Polaris Introduces an Outlaw Powered by KTM
Outlaw 525 is result of collaborative project
between Polaris and KTM
In 2006, Outlaw revolutionized the
high-performance market by being the first sport
quad with independent rear suspension (PRO IRS);
for 2007, it’s also the fastest.
As part of Polaris’ strategic alliance with KTM,
the Outlaw 525 has a powerful 510cc KTM engine,
is leaner at 395 lbs. and is the fastest
accelerating production ATV available.
“The Outlaw 525 is the first ATV project where
Polaris and KTM engineers worked side-by-side to
create a new product,” said Mike Dougherty,
general manager of the ATV division. “Coupling
Independent Rear Suspension with a lighter, more
powerful engine creates the ultimate trail sport
In its inaugural year, the Outlaw received many
accolades including ATV Guide’s 2006 ATV of the
Year-Sport & Performance, ATV Rider’s Sport ATV
of the Year and All-Terrain Vehicle’s 2006 Best
New Concept. Polaris revolutionized the sport
quad market by being the first to offer IRS on a
sports quad, but also saw opportunities to
enhance the machine. Due to dealer, customer and
editor feedback, Polaris teamed with KTM to
create a second Outlaw model.
Best known for its racing heritage,
Austrian-based KTM is a premiere motorcycle
manufacturer that designs, engineers,
manufacturers and markets high-performance
off-road and on-road motorcycles. The company
has won 96 world championship titles and is
known for building motorcycles that are “ready
KTM’s “Ready to Race” engine technology combined
with Polaris’ leadership in ATV suspension made
it evident enhancing the Outlaw would be first
collaborative ATV project for the companies.
Polaris and KTM went straight to the heart
and increased Outlaw’s power while decreasing
the quad’s overall weight. Outlaw 525’s high
performance, 4-valve KTM engine (OHC with roller
rocker lever) is lightweight and features 510
ccs with an 11:1 compression ratio and a 39 mm
Keihin FCR-MX carburetor. With proven
performance in motocross and off-road racing,
the KTM powerhouse has been heralded by some in
the racing community as being one of the best
motorcycle racing engines ever created.
In addition to the KTM engine, the Outlaw 525
has a new 5-speed transmission with reverse and
a hydraulic clutch for a smoother ride. The quad
also has all the features that made the Outlaw
famous including a PRO (Polaris Rider Optimized)
IRS system, dual A-arm front suspension and an
aggressive body style to fit the sport rider.
Outlaw 525 comes in Black with a “Smokin’
Guns” graphics package.