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.
Registered User Content
REGISTER TODAY to become a member of
Registration is FREE and takes only a few minutes to complete. Registered members get access to these great online features:
  • Participate in our reader forums
  • Comment on photos in our photo galleries
  • Comment on our blog posts
  • Receive our e-mail newsletter
Already a registered member?
Login below to view this article
Haven't registered yet?
Register for a FREE account below
Enter keywords below and hit 'Find It'
AmSnow Newsletter
Get our FREE monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox
Expand Ribbon
close logo