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Polaris Recalls Certain Ranger Utility Vehicles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

December 6, 2007
Alert #08-521
 

 

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Model Year 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 EFI Utility Vehicles

Units: 330

Manufacturer: Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: The utility vehicle's fuel tank can leak, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the fuel tank leaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Model Year 2008 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 EFI utility vehicles with model number R08VH76AD (red), and model number R08VH76AG (green) are included in this recall. They were manufactured between August 21, 2007 and October 3, 2007. The model number decal is located under the passenger seat.

Sold by: Polaris dealers nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $10,300.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled utility vehicles immediately and contact their local Polaris dealer to arrange for a fuel tank inspection free of charge, and if necessary, a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polaris at (888) 704-5290 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT every day, or visit the firm's Web site at www.polarisindustries.com

 

Picture of Recalled Utility Vehicles

Sours: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2007/polaris-recalls-certain-ranger-utility-vehicles-due-to-fire-and-burn-hazards

2007 marked the 2nd year of the X2 trims and the Active Descent Control feature of the Polaris Sportsman 500. Since the lineup’s inception in 1996, the quad has undergone several improvements – all for the benefit and enjoyment of Polaris consumers.

The 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 is part of Polaris’ most successful and best-selling ATV series. Its morphing second-passenger seat, multifunctional dump box, selectable All-Wheel Drive System, and revolutionary Electronic Fuel Injection underscore the positives of this purpose-built quad.

Ground-breaking features, a proven-and-tested vehicle design, and consumer-centric models – all these strategically contribute to earning the Sportsman family its moniker as the “The World’s Toughest ATV.” Discover all these and more as you continue reading this guide on the 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500.

Unrivaled in Versatility

Regarded as best in class in terms of safety and versatility, the 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 is known never to compromise any measurable area of off-road performance. Except for full-on side-by-sides, there is no other 4×4 that can haul tons of load and safely carry more than one passenger on a wooded trail ride. This four-wheeler is a true all-rounder – it can turn into your weekday workhorse, adventure buddy, or rescue transport anytime you need it to while promising the same level of performance, regardless of its function.

Trims

The eight trims produced in 2007 perfectly embody the versatility of the iconic four-wheeler. Depending on need, riders can choose a standard or deluxe version of any trim available. Either the single-seater or X2 model would be an excellent choice for the smart adventurer. Here is a list of all Sportsman 500s released in 2007:

TrimModel
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection, Standard)A07MH50AX/AY/AZ/AQ
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection, Deluxe)A07MN50AL/AF
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection, International)A07MH50FC
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (EFI, Limited Edition)unknown
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (EFI, Browning Hunter Edition)unknown
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI (EFI, Two-Up, Standard)A07TH50AU/AZ/AQ
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI (EFI, Two-Up, Deluxe)A07TN50AF
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI (EFI, Two-Up, International)A07TH50EA

These utility quads can use tons of accessories – from snowplows to gun scabbards to utility trailers to recovery winches like KFI Combo Kit – A3000 Winch & Winch Mount (view on Amazon). Additionally, Polaris-exclusive features such as Active Descent Control, On-Demand AWD/2WD Drive System, and Lock & Ride attachment system make the Sportsman model a cut above the rest. In general, the 4×4 receives mostly positive 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 reviews from its followers. The only exception is that some owners and fanatics find the painted steel wheels too utilitarian and the vehicle’s overall aesthetics lacking sizzle.

2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 Specs & Features

Engine

The main differences between the single- and two-seater versions are the list price, compression pressure, and fuel tank capacity. All other engine specifications are the same across all models.

Identification2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Model TypeUtility ATVUtility ATV
Base MSRP (US)$6,999$7,899
Engine TypeFuji Single-cylinder
Engine Stroke4-stroke
Cooling System / CapacityLiquid (2.5 US quarts/2.4 liters)
Valves / Configuration4/OHV
Valves per Cylinder4
Bore-Stroke Ratio92 x 75 mm (3.62 x 2.96 inches)
Displacement499 cm3 (30.4 ci3)
Compression Ratio10.2:1
Compression Pressure50-90 psi w/ compression release60-90 psi w/ compression release
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
Fuel TypeLeaded or unleaded gasoline
Fuel Capacity / Requirement4.1 US gallons (15.6 liters) of PON 87 minimum or 89 (oxygenated)6 US gallons (22.7 liters) of PON 87 minimum or 89 (oxygenated)
Fuel Filter10 micron in-line, 30 micron in-tank (non-replaceable)
Fuel Injector / ControllerVisteon VP5U1U-12A650-AA
Fuel Injector Size39 mm
Fuel Pump (in Tank Assembly)25 liters/hour @ 39 psi
LubricationPressurized Dry Sump
Exhaust SystemSingle-pipe, USFS-approved

Lubrication

Oil capacity is 2 US quarts/1.9 liters of SAE 0W-40 Polaris Premium 4 Synthetic Lubricant or its equivalent. Note that using other oil variants may require you to do more frequent oil changes.

