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09 July 2013

Gujarat Police to use Polaris ATVs

No this is not the plot of a new video game or Salman Khan flick. Gujarat cops are getting hardcore Polaris off-roaders for real!

Gagan Gupta
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Our highly progressive state of Gujarat is taking crime busting into a whole new level... and off-road too. Polaris, who's been around for a few years in the Indian market, and also happens to be the world leader in All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), has bagged its first commercial order in India from the Gujarat Police. The model they're getting is the RZR S 800. We've driven it, and it's really, really good.

For those who haven't had the chance to read out review, the Polaris RZR S 800 has a 760cc twin-cylinder engine that puts out 54bhp. The engine is placed behind the passenger seat to give the vehicle a lower centre of gravity. This placement also makes the RZR S 800 a sharp handler with good rough-terrain stability.

Polaris will provide on and off site training, maintenance and after sales support for the ATVs. Gujarat Police is counting on these new vehicles to allow access for routine patrol in otherwise inaccessible terrains, coastal patrol and vigilance, rough terrain, rapid pursuit operations, maintaining vigil around sensitive and hi-security zones to name a few.

The policeman vocation just got really cool in Gujarat, didn't it? Tell us what you would use the ATVs for if you were a cop in the comments below, and also have a look at our Polaris RZR S 800 drive.

Tags: polaris, ranger, rzr s 800



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