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2006 Polaris Phoenix
Traction and Power Take Riders To and Through Remote, Rough Terrain

PhoenixIntroduced in 2005, the Phoenix appeals to a wide range of ATV riders. It is lightweight, responsive and tough. That combination yields an ATV that is fun and easy to ride. The Phoenix takes tight corners and zips down twisting trails, and does so with a sense of control and stability enabled by the tough, round-tube frame.

Easy handling, simple operation and a fully automatic transmission make the Phoenix an ideal ATV for all types of riders. It is especially appealing to adults (16 and over) who are just learning to enjoy ATVs, smaller riders who want a lightweight machine and ATV owners who want to add a versatile quad to their fleet for friends and visitors to ride. After just one year on the market, the Phoenix is already one of Polaris’ best-selling models.

The Phoenix’s air-cooled 196cc 4-stroke engine delivers quick acceleration and impressive throttle response. The engine has a counter-balancer to minimize vibration and to keep the ride smooth. Engine power is managed by a Constant Variable Transmission (CVT) and delivered to the rear drive wheels by a shaft drive.

Operation is easy. The engine starts with an ignition key and push-button starter with improved starting in cold weather. Transmission is automatic; no shifting is required. Riders simply choose Forward, Reverse or Neutral. New for the 2006 model is a cable operating transmission shift mechanism which helps deliver smooth and positive shifting. Polaris also implemented new throttle assembly that will reduce the throttle effort. Hand controls make braking easy, activating front hydraulic disc brakes and a rear mechanical drum brake. The rear brake can also be applied with an auxiliary foot lever. For 2006, Polaris has increased the length of the rear brake arm which improves the performance of the left-hand braking system.

A smooth, sporty ride resides in every Polaris ATV and the Phoenix is no exception. For 2006, the ride calibration was improved to deliver an even smoother ride.

Here, the Phoenix delivers 7 inches of front suspension travel with a dual A-arm front suspension and 6.5 inches of rear travel.
To build an extremely tough but lightweight frame, Polaris engineers used something called a Finite Element Analysis, or FEA process. FEA uses sophisticated computer software to evaluate stress loads on every inch of the frame. The results enable engineers to design and build the frame for strength and reliability. Once built, engineers put the Phoenix frame through extensive field testing, hours on a ride simulator and concentrated periods of extreme stress.

To maximize the fun and minimize the hassle, everything about the Phoenix is designed for reliability and durability. The engine has been tested extensively to deliver sure starting and reliable performance. The Phoenix shaft drive is a simple, durable, low-maintenance means of reliably delivering power to the drive wheels. The engine and swing-arm are protected by skid plates that will take the brunt of contact with obstacles, and the Phoenix has 5.7 inches of clearance at the lowest point. The engine and gear case use separate oil supplies and a pair of fluid level windows make it easy for riders to check the oil levels.

To accommodate riders of all sizes, the frame is designed so the seat is narrow at the front and yet wide and comfortable at the rear. The 2006 model has an additional 25mm of foam in the seat to provide more comfort for long days on the trails. The Phoenix has durable floorboards for safe, comfortable foot placement.

The Phoenix has a 35-watt halogen headlight mounted in the front cab. Neutral and Reverse light gear indicators are located on the handlebar pod and the high-beam indicator is on the left-hand control.

In 2006, the Phoenix is available in Blue and Red.

Engine Type 4-Stroke
Displacement 196 cc
Carburetion Keihin 22mm VM
Cooling Air
Starting Electric w/ kick backup
Final Drive Shaft
Transmission F/N/R
Drive System Automatic CVT
Front Suspension Dual A-arm with 7.0/17.8 in/cm travel
Rear Suspension Mono-shock swing arm with 6.5/16.5 in/cm travel
Front/Rear Brakes Dual Disc - Hydraulic / Single drum - cable
Front Tires 21 x 7-10
Rear Tires 20 x 10-9
Wheelbase 45/114.3 in/cm
Turning Radius (inside tire) 65/165.1 in/cm
Dry Weight 395/179.2 lbs/kg
Length/Width/Height 65x42x42 / 165.1x106.7x106.7 in/cm
Seat Height 32/81.3 in/cm
Fuel Capacity 2.5/9.5 U.S. gallons/liters
Rear-Rack Capacity* 70/31.8 lbs/kg
Hitch / Type Accessory
Hitch Towing Capacity* 300/136.1 lbs/kg
Hitch Tongue Weight* 30/13.6 lbs/kg
Ground Clearance 5.7/14.5 in/cm
Gauge Type Analog accessory
High-Beam Indicator On headlight switch
Gear Indicator Neutral/Reverse - Standard
Colors Sonic Blue, Red
MSRP (US$) 3199 MSRP (US$)
MSRP (CAN$) 4599 MSRP (CAN$)

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