Polaris releases the first vehicle equipped with airless tires

Polaris has released the first vehicle equipped with airless tires, and its an ATV. Based on the U.S. army’s MV850 ATV, this new vehicle uses non-pneumatic, or airless, tires. The new tires are extremely durable and will almost never need maintenance. 

Airless—or non-pneumatic tires—have popped up from time to time over the past few years, and while they offer many advantages over traditional air-filled tires, they haven’t been available outside of research labs—until now. Polaris is officially the first company to offer a vehicle with non-pneumatic tires on its new Sportsman WV850 H.O. all-terrain vehicle.

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