Drivetrain

An automatic Polaris Variable Transmission with a one-way compound EBS clutch system handles the power. As such, X2 and deluxe models require the same belt (PN 3211113). X2 trims have a three-position AWD thumb switch found on the right handlebar that includes “Turf” mode.

Transmission2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Transmission TypeDrum shift (H/L/N/R/P)
Clutch TypePVT (standard models)
PVT w/ EBS (deluxe models)
PVT w/ EBS
Primary Drive (Front/Rear Wheel)Shaft / Belt
Transmission Capacity32 oz. / 948 ml
Front Gearcase Capacity – CH8.97 oz. / 265 ml (Centralized Hilliard)
Front Gearcase Capacity – ADC9.3 oz. / 275 ml (Active Descent Control)
Gear Ratio23.91:1 – low
21.74:1 – rev
10.57:1 – high
3.82:1 – front drive
Belt3211113 (EBS models)
3211077 (non-EBS models)
3211113 (EBS models)

Ignition

The 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 base and X2 models each have different ignition timing settings. Like its engine, everything else electrical is shared, including a 12V, 30 Ah 385-CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) battery with assembled dimensions of 6.60 x 4.96 x 6.88 inches (168 x 126 x 175 mm – L x W x H) located under the tank. Given perfect storage conditions, a brand-new battery should last 6-8 months. Regularly check its condition and fully charge your battery before storage to help extend shelf life.

Electrical2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
StarterElectric / Recoil
Alternator Output350 watts @ 6,000 RPM
Ignition SystemDC-CDI Ignition 
Ignition Timing13° ± 3 BTDC @ 1,150 RPM10° ± 1 BTDC @ 1,150 RPM
Spark Plug / GapNGK BKR6E, 0.036 inches (0.9 mm)
Battery / AMP HRLead acid, 30 Ah (YTX30L-BS variants)
Circuit BreakersSwitched power, fuel pump, ignition coil, accessory power – 10 amp
Fan – 12 amp ECU – 15 amp
Lights – 20 amp
Instrument ClusterAnalog speedometer w/ LCD, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, Twin Tripmeter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet

Tires & Brakes

Front and rear wheels of standard and deluxe trims use all-terrain tires (26 x 8-12 and 26 x 11-12). They are an inch larger than those on the two-seater models. Conversely, X2 models have dual hydraulic discs on all fours, while the base and deluxe ones have a single hydraulic disc at the rear. As with all other Polaris all-terrain vehicles, the manufacturer recommends using only DOT 3 brake fluid when assembling or servicing brakes. Doing so will prevent contamination and swelling of rubber components.

Wheels, Tires & Brakes2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Wheel CompositionCast aluminum (deluxe), Steel (base)
Wheel Size / Pattern – Front12 x 6 / 4-156
Wheel Size / Pattern – Rear12 x 8 / 4-156
Front Tire (Full Spec)Polaris PXT 26 X 8-12 (deluxe) Titan 26 X 8-12 (base)Polaris PXT 25 X 8-12
Rear Tire (Full Spec)Polaris PXT 26 X 11-12 (deluxe) Titan 26 x 11-12 (base)Polaris PXT 25 X 11-12
Recommended Air Pressure5 psi (34.47 kPa/0.35 kg-f/cm2)
Brake – FrontDual hydraulic discs
Brake – RearSingle hydraulic discDual hydraulic discs

Suspension

There is a slight difference in the rear wheel travel between base/deluxe models and two-seaters. Similarly, the turning radius increased by 17 inches for X2 models due to its longer wheelbase and overall length, making for a more stable ride even when riding steep descents. There is still no rebound damping for both and rear, although the rear shocks are preload-adjustable.

