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2007 Polaris Outlaw 500
Industry’s First Sport Quad with Independent Rear Suspension

Outlaw 500The Polaris Outlaw 500 was the first to bring independent rear suspension (IRS) to a high performance sports quad.

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.

“In 2006, Polaris set out to re-invent the high performance sports quad by introducing a suspension that could handle aggressive trails and be competitive right out of the box,” said Mike Dougherty, general manager of the ATV division. “Independent rear suspension translates to greater control and to less rider fatigue, which enhances performance and the riding experience. It’s easily the best riding sport quad available”

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 11.5 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 RydeFX shocks. 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 an 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 of the proven Pro-steering system such as 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 500Outlaw 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
  • Center-mounted silencer
  • 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
  • RydeFX front shocks and rear piggyback shocks

Outlaw comes in Black/Silver or White/Black with a “Smokin’ Guns” graphics package.


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