Polaris 2002 Mountain Snowmobiles

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INTRODUCTION
Riders seeking the ultimate riding experiences in the high country and deep snow all choose Polaris DEEP SNOW snowmobiles. For 2002 Polaris mountain sleds deliver excellenet power and performance with the introduction of Variable Exhaust System (VES) technology to the engines of the Indy 600, 700, and 800 RMK and Indy 700 SKS. The Indy 600, 700, and 800 RMK models are the first deep snow sleds to use the innovative EDGE chassis and special EDGE RMK suspensions, and they provide riders with a great combination of power and ride quality. The Indy 500 RMK and Indy Trail RMK are great sleds for on- and off-trail snowmobiling pleasure.

INDY 800 RMK
The view from the top of the mountain is outstanding, and it's even better from the seat of an Indy 800 RMK. For 2002 it now has the innovative EDGE chassis and special EDGE RMK suspensions. Its liquid cooled 800 domestic twin now has the Variable Exhaust System (VES) to help deliver significantly increased power.

The combination of the EDGE ride and handling, the 800 VES acceleration and power, and the numerous Polaris deep snow features make this the sled to take to the mountain top. SnowTech magazine's editors advise Indy 800 RMK riders to "hang on tight and pull with authority" during all your deep-snow riding.

 Indy 800 RMK riders also enjoy the freedom of choice. The 2002 model is available with a 144" or 151" track. Both tracks have 2" lugs.

The new engine package with the VES provides approximately 4% more peak power, improved running quality, and enhanced fuel economy at trail speeds. The engine package has a huge 12-HP gain at 6000 RPMs, which will equate to great acceleration. This liquid-cooled 800cc case reed inducted domestic twin with the VES has dual rack-style Mikuni TM40(mm) Flatslide carburetors that are controlled by an easy to operate "flipper" throttle. A Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) with a 3dimensional timing map ensures optimum fuel delivery and a Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) provides failsafe running.

A new decompression release is integrated into the exhaust valve, which reduces the recoil effort by approximately 35%. The engine has a Regular/Premium fuel selector switch (with an indicator light in the tachometer), digital ignition, and a thermostat and bypass system.

Riders enjoying all this power will also enjoy a spectacular ride on the award-winning EDGE chassis. The EDGE RMK IFS has higher shock towers and a ski stance that's adjustable between 39.5" and the 41" production setting. Front suspension travel varies according to the ski stance, from 7.2" at 39.5" to 7.6" at 41". The EDGE RMK IFS has Controlled Roll Center (CRC) steering, a torsion bar, and Sidehiller offset composite skis.

The EDGE RMK rear suspension has a compression-adjustable Indy Select rear track shock and a Nitrex front track shock. The rear suspension has larger outside diameter bogie wheels, thicker hifax, square wire rear springs, and new geometry. Its travel with the 141" track is 17", and with the 151" track, it's 17.5".

The EDGE RMK chassis includes numerous new features on the 800 RMK for 2002, including: a new rear close-off and rear rack design; new taillight; die-cast aluminum bulkhead and dual-angle tunnel; and EDGE RMK seat with STX vinyl top, and large tool box opening. The top of the seat bucket is lower on the RMK, increasing driver maneuverability.

The liquid-cooled Polaris high-performance hydraulic disc brake with an integrated parking brake provides excellent braking, and the Sonic Blue injection-molded hood has grille closures to prevent snow ingestion. The oil tank capacity has been increased to 3.25 quarts, features a new, integrated tool box, and the rolled chaincase improves snowmobility.

The new EDGE console provides better ergonomics as it repositions the recoil handle and controls. A left-hand control block with switches for the hand and thumbwarmers and halogen headlight is standard, as is a mountain bar, handlebar hooks, tunnel roll gripper with integrated de-icer cooling system, and a flared mid-height windshield.


INDY 700 SKS
This deep snow sled, known for its versatility, delivers a great ride on and off the trail - and it's muscled up for 2002 with the addition of the Variable Exhaust System (VES) to its liquid cooled 700 domestic twin.

This new engine package provides approximately 8 extra horsepower on the top end as well as increased power all across the power band. The new powerplant provides improved running quality, improved starting, and approximately 20% better fuel economy at trail speeds, which gives deep snow riders greater riding range.

