Polaris improves 800 Pro-RMK 155 for 2013

Publish Date: 
Feb 13, 2012

In anticipation of the March 5 release of its full 2013 snowmobile lineup, Polaris has announced the early release of the 2013 800 Pro-RMK 155, a model the company says is now lighter, stronger and more flickable, with a dry weight of just 417 lbs.

The 800 Pro-RMK 155 is intended for mountain and deep snow riders who desire a flickable chassis and power. The model features strong, lightweight materials and components such as the QuickDrive Low Inertia Drive system, the first belt drive system in production snowmobiles.

According to Polaris, the complete system — lightweight brake, extruded drive shaft and maintenance-free belt drive in place of a chaincase — reduces sled weight by more than 6.5 lbs., and provides a 21 percent reduction in rotational inertia for enhanced efficiency and acceleration.

This Pro-RMK model has carbon fiber overstructure for strength and light weight, and the belly pan and suspension torque arms are also lighter yet strong and durable.

All-new PowderTrac Running Boards are strong, high-traction platforms consisting of minimal structure for the lightest weight and ample open space for optimal snow evacuation.

The 800 Pro-RMK 155 is built on the strong, ultra-stiff Pro-Ride Chassis, which Polaris claims is 300 percent more rigid and is the most flickable chassis on the snow, allowing the rider to enjoy precise control with less effort. The RMK Coil-Over Rear Suspension is billed as the ultimate deep snow suspension. Equipped with premium Walker Evans shocks, this suspension reportedly delivers outstanding flotation and deep-snow performance, and offers an improved on-trail ride.

The Pro-Ride RMK Adjustable IFS also has Walker Evans shocks and the ski stance is adjustable to 39, 40 and 41 inches. This sled is powered by the 800 Cleanfire engine, which Polaris says provides outstanding throttle response for instant acceleration. The engine automatically calibrates as elevation and temperature change.

The rider enjoys greater maneuverability and enhanced riding comfort with the new Pro-Lite Seat. The tail of the seat is 5.5 inches shorter so it’s easier to throw a leg over. The front of the seat is flatter and more than 2.5 inches wider for greater comfort. The seat also is lighter, as is the strong new seat support.

Photos and complete details about the new Pro-RMK are available on the Polaris snowmobile home page at www.terraindomination.com.

Polaris press release posted by Arlo Redwine

 

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