Military Inspired ATV has tires that won’t stop…or be popped

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Let’s say you’re looking for a new vehicle to get from A to B. The only difference is that it isn’t a car for getting to work, or a bicycle to save gas money on short trips. It’s something that needs to be able to handle rugged terrain, and can withstand harsh environments. While anything that is inspired from military gear is normally pretty rugged, it’s also expensive as all get out.

The Military Inspired Polaris Sportsman WV850 is one serious tank of an ATV. While the engine and frame aren’t too much different than something else you’d find in the market, the wheels are the big selling point here. They are TerrainArmor, which are non-pneumatic tires that can’t be slashed, shot, or popped. This is great if you’re on the battlefield, but the real-life applications for this are not as great.

This is not drop in the bucket financially. You’re looking at $15,000 for this commercial-grade vehicle. Even then, it’s not very practical for a business to have this unless they’re in a particularly shady area. While it may be useful in combat settings or video games, this just isn’t going to be worth it for day-to-day life. If you do have that kind of income to toss at it though, you can brag to all of your friends how no one can ruin your tires.

Available for purchase on Polaris, found on OhGizmo

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Fidalgoman Says: December 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

The airless mechanics is trick but I wonder how the open side cells are going to work in deep gumbo mud? I bet it’d pack up about 50 pound per tire.

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