Polaris Introduces First Single-Seat Youth Vehicle
New ACE 150 EFI offers single-seat freedom for kids
Minneapolis, Mar. 1, 2017 – Polaris (NYSE: PII), the industry leader in youth off-road vehicles, today announced another first in the category, the single-seat Polaris ACE™ 150 EFI, the industry’s only single-seat youth model with a protective cab frame.
Modeled after Polaris ACE vehicles, the new Polaris ACE 150 EFI gives kids 10 years old and older the single-seat freedom enjoyed by their adult counterparts. Parents will love the included safety features and kids will love how fun it is to drive.
“Polaris continues to innovate its youth line up to provide a wide variety of safe, fun options for kids,” said Craig Scanlon, Polaris Off-Road Vehicles Chief Retail Officer. “The new Polaris ACE 150 EFI is another way for families to share the off-road riding experience together.”
The Polaris ACE 150 EFI has several features to provide a safe, enjoyable ride. The 150cc, Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) engine has four speed-limit modes. Standard from the factory the vehicle is limited to 10 mph. Adults are able to adjust the top speed to 15 mph, 22 mph or 29 mph, based on the skills of the rider. Other safety features include LED daytime running lights, seatbelt, side nets, whip flag and parking brake. Additionally, the vehicle comes with a video explaining safe operation and a DOT-approved helmet to reinforce the importance of wearing proper safety gear.
The Polaris ACE 150 EFI offers a large ergonomic range of adjustability to grow with the driver. This includes ample amounts of headroom, tilt steering wheel and pedals, and adjustable bucket seat for growing riders. Likewise, the vehicle is the most capable youth model, featuring 6-in. of rear suspension travel, 9-in. of ground clearance, and large 22-in tires. The features enable easier maneuverability over obstacles and provide easier handling for youth riders. For added customization, the Polaris ACE 150 EFI can be accessorized with poly roof, half-windshield, and front and rear bumpers.
The Polaris ACE 150 EFI will be available Indy Red, retails for $3,799 and is expected in dealerships end of March. It joins the Phoenix 200, RZR 170 EFI, Outlaw and Sportsman 110 EFI, and Outlaw 50 as part of Polaris youth lineup.
Adult supervision is required for all riders under 16. Polaris strongly encourages anyone operating an ORV to take available training. In the United States, the ATV Safety Institute’s RiderCourse training is available through the SVIA, at ATVsafety.org or 800-887-2887. The ROV E-Course and hands-on DriversCourse (for SxS vehicles such as the RZR 170 EFI) are available through ROHVA, at rohva.org or 866-267-2751).
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.
Stay tuned for a special Feature Vehicle story on our CUSTOM UTVUnderground Polaris ACE 150 that we built to help promote this cool new machine. We had the chance to take a stock ACE 150 and build it out and will display it at The Mint 400 and upcoming Polaris SNOW Show!