This 700cc case reed-inducted twin has dual rack-style TM40(mm) flatslide carburetors with an easy to operate "flipper" throttle and a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) with a 3dimensional timing map for optimized fuel delivery. The engine has a digital ignition, thermostat and bypass system, Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) for failsafe operation, and a Regular/Premium fuel selector switch (with an indicator light in the tachometer).

The impressive power is complemented by the liquid-cooled Polaris high performance brake, and the superb ride is provided by the fully-coupled XTRA-10 rear suspension. This suspension has a compression-adjustable Indy Select rear track shock, Nitrex front track shock, square wire rear springs, and 9.5" of travel. The 15"x136" track has 1.25"-deep lugs.

The front end features an XC-10 IFS setup with compression-adjustable Indy Select shocks, a torsion bar, Controlled Roll Center (CRC) steering, tipped-in trailing arms, a 42.5" ski stance, composite skis, and 9.6" of travel.

For 2002, the Gen II hood is a new Sonic Blue with new SKS graphics. A mid-height flared windshield is standard, as is the left-hand control block with switches for the hand and thumbwarmers and halogen headlight. The rolled chaincase optimizes snowmobility, the seat features an STX vinyl top panel, and the fuel capacity is 11.8 gallons (U.S.).


INDY 700 RMK
Polaris made significant improvements to the Indy 700 RMK for 2002 and turned one of the best deep snow sleds into an even more potent mountain climber. This mountain tamer now utilizes the award-winning EDGE chassis and special EDGE RMK front and rear suspensions, and its liquid-cooled 700 domestic twin now has the Variable Exhaust System (VES).

This dramatically new sled even offers riders a choice of track lengths. It is available with a 15"x136"x1.75" track, and with a 15"x144"x2" track.

SnowTech magazine said, "Many consider the 700 twin to be the finest mountain engine ever built," and that was before it got the VES! With the VES, this engine produces approximately 8 extra horsepower on the top end along with increased power throughout the power band. Fuel economy is improved by approximately 20% at trail speeds, an increase that will allow 700 RMK riders to extend the range of the sled's 11.8gallon (U.S.) fuel tank.

This liquid-cooled, 700cc, case reed-inducted twin has dual rack-style TM40(mm) flatslide carburetors with an easy-pull "flipper" throttle and a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) with a 3dimensional timing map for the most precise fuel delivery. The Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) ensures failsafe operation. This engine also has a digital ignition, Regular/Premium fuel selector switch (with an indicator light in the tachometer), and a thermostat and bypass system.

What makes the Indy 700 RMK such an outstanding snowmobile is that its awesome power is complemented by the ride and handling of the EDGE chassis and suspensions. The EDGE RMK rear suspension has a compression-adjustable Indy Select rear track shock and a Nitrex front track shock. With the 136" track, travel is 13.8", and with the 144" track, it's 17". The rear suspension has thicker hifax, larger outside diameter bogie wheels, square wire rear springs, and new geometry.

The smooth-handling EDGE RMK IFS has higher shock towers and a ski stance that's adjustable between 39.5" and the 41" production setting. Front suspension travel varies according to the ski stance, from 7.2" at 39.5" to 7.6" at 41". The front end also has Controlled Roll Center (CRC) steering, a torsion bar, and Sidehiller offset composite skis.

Providing consistently reliable braking is the liquid-cooled Polaris high-performance hydraulic disc brake with an integrated parking brake.

The EDGE chassis provides exceptional ergonomics for rider comfort and control, and there are several new-for-2002 deep snow features such as the rear close-off, the new rear rack and taillight, and the redesigned airbox, which is easy to remove. The rolled chaincase improves snowmobility, and the mountain bar, handlebar hooks, tunnel roll gripper with integrated deicer cooling system, and flared mid-height windshield are all standard.

The Sonic Blue hood has grille closures to prevent snow ingestion and the EDGE RMK seat has an STX vinyl top and large tool box opening. Oil reservoir capacity has been increased to 3.25 quarts and features a new, integrated tool box, and the chaincase now has a convenient magnetic dipstick.

A left-hand control block contains switches for the hand and thumbwarmers and halogen headlight, and the speedometer and tachometer have white, 5"-diameter faces.


