Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. ATV with airless tires is monster for the road
If you thought you owned the meanest ride on earth, consider the new unveil from Polaris. Polaris has recently introduced a civilian variant of the MV850 ATV they made especially for the U.S. Special Forces. The all-terrain vehicle dubbed Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. should have been the meanest in all sense of the word with its military grade single-speed transmission, 77 hp 850 cc engine, 11.75 gallon fuel tank, 3,500-pound winch and a towing capacity of 1,500-pounds, but the unique TerrainArmor airless tires added to the Sportsman WV850 H.O make it a real monster for the road.
The Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. as suggested is based on the MV850 ATV, but it is first vehicle ever to support non-pneumatic tire (NPT) system. The non-pneumatic tires instead of air-filled carcass of tires have tread band held by a polymer web. This makes the NPT’s tough enough to withstand a direct shot from a .50 caliber round and continue without fail for hundreds of miles. The monstrous ATV is slated to go on sale next month, sadly though it will be available in limited quantity. However, we learn that Polaris is developing more vehicles with airless non-pneumatic tires. Hit the jump to see the Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. in action.