Sled Tests

2000 Polaris 800 XCR

Once properly broken in, the Black Beauty held her own on the lake and trail
By Jeff Velander
Published: October 1, 2000
The Polaris 2000 Polaris 800 XCR is an arm stretching machine that would satisfy any horsepower junky. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to put this sled to the test.

My first experience riding the XCR resulted in a mediocre impression. We took it for a trail ride in southwestern Wisconsin and put on 120 miles.

The trail conditions were poor and the air temperature approached 40 degrees F. After the first corner, I was not impressed. The sled pushed through the corners and felt heavy. Granted the trails were wet and sloppy.
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