Polaris Industries unveiled its 2009 snowmobile lineup at its annual dealer meeting in Reno, Nev., the company said in a March 10 press release. The new lineup includes a new 800 HO Cleanfire4 engine, an expanded selection of Shift models and a utility model built on Polaris’ IQ chassis.
Nine snowmobiles in three model segments will use the liquid-cooled twin Liberty 800 HO Cleanfire4 engine in 2009. The 800 engine will be used in two Performance models (800 IQ and the 800 Dragon SP), two Crossover models (800 Switchback and 800 Dragon Switchback) and five Deep Snow models (800 Assault RMK 146, 800 RMK Shift 144, 800 RMK 155 and the 800 Dragon RMK 155 and 163).
Polaris will be selling six Shift models in three model segments (550 IQ Shift and 600 IQ Shift in Performance; 600 IQ Shift 136 in Crossover; 600 RMK Shift 144, 600 RMK Shift 155 and 800 RMK Shift 144 in Deep Snow).
The company also unveiled the 2009 WideTrak IQ, a utility model built on the IQ chassis. With its long-travel IQ IFS (Independent Front Suspension), it gives riders easy responsive handling on- and off-trail.