Polaris 2002 Performance Snowmobiles


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INDY 800 XCR
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An Indy 800 XCR rider never has to choose between a smooth-riding, easy-handling trail sled and a purely powerful 800-class machine.

The Indy 800 XCR has been named SNOWMOBILE Magazine's Best of Class for High Output Triples the past two years and riders have agreed with that assessment as they enjoyed its powerful 800 engine and remarkable electronic, adjustable rear track shock.

Snow Goer Magazine called the Polaris-exclusive, electronic, shift-on-the-fly rear track shock "a piece of solo touring excellence... This is still the best adjust-on-the-fly design."

Plus, the 800 XCR's ride is even better for 2002 with the introduction of aluminum bodied Ryde FX© gas shocks for the XC-10 IFS and the front track shock.

It's the rear track shock that provides a rider with the ultimate
opportunity to dial in the type of ride that best suits riding conditions or rider preferences. A handlebar mounted control switch electronically adjusts the rear track shock's compression with a 600% range of adjustment-from soft to stiff. The compression can be adjusted on the fly with no tools, just the push of the control switch. When the sled is turned off, the electronic shock's "memory" retains the shock's most-recent compression setting.

That innovative shock adjustment system is the centerpiece of the fully coupled XTRA-10 rear suspension, which has the aforementioned Ryde FX© gas front track shock, square wire springs, and 10.2" of travel.

The high-performance XC-10 IFS with tipped-in trailing arms has aluminum-bodied Ryde FX© gas shocks as well as a torsion bar, Controlled Roll Center (CRC) steering, 42.5" ski stance, and composite skis. This great-handling IFS has 10" of travel.

Riders who want to experience some class-leading power need only squeeze the throttle controlling the liquid-cooled, triple-cylinder/triple-pipe, 794cc engine with Variable Exhaust System (VES). This case reed-inducted engine has three Mikuni TM38(mm) flatslide carburetors, Throttle Position Sensor (TPS), and Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) for failsafe running. It also has a Regular/Premium octane fuel switch (with an indicator light in the gauges).

Complementing the power is the exclusive liquid-cooled, high-performance hydraulic disc brake (with an integrated parking brake and a sight gauge master cylinder) that provides consistent braking even during aggressive riding.

Among the Indy 800 XCR's standard features are an electric fuel gauge, speedometer and tachometer, left-hand control block with hand/thumbwarmer and headlight controls, mid-length 1-piece seat with wrap-around taillights, and a flared windshield.


INDY 800 XC SP
The Indy 800 XC SP is a no-compromise snowmobile that provides
riders with exceptional 800-class power and the exceptional ride quality and handling of the EDGE chassis and suspensions. For 2002, it's an even more dynamic performer because the engine now has the Variable Exhaust System (VES), which, at 6000 rpm, provides an additional 12 hp.

Plus, fuel economy with the new engine package is approximately 20% better at trail speeds than last year's model. These are significant increases in power and fuel economy for a sled that American Snowmobiler and SNOWMOBILE magazines called the best in its class. Snow Goer Magazine called the Indy 800 XC SP "one of the sport's most exciting sleds," and SnowTech Magazine said, "Nothing can top the appeal of this sled's powerful 800 twin engine combined with the superb new EDGE chassis."

The engine that will make this sled the talk of the 800 class is a liquid-cooled 800cc case reed-inducted domestic twin with VES. Its dual rack-style Mikuni TM40(mm) Flatslide carburetors are controlled by an easy to operate "flipper" throttle. A Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) with a 3-dimensional timing map ensures optimum fuel delivery and a Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) provides failsafe running.

The engine delivers a 4% increase in power across the power band and improved running quality. A new decompression release is integrated into the exhaust valve and 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.

A footnote: In the 2002 Polaris lineup, every 800 model has a VES-equipped engine!

SNOWMOBILE Magazine said "if ride quality is an important part of your snowmobiling experience, the Indy 800 XC SP is the [800 twin] to have." The Indy 800 XC SP features the EDGE chassis and EDGE front and rear suspensions, which are enhanced for 2002 by new aluminum-bodied Ryde FX® gas shocks in the EDGE IFS and as the front track shock. The rear track shock is a Fox© Position Sensitive Shock (PPS) and the fully coupled rear suspension has 13.9" of travel (9.8" of true vertical travel).

