Polaris ATV Airless Tires Machine Hits Road
A civilian version of the US Special Forces’ MV850 ATV, Sportsman WV850 H.O. is on road with airless (non-pneumatic) tires. A pretty smart work of drastic engineering, the rugged terrain has to bear a merciless quad having a 77hp 850 cc engine grinding the stones with the help of four bulletproof non-pneumatic tires (NPTs). Designed by Resilient Technologies, the tires are comprised of a heavy tread band sustained by a polymeric web (like honeycomb). They can resist a .50-caliber bullet direct hit and would go on miles far casting off any railroad spike punctures. Additional dynamic features include single-speed military grade transmission, 11.75 gallon tank, front and rear cargo racks capable of bearing 600 lbs weight, 1500 lbs towing capacity with the increased number up to 3500 with a winch, and electronic power steering.