Suspension2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Front Suspension TypeA-arm / MacPherson Strut
Front Travel8.2 inches/208 mm
Rear Suspension TypeProgressive-rate independent coil (IRS) over shocks
Rear Travel9.5 inches/241 mm8.75 inches/222 mm
Shock Preload Adjustment (Front/Rear)Front – Non-adjustable, Rear – Ratchet style (standard)
Front Central Suspension Strut / Stabilizer BarNo / No
Number of Rear Shock Absorbers2 (non-air-adjustable)
Toe Out0.0625 inches/0.159 mm
Turning Radius (Unloaded)65 inches/165.1 cm82 inches/208 cm (unlocked)

Dimensions

Towing capacity of 1,225 lbs/555.6 Kg and hitch tongue weight of 120 lbs/54.4 Kg remain unchanged across all trims. Expectedly, rear capacity is higher for X2 models but should not exceed 400 lbs/181 Kg when combined with tongue weight.

Technical Specifications2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Overall Dimensions (L x W x H)83 x 48 x 48 inches
(2,110 x 1,220 x 1,220 mm)
93 x 48 x 48 inches
(2,360 x 1,220 x 1,220 mm)
Length6.92 ft7.75 ft
Wheelbase50.5 inches/1,283 mm57 inches/1,448 mm
Ground Clearance11.25 inches/286 mm11 inches/279 mm
Dry Weight715 lbs/324 Kg798 lbs/362 Kg
Payload Capacity (Front & Rear)270 lbs/81.6 Kg490 lbs/222.3 Kg
Towing Capacity1,225 lbs/555.6 Kg
Tongue Weight120 lbs/54.4 Kg
GVWR1,200 lbs/544 Kg1,500 lbs/680 Kg
Engine Displacement to Weight (CC)0.690.63

Exterior

The SPIRIT-body-style frame of the 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 is a Gen IV type. It has a medium gloss black finish, with a plastic body material in Sonic blue/black, Sage Brush Green, Fire Red/black, and Mossy Oak New Break-Up brand camo (for the Browning Hunter Edition). Limited-Edition Sportsman 500s were available in Stealth Black, Sunset Red, and Stone Beige. Aside from being convertible, X2 models also had extra add-ons and features not present in base models. A Polaris Sportsman ATV Storage & Transport Cover (view on Amazon) will be a great way to protect your quad from the sun, rain, and dirt.

Exterior2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Frame / Body StyleSteel/Spirit
Body MaterialComposite
Hand GripsStandard
Floor Board LocationDriverDriver and Passenger
Brush GuardNo
Light GuardNo
Radiator GuardNo
Front/Rear FenderStandard
Front/Rear BumperStandard
HandlebarsStandard
Bash Plate (Front)Yes
Rear Hitch TypeReceiver
Rear Rack ExtensionNo (base), Yes (deluxe)
Rear Work LightsNo (base), Yes (deluxe)
WinchNo (base), Yes (deluxe)
Cargo Bed Tilt / MaterialN/AYes
Front Storage WellStandard
Rear Storage WellStandard
Seat Type / MaterialOne Piece, Vinyl (non-adjustable)One Piece, Vinyl
Seat LocationDriverDriver and Passenger
FoldingNoYes
Seat Height33.8 inches/857 mm34 inches/863.6 mm
Number of Seats12
Backrest TypeN/AFixed
Lumbar AdjustmentN/ANo
Grab Rail or StrapN/AStandard

Lighting

Dual 37-watt grille-mounted low-beam lights located on the front fenders and a 50-watt pod headlight provide superior light distribution. Lighting also includes an 8.26-watt brake light, 26.9-watt taillight, 13-watt work lights (for deluxe models), and single-warning light indicators. You can replace stock Halogen lights with LED ones like Nilight 9-inch 96w 9200LM Black Round Spot Lights (view on Amazon) for improved visibility.

On-Demand AWD/2WD Drive System

This feature activates by a switch on the right handlebar and allows the front axles to engage whenever the rear wheels lose traction and disengage when the opposite happens. X2 models have a lockable differential with a third position for the “Turf” mode, allowing only one rear wheel to be a drive wheel. 2WD and “Turf” modes are excellent for treading on slippery and fragile surfaces, while AWD works best in mud, deep snow, sand, and rock-crawling sections.

