2011 Polaris LXT 550 IQ

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2011 Polaris LXT 550 IQ Specifications

Identification
Model Type  Touring
BASE MSRP(US)  $7,299.00
Dealers  Polaris Dealers
Warranty  12
Insurance
Engine:  
Engine Brand Name  Polaris®
Engine Type  Horizontal In-line
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  2-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  60 / 44.8
Cooling  Air / Fan
Valve Configuration  Reed Valve
Bore (mm/in)  73 / 2.88
Stroke (mm/in)  65 / 2.56
Displacement (cc/ci)  544 / 33.2
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas / Oil Injected
Turbocharged  No
Supercharged  No
Carburetion Brand  Mikuni
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  2
Carburetor Size (mm)  34
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Kill Switch / Tether Cord  Standard
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Belt
Reverse  Yes
Hi / Low Range  No
Clutch Brand  P-85
Throttle Type  Thumb
Brakes:  
Brake Brand Name  Phantom™
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Independent Trailing Arm
Front Travel (in/mm)  10 / 254
Front Suspension Brand Name  IQ
Front Stabilizer Bar  No
Adjustment Type  Shock Mounted Adjustment
Rear Travel (in/mm)  14 / 356
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Brand Name  IQ
Rear Stabilizer Bar  No
Front Shock Absorber Brand  Ryde FX®
Front Shock Absorber Type  Adjustable Gas Shock
Coil Over Shock  Yes
Rear Shock Absorber Brand  Ryde FX®
Rear Shock Absorber Type  Gas Shock
Center Shock Absorber Brand  Ryde FX®
Center Shock Absorber Type  Adjustable Gas Shock
Steering:  
Steering Type  Manual
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  10
Width (in/mm)  48 / 1220
Height (in/mm)  48.5 / 1232
Maximum Ski Stance (in/mm)  42.5 / 1080
Minimum Ski Stance (in/mm)  42.5 / 1080
Length (ft/ft)  10
Length (ft/in)  0
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  544 / 246.8
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  11.5 / 43.5
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Type  Detachable
Backrest Location  Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Aluminum
Body Material  Plastic
Frame Brand  IQ
Floor Board Location  Driver and Passenger
Skid Resistant  Yes
Tunnel Braces  No
Hand Grips  Standard
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Snow Guard  Yes
Exterior Covers  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Front Bumper  Standard
Rear Bumper  Standard
Passenger Foot Rests  Standard
Ski Material  Composite
Ski Handle  Standard
Skag Material  Carbide
Instrumentation:  
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Touring
Manufacturer Country  USA
Introduction Year  2011
Parent Company  Polaris
Display Name  550 IQ LXT
Drive Line:  
Track Brand  Hacksaw
Track Length (in/mm)  136 / 3454.4
Track Width (in/mm)  15 / 381
Lug Height (in/mm)  1 / 25.4
Number Of Tracks  1
Mounts:  
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Decal Kit  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  No
Heated  No
Height  High
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Rear Rack  Standard
Rear Rack Storage Material  Soft Vinyl
Rear Rack Storage Trim  Plain
Rack Rails  Standard
Glove Box / Dash Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Convenience:  
Heated Hand Grip Location  Driver
Adjustable  Yes

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Very Impressed
By Greg Gumpinger(Owner), Jan. 18, 2011
Purchased this machine just recently and love it so far, great ride and handling. The 550 fan has more than enough power for the lake and trails. Have always owned Ski-Doo and now switched over because of price, great value for your hard earned money. Read Full Review

 

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Not happy with reliability
By Jill(Owner), Mar. 12, 2013
I loved my 2011 polaris 550 IQ. I had 700 miles on it and left side piston melted down, from over heating. I did not use this polaris hard. I drive mid speed and follow in my husbands tracks. It is now sitting at a dealer ship getting fixed. Around $900.00 to fix. NOT HAPPY. When looking o... Read Full Review

 

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Unreliable engine.
By Brian Biloski(Owner), Mar. 25, 2013
Not happy at all with Polaris and their 550 fan engine! It failed with 120 miles on it luckily in field in front of my house. Warranty covered this failure but failed again with 1079 miles. Reed valve broke this time no coverage,no goodwill,nothing from Polaris. Machine is for sale and new Ski- doo ... Read Full Review

 

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Junk
By Jason(Owner), Dec. 18, 2013
I bought my LXT brand new in 2011. Since that time I have had problems getting it in reverse. It inexplicably died on the trail last year. Now there is fuel spewing everywhere from under the hood. I take immaculate care of this thing and prep it for spring like a mechanic. I also run no ethanol fuel... Read Full Review

 

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Great sled
By Jim Hall(Owner), Jun. 8, 2011
Purchased this sled in January and love it. Great value. Very comfortable. I have teenagers and do not want a performance machine. This machine is fast enough. This is a great work machine also. Read Full Review

 

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