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PRO-RMK® 163 Reviews

2020 800 PRO-RMK® 163 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 307.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Multiple breakdowns and ruined trips I have had multiple problems with the reliability of my machine. Have had a horrible bog that still isn’t fixed. I’ve had two trips which my sled has had check engine lights that resulted in the sled shutting off and having to pushed into the trailer because it wouldn’t run. The bag I bought has two broken buckles and two broken tunnel attachments. I buy new machines along with my friends to not have reliability issues especially in the backcountry where we ride and everyone that took the bait on the new 850 has had issues, whether complete engine failure, poor running engines or unreliable failures.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Focus more on reliability than lightweight. Lightweight is important in a mountain sled, but Polaris has taken it a bit too far as lightweight is now bordering on flimsy. The rear 1/3 of the running boards still hold too much snow and ice. I am coming from the Pro RMK chassis, and the Axys just doesn't seem to get up on the snow as well. There is also is way too much vibration coming from the track(tension and alignment adjusted). Only 350 miles on sled and it doesn't want to go into reverse, won't rev up and backfires. Manufacturing quality and reliability should always be the first priority before weight savings or any other advancement!
Date published: 2020-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Jury is still out My third Snow Checked new sled doesn't disappoint.....much I've broken it in per the manual and it runs and handles amazing, most of the time. It's experiencing a random stall that happens at the most inopportune moments, typically after a big climb or slamming on the brakes. Sled only has about 90 miles on it. Checked all the wiring and going to confirm the belt deflection next ride. If that doesn't work, it's going back to the dealer. I'm aware that I'm not the only rider in the area experiencing this on the new 2020 850 so I hope they figure it out quick, because the sled is amazing when it's not stalling randomly.
Date published: 2020-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ski Lifting Fun Sled has been a blast I have 415 miles on it now and after getting my suspension set it has worked great. So much fun jumping around in the snow and this thing climbs great. The 850 motor was a needed bump to remain competitive but honestly would have still bought this sled with the react front wnd and an 800 motor. Coming off a 2012 Pro Rmk 163 that had 9000 kilometers on it this is a major upgrade and I couldn't be happier. I would prefer if polaris integrated a magnetic teather like srticat or a key system like ski doo. I dont like that the sled comes with no teather and I dont like the OEM teather as I find on my last sled it would get iced up and not work.
Date published: 2020-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deep powder monster! The new Patriot engine has ran exceptionally well over the last two seasons. There was some bogging issues at first, but the Polaris re-flash seems so have eliminated that problem. My only issues so far are the same problems that existed on my previous 2015 800 RMK which have carried over into the new model such as; the ability of the throttle lever to maintain a tight contact with the handle bar, weak A-arms that seem to bend if you hit anything as small as a stick, and the terrible scratchers. But aside from those issues, the sled sherds snow like nothing else and it’s response to steering and carving is insane!
Date published: 2020-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sled, had to tweak suspension Overall, I love the way this sled rides. I am a first time Polaris sled owner coming from Ski-Doo Summits/Freerides. I've been playing on my friend's Pro RMKs for a couple years and decided to take the plunge. The new REACT front suspension is quite a bit different that previous RMKs (2018). I found the front springs to be too stiff (100# spring rate) and I replaced them with triple spring rate springs that are roughly 20% softer. This really helped initiating turns and with consistency/predicability. I had to play with suspension setup quite a bit to get it right. I also installed an SLP can and clutch kit (riding Cascades 3-6K feet). Nowe that it's all setup, GREAT RIDE!
Date published: 2020-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great machine, but lacks adjustability. I purchased this machine as a snow check last year. The sled runs great and has given me no trouble as of yet. However reports of the 850 engine having reliability issues have me very worried that I might be left stranded out on the trail with a blown motor. Regardless the sled has great power, and great ergonomics. It is a very planted and flat running sled which is good in some conditions but poor in other conditions. I would like to have more adjustability in the rear suspension to be able to get the sled to pop up the front end a little more when necessary. If Polaris can come up with a way to make the sled very adjustable for rider preferences they would have the ultimate package.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the ride, great sled for most part. This sled rides awesome and i love the Axys platform, and the 850 has great power. However the sled I have has had a weird cut out issue with the motor since day one. Around 6000 rpm it misses on both cylinders and acts like you are hitting the kill switch on and off really fast. Happens more on first start up, but once at full throttle it runs great. I'm still trying to diagnose the issue. I so far have just recieved the new fuel mapping update which supposedly fixed a couple others with similar issue. But mine is still doing it.i just haven't had time to take it in to my local polaris dealer to check it out more yet. Other then this issue this sled is fanaminal and am happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2020-02-24
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