2018 Polaris Industries 600 Switchback® Adventure

$14,799.00


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Year
2018
Manufacturer
Polaris Industries
Model
600 Switchback® Adventure

Overview

Description

The 600 Switchback® Adventure snowmobile is for on and off trail riders that demand the ultimate in versatilitywith a sled that can do it all. Easily install the Lock & Ride® Convertible Passenger Seat to ride with a passenger. The sled comes standard with the AXYS® Pro-Fit Cargo Rack and Cargo Rack Saddle Bags for hauling gear on long journeys.

Rider Balanced Control
  • AXYS® Chassis: The AXYS® chassis features 93% new parts, including an aluminum overstructure. The chassis structure and design makes it possible to change the rider positioning, centralize vehicle mass, redesign the rear suspension, add more power, remove weight, and evolve the rider’s riding experience. In short, it is the key to delivering rider-balanced control, unrivaled acceleration, and rider-centric comfort.
  • Rider Balanced Control: Rider Balanced Control gives the rider: Flatter cornering without sacrificing the fun factor; More precise handling in all conditions; Better control in big bumps AND chatter bumps. How did we get there? Polaris: Put the rider in the right location on the sled; Centralized vehicle mass; Optimized the suspension geometry to better control pitch.
  • Rider Balanced Positioning: On the AXYS® chassis, the rider is moved forward to a more balanced position. The rider’s hands are moved 4.5” forward, the feet are 2” forward, the knees are 4.5” forward, and the seat is 4.5” forward. In the neutral riding position, the AXYS® platform provides bite for flatter, positive cornering. When the trail gets rough or the rider jumps off into the powder, rider balance enables the rider to move back and make the front end light to climb up on top of the snow or the moguls.
  • PRO-XC™ Rear Suspension: The completely redesigned geometry of the PRO-XC™ progressive-rate rear suspension is optimized for the best performance and Rider-Balanced Control. Through innovative Polaris engineering and construction, the suspension is both lighter and stronger, featuring: Lightweight, forged aluminum rear crank; Completely redesigned crank and pivot; Front torque arm was moved rearward to control pitch, increase travel, and improve the rail profile.
  • Active Pitch Control™: The PRO-XC™ suspension delivers Active Pitch Control™ which controls the pitch by suspension geometry and not simply by a high spring rate. This makes the sled less sensitive to adjustment while allowing optimal weight transfer.
Unrivaled Acceleration
  • Lightweight: When developing the AXYS® platform, Polaris engineers minimized weight throughout the sled without compromising strength. The 600 Switchback Adventure is approximately 30 pounds lighter than the previous chassis and weighs approximately 30 lb. less than a competitive crossover model.
  • 600 Cleanfire® Engine: This liquid-cooled Cleanfire® engine with semi-direct injection (SDI) deliver outstanding throttle response and instant acceleration. These powerful, efficient engines start easily and reliably and they calibrate automatically as the temperature and elevation change. These engines deliver impressive fuel economy in real-world riding situations, which, for Polaris riders, means aggressive, up-tempo riding, not low-rev lab conditions. Now in the AXYS® chassis, the 600 engine features new lightweight integrated mounts, electronic oil pump and bypass thermostat.
  • Electronic Oil Pump: Electronic oil pump eliminates power-robbing gear drive – and provides more precise, improved oil delivery for performance and durability as well as a 35% reduction in throttle effort. Requires no adjustments.
Rider Centric Comfort
  • Adventure Cargo System - Aluminum Rack, Lock & Ride® Saddlebags: Take only as much as you need. No two rides are ever the same, why should your sled be? Planning a high mileage, multi-day trip? Mount the saddlebags and bring everything you need. Only out for a day trip? Load up the accessory rack bag with the essentials.
  • AXYS® Performance Seat: The AXYS Performance seat utilizes a high-performance seat foam, and the seat design is narrower in front to provide greater maneuverability. The seat is lighter without compromising comfort; Improved ergonomics and stability; Seat top features a gripper material that helps keep the rider in place
  • Interactive Digital Display: Another industry first for Polaris - the most advanced instrumentation in snowmobiling. This 4.3" high resolution, full color, LCD digital display provides a rider with information including: Sled performance: Speedometer, tachometer, dual tripmeters, average speed, max speed, engine/trip hours & odometer Sled operating conditions: Coolant temperature, diagnostics & maintenance warnings; Riding conditions: Air temperature, time of day in 12 or 24-hour clock format; Bluetooth™ functionality: Enables the gauge to communicate with the rider’s cell phone and provide notification of incoming calls or texts. Displays phone battery & signal strength; GPS/Mapping Capability: A compass is standard, & full-featured GPS can be installed to provide directions & information about services such as fuel, restaurants, lodging & Polaris dealerships. Customize the GPS to operate with North Up or Course Up navigation depending on your preference; Ride Planning Feature enables you to plan a ride using Ride Command, save it as a GPX file, and transfer it to the display through the USB interface; This gauge comes as an option on some SnowCheck models, and is available as an accessory option
  • Left-Hand Controls: The left-hand controls feature improved ergonomics, updated styling, and enhanced hand and thumb warmer control. The controls are easy to operate with gloves on, and have an improved tactile feel.
  • LED Lights: All models built on the AXYS® platform feature standard LED headlights. LED headlights deliver the industry’s best lighting: Nearly 1 lb. lighter and high beams are 80% brighter than incandescent lighting; Color temperature or output of the lights (the “whiteness” of light, reported in Kelvin) is 5000K, closely matching daylight; LED headlights last the entire lifetime of the sled. A major durability enhancement over traditional incandescent headlights which experience filament burn out; For constant visibility and enhanced safety, the low beams remain on at all times. Even when the high beam is activated, there is never a period of no light.
  • Wind Protection: The hood and windshield designs produce significantly enhanced wind protection for a rider, and the foil on the side panels further enhances protection.
  • Integrated Storage: Storage was designed and developed right along with the AXYS platform, so it installs securely and features seamless, integrated styling that matches the sled’s design lines. Compression-molded materials provide semi-rigid storage and enhanced styling; Sturdier zippers provide better cargo security and protection; Installs without tools
  • Passenger Seat Accessories: It is easy to add a passenger with Polaris Engineered Accessories™. The AXYS® Passenger Seat and AXYS® X2 Backrest with Handholds make the Switchback Adventure ultra-versatile.
  • Premium Fit & Finish: Interfacing surfaces between body panels and components are shorter for minimized gaps; Interfaces are strategically located in recessed areas; Styling of storage elements results in clean, integrated lines; Components are engineered for functionality and styled for the best styling
  • Electric Start: Start your sled with the turn of the key. Nothing beats the ease and convenience of electric start.
  • Extreme Front Bumper: Lightweight, aluminum front bumper features extra protection for wherever your Adventure takes you.
  • FOX QS3 – 3-Position Compression Adjuster: Our QS3 tool-free adjuster allows for simple and repeatable suspension setting changes. Its wide range of compression adjustment provides noticeable changes of ride quality and handling without the complications of counting detents. Choose a QS3 setting that gives you the most confidence, comfort, or handling characteristics with just a “flip of a switch." Rear Shock is a coil over air design that allows the rider to add air pressure to assist the coil spring when carrying a load (passenger or cargo)
Engine & Drivetrain
  • Disc Brake Type: AXYS™ Radial
  • Drive System Type: Chaincase
  • Drive/Driven Clutch: P-85 / TEAM® LWT
  • Exhaust: Single SC VES
  • Fuel System: Cleanfire® Injection
  • Ignition: DC-SDI
  • Engine Type/Cooling: Liquid Cooled
  • Cylinders-Displacement (cc): 2 - 599
  • Bore x Stroke (mm): 77.25 x 64
Suspension
  • Front Shocks: FOX® Comp. Adj. Piggyback
  • Front Suspension: AXYS® Front Suspension
  • Front Track Shock: FOX® Comp. Adj.
  • Front Travel (in./cm.): 9.3 / 23.6
  • Rear Suspension: PRO-XC™
  • Rear Track Shock: FOX® Coil-Over Air
  • Rear Travel (in./cm.): 13.4 / 34
  • Ski Type: PRO-STEER
  • Track Width/Length/Height (in.): 15 X 137 X 1.352 Cobra
Dimensions
  • Fuel Capacity (Litres): 12 / 45.4
  • Overall Height (in./mm.): 49 / 124.5
  • Overall Width (in./mm.): 47 / 119.4
  • Person Capacity: 1
  • Ski Center Distance (in./cm.): 42.5 / 108
  • Estimated Dry Weight (pounds/kg): 492 / 223.2
  • Overall Length (in./mm.): 121 / 307.4
Features
  • 12v Outlet: Standard AC & DC
  • Color / Graphics: Black Pearl
  • Electric Start: Standard
  • Fuel Gauge: Electronic
  • Hand & Thumb Warmers: Standard Adjustable
  • Heated Passenger Grips: Accessory
  • Mirrors: Standard
  • Rear Rack/Tow Hitch: Standard / Accessory
  • Reverse: PERC®
  • Seat Type: AXYS™ Performance
  • Security System: Option / Accessory
  • Speedometer: Digital
  • Storage System: Standard Lock & Ride®
  • Tachometer: Digital
  • Temp/Low Oil Light: High Temp/Low Oil Light
  • Windshield: AXYS® Tall 20", Smoke
  • Handlebar Type: One Piece Hooked
  • Riser Type: 2.36" (60mm) Fixed
  • Standard Warranty: 12 Months; Extended Warranty: Up to 60 months in total coverage
NOTES:
Professional rider on a closed course. Polaris recommends that all snowmobile riders take a training course. Do not attempt maneuvers beyond your capability. Always wear a helmet and other safety apparel. Never drink and ride.

