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2020 Polaris 850 Switchback Assault 144 SC
2020 Polaris 850 Switchback Assault 144 SC

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Polaris
Polaris
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
850 Switchback Assault 144 SC
850 Switchback Assault 144 SC
Model Code
S20EEC8RS
S20EEC8RS
Color
Anniversary Edition Navy Blue
Anniversary Edition Navy Blue

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 125 in. (317.5 cm)
Overall - 125 in. (317.5 cm)
Height
Overall - 54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Overall - 54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Width
Overall - 47 in (119.4 cm)
Overall - 47 in (119.4 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 468 lb. (212 kg)
Estimated Dry - 468 lb. (212 kg)

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine
850 Patriot™
850 Patriot™
Cylinders
2
2
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Displacement
840 cc
840 cc
Bore x Stroke
85 x 74 mm
85 x 74 mm
Fuel System
Cleanfire® Injection
Cleanfire® Injection
Starting
Manual Pull
Manual Pull
Ignition
Patriot™ 3DS
Patriot™ 3DS
Drive System
Chaincase
Chaincase
Drive Clutch
P-85
P-85
Driven Clutch
TEAM® LWT
TEAM® LWT
Reverse
PERC®
PERC®
Exhaust
Single, 3 Stage VES with Smart Actuator
Single, 3 Stage VES with Smart Actuator
Brakes
Disc - AXYS® Radial
Disc - AXYS® Radial
Fuel Capacity
12 gal. (45.4 l)
12 gal. (45.4 l)

Operational

Handlebar

Type - Aluminum ProTaper

Riser Type - 3.5 in. (89mm) Fixed

Type - Aluminum ProTaper

Riser Type - 3.5 in. (89mm) Fixed

Instrumentation
Polaris® MessageCenter Gauge
Polaris® MessageCenter Gauge
Seating or Rider capacity
AXYS® Performance, 1 Person
AXYS® Performance, 1 Person
Skis
PRO-STEER
PRO-STEER
Ski Stance
Center distance - 42.5 in. (108 cm)
Center distance - 42.5 in. (108 cm)
Track Type
Cobra
Cobra
Track LxWxH
144 x 15 x 1.35 in.
144 x 15 x 1.35 in.

Other

Additional Colors

Black Pearl

Ghost Gray / Orange

White Lightning

Sky Blue / Gray

Pink Ribbon Rider

Indy Red

Black Pearl / Indy Red

Black Pearl / Sky Blue

Ghost Gray / Lime Squeeze

Sky Blue / Lime Squeeze

Anniversary Edition

Black Pearl

Ghost Gray / Orange

White Lightning

Sky Blue / Gray

Pink Ribbon Rider

Indy Red

Black Pearl / Indy Red

Black Pearl / Sky Blue

Ghost Gray / Lime Squeeze

Sky Blue / Lime Squeeze

Anniversary Edition

Includes

Hand & Thumb Warmers - Standard Adjustable

Windshield - AXYS® Low 7 in. Black

Hand & Thumb Warmers - Standard Adjustable

Windshield - AXYS® Low 7 in. Black

Suspension

Shocks

Front - Walker Evans® Comp. Adj. Piggyback Needle

Front / Rear track - Walker Evans® Comp. Adj. Piggyback

Front - Walker Evans® Comp. Adj. Piggyback Needle

Front / Rear track - Walker Evans® Comp. Adj. Piggyback

Front Suspension

AXYS®

Travel - 9.5 in. (24.1 cm)

AXYS®

Travel - 9.5 in. (24.1 cm)

Rear Suspension

IGX 144

Travel - 16 in. (40.6 cm)

IGX 144

Travel - 16 in. (40.6 cm)

Features

Rider Balanced Control

  • AXYS® CHASSIS: The AXYS® chassis design is the key to delivering rider balanced control through the right rider positioning and centralized vehicle mass. The rider's hand position is moved 4.5 in. forward, the feet position is 2 in. forward, the knee position is 4.5 in. forward, and the seat is 4.5 in. forward. This means more bite for flatter cornering when in the neutral riding position and a lighter front end for climbing on top of the snow or the moguls when the rider shifts to the back of the sled.
  • IGX 144 REAR SUSPENSION: The IGX 144 rear suspension offers the ultimate blend of durability and strength. Pitch is controlled through geometry and with 43% more front torque arm travel, this sled features reduced bottoming and less drag off-trail. An optimized, lighter, reinforced tipped rail beam design gives the sled a nimble feel.
  • POWDERTRAC® RUNNING BOARDS: The PowderTrac® Running Boards offer an optimized design with 56% open space for maximum snow clean out while maintaining extreme strength. Perfect for on- and off-trail riding.