The new Ryde FX® gas shocks in the EDGE IFS have threaded spring pre-load adjustability. The front suspension also has 10.3" of travel, Controlled Roll Center (CRC) steering, aluminum steering arms, a torsion bar, 42.5" ski stance, and composite skis.

For 2002, the liquid-cooled hydraulic disc brake has a braided steel brake line. This sled also has a convenient magnetic dipstick in the chaincase, closeable grilles in the EDGE hood to prevent snow ingestion, and STX vinyl atop the seat. A mid-height flared windshield is standard, as are the left-hand control block contains switches for the hand/thumbwarmer and headlights, and white-faced 5"-diameter speedometer and tachometer.


INDY 700 XC SP
When Polaris considered how to improve the proven and
popular Indy 700 XC SP for 2002, it took bold steps. It infused the sled's 700 engine with the performance-enhancing Polaris Variable Exhaust System (VES). The result is significantly improved power and performance in a sled with the excellent ride and handling of the EDGE chassis and suspensions.

With VES, the 700 XC SP's new engine package delivers both more power and a more efficient fuel burn. There's an increase of approximately 8 hp (6%) in top-end power and increased output throughout the power band. Fuel economy with this liquid cooled engine is approximately 20% better at trail speeds than in the non-VES version, so riders enjoy greater power and acceleration as well as extended riding range from the 11.8-gallon (U.S.) fuel tank.

The 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 the most accurate fuel delivery. The engine also has a digital ignition, Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) for failsafe operation, a Regular/Premium fuel selector switch (with an indicator light in the tachometer), and a thermostat and bypass system.

The Indy 700 XC SP features the EDGE chassis and EDGE front and rear suspensions. The EDGE package-which SnowTech Magazine called "the best riding and handling chassis Polaris has offered"is enhanced for 2002 with the introduction of aluminum-bodied Ryde FX© gas shocks in the EDGE IFS and as the front track shock. The rear track shock is a Fox® Position Sensitive Shock (PPS) and the fully coupled rear suspension has 13.9" of travel (9.8" of true vertical travel).

Along with its new Ryde FX© gas shocks with threaded spring pre-load adjustability, the EDGE IFS has Controlled Roll Center (CRC) steering, aluminum steering arms, torsion bar, 42.5" ski stance, and composite skis. The front end has 10.3" of travel.

The 700 XC SP has a liquid-cooled hydraulic disc brake with an integrated parking brake, sight gauge master cylinder. Other improvements for 2002 include closeable grilles in the EDGE hood to prevent snow ingestion, a convenient magnetic dipstick in the chaincase, and STX vinyl atop the seat. A mid-height flared windshield is standard, as are the left-hand control block with switches for the hand/thumbwarmer and headlights, and 5"-diameter speedometer and tachometer.


INDY 600 XC SP
The Indy 600 XC SP developed a loyal legion of enthusiastic riders last season and a scrap book full of honors and accolades, including these:

> Snow Goer Magazine named it "Snowmobile of the Year" and called it "The Perfect Sled," adding, "we fell in love with the 600 XC SP."

> It was named "Best of Class" (Performance Specials Under 650cc) by SNOWMOBILE Magazine.

>SnowTech Magazine editors called it "arguably the best sled money can buy, period... This is easily one of the best trail sleds Polaris ever built."

>American Snowmobiler Magazine called it the best sled in its class with the best front and rear suspensions and best engine response.

But that was last year. For 2002, the Indy 600 XC SP is even better with new, premium Ryde FX® IFS gas shocks and a new oil pump with reduced oil consumption.

The 600 XC SP's liquid-cooled 600 domestic twin has carved out a performance niche all its own. Snow Goer said, "The Polaris twin is the champion in its class." Its award-winning power is optimized by components such as the Polaris Variable Exhaust System (VES), dual Mikuni TM38(mm) flatslide carburetors, and digital CDI with a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). The powerful, responsive engine has a thermostat and bypass system, Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) for failsafe running, and a fuel selector switch (with an indicator light in the tachometer).

A footnote: In the 2002 Polaris lineup, every 600 model has a VES-equipped engine!

The power is complemented by a consistently reliable and predictable liquid-cooled hydraulic disc brake with an integrated parking brake, and sight gauge master cylinder.

Along with its impressive power, the Indy 600 XC SP won over riders with the great ride and handling of the EDGE chassis and suspensions. Snow Goer said the EDGE rear suspension "provides the best ride, by far. It handles all types of bumps with ease, all while maintaining an excellent grip with the trail."

