Sportsman-Thumb-WV850-H-O-2014-11-19-13Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) featuring Terrain Armor Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). The new Sportsman WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers looking for a true work vehicle, in December 2013, in very limited quantities.

“In early, 2013, Polaris announced we’d launch the NPT technology on an off-road vehicle built for consumers,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We have seen great success with NPTs in military and disaster relief scenarios and are excited to bring this technology to the consumer market for extreme work applications.”

2013-rzr_xp_900_7-23-13Although information on 2014 Polaris models was not to be released to the public until next week, Off-Road.com sister site ATV.com uncovered information about a potential new RZR that could be a 2014 model. What’s notable is its industry-leading horsepower figures.

According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures releases earlier this month, Polaris’ new RZR XP 1000 and XP 4 1000 will produce a whopping 107 horsepower from the 999cc engine that will power the units. We assume this will be a 2014 model, but we don’t have confirmation from Polaris since they have not released any information on 2014 units. As ATV.com notes regarding the U.S. EPA test figures, “Power output was listed at 80 kilowatts, which translates to a whopping 107 horsepower.”

Note: The images included in this post are of the 2013 models. No official information has been released from Polaris regarding its 2014 units at present.