Lock & Ride Cargo System

Since 2004, this rack technology with no-tool installation has improved in look and functionality. It allows riders to attach or detach rear cargo boxes when they need access to the composite utility racks. It increases luggage capacity, making the vehicle a worthy transport for all-day adventures.

Active Descent Control

On ADC-equipped Sportsman 500s, the said system allows engine braking to all four wheels during a descent. Its reservoir is by the radiator fill cap and is available for 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 deluxe trims only (applies to base and X2 models).

How Much Is a 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500?

The MSRP for the ’07 Sportsman model ranges from $6,999 to $8,799, with the deluxe X2 models being the priciest. The Mossy Oak Break-Up brand camo trim prices begin at $7,399. For $1,750 on top of your quad’s base price, you can have AM/FM radio with CD player and speakers, power blades/plow, standard utility trailer, and winch included in the package. These add-ons bring the 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 value to as high as $10,549 – that is, excluding performance mods and custom parts.

Auction listings for the vehicle fall anywhere between $1,400 and $4,250 – with units above $3,000 typically in good running condition and with new tires and performance parts. You would be lucky to purchase a limited-edition 4×4 in near-mint condition with utility accessories at this price point. When purchasing pre-loved units, always inquire about the vehicle’s history, its use, and whether or not it was stored for a considerable period before being sold. More importantly, prepare to spend a few dollars for minor repairs.

2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 Problems

Clunking Noise

You may hear this sound when pulling a holeshot and may even experience it as early as a week into using your quad. This noise is usually caused by bushings that are either missing or completely gone, which results in the washer popping onto the top of the bolt. In some scenarios, this clunking noise may be from a fuel gauge malfunction (where you show a full tank but are, in reality, bone dry). But the worst case is you may need to replace your entire fuel tank to resolve this problem. This problem is quite common and could happen to anyone. Some owners even say it a sure way to tell if you have bought a lemon.

Hot Check Engine Warning

This problem surfaced with the 2004.5 Polaris Sportsman 500 – when Polaris put in a new electrical wiring system into the 4×4. Since then, succeeding model years have had the same issue, which mostly traces back to an ECM or voltage rectifier/regulator fault. There is no true way to really test an ECM for functional errors. All you can do is bypass sensors around it and isolate the probable cause via deduction. Ultimately, you will need the help of a Polaris dealer.

As symptoms can be a tad confusing, I recommend checking your throttle free play at the first sign of this issue and see if it is more than 1/16 in at the end of the lever. If yes, then there is an ETC switch that needs to be adjusted correctly. Note any trouble codes as these would also be of help along the way (although in most cases, there are no other error codes accompanying this issue).

If you are fond of crossing shallow water, then an ignition wire may have possibly gotten wet. If you suspect this, inspect the wire from the ignition coil to the spark plug. Make sure both ends are seated and properly sealing. Examine your radiator and rid it of any clogs or other types of obstruction. As a last resort, determine that you indeed have an ’07 model and are not affected by the ECM recall Polaris had for older Sportsman models.

Erratic Idling

Along with bogging, this is one of the symptoms that indicates a rich mixture in your four-wheeler’s fuel system. Several probable causes are behind erratic idling, including incorrect throttle cable adjustment, dragging belt, tight valves, fouled spark plug and failed sensor – to name a few. Depending on the actual cause, you may need to fix an electrical problem or clean/repair certain components.

TIP: Being on top of scheduled maintenance and keeping your vehicle spic and span after every use is not only how you best prevent the occurrence of these problems but also fundamental to owning a Sportsman. You can always check your owner’s manual and the Polaris community for assistance on how to keep your four-wheeler in stellar riding condition.

About Polaris

Polaris Inc. is an American corporation that designs, manufactures, and markets off-road vehicles and motorcycles for leisure and utility use. Known to pioneer the snowmobile industry, the maker of the 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 began as a farm equipment manufacturer before producing the 1956 Sno Traveler, which helped place it on the map. After the 1968 Textron, Inc. acquisition, there was no way for the company to go but up. At present, the world recognizes Polaris as a key player in the ATV landscape, widely-known for its ground-breaking innovations such as Electronic Fuel Injection and Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) and its production of the first-ever U.S.-made ATV in 1985.

