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Switchback® Assault® 144 Features

Rider Balanced® Control

By placing the rider in the right location on the sled, we've built a sled that corners flat without sacrificing the fun factor of lifting the front end through the bumps or powder. More precise handling both on- and off-trail.

Axys Chassis
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" forward, the feet position is 2" forward, the knee position is 4.5" forward, and the seat is 4.5" 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.

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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.

Powder Track Hybrid Runing
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.

Unrivaled Acceleration

When developing the AXYS® platform, our engineers minimized weight throughout the sled without compromising strength. Combined with powerful engines and class-leading power-to-weight ratios, the Switchback® Assault® gives you the best go-anywhere versatility.

Lightweight Design
Lightweight Design

When developing the AXYS® platform, our engineers minimized weight throughout the sled without compromising strength or durability.

Liberty Engine Choices
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-Centric Comfort

With ergonomic controls, integrated storage, enhanced wind protection, and industry-first LED headlights and gauge packages, comfort is woven directly into the AXYS® platform's design.

Axys Performance Seat
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 Message Center
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.

Interactive Digital Display
Polaris® Interactive Digital Display

This exclusive and industry-leading full color display provides important information and capabilities to the rider such as: sled performance, Bluetooth™, GPS mapping, Clock, and LH Control. This gauge comes as an option on some models and is also available as an accessory.

Left Hand Controls
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.

Polaris Led Lights
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.

Switchback Wind Protection
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.

Pro Taper Handlebar
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

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
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.

Switchback Integrated Storage
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.

Switchback Track Options
Track Options

Various track options are available to customize your sled to suit your riding style. Track options include: 1.35" Cobra track for superior traction and control on soft, loose, and unpacked snow; 1.6" Cobra track for smooth performance on groomed trails and excellent performance on the soft, loose snow of ungroomed trails; and the 2.0 Series 4 track is the standard in 2" deep snow tracks for 50/50 riders.