I think your giving Polaris to much credit. They are big business that needs to keep investors happy. They will sell as many sled as they can and then figure a way to build them. They would rather disappoint us in December then now by limiting orders.Just my opinion and a little bit of conspiracy theory thrown in.
Polaris had a hard time delivering units on schedule last year.( They had to pay out a lot of "promise bucks! ) plus they had a HUGE issue getting shocks from their ONE shock supplier.
Fast forward to one year later....... They have two shock suppliers now and there is talk about limiting sales.
All in all it makes sense to me.
They know based on their performance from last season and the current employees they have, approximately how many units they can make, and how much raw inventory they have to order to make those units.
It might just be an internet myth, who knows, but as they say there's always some speck of Truth in every rumor.............
Personally, I got my order in so I'm not worried. 59 years old and my first time ever snow checking a snowmobile.......... And I've been riding since my late twenties.........