Conclusion – 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 Review

One of the main reasons behind the riding community’s preference for the Sportsman 500 is its set of trailblazing features that come in extremely handy when riding off-pavement. With EFI, ADC, AWD, and convertible trims continuing to evolve in the past couple of decades, off-roaders can be assured of continuing to rely on the 500-cc vehicle. Polaris bringing back the Polaris Sportsman 500 for 2007 can only mean good news for consumers and loyalists (and more vintage classics to collect and ride for present-day enthusiasts like us). The legacy of the Sportsman lineup that spurred the creation of big-bore machines, no doubt, continues to live on.

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2007 Polaris Dragon

Back when the RMK IQ and Fusion were first introduced two years ago, they were split along body style lines as long track and short track. The Fusion, despite having a-arms, had a big torque motor and not the lightweight cross country sleds the EDGE XCs and Pro-X models had evolved into. Guys always like having the newest and the greatest from a brand, often times even if it doesn’t really match their type of riding or preferences.

Even though there were legitimate issues with the Fusion 900s, the Fusion 600 and 700s that followed for 2006 still were not the RAW sleds that the Pro-X had become. They really weren’t built for the same riders, but the same riders were buying them.

2007 Polaris Dragon

OK, 2007. Polaris dug deep and knew they needed a true performance sled to offer to their faithful. A lightweight rocket ship, with a cross country capable bump suspension. More Pro-X like in capabilities. Doing what they knew best.

To fit this bill, one would need to make it as light as possible yet retain durability. This would mean using a small block motor, not the big torque gorillas that the CleanFire big block mills were. The 600 H.O. was being finalized as a CleanFire engine, and there’s enough room in there to make it a 700 as well…

2007 Polaris Dragon

Enter the Dragon, a limited-build screamer utilizing the sleeker RMK-style hood and bellypan with a conventional (exhaust up front, carbs in back) architecture motor. Gone is the bulk of the Fusion. Instead, a pure-Polaris in the form of a fire-breathing Dragon.

So, how hot is this new 700? It is a quick-revving engine, spinning briskly up to 8250 RPM. It winds up to peak RPM faster than say a Firecat 700, and has a whisker more power on top. Probably three-four horse would be our best guess right now, @ 140+ HP. We’ll see. The midrange pull is said to be 15% stronger than the 600 at 6500 RPM, right where you do a lot of riding.

For those familiar with a Ski-Doo SDI engine, the Polaris CFI is going to be quite similar in operation in that you pull the rope and the electronics do all the work. No choke, with reliable two-pull starts (usually to pressurize the fuel rail more than anything else). Up and down in elevation or temperature, the engine gets the right amount of fuel and ignition advance to match the conditions and fuel being used. A knock sensor monitors detonation, either by poor fuel or heavy loading of the engine, and compensates to ensure maximum durability protection. And unlike the Ski-Doo SDIs, the Polaris CFI system is batteryless. A larger flywheel and ignition changes make this happen.

The CFI injection consists of an injector in each cylinder and one in each side of the crankcase, making it a four injector system. Solenoid-actuated power valves are electronically controlled for accurate and variable opening, maximizing fuel economy at slow rpm rise rates and providing all-out ass-kicking acceleration when the rate of RPM increase is greater.

Polaris indicates their testing has revealed fuel economy will be right on par with the Ski-Doo SDI engines, something we look forward to after the past few years.

The Dragon is a far leaner machine than the Fusion in so many ways. Gone is the adjustable steering post, with its weight and complexity. That’s OK, we like where the steering post is located with its tall wide bars and curved hooks. It just fits better.

Also gone is the heavy steering of the 2006 Polaris IQs. A bunch of time was spent on getting the steering effort nailed down, with the skis mounted a bit further forward on the spindle to reduce the steering effort, basically a result of the new cast spindles in 2006.

So the Dragon is just an IQ with a 700 instead of a 600? Oh no. The Dragon gets the RAW treatment, stripping away all unessentials to make it light and purpose built – to go fast. Sure, you can strap on some bags if you wish, but the showroom appeal of this sled is meant to be RAW, all the way.

In this respect, the rear of the sled looks rather unfinished. Maybe a bit too RAW for our liking, but air don’t weigh nothin’, now does it? That’s the point. The dry weight spec of the Dragon is 476 pounds. In the day of heavy EPA certified sleds, here is one that is just as light as any of the best cross country 2-strokes, and is EPA-compliant. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too.

Inside the Walker Evans “Needle” Shocks

The 2007 Polaris Dragon is fitted with a trick set of Walker Evans Racing shocks; remote-reservoir needle shocks with 16-position compression clickers, front and rear.

