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Bruce Smith November 15, 2013

WV850HO Polaris ATV

Polaris Introduces Military-Grade Consumer ATV

New Sportsman WV850 H.O. All-Terrain Vehicle Features Terrain Armor Non-Pneumatic Tires

 

ATVs have been a work tool for all types of businesses from landscaping to heavy construction and everything in between.

Now these versatile four-hweelers have taken on a whole new level of durability and efficiency.

Polaris Industries today announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in December featuring Terrain Armor™ Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT) that never go flat.

The new Sportsman® WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers in very limited quantities.

“We have seen great success with NPTs in military and disaster relief scenarios,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Divisionnd, “and we are excited to bring this technology to the consumer market for extreme work applications.”

Polaris has tested NPTs under several extreme situations, including logging more than 350 miles/563 kilometers after receiving fire from a 50-cal round, and driving 1,000 miles/1609 kilometers with a 3 in/7.6 cm railroad spike in the tread and webbing.

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