Scrambler 400 4x4

Oct. 01, 2005 By Rick ""Super Hunky"" Siemen
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The Scrambler 400 4x4 is sporty and boasts that its 400-class 2-stroke engine is complemented by the Polaris intelligent On-Demand true 4-wheel drive system. The Polaris 4WD system senses when the rear wheels lose traction, then automatically engages both front wheels with full torque. A driver activates the 4-wheel drive with an on/off switch located by the right handgrip. For 2000, the Scrambler 400 4x4 offers a better ride, since its rear suspension travel has been increased to 10.5 inches-an increase of nearly 2 full inches from the previous year’s model. The rear suspension has a Fox Shox with a remote reservoir. The MacPherson strut front suspension has 8.2 inches of travel, and the turning radius is just 60 inches. Because of the Polaris Concentric Drive System (CDS), the full range of the rear suspension travel can be utilized without any loss of power being delivered to the rear wheels. CDS aligns the swing arm’s pivot point with the center of the drive sprocket. The rear suspension performance is not affected by engine torque, and a consistent chain tension is maintained, reducing chain wear and decreasing considerably the need for chain adjustment or maintenance. The Scrambler 400 4x4 draws its considerable power from a Polaris 400 engine, a 2-stroke, liquid- cooled engine with oil injection a 34mm Mikuni carburetor, and CD ignition. The power is managed by the automatic PVT (Polaris Variable Transmission), a dual-sensing transmission that responds to both engine RPM and vehicle torque load. E-Z Shift lets a rider choose between forward and reverse. Single-lever, all-wheel hydraulic disc brakes and a hydraulic rear foot brake provide the stopping power, and two handlebar-mounted, dual-beam (high/low) quartz halogen headlights provide outstanding illumination. A brake light, neutral and reverse indicator lights, and a 4-gallon fuel tank are all standard.

• Polaris On-Demand true 4-wheel drive. Senses when the rear wheels begin to lose traction, then instantly and automatically engages both front wheels with full torque. Thumb switch activates 4-wheel drive system.
• Polaris Concentric Drive System aligns the center of the drive sprocket with the swing arm pivot point for ultra-efficient power transfer to the rear wheels and reduced chain wear and maintenance.
• Tight-turning MacPherson strut front suspension has 8.2 inches of travel.
• Polaris 400 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, oil-injected engine.
• Automatic PVT (Polaris Variable Transmission).
• Single-lever, all-wheel, hydraulic disc brakes and hydraulic rear foot brake.
• Two dual-beam quartz halogen headlights and a brake light.
• Electric start with recoil backup.
• 4-gallon fuel tank.
• Body panels color: Red with new graphics. (Seat is now red to match body panels.)
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