One of the neatest new features found on the 2017 Polaris sleds is a new gauge up on the dash. The new “MessageCenter Gauge” is now standard issue on all 2017 models, except those that come with the optional high-end PIDD Gauge (or WideTrak or Youth models). It features a larger viewable LCD screen, 4.3” diagonal measurement, with 25% larger display area. A scrolling message center keeps rider informed of operating conditions.
SnowTech test riders had the opportunity to use this gauge package for 1,000 miles on our 2017 Switchback Assault Long Term Test Sled last Spring, and they really liked the improved visibility and function. Ten different lights (five along each side) increase the number of indicator functions by over 60%, but we really enjoyed the ability to have three big lines of data on the gauge at all times. Big digits make it easy to see the data, and the larger display was most noticeable.