|Length Overall||10' 03''||Dry Weight||610 lbs.|
|Beam||4' 10''||Tested Weight||N/A|
|Draft Up||N/A||Person Capacity||N/A|
|Draft Down||N/A||Fuel Capacity||17.8 gal.|
|Air Draft||N/A||Water Capacity||~|
|Deadrise/Transom||~||Length on Trailer||N/A|
|Max Headroom||~||Height on Trailer||N/A|
|Bridge Clearance||3' 1/3''||Trailer Weight||N/A|
|Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine)||N/A|
|Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.|
|Std. Power||Not Available|
|Tested Power||Currently no test numbers|
The Virage includes common conveniences like reverse, rear view mirrors, and an electronic instrument display.
The Virage is a mid-sized boat with comfortable room for two riders, and the ability to carry three.
Leaps To Life
The 100hp, 800cc Direct Injection leaps to life when you hit the throttle.
The Best Of Everything
The Virage i gives you the best of everything on the water: high performance, long-range touring and long-term reliability.
Make Ultra-Long Outings A Pleasure
The Virage i doesn’t just make ultra-long outings possible-it makes them a pleasure.
Tested by Capt. Vince Daniello
A PWC Designed For All Riders
For people interested in a personal watercraft for casual enjoyment, the Virage i from Polaris has a lot to offer. Built on the same hull as the company’s no frills Freedom, The Virage includes common conveniences like reverse, rear view mirrors, and an electronic instrument display. The Virage i takes it one step further with a direct fuel injected 100 horsepower motor. While the boat is somewhat unpretentious, lacking the big engine and bells and whistles that increase the price of other personal watercraft, it is a solid performer that’s fun to ride.
The Virage is a mid-sized boat with comfortable room for two riders, and the ability to carry three. It offers plenty of storage too, both under the bow and beneath the seat. I really appreciated the way the aft storage compartment is designed. To access this compartment on most PWCs, the rider has to reach around to a latch at the back of the seat then remove a section of the seat, leaving a loose seat to hang on to. On the Virage, the back section of the seat hinges open, allowing easy access while sitting on the boat without any parts to juggle or lose. There is also a small storage compartment at the front of the seat for sunscreen, glasses, or what-have-you.
Engine and Performance
The direct fuel injected engine only adds five horsepower over the carbureted version. Performance between the two motors was similar, but the fuel injected model ran smoother, particularly at idle, and is probably a bit more fuel efficient. Either choice offers plenty of speed and acceleration for fun riding, and enough power to pull a tube.
Having reverse is a nice feature, which sets this model apart from the entry-level Freedom. I liked that the electronic display which indicated when the boat was in reverse. The reverse lever, however, is positioned so that it is somewhat difficult to vary between forward and reverse, while simultaneously turning the handlebars, particularly while wearing the wrist strap for the kill lanyard. On the plus side, Polaris has designed their kill lanyard to be worn on the wrist or attached to the rider’s jacket to suit either preference.
Handling and Ride
All in all, I found the boat quite stable and easy to maneuver. Because of its simplicity, it is a bit easier to ride than many models, particularly for a novice. Features such as boat trim and elaborate instruments are great for the performance-oriented, but can get in the way of just riding for fun. The Virage i from Polaris is a good all-around boat, with above average performance and features at a middle of the road price.
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