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New Polaris Outlaw 500


http://www.atving.com/atvconnection/Features/2006-Polaris-Outlaw-500.cfm


Polaris Introduces Industry’s First Sport Quad with Independent Rear Suspension

New for 2006, the Polaris Outlaw brings unprecedented innovation to the sport ATV. This is the first time a production high performance sport quad has been built with independent rear suspension (IRS) and the difference has surprised even Polaris.


When you witness the 499cc Outlaw race over rough terrain, you begin to understand why independent rear suspension is such an advantage over the standard swing arm design. The independent su soaks up the roughest terrain, keeping the rear wheels on the ground; increasing traction and control.



“The improved handling characteristics of this machine translate immediately to better performance,” said Mike Dougherty, general manager of the ATV division. “The high performance suspension translates to greater control and to less rider fatigue, enabling the rider to go faster more of the time.”
The Outlaw PRO (Polaris Rider Optimized) IRS system is uniquely constructed for sport quad riding. It delivers 10 inches of suspension travel, enabling the Outlaw to travel easier over the roughest and toughest terrain such as rocks, stumps and logs. The PRO IRS design improves ground clearance to more than twice that of straight axle sport quads. With 9.5 inches of clearance, the rider experiences fewer hang-ups on rutted trails, sand, and mud and will have a distinct advantage in cross country type riding and racing.



The Outlaw Pro IRS system was designed and engineered with lightweight aluminum components, including the industry’s first single link forged aluminum upper control arm and forged aluminum lower A-arm on a sport ATV. Outlaw comes standard with completely rebuildable aluminum Fox Racing shocks. The piggyback reservoir rear shocks allow preload and compression adjustment. The PRO IRS system on Outlaw provides additional protection to the rear brake caliper and rear sprocket by mounting high in the rear frame rather than close to the ground like a conventional straight axle ATV.



The dual A-arm front suspension is similar to its Predator counterpart, but has been redesigned with increased recessional wheel travel. Front suspension mount points are rotated at a more aggressive angle to create a better approach to obstacles, absorb rough terrain better, and improve control in inconsistent whoops. This translates to greater control and less feedback to the rider.



Performance is matched with a new aggressive body style and comfortable ergonomics that fit the sport rider. This allows riders to tuck their knees tight against the tank for a more aggressive riding position. The flat seat on the Outlaw allows the rider to stay in the desired seating position without sliding around.



Outlaw’s simpler, lighter Pro-Steering system delivers the same benefits the proven Pro-Steering system such as virtually zero bump steer, with fewer parts and a cleaner design. A 1 1/8 inch diameter steering post offers increased strength and stiffness for the aggressive sport rider.


Outlaw features extend to the power plant and beyond, including:


· Proven 499cc liquid-cooled, 50 horsepower, single cylinder engine with improved torque

· Electric starter

· Manual 5-speed transmission with reverse

· Front-dual hydraulic disc brakes and rear hydraulic disc brake with steel braided brake lines

· All-metric and torque fasteners for easier serviceability

· Industry’s first center-mounted silencer, with an aluminum end cap

· User-friendly airbox with cone style filter and removable lid

· Substantial performance gains with PURE Polaris enhancements such as a silencer and high flow filter

· External tension-mounted fender supports

· Control pod placed on the front cover with Neutral/Reverse/High temp indicator lights, key switch and choke

· Radial tires to further enhance the ride and control delivered by the IRS

· Fox front shocks and rear piggyback shocks

Outlaw comes in Black/Silver with “Smokin’ Guns” graphics package.
 

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Jimmy, I saw one of those last week and it looked good!
If I had the money to buy a second quad I would be all over that one. It should prove to be great on the trails.
 

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I can't wait to see what Matt Smily does with it in the GNCCs.

I think he's going to win a few races this year and challenge for the championship.

Jim
 

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i think i need one, anyone got some extra $ and want to give me one? I don't even want to go down to the dealer and look at one, otherwise I'll be trying to figure out how I can make racks for it to pack out my elk this fall...lol
 

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Same here!
I thought i'd wait on the Pred, maybe buy a good used one cheap but then came the upadtes, better swing arm in o4 , rev in 05 , now the Outlaw and it would be perfect, now waiting for maybe EFI!

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Ya, the EFI would be good, if the new Suzuki LT-R450 wasn't geared at the track, the EFI would be great in the mountains, but I don't think it would be the best trail machine, as it has a wide stance and stiff suspension geared for the track...nice machine though...
 
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