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Polaris Outlaw
Polaris Introduces Industry’s First Sport Quad with Independent Rear Suspension

OutlawNew for 2006, the Polaris Outlaw brings unprecedented innovation to the sport ATV. This is the first time a production high performance sport quad has been built with independent rear suspension (IRS) and the difference has surprised even Polaris.

When you witness the 499cc Outlaw race over rough terrain, you begin to understand why independent rear suspension is such an advantage over the standard swing arm design. The independent suspension soaks up the roughest terrain, keeping the rear wheels on the ground; increasing traction and control.

“The improved handling characteristics of this machine translate immediately to better performance,” said Mike Dougherty, general manager of the ATV division. “The high performance suspension translates to greater control and to less rider fatigue, enabling the rider to go faster more of the time.”

The Outlaw PRO (Polaris Rider Optimized) IRS system is uniquely constructed for sport quad riding. It delivers 10 inches of suspension travel, enabling the Outlaw to travel easier over the roughest and toughest terrain such as rocks, stumps and logs. The PRO IRS design improves ground clearance to more than twice that of straight axle sport quads. With 9.5 inches of clearance, the rider experiences fewer hang-ups on rutted trails, sand, and mud and will have a distinct advantage in cross country type riding and racing.

The Outlaw Pro IRS system was designed and engineered with lightweight aluminum components, including the industry’s first single link forged aluminum upper control arm and forged aluminum lower A-arm on a sport ATV. Outlaw comes standard with completely rebuildable aluminum Fox Racing shocks. The piggyback reservoir rear shocks allow preload and compression adjustment. The PRO IRS system on Outlaw provides additional protection to the rear brake caliper and rear sprocket by mounting high in the rear frame rather than close to the ground like a conventional straight axle ATV.

The dual A-arm front suspension is similar to its Predator counterpart, but has been redesigned with increased recessional wheel travel. Front suspension mount points are rotated at a more aggressive angle to create a better approach to obstacles, absorb rough terrain better, and improve control in inconsistent whoops. This translates to greater control and less feedback to the rider.

Performance is matched with a new aggressive body style and comfortable ergonomics that fit the sport rider. This allows riders to tuck their knees tight against the tank for a more aggressive riding position. The flat seat on the Outlaw allows the rider to stay in the desired seating position without sliding around.

Outlaw’s simpler, lighter Pro-Steering system delivers the same benefits the proven Pro-Steering system such as virtually zero bump steer, with fewer parts and a cleaner design. A 1 1/8 inch diameter steering post offers increased strength and stiffness for the aggressive sport rider.

Outlaw features extend to the power plant and beyond, including:

  • Proven 499cc liquid-cooled, 50 horsepower, single cylinder engine with improved torque
  • Electric starter
  • Manual 5-speed transmission with reverse
  • Front-dual hydraulic disc brakes and rear hydraulic disc brake with steel braided brake lines
  • All-metric and torque fasteners for easier serviceability
  • Industry’s first center-mounted silencer, with an aluminum end cap
  • User-friendly airbox with cone style filter and removable lid
  • Substantial performance gains with PURE Polaris enhancements such as a silencer and high flow filter
  • External tension-mounted fender supports
  • Control pod placed on the front cover with Neutral/Reverse/High temp indicator lights, key switch and choke
  • Radial tires to further enhance the ride and control delivered by the IRS
  • Fox front shocks and rear piggyback shocks

OutlawOutlaw comes in Black/Silver with “Smokin’ Guns” graphics package.

Engine 4-stroke DOHC
Displacement 499 cc
Carburetion Mikuni 42 BSR
Cooling Liquid
Starter Electric
Clutch Manual / Shift
Transmission 5-speed (reverse)
Final Drive 520 O-ring Chain
Suspension Front: Dual a-arm; 10 in. travel
Rear: Pro-IRS; 10 in. travel
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc (hand)
Rear: Hydraulic disc (foot)
Tires Front: 21 x 7-10 Radial; Polished aluminum rims
Rear: 20 x 10-9 Radial; Polished aluminum rims
Length 71.5 in. (181.6 cm)
Width 47.5 in. (120.6 cm)
Height 45 in. (114.3 cm)
Wheelbase 50.5 in. (128.3 cm)
Seat Height 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Turning Radius Inside tire: 65 in. (165.1 cm)
Dry Weight 439 lbs. (199.1 kg)
Fuel Capacity 3.25 gal. (12.3 l)
Colors Two-tone Black / Silver


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