The Polaris Outlaw 525S is a straight axle version of the 525 IRS, or a bigger engined version of the 450 MXR without the reservoir front shocks and lower sear height.
This Outlaw model was introduced in 2008, and then received several updates for the 2009 model year. The 525S continued as a 2010 model, and was then dropped from the Outlaw line for the 2011 model year. The Outlaw 525 IRS was the only 525 offered in 2011. No 450 or 525 Outlaws were carried over for 2012 or beyond.
The S stands for "sand" - but this ATV will work in the woods or on the track too. The video below details all the updates for 2009, which continued through the 2010 model year as well.
Most of the changes fall into the category of tweaks. The revised steering will make the most difference where performance is concerned. And some changes to shock valving improves the stock suspension.
A nicely balanced package with a little bias to the extra power. Suspension is not quite as good as the 450 MXR, but that's understandable since the 525S is not being promoted as an ATV racer.
Like the 450 MXR, Polaris Outlaw 525S owners had very few negative comments.
The Polaris Outlaw 525S gives the sport ATV rider that prefers straight axle handling a choice. You don't want the more narrowly focused and smaller engined 450 - or the independent rear suspension on the 525 IRS?
Then here you go ... The lightening fast 525 KTM engine paired with the predictable handling and lighter weight of a straight axle sport quad.
I believe for it's intended purpose - sport ATV riding - it's ready to go right out of the box. If you want to do some weekend warrior racing, it might need a suspension upgrade but not much else.
|MODEL||Outlaw™ 525 S|
|ENGINE||4-stroke KTM racing|
|CARBURETION||Keihin 39 mm FCR|
|TRANSMISSION||5-speed with reverse|
|FINAL DRIVE||520 O-ring chain|
|SUSPENSION||Front: Dual A-arm; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Rear: Mono-shock swingarm; 11 in. (28 cm) travel
|BRAKES||Front: Dual hydraulic disc with dual piston
Rear: Hydraulic disc
|TIRES||Front: Maxxis RAZR-R radial; 21 x 7-10
Rear: Maxxis RAZR-R radial; 20 x 10-9
|LENGTH||71.5 in. (181.6 cm)|
|WIDTH||47.5 in. (120.7 cm)|
|HEIGHT||44.3 in. (112.5 cm)|
|WHEELBASE||50.5 in. (128.3 cm)|
|SEAT HEIGHT||31.3 in. (79.5 cm)|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||5 in. (12.7 cm)|
|DRY WEIGHT||369 lbs. (167.4 kg)|
|FUEL CAPACITY||3 gal. (11.4 l)|
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