For 2002, the fully coupled EDGE rear suspension has an aluminum-bodied Ryde FX® gas shock for the front track shock. Its rear track shock is the exclusive Fox Position Sensitive Shock (PPS) shock, and riders enjoy an impressive, ride-smoothing 13.9" of travel.

The EDGE IFS also uses new aluminum-bodied Ryde FX© gas shocks with threaded spring adjustability, and it has CRC steering, a 42.5" ski stance, torsion bar, and composite skis. Front suspension travel is 10.3".

Other improvements for 2002 include a convenient magnetic dipstick in the chaincase, closeable grilles in the EDGE hood to prevent snow ingestion, and STX vinyl atop the seat.

A mid-height flared windshield is standard, as are 5"-diameter speedometer and tachometer, and a left-hand control block with switches for the adjustable hand/thumbwarmer and headlights.


INDY 500 XC SP
Trapping lightning in a bottle is hard. But revving up lightning in an EDGE chassis is easy: Just start up an Indy 500 XC SP. With its 500 domestic twin with the Variable Exhaust System (VES), this is a 500 that's not afraid to run with the big boys.

SnowTech magazine said, "This little screamer takes a backseat to nobody, and is capable of making some 700s run and hide." Editors from American Snowmobiler magazine loved its power-and everything else, saying: "This is the finest 500cc
sled Polaris has ever offered... It's got it all."

The 500 XC SP's "class-leading power and acceleration" (SnowTech) is provided by the impressive liquid-cooled, case reed-inducted 500 domestic twin with VES. For 2002, this high-performance powerplant has a new oil pump that reduces oil consumption.

The engine has dual Mikuni TM38(mm) flatslide carburetors and digital CDI with a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). Its NiCaSil-lined cylinders optimize heat dissipation, and it has a Premium/Regular octane fuel switch (with an indicator light in the tachometer), thermostat and bypass system, Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) for failsafe running, and the Polaris Sound Reduction Package (SRP).

The EDGE IFS for 2002 uses new aluminum-bodied Ryde FX® gas shocks with threaded spring adjustability. The front suspension delivers 10.3" of travel and has CRC steering, a 42.5" ski stance, torsion bar, and composite skis.

The fully coupled EDGE rear suspension has a Fox® Position Sensitive Shock (PPS) rear track shock and a new aluminum-bodied Ryde FX® gas front track shock. This setup provides 13.9" of travel (9.8" of true vertical travel).

A liquid-cooled, high-performance hydraulic disc brake is standard, and the EDGE hood has closeable grilles to prevent snow ingestion.

Rider comfort and maneuverability are enhanced by the new STX vinyl atop the EDGE seat, and riders will appreciate standard features such as the mid-height flared windshield, 5"diameter speedometer and tachometer, and left-hand control block with switches for the adjustable hand/thumbwarmer and headlights.


INDY 500 XC
The Indy 500 XC offers riders who want to step up to a performance sled a great taste of the acceleration, power, and exceptional handling of the sport's premier sleds at a great value. With its EDGE chassis and suspensions, the Indy 500 XC provides responsive handling and an outstanding ride. The liquid-cooled 500 case reed-inducted domestic twin serves up impressive acceleration and power that quicken a performance rider's pulse.

The editors of American Snowmobiler magazine were right on target when they wrote, "the EDGE suspensions on the XC are superb." The EDGE IFS provides 10" of travel and sure and consistent handling with its Polaris-exclusive compression-adjustable Indy Select shocks and CRC steering. New saddle-less composite skis are standard, as is the torsion bar and 42.5" ski stance.

The fully coupled EDGE rear suspension ensures rider comfort. Its Polaris-exclusive Fox® Position Sensitive rear track shock (PPS) provide an industry leading 13.9" of rear axle travel.

The Mikuni flatslide TM38(mm) carburetors offer an easy throttle pull and the great throttle response performance riders demand. The iron-lined cylinders exhale through efficient triple exhaust ports into a single pipe.

The Indy 500 XC has a great new look for 2002 with all-new graphics on the Black Metallic EDGE hood, which has new, closeable grilles to prevent snow ingestion.

Other standard features on the 2002 Indy 500 XC include a left-hand control block with switches for the adjustable hand and thumbwarmers and headlights, 5"-diameter speedometer and tachometer, mid-height flared windshield, and an 11.8-gallon (U.S.) fuel tank.

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