Polaris has been a prominent manufacturer of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles since the company started. David and Orlen Johnson built the first Polaris snowmobile in December, 1955. As of 2010, the snowmobiles from Polaris remain an ideal form of transportation for back country skiers and snowboarders. The high performance Indy 650 was the top seller of Polaris' early 1990s models of snowmobiles.
The Indy 650 snowmobile from Polaris functions as an effective form of transportation across snow covered terrain. The spinning track of the Indy 650 propels you through the snow as the front skis allow you to perform turning manoeuvres. The high-performance Indy 650 also functions as a racing snowmobile. According to Snowmobile.com, the Indy 650 helped a professional racer to win the Formula III World Championship in 1990. The Indy 650 enables recreational snowmobile riders to partake in leisurely rides on snowmobile trails.
The high-performance model of the Indy 650 features a fuel-injected engine. The fuel-injected engine helps to increase the power of the Indy 650 and improves the fuel efficiency. The computerised intake of the Indy 650 enables the snowmobile to adapt to varying altitudes and riding conditions. Snowmobile.com states that the computerised intake has the ability to read the atmospheric pressure as well as the air temperature. The technology of the Indy 650 permits you to have a smooth increase in speed regardless of the altitude of the riding terrain. The throttles of many early 1990s snowmobiles had a tendency to freeze while underway. Polaris set out to fix this problem and equipped the Indy 650 with a computerised injection system that helped to circulate warm engine fluid throughout the body of the throttle. Polaris also developed a cooling system for the Indy 650 disc brake system. The cooling system prevents the brakes from overheating during long-distance races.
In the early 1990s, very few snowmobiles featured a fuel-injected engine as a stock component. Avid riders would have to purchase the fuel-injection as an add-on for their snowmobile. According to Snowmobile.com, Polaris became the first manufacturer of snowmobiles to offer the fuel-injection system as a standard feature in its consumer snowmobile models. As of 2010, all of the top snowmobile companies offer a fuel-injected engine.
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