MEDINA, Wis. In addition to the RZR XP 1000, Polaris unveiled Monday the new Sportman 570 EFI ATV; three new Ranger utility vehicles; RZR line enhancements; and a new premium trail edition RZR.
“Polaris has become the industry leader by aggressively introducing new products and continuing to innovate our current product lines,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris Off-Road Division. “Model Year 2014 is bringing several new products and more enhancements to the most complete off-road vehicle offering on the market.”
The Sportsman 500 has been the flagship of the Sportsman line since its introduction in 1996. For 2014, Polaris said it is taking its best-selling 4x4 ATV of all time and making it better with the launch of the Sportsman 570 EFI.
The Sportsman 570 EFI takes the Sportsman 500 H.O and adds the liquid-cooled, single-cylinder Pro-Star 570 engine with electronic fuel injection, better ergonomics for increased comfort, new styling and more convenience features. MSRP is $6,499.
Along with the base model, Polaris is offering a one-passenger model with electronic power steering (EPS) and a two-passenger model, the Sportsman Touring 570 EFI.
For 2014, Polaris’ line of ATVs, featuring the Sportsman XP 850 H.O and Sportsman 550, will feature EPS as standard on all models. Also, the rear suspension geometry developed originally for the 2013 Scrambler sport ATV will be carried across the Sportsman XP 850 and 550 lines. According to Polaris, the suspension boasts a 42 percent reduction in track change (also known as scrub) when compared with the previous version. The suspension thus moves more freely through its range, resulting in a noticeably more compliant ride, the company claimed.
Polaris also is offering several limited-edition models for 2014, all including EPS, on the Sportsman XP 850 H.O. EPS, Sportsman 550 EPS, Scrambler XP 850 H.O. EPS, Sportsman Touring 850 EPS and Sportsman Touring 550 EPS.
Polaris’ Youth line up will include five models based upon the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America’s Youth ATV Categories, the RANGER RZR 170 (Y-10+ and T with Big Wheel Kit), Phoenix 200 (T), Sportsman 90 (Y-10+), Outlaw 90 (Y-10+) and Outlaw 50 (Y-6+). (continued)