowmobiles. With time, their snowmobiles became so popular that they started making them exclusively. Later, they grew their manufacturing base to develop ATVs and become one of the world’s biggest powersports dealers.

Recently, they expanded their product line to include commercial and military vehicles, as well as a clothing and accessories line.

Types

Polaris offers three types of offroad vehicles: SSVs, ATVs, and Youth.

SSV

Polaris offers several models of SxS, including the RZR, RANGER, and GENERAL.

The RZR is a sporty SSV with the power, suspension, and mobility to handle even the most extreme trails.

The RANGER is a utility SSV that allows you to transport and haul heavy loads with a maximum amount of comfort.

The GENERAL is a family-sized SSV that gives you the best utility and highest comfort possible in a UTV.

ATV

Currently Polaris has two models of ATVs, the SPORTSMAN and the POLARIS ACE.

The SPORTSMAN is a universal ATV for all your sporting activities. With over two-million sold, it's a highly trusted ATV that you can depend on.

The POLARIS ACE is a single-seat ATV available in multiple sizes. By putting you in the center of the trail, it lets you take control and explore.

Youth

Polaris offers both SSVs and ATVs in youth-sized models. Approved for ages six and up, they’re a great way to introduce your children to the great outdoors.

ATV vs. Side by Side

The kind of off-road vehicle you need depends on what you will use it for. Whether riding trails or hauling loads, Polaris has the vehicles you need.

ATV

ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) are off road vehicles with four-wheels and handlebar steering and seating like a motorcycle. ATVs are smaller than other UTVs
  • You sit on it, instead of in it
  • No roll cage
  • Handlebar-controlled throttle
  • Both throttle and foot braking
  • Can be transported on a truck

SxS

SxS (side-by-side vehicles), also known as UTVs, are all-purpose utility vehicles that have a cab and are driven with a steering wheel and foot pedals.
  • Have roll cage
  • Steering wheel and foot pedals
  • Fits from 2 to 6 people
  • You sit inside it
  • Bigger, needs trailer for transport

FAQs

How do I know which Polaris vehicle is right for me?

Depending on how you want to use your ATV or UTV, Polaris has a wide selection of models for any job or leisure activity. Visit their help me choose page online to find what you’re looking for.

Where can I get an owner’s manual for my ATV/UTV?

You can find an owner’s manual online in PDF format on this page by selecting the year and model of your vehicle above.

Where can I buy parts for my Polaris vehicle?

Open parts manual and find the part’s number to purchase it through eBay or any other trusted online website. Most parts are also available for purchase online through Polaris’s parts catalogue. Simply choose your vehicle type and you will be redirected to the appropriate website. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, other parts can be purchased at your local Polaris dealer.

Where can I buy a Polaris ATV/UTV?

You can buy your very own Polaris vehicle at one of their many dealerships. Visit their dealer directory online to find the dealer nearest you.

What safety equipment do I need when riding my ATV/UTV?

There are a few pieces of safety equipment you should wear when operating Polaris vehicles. First and foremost, a certified helmet. Helmets have been proven to save lives in motor vehicle accidents. If your helmet doesn’t have a visor, you will need eye-protection to keep debris out of your eyes. It’s recommended to wear long sleeves, pants, and gloves to protect yourself from the weather. Lastly wear a boot that covers your ankles. Do not ride barefooted or in sandals.

For more recommendations on how to enjoy Polaris ATVs and UTVs safely, read carefully user manual or visit their safety guide online.