Here’s a new twist on the Polaris IQ platform – the Dragon SP models, offered in your choice of the industry-leading 600 H.O. Cleanfire or 800 H.O. Cleanfire Liberty two-stroke twins. These truly are “special” models, fitted with the latest and greatest Polaris has to offer. The nose of these IQ models is noticeably narrower, allowing the premium Walker Evans shocks to show off. Lightweight components and a premium suspension match the rest of the sled, giving the Dragon SP outstanding ride and handling that hallmarks the Polaris name.
Seriously, these sleds can take on the rough trails and cross-country terrain with the most confidence. Those who remember Polaris as having THE sled to take through the rough will not be disappointed, as our test riders found them to be the best overall suspension package we’ve ever sampled from Polaris. These are the only models that have a special lightweight rear suspension (six pounds less). Up front is a new lower control arm and new torsion bar that lets you carve like you want to, in complete confidence.
The overall package is very fast and capable through the rough, but not too firm. Precise handling compliments the suspension package, making this the most capable Polaris in years. Engine performance from top to bottom is stunning, but fuel economy is not as stellar. Swap the low windshield and handguards for a medium windshield and you have an outstanding rough trail sled, one of the best money can buy. While the 600 is adequate, the 800 will take your breath away. How fast do you need to go? Let rider weight decide – above 200 pounds, go for the 800.
The 2009 Polaris 600 Dragon SP retails for $9,699 and the 2009 Polaris 800 Dragon SP retails for $10,699. Both models come in matte white with Dragon graphics.