2020 600 Switchback® Assault® 144 is rated out of 5 by 270.
Rated 5 out of 5 by OUTCAST from WICKED SLED Being a short track Rider all my life, always told my Buddies that I woke never go to anything longer than a 121" skid. I would rate my driving style as 50/50. Drive trails 50% of the time to get to the cut lines and drifts the other 50%. Well when this SBA became available I couldn't pass it up and it's been the best sled I have ever bought. The 2" track is fine for trail riding then turn off into the powder and blast through the drifts. The fun factor on the SBA is a solid 10/10. Hit the throttle and skis come up and the machine takes off. I can't imagine how there could be a better sled made for my riding style.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lennstang from Best Polaris Snowmobile to date! I currently have 2400 miles on my 800 assault. This is the best sled Polaris has built to date. I have owned almost 30 sleds in my lifetime with most of them being Polaris. My most recent Polaris snowmobiles where a 2012 Rush 800 Le and a 2016 axys Rush 800 Le. This new combination of Axys and Assault chassis is amazing. Very predictable handling, you almost can't tell you are riding a 144 inch snowmobile. The traction is amazing. High-speed stability is much better than a short tracked snowmobile. This is also the fastest Polaris I have ever owned. The fun factor is awesome. On trail and off Trail the Assault absolutely rocks. It truly is the best of both worlds combined into a great chassis.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Recreationwizard from CRAZY FUN 24/7 I have been sledding for many years and many thousands of miles and must say this sled is awesome! I have a 2017 LE 800 Assault and a standard 2017 800 Assault. Just got home from a 500 mile three day ride and just can't get that sled out of my head. The suspension is calibrated way to hard from stock as although I weigh 215 lbs all springs are set to the softest settings. The clickers are also set close to the softest setting. The tall wide windshield is the only one that gives decent wind protection especially when really cold. This new Axys Assault is just plain stupid fun all the time your riding! It is very addictive and I can't wait ti ride again.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by instag8err from An absolute blast to ride! I snow checked my 2019 Switchback Assault 850 after loving my 2017 800 Switchback Assault. Overall I love the machine. As with my 2017, the hand warmers never worked very well. I had a front shock fail due to an assembly issue. The reflash the dealer did needs more work. Since the reflash, no matter how good the non ethanol fuel is it has detonation knock even in non premium/ethanol mode in the mid range. That said, I have almost 3,000 miles on the machine and have enjoyed every mile. One set of plugs replaced at 500 miles and the original belt is still on the machine! Hoping to get the issues with the machine ironed out before next season.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gmoney from Endless power and unbelievable handling - Bought 2 Purchased 2 on snowcheck- to add to the fleet my wife and I kept our 2015, 2016 ProS 800's thinking that they would be the trail sleds- we were pleasantly surprised that the new Assault Axys 144's trail like the Pro S's- which have become back up loaner sleds! I have a 2014 Assault 144 2" which my wife would not ride, this is not the case on the 2017 she loves it as much as her Pro S 800 actually she likes it MORE! Took the family to West Yellowstone and my daughter road the 2017 Assault 144 2" and has decided to sell her turbo Viper! In the mountains on and off trail I was never let down plenty of power and track for my style of riding went almost everywhere the 155's went!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jay Moher from Hands down the best do anything sled you can buy. Coming from a 2015 Switchback Assault, the 2017 Axys is by far and away an all-around better machine in every way. On trail even with the 2inch track option this snowmobile handles amazingly well it's only a few ticks behind a Axys Rush coming in and out of the corners, however in the 20+ miles of rutted up woops the Assault's rear skid bridges and skims over them much better than the Axys Rush demo I rode on the same bad section of trail. Trails are where the Pro Ride Assaults suffered and when the Axys was announced I Spring ordered it immediately without question. On the other end I'm in no way an experienced mountain or off trail rider but venturing into the deep stuff I'm able to get to places I would dare in the past. This machine just comes up on top of the snow effortlessly. Every single negative I had with my 2015 Assault has been addressed with this machine. I plan to have this sled for a very long time.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by C mac from 17 SBA Love it huge improvement over last assault sb very impressed. Which it had ice scratcher options with out drilling
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nalen928 from Amazing sled, poor execution I am not a brand loyal guy. I was on a Ski Doo prior to this for 4 years. I was on a renegade x 800 and I saw this assault as being the perfect cross over sled. Polaris doesnt match the fit and finish of a Ski Doo. I bought this for the fun factor and rider position/ergonomics. This is where Polaris hands it to Ski Doo. This issues with this sled is the poor execution of a first year motor. There is a constant bog/hesitation around 6100 RPM. Also it struggles to start when got and sometimes backfires when going from heavy throttle to quick stop. The PIDD is terrible compared to the ski doo & Garmin partnership. Allow us to upload our massive trail GPS database!
Date published: 2019-04-17