Notice the bypass hole in the shock shaft. As the shock strokes, oil flows through the end of the shaft and through this single bypass hole, providing a (controlled) position sensitive function. This allows a small amount of oil to bypass the shim stack during normal stroking. A tuning needle is fixed at the end of the shock body, so when the shaft travels and meets the needle the oil flow through the bypass hole is first reduced, and then effectively shut off approaching full stroke. The needle length and taper can be used as a tuning device to vary the “transition” point, much like the height and taper of a jet needle in a carburetor. You can see the familiar piston and shim stack as well, with rebound and compression sides. There is no rubber jounce stopper; the shock travel is limited hydraulically and allowed full stroke capability for maximum suspension travel.

2007 Polaris Dragon Walker Evans Needle shock

Don’t let the “position sensitive” function fool you; these are very capable shocks with a wide range of calibration capability, from cross country duty to being compliant on the trail. They’re not “soft” like the original PPS shocks from the EDGE models. This is a lighter and simpler way of integrating the benefits of bypass valving without compromises.

700 H.O. CFI

Based on the successful 600 H.O., the new 700 H.O. CFI is a “small block” engine with a traditional layout – exhaust up front and carbs in back. Like the new 600 H.O. CFI, the 700 H.O. uses a four-injector system; two fuel injectors per cylinder, with one low-mounted injector firing into the airstream exiting the reed cage, and one high-mounted injector firing into each cylinder. The result is fully automatic calibration, excellent fuel economy and EPA-compliance – 43% cleaner than the industry baseline. A full compliment of sensors feed data to the on-board CPU for control of the fuel injectors, ignition timing, and power valve opening to compensate for changes in temperature, elevation, engine temp, exhaust temp, throttle position, RPM and fuel quality. Two-pull starts are a reality.

2007 Polaris Dragon 700 HO CFI

While a “new” 700, it uses the same proven dimensions as the proven Liberty 700 VES; 81mm x 68 mm bore and stroke. It pulls 140 HP at peak, 4 HP more than the Cat 700 and 2 HP less than the (previous) Ski-Doo 800. Compared to the Liberty 800, peak output is 3% more with better carryover (over rev).

2007 Polaris Dragon 700 HO CFI
Ride Impressions

A 140+ HP EPA compliant 2-stroke with trick shocks that comes in at only 476 pounds? The true bump sled is back in the Polaris line. This is as close to a Pro-X as we’ve seen for a few years, and those who prefer that kind of calibration know who they are and have been hoping for this sled. Why we didn’t get it two years ago remains a judgment call, but we’re happy it is here now.

We were told 2-strokes would get heavier in order to meet the EPA regs, and while some have, this one is not. This is still a true lightweight, over the snow vehicle that is compliant. The fuel economy and range are what they should be, and of course the Dragon has the push-button reverse that we all now take for granted (until you hop on a sled without it.)

We didn’t get a chance to run the Dragon alongside a Firecat, but we can tell you there shouldn’t be much difference here – rider weight and set up should more often be the difference, but we’ll see. The Dragons we’ve sampled sure seem like they should deliver on their promise of 140 HP.

What really makes this sled unique are the Walker Evans “Needle” shocks, remote reservoir clicker units from the race department. The tuning needles provide great latitude in calibration, allowing maximum tunability and adjustability as well as extreme durability. The Polaris calibration guys were giddy about what they could do and have done with these shocks, and the sled responds in kind with a balanced performance envelope that is appropriate for the intended crowd. It is not harsh in any respect, but it is not soft in any respect, either. It is compliant when need be and capable when need be, and once you get the preload set for your weight the shock valving can be dialed to your liking. Very sweet.

The ease of steering is a nice change from 2006 models and the ride of the rear suspension is probably the best from Polaris for this segment. The most noticeable thing we detected was a lack of precision handling when it came to initial turn in. The Dragons we rode just didn’t have that planted railing feeling one gets from other sleds, but remember the steering was very light. We look forward to some calibration time to see what we can end up with (yes, one is on its way). Sno Pros and X-Packages have just met their match.

The 2007 Polaris Dragon 700 is very limited in supply and retails for $9,599.

(Republished from the September 2006 issue of SnowTech Magazine)

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Minneapolis, Feb. 9, 2007 – Polaris Industries today announced its new hardest working, smoothest riding 2007 Limited Edition (LE) RANGER utility vehicle models. The lineup includes six, customized models which will be available at select US and Canadian dealerships starting in March. 

