Polaris Sportsman 800 Touring Named ATV of the Year by Affinity Powersports Media™s ATV Magazine
Minneapolis, May 14, 2008 Polaris Industries today announced the Sportsman 800 Touring was named ATV of the Year by Affinity Powersports Media ATV Magazine. The ATV also received a Best in Class award for being the â€œBest Two-Passenger ATV.â€
The Sportsman 800 Touring beat out the â€œBest Mega-Bore Utility and Best Open-Class ATV winners for the prestigious ATV of the Year award. ATV Magazine picked the Sportsman 800 Touring due to its innovative Active Descent Control which gives the riders four-wheel engine braking, and a design that puts the passenger first with features such as a large, comfortable backrest; soft, vibration-absorbing hand holds and vibration-absorbing foot rests. ATV Magazine also applauded the Sportsman 800 Touring™ beautiful finish that includes automotive-style paint and alloy wheels. The award further validates Polarisâ€™ claim that the Sportsman 800 Touring is The Worlds Most Comfortable ATV.
Polaris™ two-passenger ATV line-up, which includes the Sportsman Touring and Sportsman X2 models, is the top-selling line of two-passenger ATVs on the market, said Mike Dougherty, VP and GM of the ATV Division for Polaris. We'd like to thank ATV Magazine for recognizing the Sportsman 800 Touring as a premium ATV that leads the way in innovation and consumer appeal.