Polaris Sportsman WV850 ATV has airless tyres ready for zombie apocalypse

polaris atvI’ve seen various airless, or non-pneumatic, tyres proposed for military use but Polaris is officially the first company to offer a vehicle with non-pneumatic tyres on its new, civilian-friendly, Sportsman WV850 H.O. all-terrain vehicle.

If you’re into your military hardware then you might recognise the ATV’s design as it is based on the U.S. army’s MV850 ATV.

That means that the Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. is equipped with a reinforced steel exoskeleton and single-speed transmission. This also means that it can tow 1,500 pounds or slowly winch another vehicle up to 3,500 pounds. It’s also rocking a 11.75-gallon fuel tank.

polaris mv850What really makes this stand out amongst other rugged quads is the ATV’s TerrainArmor tyres which Polaris claims can survive a hit from a .50-caliber round and still function just fine for 350 miles.

If you fancy getting your hands on one then get ready with $15,000 when it drops in limited quantities next month.

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