Developed in conjunction with the Polaris Racing program, the front suspension’s performance and durability have been proven in extensive on- and off-track testing for lighter steering and sharper cornering. It uses RydeFX shocks, just like the coil-over rear suspension (with redesigned torque arms and no torsion springs). Expect a mere 7.1″ of travel up front, but as much as 14.1″ at the other end.
The 2014 Polaris 550 Indy Adventure will deliver honest but basic performance from a Fuji-built, carburetor-equipped, 544cc, two-stroke twin that produces 55 hp with the help of a new CVTech Powerbloc 50 drive clutch paired with the Invance driven clutch (that’s right: no in-house drivetrain). This clutching is said to deliver smooth engagement, enhanced low-speed ridability, quieter operation, and easy tunability. Air cooling makes the engine lighter, resulting in a slightly better float over the snow.
As far as ride and handling go, the 2014 Polaris 550 Indy Adventure features Pro-Steer skis (with a non-adjustable 42.5″ ski stance, however) and a long 15″x144″ Cobra track with 1.35″ lugs that still promises nimble performance.
“The sled feels like a feather and you can throw it into turns with abandon knowing the front end will bite without a hint of understeer”. By supertraxmag.com