Rider-Centric Comfort

  • AXYS® PERFORMANCE SEAT: The high-performance seat foam and narrow front design of the AXYS® Performance seat delivers greater maneuverability. It's lighter without compromising comfort, offers improved ergonomics and stability, and its gripper top material helps keep the rider in place.
  • POLARIS® MESSAGECENTER GAUGE: Keeps a rider aware of sled operating conditions and other important information. Large buttons can be operated with gloved hands and the brightly lit display is easily readable in all light conditions.
  • LEFT-HAND CONTROLS: The left-hand controls feature improved ergonomics and enhanced hand and thumb warmed control. The controls are easily operated with gloves on.
  • LED LIGHTS: All AXYS® models feature standard LED headlights for the industry's best lighting that last the entire lifetime of the sled. Nearly 1 lb. lighter with high beams 80% brighter than incandescent lighting. Low beams remain on at all times for constant visibility and enhanced safety.
  • WIND PROTECTION: The hood and windshield design produce significantly enhanced wind protection for a rider, and the foil on the side panels further enhances protection.
  • PROTAPER HANDLEBARS: ProTaper handlebars are aluminum and feature a flat design with integrated mountain hooks for ease in deep snow riding and aggressive cornering.
  • PRO-STEER SKIS: PRO-STEER skis feature a reshaped keep and shortened skag for reduced steering effort. Redesigned ribs atop the ski increase stiffness for more precise steering plus bosses added atop the ribs provide traction to prevent slipping when a rider steps on the ski in deep snow.
  • WALKER EVANS® NEEDLE SHOCKS: Premium shocks with compression adjusters and remote reservoirs offer the best in tunability and fade-proof performance. Unique needle design uses hydraulic force at the end of the stroke to eliminate harsh bottoming.
  • INTEGRATED STORAGE: A weather-tight design seals out the snow and storage can be accessed through zipper and velcro enclosure that is covered by additional material and buckle down straps.

Unrivaled Acceleration

  • LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN: When developing the AXYS® platform, our engineers minimized weight throughout the sled without compromising strength or durability.
  • LIBERTY® ENGINE CHOICES FOR EVERY RIDER: Built to integrate seamlessly with the lightweight and agile Polaris® chassis, Liberty® engines feature class-leading power-to-weight ratios and set a new benchmark for ultimate performance with our complete line-up of powerful options.

Rider Balanced Control

  • AXYS® CHASSIS: The AXYS® chassis design is the key to delivering rider balanced control through the right rider positioning and centralized vehicle mass. The rider's hand position is moved 4.5 in. forward, the feet position is 2 in. forward, the knee position is 4.5 in. forward, and the seat is 4.5 in. forward. This means more bite for flatter cornering when in the neutral riding position and a lighter front end for climbing on top of the snow or the moguls when the rider shifts to the back of the sled.
  • IGX 144 REAR SUSPENSION: The IGX 144 rear suspension offers the ultimate blend of durability and strength. Pitch is controlled through geometry and with 43% more front torque arm travel, this sled features reduced bottoming and less drag off-trail. An optimized, lighter, reinforced tipped rail beam design gives the sled a nimble feel.
  • POWDERTRAC® RUNNING BOARDS: The PowderTrac® Running Boards offer an optimized design with 56% open space for maximum snow clean out while maintaining extreme strength. Perfect for on- and off-trail riding.

Rider-Centric Comfort

  • AXYS® PERFORMANCE SEAT: The high-performance seat foam and narrow front design of the AXYS® Performance seat delivers greater maneuverability. It's lighter without compromising comfort, offers improved ergonomics and stability, and its gripper top material helps keep the rider in place.
  • POLARIS® MESSAGECENTER GAUGE: Keeps a rider aware of sled operating conditions and other important information. Large buttons can be operated with gloved hands and the brightly lit display is easily readable in all light conditions.
  • LEFT-HAND CONTROLS: The left-hand controls feature improved ergonomics and enhanced hand and thumb warmed control. The controls are easily operated with gloves on.
  • LED LIGHTS: All AXYS® models feature standard LED headlights for the industry's best lighting that last the entire lifetime of the sled. Nearly 1 lb. lighter with high beams 80% brighter than incandescent lighting. Low beams remain on at all times for constant visibility and enhanced safety.
  • WIND PROTECTION: The hood and windshield design produce significantly enhanced wind protection for a rider, and the foil on the side panels further enhances protection.
  • PROTAPER HANDLEBARS: ProTaper handlebars are aluminum and feature a flat design with integrated mountain hooks for ease in deep snow riding and aggressive cornering.
  • PRO-STEER SKIS: PRO-STEER skis feature a reshaped keep and shortened skag for reduced steering effort. Redesigned ribs atop the ski increase stiffness for more precise steering plus bosses added atop the ribs provide traction to prevent slipping when a rider steps on the ski in deep snow.
  • WALKER EVANS® NEEDLE SHOCKS: Premium shocks with compression adjusters and remote reservoirs offer the best in tunability and fade-proof performance. Unique needle design uses hydraulic force at the end of the stroke to eliminate harsh bottoming.
  • INTEGRATED STORAGE: A weather-tight design seals out the snow and storage can be accessed through zipper and velcro enclosure that is covered by additional material and buckle down straps.

Unrivaled Acceleration

  • LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN: When developing the AXYS® platform, our engineers minimized weight throughout the sled without compromising strength or durability.
  • LIBERTY® ENGINE CHOICES FOR EVERY RIDER: Built to integrate seamlessly with the lightweight and agile Polaris® chassis, Liberty® engines feature class-leading power-to-weight ratios and set a new benchmark for ultimate performance with our complete line-up of powerful options.