Polaris ATV gets novel non-pneumatic tires [w/videos]

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For the ultimate doomsday prepper, let us officially introduce you to the Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. Not only was this ATV inspired by the MV850 military vehicle, but it truly is an all-terrain vehicle with its trick non-pneumatic tires.

Starting at US$ 14,999, you too can ride the same ATV as our military – right down to the single-speed transmission, steel exoskeleton and, of course, the TerrainArmor tires. According to Polaris, these tires can take a direct hit from a .50-caliber round and still travel 563 kilometres (350 miles) or drive 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) after running over a railroad spike.

The Sportsman WV850 H.O. was designed to be a rugged workhorse with specs that include a 680 kilogram (1,500-pound) towing capacity, a 1,587 kilogram (3,500-pound) winch and a 45 litre (11.75-gallon) fuel tank. This ATV goes on sale next month, but it will only be available in “very limited quantities.” Scroll down for some videos of the Sportsman WV850 H.O. in action as well as an official press release.

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