February 10, 2012

Polaris Announces Early Release Of 800 Pro RMK 155



Best selling sled in the mountains just got lighter: weighs just 417 lbs.


Polaris Announces Early Release Of 800 Pro RMK 155

Medina, MN - The very definition of Terrain Domination in the 2013 Polaris snowmobile lineup is the undisputed king of the mountain, the strong and incredibly lightweight 800 Pro RMK 155, the most flickable sled on the snow with the innovative QuickDrive Low Inertia Belt Drive System and dry weight of just 417 lbs.

This dynamic new sled is being introduced today, in advance of the rest of the 2013 models, which will be revealed to the public March 5. Photos and complete details about the new Pro RMK are available on the Polaris snowmobile home page (www.terraindomination.com) as well as in the March issue of SnoWest Magazine.

A couple of us editors here SnoWest Magazine got an exclusive ride on the several of the 2013 Polaris RMKs, including the 800 Pro RMK, in early January. Here’s our take on the new, lighter weight RMKs. It doesn't take long to notice a significant difference in how the 2013 Pro RMK handles compared to the 2012. The sled rolls up into a sidehill easier and it's actually easier to hold it into the hill. You're carrying less weight, mostly up front, so the front of the sled is more responsive. 

Now back to the Polaris press release. The new 800 Pro-RMK 155 provides mountain and deep snow riders with exactly what they need for terrain domination: A strong, lightweight—417 lbs.—flickable chassis and outstanding power.

The 800 Pro RMK 155 features strong, lightweight materials and components such as the QuickDrive Low Inertia Drive system, the first belt drive system in production snowmobiles. 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 is 300 percent more rigid and is the most flickable chassis on the snow. A rider enjoys precise control with less effort. The RMK Coil-Over Rear Suspension is the ultimate deep snow suspension. Equipped with premium Walker Evans shocks, this suspension 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 provides outstanding throttle response for instant acceleration and automatically calibrates as elevation and temperatures change.

A rider enjoys greater maneuverability and enhanced riding comfort with the new Pro-Lite Seat. The tail of this new 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 and the seat is lighter, as is the strong new seat support.

2013 Polaris 800 Pro RMK 155

Specs

Dimensions

Estimated Dry Weight (lbs./kg.) 417/189.1

Overall Length (in./cm.) 129/327.7

Overall Width (in./cm.) 46.5/118.1

Overall Height (in./cm.) 51/129.5

Ski Center Distance (in./cm.) 39 - 40- 41/99.1-101.6-104.1

Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters) 11.5/43.5

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type/Cooling Liberty/Liquid

Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 2-795

Bore x Stroke (mm) 85 x 70

Ignition Digital CDI w/TPS, WTS, DET

Exhaust SC VES, Single

Fuel System Cleanfire Injection

Disc Brake Type Low Inertia Drive

Drive/Driven Clutch P-85/TEAM LWT

Suspension

Front Suspension Pro-Ride RMK Adjustable

Front Travel (in./cm.) 9/22.9

Front Shocks Walker Evans

Ski Type Gripper

Rear Suspension RMK Coil-Over

Rear Travel (in./cm.) 16/40.6

Front Track Shock Walker Evans

Rear Track Shock Walker Evans

Track (W x L x H in.) 15x155x2.4 Series 5.1

Features

Steering ProTaper

Electric Start Option / Accessory

Reverse PERC

Speedometer Digital MFD

Tachometer Digital MFD

Security System Option/Accessory

Fuel Gauge Type Mechanical

Temp/Low Oil Light Digital MFD

12v Outlet Accessory

Handlebar Hooks Standard

Hand & Thumb Warmers Std. Adjustable

Heated Passenger Grips N/A

Mirrors Accessory

Seat Type Pro Lite

Rear Rack/Tow Hitch Accessory

Windshield RMK Mid, White

Color/Graphics Black/Pro RMK





















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