Polaris Outlaw 450 MXR Quad Bike Review
As a racer, I have always found Polaris a bit on the heavy side, never quite comparing to the Japanese 450s. In early 2007 we saw the Outlaw 525 IRS, (independent rear suspension), catering for the enduro and cross-country market. September 2007 saw Paris’s unveiling of the 525 S, again aimed at the same market area, but, not so far away was the smaller, wider 450MXR. With its Fox suspension, Polaris was looking seriously to QX.
The 450 is equipped with top-of-the-range Fox Podium suspension. Fitted with Maxxis Razr tyres, it weighs in at 165kg and costs £5699. Up front it’s not unlike the old Predator with dual A-arms and a linkage style steering setup. It boasts a 5-speed gearbox which includes reverse; always handy on the bigger models. It has a Magura hydraulic clutch, so the gearbox feels smooth and easy.
The shocks give 10 inches of travel and the tyres are set on sound aluminium rims. The braided steel reinforced brakes are good and solid.
On the down side, the fasteners seem oddly spaced-out and require a wide selection of tools. Some would consider the handlebars to be on the thin side, as are the heel guards, so be prepared to upgrade.
The Polaris Outlaw 450 MXR quad bike, overall, is an improvement on the competition. Polaris has increased the power, decreased the weight and produced a quad that gives exceptional acceleration with great handling.
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SPECIFICATIONS - Polaris Outlaw 450 MXR Quad Bike
Carb - Keihin, 39 mm.
Cooling - water
Starting - electric
Drive - 0-ring, 52
Drive system - Hydraulic manual clutch
Front sus. - Dual A-arm
Rear sus. - Swinging arm, single-shock
Front br. - Dual disc with Twin Pot callipers
Rear br. - hydraulic disc
Front tyres – Maxxis RAZR, 20x6x10
Rear tyres – Maxxis RAZR, 18x10x9
Wheelbase – 50.5 inches
Dry weight – 365lbs.
Seat height – 32 inches
RRP - £5699
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