Specs

Engine

Displacement
599cc
Bore x Stroke
77.25 x 64 mm
Cylinders
2
Engine Cooling
Liquid
Carburetion
Cleanfire® Injection
Ignition
DC-SDI
Exhaust
Single SC VES

Drivetrain

Brake Type
AXYS™ Radial
Drive Clutch
P-85
Driven Clutch
TEAM® LWT

Suspension

Front Suspension
Front Shock: FOX® Comp. Adj. Piggyback; Front Suspension: AXYS® Front Suspension; Front Track Shock: FOX® Comp. Adj.
Front Travel
9.3 in. (23.6 cm)
Rear Suspension
Rear Suspension: PRO-XC™; Rear Track Shock: FOX® Coil-Over Air
Rear Travel
13.4 in. (34 cm)
Ski Type
PRO-STEER
Ski Stance
42.5 in. (108 cm)
Track Type
Cobra
Track Dimensions
15 x 137 x 1.352 in.

General

Speedometer
Digital
Tachometer
Digital
Fuel Capacity
12 gal. (45.4 L)
Dry Weight
492 lb. (223.2 kg)
Windshield
AXYS® Tall 20 in., Smoke
Color
Black Pearl
Warranty
Standard Warranty: 12 Months; Extended Warranty: Up to 60 months in total coverage

Options

Electric Start
Standard
Hand & Thumb Warmers
Standard Adjustable
Reverse
PERC®
Mirrors
Standard

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