There are plenty of apocalypse-grade ATVs out there, from sleek offroaders like the Suzuki Quadracer to amphibious creepers like the Argo 8×8. But for really surviving the crazy world after the fall of civilization, you need a ride that’s as close to indestructible as you can get. And non-pneumatic tires that won’t ever get flats is an imperative. That’s what the new Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. brings to your post-apocalypse garage.
Yep, after years of hearing about airless tires and how they’re so much better than air-filled rollers, they’re finally in an actual vehicle you can buy. Specifically, these are armed with TerrainArmor tires, which won’t only be impervious to flats — they can survive hits from a .50-caliber round and still run just fine for up to 350 miles, as well as run a full 1000 miles even with a 3-inch railroad spike buried in the structure, making them perfect for escaping bandit gangs and other post-apocalypse hazards.
Beyond the tires, the Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. is no slouch either. In fact, it’s based on the US Army’s MV850 ATV, complete with a reinforced steel frame, military-grade automatic transmission, and a heavy-duty shock package. For workhorse duty, it boasts steel racks that can carry 600 pounds, a receiver hitch that can tow 1,500 pounds, and a winch that can pull vehicles up to 3,500 pounds. To aid your swift escapes, it comes with an 850cc 4-stroke twin-cylinder engine, automatic transmission with engine braking and active descent control, electronic power steering, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and a tank that can hold a hefty 11.75 gallons.
The Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. will be available next month, priced at $15,000.