Standard Features


Trails, woods, hardpack, loose snow. I dominate them all.

Built on the proven PRO-RIDE® chassis, the Switchback features an extra 7 inches of length in the tunnel and running boards, which stretch over the 136 inch track.


Model Year
800 Switchback®
Starting at MSRP


115 in. (292 cm)
46 in. (117 cm)
48 in. (122 cm)
484 lbs. (220 kg)

Engine & Drivetrain

Liberty, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled
795 cc
Bore x Stroke
85 x 70 mm
Cleanfire injection
Digital CDI with TPS, WTS, DET
Fuel Tank Capacity
11 gal. (41.6 l)
Drive: P-85
Driven: TEAM® LWT
Front: Pro-Ride; FOX®, IFP shocks; FOX®, IFP track shock; 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel
Rear: Pro-Ride; FOX®, IFP track shock; 14 in. (35 cm) travel
SC VES, single
Phantom, hydraulic


Pro Steer
Ski Stance
42.5 in. (108 cm)
Track LxWxH
136 x 15 x 1.25 in. RipSaw


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Standard Features

What's New For 2013
 Pro-Steer ski  
 Pro-Ride Adventure seat  
 One-piece handlebar  
 Right hand controls  
136 in. Pro-Ride Rear Suspension
 Eliminate “spine tinglers” with the industry’s only uncoupled, progressive-rate suspension. This Polaris-exclusive design provides a bottomless ride with incredible weight transfer and unmatched fun factor. The 136 in. rail provides superior off-trail capability compared to competitive crossovers and bridges the bumps for a more comfortable ride.  
Pro-Steer Ski
 The new Pro-Steer™ Ski features a reshaped keel and shortened skag for reduced steering effort. Redesigned ribs atop the ski increase torsional stiffness for more precise steering, and bosses added atop the ribs provide traction to prevent slipping when a rider steps on the ski in deep snow.  
Pro-Ride™ Chassis
 World’s most advanced snowmobile chassis - light, rigid and perfectly balanced for precise handling even in the nastiest terrain. The progressive-rate suspension provides a bottomless ride that allows us to run an uncoupled rail with great weight transfer for a more comfortable and fun ride. The Cobra track allows for unprecedented flotation and traction.  
One-Piece Handlebar
 The new one-piece handlebar features clean, durable construction. It enhances ergonomics with full-length grips that improve comfort and control, and the heater elements extend to the ends of the bar for greater hand comfort.  
Right Hand Controls
 A new, redesigned throttle block and a separate kill switch perch that can be positioned independently for improved ergos and ability to tailor your controls.  
800 Cleanfire® Engine
 This liquid-cooled Cleanfire® engine with semi-direct injection (SDI) delivers outstanding throttle response and instant acceleration. These powerful, efficient engines produce the impressive power-to-weight ratios that performance riders demand. Cleanfire 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.  
Switchback Comfort Seat
 Take the best seat in the house. A wider more comfortable seat that provides an ideal blend of cushion and support. The Switchback seat height also allows the rider to easily transition from seated to standing as the conditions dictate.  
Race-Proven Independent Front Suspension
 Unbeatable combination of PRO-RIDE steering and patented variable caster design eliminates bump steer. Lighter steering, sharper cornering. Developed in conjunction with the Polaris Racing program. Its performance and durability were proven in extensive on- and off-track testing, and the new IFS delivers significantly enhanced handling with flatter, more precise cornering and 20% reduced steering effort.  
Fox HPG Shocks
 These HPG (High Performance Gas) shocks are used in the front and rear suspension for outstanding bump control and consistent, fade-free performance.  
Ripsaw 1.25 in. Track
 1.25 in. RipSaw track delivers awesome traction and control.  
Integrated Tunnel Protection
 Integrated stud protection for up to 1.75 in. lug plus 3/8 in. stud.  


 Security System
 Prevents unauthorized driveaway of idling sled, and can be installed by dealer on sleds with Pro-Ride Gauge.  


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*NOT ALL NEW UNITS PICTURED ARE IN STOCK TODAY. All models are subject to prior sale and may from time to time have limited supply from the manufacturer. Please call for availability and best pricing.
Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, $99 dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.
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