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Switchback Assault 144

Ultimate Backcountry Crossover

Starting at $12,199 US MSRP
2020 600 Switchback® Assault® 144 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 634.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with sled if battery would only start it New assault has much improved geometry in front end. Ride is smooth, new 850 has great response and is more quiet then 2014 model we own. Design changes to allow access to engine are great. Has same problem as 2014 model. Battery that came with the sled would not start the sled at less than freezing temps. Polaris batteries (multiple) failed to start sled in winter conditions. Switched to no Polaris batteries in both sleds.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Had a 2012 assault 144” prior to my 2019. The 2019 assault is a total animal compared to the older assault . Lighter , feels more nimble , more power on tap at all times .
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best all mountain sled without a doubt the best all mountain sled. whether u wake up with groomed trails or 2 feet of snow this sled will get down the trail wiih easy.
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best ride so far no regrets glad we had good riding conditions this past season looking forward to next season. this 95* 80% humidity sucks the life out of me. need a good snow storm of white gold to fix that
Date published: 2020-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Extremely fun, Extremely disappointing Motor is the problem with this sled. It was a rocket from the start, but was using way to much oil and fuel compared to other guys. The top half blew at around 500 miles, and when I got it back it feels very doggy now. Still uses way to much oil and fuel for example I burned a gallon of oil on one take of fuel and I only got 93 miles out of the tank of fuel just basic trail riding. Besides that love the sled to death. When it was running good I could do anything with it. No one would outrun me on the trails and I could keep up to 155s backcountry in the U.P. Its a easy machine to swap tracks on or just work on. Wish it came with built in tunnel protectors otherwise no complaints.
Date published: 2020-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sled I love my 2 Polaris sleds. Always have. Great looking as always. Fun and reliable.
Date published: 2020-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was simply perfect- This was my 4th assault and to say this was the best one yet is an understatement. Looking forward to my new 21'!
Date published: 2020-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't be happier I've been on the wall about purchasing a sled for a couple years and couldn't be happier on finally pulling the trigger on my SBA! The past couple years I was borrowing my father's Pro-S which is a nice sled but lacked the ability for off trail fun. I was thoroughly impressed with the on trail handling once I got the sled set up to my liking, it stopped pushing and rails almost flat in the tight twisies . I was even more surprised with how the handleling of trail in the deep stuff even though mine just has the 1.325" track on it. It still pops up on top with minimal trenching, is easy to get on edge and carve with (unlike the 15 Pro-S). I've never been more excited for the snow to come back so I can really push it and learn it's limits this year!
Date published: 2020-08-20
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Customer Reviews

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Keep Your Options Wide Open

With the Switchback® Assault® 144 on the AXYS® platform, you have the off-trail agility and on-trail confidence you need to attack the backcountry. Go big on- or off-trail and dominate the terrain.

Power for Any Terrain

The engine is the heart of your ride, and we have the best two-stroke lineup available. Led by our SnowCheck Exclusive 850 Patriot™ engine with industry leading power to weight ratio, coming in second is never a worry.

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.

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.

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.