The Assault.® The backcountry original. One name but two distinctly different and perfectly designed sleds for aggressive riders. The RMK® Assault® is the deep snow dominator built for cornices, drops and gates while the Switchback® Assault® is the ultimate 50/50 sled for aggressive crossover riders.

Continue reading for more information on the Polaris 800 Switchback Assault 144.

  • 2015 Polaris 800 Switchback Assault 144
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Liberty, Liquid
  • Displacement:
    795 cc
  • Price:

2015 Polaris 800 SWITCHBACK ASSAULT 144 Key Features:

2015 Polaris 800 Switchback Assault 144 Exterior
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Smoothest Riding. Most Versatile.

• PRO-RIDE® Chassis
• Walker Evans® Piggyback Shocks
• Hybrid Running Boards
• 15" x 144" x 1.35" Cobra Track or 15" x 144" x 2.0" Series 4 Track

2015 Polaris 800 SWITCHBACK ASSAULT 144 Features and Benefits:

2015 Polaris 800 Switchback Assault 144 Exterior
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Rider Balanced Control:

144" Uncoupled Skid
Tipped up rails and rail reinforcements give this Assault a more nimble feel on-trail and added durability. A 15" x 144" x 1.352" Cobra track for added flotation and off-trail performance.

Hybrid™ Running Boards
The term Crossover Technology applies here: part RUSH® and part RMK®. Trail-ready foot stirrups combine with wide running boards, ideal for sitting or stand-up riding. Fishbone tunnel reinforcements standard.

Unrivaled Acceleration:

2015 Polaris 800 Switchback Assault 144 Exterior
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800 Cleanfire® Engine
This liquid-cooled Cleanfire® engine with semi-direct injection (SDI) deliver outstanding throttle response and instant acceleration. These powerful, efficient engines produce the impressive power-to-weight ratios that deep snow riders demand. Cleanfire® engines start easily and reliably and they calibrate automatically as the temperature and elevation change. These engines deliver impressive fuel economy in real-world riding situations, which, for Polaris riders, means aggressive, up-tempo riding, not low-rev lab conditions.

Rider Centric Comfort:

2015 Polaris 800 Switchback Assault 144 Exterior
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ProTaper® Bars
High-rise aluminum design and adjustable bar clamp creates an optimum riding position that can be tailored to your riding style. Bar hooks and race-style master cylinder round out the purpose-built controls.

Aluminum Bumper
Aluminum tube matched to extruded billet hangers create a bumper that is strong, light and trick. The snow flap is lightweight and features hand access for when you really dig it in.

Right Hand Controls
The throttle block and a separate kill switch perch can be positioned independently for improved ergos and ability to tailor your controls.

Optional Security System
Prevents unauthorized driveaway of idling sled, can be installed by dealer on sleds with PRO-RIDE™ gauge.

Walker Evans® Needle Shocks
Premium shocks with compression adjusters and remote reservoirs offer the best in tunability and fade-proof performance. Unique needle design uses hydraulic force at the end of the stroke to eliminate harsh bottoming.


Engine Type/Cooling Liberty / Liquid
Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 2 - 795
Bore x Stroke (mm) 85 x 70
Disc Brake Type Phantom, Hydraulic w/ LWT Disc and Cyclone Master Cylinder
Drive System Type Chaincase
Drive/Driven Clutch P-85 / TEAM® LWT
Exhaust SC VES, Single
Fuel System Cleanfire Injection
Ignition Digital CDI w/TPS, WTS, DET
Fuel Capacity (gallons/liters) 11.5 / 43.5
Overall Height (in./cm.) 48 / 122
Overall Width (in./cm.) 48 / 122
Person Capacity 1
Ski Center Distance (in./cm.) 42.5 / 108
Estimated Dry Weight (pounds/kg) 460 / 209
Overall Length (in./cm.) 126 / 320
Front Shocks Walker Evans® Piggyback Comp. Adj.
Front Suspension PRO-RIDE™
Front Track Shock Walker Evans® Piggyback Comp. Adj.
Front Travel (in./cm.) 10 / 25.4
Rear Suspension Switchback® 144 Tipped
Rear Track Shock Walker Evans® Comp. Adj.
Rear Travel (in./cm.) 15 / 38
Track Width/Length/Height (in.) 15 x 144 x 1.35 Cobra
12v Outlet Accessory
Color / Graphics Matte Steel Gray / Switchback® Assault
Electric Start Accessory
Fuel Gauge Mechanical
Hand & Thumb Warmers Std. Adjustable
Handlebar Hooks Std. Adjustable
Mirrors Accessory
Rear Rack/Tow Hitch Accessory
Reverse PERC®
Seat Support with Luggage Accessory
Seat Type Lightweight Freestyle
Security System Option / Accessory
Speedometer Digital MFD
Steering ProTaper®
Tachometer Digital MFD
Temp/Low Oil Light Digital MFD
Windshield RMK® Mid-Matte Black
Standard Warranty 12 Months
Extended Warranty Up to 60 months in total coverage
Price $12,499


“Though the 2015 800 Switchback Assault seems familiar in the Pro Ride Chassis, it continues to please the boondocking crowd with its 144-inch track. Its power is strong, but tamed.” -----

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