New Polaris LE RANGER models include:

2007 RANGER XP, Painted Orange Crush – You’ve Never Had a Crush Like This

The Painted Orange Crush XP has all of extreme off-road performance of RANGER XP with a 700 EFI engine, new multi-functional speedometer and a top speed of 50 mph. Additional features on the limited edition model include:

o        Painted Orange Crush hood, dash, glove box, suspension springs and rear A-arms

o        Cloud Silver cab frame, bumpers and grill

o        Custom cut and sew stitched orange/silver/black deluxe seat

o        12” cast aluminum rims with Carlisle® PXT Off-road tires

 

The MSRP (US) is $11,199 and the MSRP (Canada) is $15,849.  Machines will be available in US and Canadian dealerships starting in March.

2007 RANGER XP, Painted Pearl White with Rally Stripes – RANGER with a Rally Feel

The same ultimate performance as the RANGER XP with a rally feel, the Painted Pearl White RANGER XP screams Xtreme. Additional features on the limited edition model include:

o        Painted Pearl White hood, dash, glove box

o        Custom Matte Black rally stripes

o        Custom cut and sew black/silver seat

o        Cloud Silver painted cab frame, bumper, grill, suspension springs and rear A-arms

o        12” cast aluminum rims with Carlisle® PXT Off-road tires

 

The MSRP (US) is $10,999, and the MSRP (Canada) is $15,849.  Machines will be available in US and Canadian dealerships starting in March.

2007 RANGER XP, Mossy Oak™ – The Thrill of the Hunt

No RANGER limited edition line up would be complete without a hunter edition. This machine has all of the features of the RANGER XP with the addition of a Mossy Oak™ patterned body. The RANGER XP’s Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) coupled with Independent Rear Suspension (IRS), will ensure a great hunt regardless of what Mother Nature throws your way.  Features on this limited edition model include:

o        New Mossy Oak™ New Break Up design (hood, dash, rims, decals)

o        No-shine wrinkle black paint (cab frame, bumpers, grill)

o        High profile Carlisle® PXT Off Road tires for superior traction in deep mud

 

The MSRP (US) is 10,999, and the MSRP (Canada) is $15,549.  Machines will be available in US and Canadian dealerships starting in March.

2007 RANGER XP, Midnight Red – Painted Red with Envy

Due to the Midnight Red XP’s extreme popularity, Polaris has brought it back for 2007. Unlike its predecessors, this Red includes a new multi-functional speedometer and a top speed of 50 mph. Additional features on the limited edition model include:

o        Painted Midnight Red hood, dash, glove box

o        Cloud silver suspension springs and rear A-arms

o        Custom cut and sew stitched red/grey/black deluxe seat

o        12” aluminum rims with Carlisle® PXT Off-road tires

 

The MSRP (US) is $10,999 and the MSRP (Canada) is $13,999.  Machines will be available in US and Canadian dealerships starting in March.

2007 RANGER XP, Turbo Silver – Hi-Ho Silver!

Also brought back by popular demand, the Turbo Silver RANGER XP offers extreme off-road performance in blazing silver. Additional features on the limited edition model include:

o        Metallic Silver hood, dash, glove box

o        Silver suspension springs and rear A-arms

o        Custom cut and sew stitched silver/black deluxe seat

o        12” aluminum rims with Carlisle® PXT Off-road tires

 

The MSRP (US) is $10,999 and the MSRP (Canada) is $15,549.  Machines will be available in US and Canadian dealerships starting in March.

2007 RANGER 6x6, In-Mold Red – Unmatched cargo capacity and off-road traction in a flashy new color!

RANGER 6x6 fans now can have all the utility of the exclusive, on-demand true 6-wheel drive in a hot new color. The MSRP (US) is $11,199 and the MSRP (Canada) is $15,549.  Machines will be available in US and Canadian dealerships starting in March.

 

About Polaris

            With annual 2006 sales of $1.7 Billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Victory motorcycles and the Polaris RANGER for recreational and utility use. 

            Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ATVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the motorcycle cruiser marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships. 

            Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index. 

            Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories is available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.  

 

Sours: http://www.off-road.com/atv/feature/polaris-announces-new-limited-edition-2007-ranger-models-33388.html

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