Minneapolis, MN (7/30/2012) -
2013, Polaris is offering five youth models
of Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) based upon the Specialty
Vehicle Institute of America’s (SVIA)
Youth ATV categories; the RZR 170, Phoenix 200,
Sportsman 90, Outlaw 90 and Outlaw 50.
New for Model Year 2013, the Sportsman 90
and Outlaw 90 ATVs are classified as Y-10+
for riders 10 years old and older. The Sportsman
90 will be available in Green while the Outlaw
90 ATV in Blue and Pink. The Y-6+ age group,
for riders 6 years old and older, will have
the Outlaw 50 ATV available in Blue and Pink.
Y-12+ age riders will have the RZR 170 side-by-side
available for riders 12 years old and older.
For the T age group (transitional riders 14
years old and up), Polaris will continue to
offer a Big Wheel Kit for the RZR 170. The
kit provides bigger aluminum wheels, larger
tires, different sprocket and chain for increased
speed (up to 35 mph/56.3 kph), skid plate,
T warning decals, and a 25 percent increase
in ground clearance to 7.5 in/19.1 cm. The
RZR 170 will be available in Indy Red and
a White/Orange Limited Edition model.
Polaris’ entry-level Phoenix 200 ATV
also is available to the T age group. Its
larger chassis can accommodate some of the
riders in this age group better than the 90cc
units, and the vehicle will be speed limited
to 20 mph/32.2 kph as delivered, 30 mph/48.3
kph intermediate, and 38 mph/61.2 kph unrestricted.
The 20 mph/32.2 kph and 30 mph/48.3 kph speeds
also are throttle limited. The model is available
in Blue for 2013.
The RZR 170, Sportsman 90, Outlaw 90 and
Outlaw 50 ORVs will continue to include a
wide variety of safety features such as an
adjustable throttle limiter to enable adults
to set a maximum speed control limit, daytime
running lights to increase daytime visibility,
full floorboards and heat shields. Other vehicle
features include an electric start, automatic
transmission, 4-stroke engine, and long travel
suspension on the Sportsman 90. The RZR 170
will continue to have seatbelts, color-coded
pedals, parking brake, hand holds, and side
All youth model ORVs purchased from an authorized
dealer come with a high visibility whip flag,
speed limiter and safety video. Accompanied
with these models is a DOT-approved helmet
(two for RZR 170) to teach kids the importance
of wearing the proper safety gear.
Polaris Youth model ORVs lead the way with
safety features which make them one of the
best-selling youth lines available. Adult
supervision is required for all riders under
16. Polaris strongly encourages anyone operating
an ORV to take available training. In the
United States, the ATV Safety Institute’s
RiderCourse training is available through
the SVIA, at ATVsafety.org or 800-887-2887.
The ROV E-Course is available through ROHVA,