Dirt and Trail September 2019


SA's adventure magazine



Polaris: What’s new for 2020?

Polaris is a leading force in ATV’s and Side

By Sides. Locally, Polaris, along with Linhai,

Kubota and many others leading brands is

imported by Smith Power Equipment.

They tell us that they are expanding, with

the appointment of a selection of new

dealers on the cards. Watch this space for

more on that.

They have just been across to the States and have returned with lots

of news about this powerhouse brand.

Polaris fans have some great machines to look forward to towards

the end of the year. These new models are available in addition to the

existing Polaris models.

Youth: RZR 170 EFI

Hows this for cool? if you really need to spoil your kids, imagine the

faces when they find this thing under the Christmas tree!

Pictured in the main picture above, the RZR 170 EFI is engineered

to give kids 10 years and up the thrill of driving while providing crucial

safety features parents will love.

• Ages 10+

• Electronic Fuel Injection

• Parent Adjustable Speed Limiting

• Seat Belt & Safety Nets

• Protective Cage

• Tilt Steering

• Adjustable Seat


SUPERSIZE ME. The Sportsman XP1000 S

Remember the Polaris RZR800? Well that had a 50” width/stance. This

quad boasts 55 inches. Gulp! So you’ll need to get yourself a bigger

trailer for sure. It’s all about safety and stability…

27” Duro Powergrip tyres deliver the traction and control with an

impressive 14 inches of suspension all controlled by fully-adjustable

Walker Evans premium shocks.

Beneath the outer fascia resides an all new chassis that is 31%

beefier. This platform features 220 KG’s of rack capacity, with an

almost 800KG towing capacity.

All powered by Polaris’ 1000cc powertrain.

Go and move your house… Chop! Chop!

The Sportsman 850SP:

At 48 inches, the 850 is smaller in stance than the new XP1000s, which

is good, because you can still conquer the narrower trails out there.

Powerful 78 HP ProStar engine and a rider-active design give you

superior sightlines and a smooth ride no matter the terrain. Long

travel suspension combined with great ground clearance and True


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