A big (expected) yawn from Polaris for 2018…
Well. I’m not sure we should be surprised. For 2018 Polaris added a bunch of cool colors to its mountain lineup, a 146 to its crossover SKS lineup and the “Titan” to its utility line. Yawn.
If you are pinched for time, like most of us are. That’s it. Stop reading this here and go get on with your day. If you were going to buy an Axys and waiting to see what came out, do yourself a favor and head to your dealer. Buy a 17 holdover for $10K and change. Laugh to the trail head. Have a ball. Otherwise, yeah, this is a short post!
As far as small tweaks are concerned, the only one we’ve honed in on is you can now get the needle valve Walker Evans on the Pro-RMK model (this was previously reserved only for the Assault.) Otherweise, no advertised changes.
Is this a bummer? Not really. With the cost of tooling and how much testing a company needs to make a material change, I think we shouldn’t be too surprised with this. That said, it wouldn’t have been that hard for Polaris to offer something new suspension wise, perhaps a new track like the 280 or similar.
Worth noting, the Titan utility sled does comes stock with Fox suspension, a first for Polaris. Maybe this is a sign of things to come.
Interesting times we are living in! Look for our roundup shortly, but in our eyes, no one mountain sled has an absolute edge over the rest from a raw performance basis. Every one of them brings something different to the table, and something we’d be happy to ride.