2016 Polaris Lineup Features All-New AXYS® Chassis-Making Mountain Sleds Even Better

Fueled by its commitment to innovation, Polaris has elevated the performance of its already legendary mountain snowmobiles with the introduction of 2016 deep snow models built on an all-new, patented AXYS chassis. This raised chassis, purpose built for mountain riding, along with new front and rear suspensions and the powerful 800 H.O. engine, makes the world’s best mountain sleds even better.

These new Polaris deep snow models on the AXYS chassis are featured in the full 2016 Polaris snowmobile lineup that also includes the industry’s leading trail performance sleds and versatile crossover, adventure, and utility models – all of which deliver genuine Polaris Terrain Domination®.


With the introduction of the new AXYS chassis, Polaris dramatically improved all the factors that make a mountain sled work. This new chassis provides riders with: Instantaneous Lift so their sleds get up on the snow and stay there; Rider-Balanced™ Control for the best handling and riding experience; and Immediate Response so the sled responds instantly and predictably to rider input.

The new AXYS chassis is extremely rigid and light. The rigidity greatly benefits the sled’s response to rider input and improves the sled’s handling, precision, and agility. The new chassis includes a new lightweight rear suspension and an all-new front suspension that provides more control on the trail and is more compliant off-trail.

The proven, powerful 800 H.O. engine gives the new mountain sleds the industry’s best power-to-weight ratio, and exclusive Polaris track designs deliver the ultimate in flotation and traction.


Pro RMK 600
Pro RMK 600

The 2016 deep snow lineup includes: PRO-RMK® models that are world’s ultimate mountain sleds; SKS models that feature the return of the legendary Snow King Special model name and are the world’s most versatile deep snow sleds; RMK® ASSAULT® models that are tough as nails for extreme conditions; and all-purpose RMK models built on the proven PRO-RIDE® chassis.


After 60 years of delivering Terrain Domination®, Polaris last winter redefined snowmobile ride and handling with the introduction of the innovative new AXYS® platform on RUSH and Switchback models. Riders embraced the new platform’s superior performance as it delivers:

  • Rider Balanced™ Control
  • Unrivaled Acceleration
  • Rider-Centric Comfort

The RUSH models deliver the industry’s ultimate trail performance, while Switchback models are the industry’s premium crossover sleds, delivering unmatched versatility and outstanding performance on- and off-trail. Polaris is introducing an expanded family of AXYS models for Model Year 2016, including:

  • The all-new 800 RUSH PRO-S “Night Lightning” Limited Edition, a premium model with limited in-season availability. It features a new-for-2016 reflective graphics package, ROX® Adjustable Handlebar Riser, Walker Evans® Hi/Lo Speed Compression Adjustable Shocks, 1.352″ Cobra Track, and a premium painted chassis. It also includes Polaris Engineered® Accessories such as the Polaris Interactive Digital Display (PIDD) with GPS, PRO-FIT Rear Seat Bag, and Extreme Front Bumper. While this model will be available in-season in limited quantities, the best way for a rider to ensure they get to ride this sled is to order it during SnowCheck Select.
  • The new 800 Switchback Adventure, which features the Polaris-exclusive Adventure Cargo System, the 800 H.O. Cleanfire® engine, and easy conversion between solo and 2-up seating. It also includes a premium painted tunnel, PIDD, and a new Fox® shock package with QS3 3-position adjusters and featuring a preload adjustable coil over air rear track shock.
  • The 2016 800 Switchback ASSAULT® Terrain Dominator model. It features the exclusive “Lime Squeeze” graphics package, premium painted tunnel and rails, Series 4 2.0″ track, and Walker Evans® Needle Clicker shocks. It also has Polaris Engineered® Accessories such as the PIDD, Low Pro Defrost and Burandt Lock & Ride® Flyer storage solutions, and Ultimate Front Bumper.


Riders will be able to custom build their machine from the ground up across all three families built on the AXYS platform – RMK, RUSH, and Switchback – to truly customize their sled for how they ride.

Riders will be able to customize their sled with a combination of key options, including choosing their:

  • Chassis
  • Engine
  • Track length and lug size
  • Suspension package
  • Polaris® Interactive Digital Display with GPS
  • Electric start
  • Integrated storage
  • Powder-coated tunnels and painted rails
  • Graphics and color-coordinated hard parts like nose panels, ski loops, and seats

This level of customization is exclusive to Polaris, and only available during SnowCheck Select.


600 Indy SP Terrain Dominator
Indy SP Terrain Dominator 600

Polaris INDY is the most legendary model name in snowmobile history, and the 2016 INDY lineup includes a snowmobile for every type of rider.

The INDY Voyageur 550 and INDY Adventure 550 models set the standard for versatile performance as they are engineered and equipped to deliver:

  • Ultimate Deep Snow Flotation
  • The Best Trail Handling at ANY Speed
  • Unmatched Hauling & Towing Capability

These 155″ models have a versatile recreation utility suspension with articulated rails that is at home on- or off-trail; high-flotation, easy handling PRO-Float Skis; and an aggressive High-Flotation Cobra 155″ Track.

INDY Performance models like the 800 INDY SP and 600 INDY SP deliver legendary trail performance and are just pure fun to ride.

For 2016, the lineup also includes a new 600 INDY SP Terrain Dominator, a specially equipped model with 1.25″ Ripsaw II track, Polaris Interactive Digital Display, a retro graphics package, PRO-RIDE® Low Windshield with handguards, PRO-RIDE Underseat Bag, and PRO-RIDE Extreme Front Bumper. While this model will be available in-season in limited quantities, the best way for a rider to ensure they get to ride this sled is to order it during SnowCheck Select.

The INDY lineup also includes the 120 INDY youth model, which has several features to ensure young snowmobilers ride safely and have fun.


Riders who order new 2016 Polaris snowmobiles during SnowCheck Select (March 2-April 14, 2015) have more choices than ever and can truly customize their sleds from the ground up.

Riders can customize new snowmobiles in three easy steps:

1. Choose your sled.

2. Choose your colors.

3. Choose your options.

Complete details about SnowCheck Select options are available at www.TerrainDomination.com, which is where riders can customize new sleds and send their order to their Polaris dealer. Riders will then visit the dealer to place a deposit confirming the order.


Polaris riders can enhance their snowmobiling experience with Polaris Engineered® Accessories and Apparel. The accessories were developed with the snowmobiles, so they install easily, fit right, and deliver outstanding performance.

Accessories for sleds built on the AXYS® and PRO-RIDE® chassis offer integrated fit and style. Polaris Engineered Apparel includes riding gear that is protective, comfortable, and stylish, and casualwear that delivers year-round comfort and Polaris-branded style.


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