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2015 Polaris 800 Pro RMK and the 800 HO Engine Horsepower Boost

March 3, 2014

2015 800ProRMK LE

Exciting Polaris News: 2016 Polaris 800 HO Pro RMK

The 2016 Polaris 800 HO Pro RMK is the big mountain news for Polaris. The Polaris engineered 800 HO is the most powerful 800 class engine in the industry beating out the Suzuki engineered M8000 engine and the Rotax engineered ETEC 800. The 2016 Polaris 800 HO Pro RMK will have 3-Stage electronically controlled exhaust valves, a new lightweight crankshaft- 2.5 pounds lighter, electronic oil pump and high-flow intake and exhaust. The new engine is more than 10 horsepower greater than the 2014 and 2015 Polaris 800 Pro RMK and still a couple horsepower more than the 800 ETEC and 800 Suzuki-Cat.

2015 Polaris 800 Pro RMK

The bad news….we have to wait another year. The Gen II RMK, Edge RMK, IQ RMK and Pro RMK were all introduced one year after the short track model received a new chassis. It should be no surprise that the 800 HO Axys engine won’t be converted to a Pro RMK until one year later. The 2015 Polaris 800 Pro RMK is exactly the same sled as a 2014 Polaris 800 Pro RMK with fancy new colors and graphics, of course.

The Spin

Polaris is winning virtually every stock class hillclimb race it enters with PRO RMK. The sled has a 42 lb lower “dry weight” than the closest competitor. The power, though weaker it may be to start with- transfers to the track efficiently through the belt drive. (as long as you have the new 2014 belt that doesn’t break) The 2014 Pro RMK had minimal, very minimal failures. The bugs have been worked out.

Why Snowcheck a 2015 Pro RMK? (We know about the 2016 Pro RMK)

Two reasons. 1) Polaris has 8 custom factory options for snowcheck at NO CHARGE- free. 2) $1,000 OFF Coupon for a 2016 or 2017 Polaris 800 HO Pro RMK.

Customization

The 8 custom factory options are:

  1. Side panels – Teton Grey is my favorite, but anything other than the standard red is great. They even have a pink option.
  2. Tunnel color- you can pick the color of paint you want or leave it bare
  3. Rail color – pick a color and it should help shed snow to prevent ice build-up in the suspension
  4. Starter – get electric start for free if you want
  5. Windshield – pick a tall or short windshield
  6. Storage- I like the Burandt underseat tunnel bag- at no charge
  7. Shocks- Upgrade to the Assault Walker Evans Clicker Needle shocks for free
  8. Handlebars- high or low rise Aluminum Pro-Taper bars

All these options and an instant price quote at snowcheckdirect.com.

Bottom Line

Let Polaris work the bugs out of the new 800 HO engine on the short track models this year. We’ll be patient, if you give me $1,000 towards the new sled. For now I’ll work on wearing out the most refined Pro to date- the Flickable Fifteen Pro RMK.

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