INDY TRAIL RMK
The Indy Trail RMK is the sport's most popular fan-cooled deep snow sled and for 2002 it features several improvements that enhance the durability of its proven 544cc twin.

For 2002, this reliable engine package has a recalibrated oil pump for the most efficient oil consumption, a new timing curve, and new pistons for enhanced durability. The dual VM34(mm) carburetors with the Altitude Compensating Carburetor System (ACCS) have been recalibrated for better performance.

The Indy Trail RMK delivers a sporty ride on the trail and in deep snow with its XTRA-Lite 136 rear suspension. The rear setup has an Indy Select rear track shock, Nitrex front track shock, and 12" of travel. The 136"-long track has 1.25" lugs.

Up front is an XTRA IFS with Nitrex shocks, a torsion bar, composite skis, and 8.25" of travel.

For 2002, the Indy Trail RMK has a new Sonic Blue hood color, new RMK graphics, a plastic fuel shutoff, and easy to read white faces on the 5"-diameter tachometer and speedometer.

Standard features include running board and tunnel roll boot grips, a left-hand control block with switches for the hand and thumbwarmer and headlights, mid-height flared windshield, and the Polaris high-performance hydraulic disc brake with an integrated parking brake.


INDY 600 RMK
Deep snow riders seeking sleds with more power and less weight will think the new Indy RMK was custom-made just for them. Its liquid-cooled domestic 600 twin now has the Variable Exhaust System (VES), resulting in a significant increase in power and an engine package that is 9 pounds lighter than before.

The 2002 Indy 600 RMK also uses the innovative EDGE chassis and special EDGE RMK suspensions. The combination of this award-winning chassis with the VES equipped engine results in a lighter snowmobile with outstanding performance, a superb ride, and great ergonomics.

The new EDGE RMK IFS has higher shock towers and a ski stance that can be adjusted between 39.5" and the 41" production setting. Suspension travel varies according to the ski stance, from 7.2" at 39.5" to 7.6" at 41 ". The Controlled Roll Center (CRC) steering, torsion bar, and Sidehiller offset composite skis are standard.

The Indy 600 RMK has a 15"x136"x1.75" track wrapped around the EDGE RMK rear suspension. This rear end has a compression-adjustable Indy Select rear track shock and a Nitrex front track shock, thicker hifax, larger outside diameter bogie wheels, square wire rear springs, and 13.8" of travel.

The new engine package in the 600 RMK is the liquid-cooled 600 domestic twin with the VES, which allows the engine to deliver an approximate 6% increase in power, better fuel economy, and improved running quality. A new oil pump reduces oil consumption, and a Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) ensures failsafe running. This engine has dual Mikuni TM38(mm) flatslide carburetors, digital CDI, a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS), thermostat and bypass system, and a Regular/Premium fuel selector switch (with an indicator light in the tachometer). The liquid-cooled Polaris high-performance hydraulic disc brake provides consistently reliable braking.

Deep snow riders will appreciate the new design of the snow-blocking rear close-off, cargo rack, and taillight. The mountain bar, handlebar hooks, tunnel roll gripper with integrated deicer cooling system, and flared mid-height windshield are standard. The 600 RMK also has a die-cast aluminum bulkhead, dual-angle tunnel, EDGE RMK seat with an STX vinyl top, and large tool box opening.

The Sonic Blue hood has new RMK graphics and grille closures to prevent snow ingestion. The oil reservoir capacity has been increased to 3.25 quarts and features an integrated tool box, the chaincase now has a convenient magnetic dipstick, and the left hand control block contains switches for the hand and thumbwarmers and halogen headlight.


INDY 500 RMK
The Indy 500 RMK is a deep snow sled that provides an outstanding ride experience both on and off the trail. Impressive 500-class power, long-travel rear suspension, and a smooth handling front suspension make this a versatile snowmobile that is at home on a groomed surface or off in the deep powder.

The 500 liquid-cooled, case reed-inducted twin has dual easy-pull flatslide TM38(mm) carburetors that deliver great throttle response for quick acceleration. This proven engine has a thermostat and bypass system, and exhaust flows from the iron-lined cylinders' triple exhaust ports. (For added convenience, this engine can be equipped with a Pure Polaris electric start kit, which is sold as an accessory.)

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