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2007 Polaris Hawkeye
A Class of its Own

Hawkeye 2x4In 2006, Polaris introduced the first mid-size ATV equipped with a full set of features previously found on larger, more expensive ATVs. Available in 2x4 and 4x4 models, Hawkeye offers an improved ride, better handling and functionality, in a smaller, more affordable package.

Hawkeye’s features coupled with its value made its inaugural model year a great success. Before Hawkeye, buyers who wanted a smaller ATV were forced to compromise on features. They either opted for a model that was bigger than they wanted, or they would forego features to get the smaller ATV. With Hawkeye, riders get all the features they need in the size they want, making it the perfect all-around vehicle for hunters, farmers and ATV recreational riders alike.

“Hawkeye has created a whole new class of ATVs,” said Mike Dougherty, general manager of the ATV division. “It provides a powerful, full-feature ATV in a mid-size package, with no compromise on features and performance.”

Rough terrain is no match for the Hawkeye due to its segment-exclusive Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) and Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT). Hawkeye uses IRS to yield a smoother ride, allow better handling and reduces rider fatigue. IRS features 8 inches of suspension travel, while the MacPherson strut provides 7 inches of travel in front. The front and rear travel are segment-leading for the best ride in its class. Together with the front suspension, the IRS delivers unmatched handling, tracking and stability. Hawkeye’s PVT complements IRS by continually sensing engine speed and vehicle torque load, providing the proper amount of power to the rear wheels.

Hawkeye 4x4For more versatility and even better handling over rough terrain, Hawkeye 4x4 comes equipped with Polaris’ On Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD). The system automatically engages when the rider needs more forward traction. It reverts to 2WD automatically when AWD is no longer needed.

Hawkeye also comes equipped with a fuel gauge and digital instrumentation, necessities not offered on any other ATV in its class. The digital instrumentation is backlit for easier reading and includes a speedometer and an odometer with trip meter and hour meter readouts.

Polaris completed the package with several more standout features exclusive to the mid-size class, including:

  • Automotive style 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes;
  • 1.25 inch standard receiver hitch;
  • Steel front bumper;
  • High and low beam headlights;
  • Large 4.5 gallon fuel tank.

On the trail, Hawkeye is powered by a 299cc 4-stroke engine. Here is a look at some of Hawkeye’s key specs:

  • 750 lb. towing capacity;
  • 170 lb. rack capacity (70 lbs. in front, 100 lbs. in rear);
  • 8 inches of ground clearance;
  • 7 inches of front suspension travel and 8 inches of rear suspension travel, both with adjustable preload;
  • Instrumentation including a fuel gauge;
  • Front storage.

Hawkeye 2x4Hawkeye also offers popular storage, cargo and towing features found on the best-selling Polaris Sportsman ATVs. Like the Sportsman, Hawkeye comes with a convenient, integrated front storage box with numerous tie-down points that can be opened even with cargo strapped to the outside.

Polaris’ innovative Pure Polaris Lock & Ride™ accessories also are available for Hawkeye. The ATV is equipped with mounts that accept Lock & Ride’s expansion anchor technology to let riders attach accessories in seconds.

For 2007, The Hawkeye 2x4 is available in either Green/Black or Red/Black. The Hawkeye 4x4 is available in Green/Black, Black/Silver or Mossy Oak® Break Up™ brand pattern.

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