With a race-bred PRO-RIDE front suspension, INDY rear suspension, light weight the Polaris Indy is one of the best trail sleds on the market. But it also has the makings of a competition sled and last season Bunke Racing took the Indy cross-country racing – and won! With Gabe Bunke quarterbacking the setup and Eric Christensen behind the bars, the sled finished every race and claimed the points championship in the USXC Masters 40+ class.
Bunke Racing is now making its championship-winning Indy setup available to consumers. These are spec parts, chosen and developed by Bunke Racing, that made the Indy a winner in cross-country.
The IFS shocks in the package feature compression and rebound adjust, rear shocks feature compression adjust.
“We tested a bunch of different tracks and the Ripsaw II was by far the best one for the sled,” said Bunke. “A cross between the standard Ripsaw and Cobra track, it was the best option for traction and handling and really worked well on the Indy.”
“I’ve worked with Walker Evans and Polaris for years on cross-country and Soo suspension setups,” said Bunke. “We got the sled in the ballpark pretty quickly and then fine tuned it throughout the season. These final shock packages are some of the best I’ve ever ridden.”
“The Indy is first and foremost a trail sled, so once you start pounding it we found the running boards were starting to bend,” said Bunke. “We designed this tunnel brace to integrate with the sled. It adds a lot more strength and cured the problem. The best thing is it looks stock.”
Bunke Racing logged over a season and a half of development time on the Indy performance package with Bunke himself doing much of the test riding.
“I really like the Indy,” said Gabe Bunke. “With a dry weight of 449-pounds, the sled is light, handles great and is a blast to ride. All it needed was a little tuning to make it a winner.”
The total kit price including all pieces above is $1999.00. Customers can buy it as a package or buy individual parts at www.bunkeracing.com.
From the September 2013 issue of SnowTech. Most of the articles from SnowTech Magazine never go online as free content. In order to get all of the great informative articles, you have to be a subscriber. Subscribe here!