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Polaris launches new flagship ATV

The legendary Polaris Sportsman 500 has been the flagship of the Sportsman line since 1996. Now Polaris has taken what is the best selling 4×4 ATV of all time and, they say, made it better with the launch of the Sportsman 570. The addition of Electronic Fuel Injection takes the Sportsman to a new level with twenty percent more power, while offering more comfort and convenient features yet still keeping to keen pricing in its class. Polaris will offer two models, the Sportsman 570 Forest, which comes with a winch, mirrors and lights and the 570 EPS with power steering. At the heart of the Sportsman 570 models is the new liquid-cooled Pro-Star™ 570 engine delivering smooth, efficient power in abundance for work and recreation. Originally launched on the RZR 570, the engine features dual overhead cams and 4 valves, together with the automotive style electronic fuel injection. The engine also lives up to the Sportsman’s well-earned reputation as a workhorse by offering 1,225 lb/555 kg of towing capacity to tow trailers loaded with material and equipment.

With the new engine now transversely mounted, the ergonomics have also been greatly improved for added comfort. The front of the seat and side panels have been narrowed by over three inches (8.26cm) and the floorboards have deeper heel pockets to allow riders to move their feet back an additional 2” (5.08cm). The width between the rider’s feet has been reduced by 1” (2.54cm) with the result that mounting and dismounting the ATV is much easier, with improved mobility while riding. The new body style of the Sportsman 570 units has an updated front rack and industry-exclusive rear rack, the latter featuring durable exposed tube steel construction and Lock & Ride® technology. At the front, the rack offers a 6.5 gallon/24.6 litre capacity storage. A new alternator provides increased electrical output, with 40% more power for driving accessories such as winches and lights.

For added efficiency the range of the Sportsman 570 has increased by 11% due to the larger fuel tank. The convenience features mentioned include an ISO-mounted engine for reduced engine vibration and a smooth start-up. The wet sump configuration makes oil changes and overall maintenance much simpler. The Sportsman traditional legendary ride features independent rear suspension with 9.5” (24.1cm) of travel to minimise body roll and keep the ride smooth. There’s a full 11.25” (28.6cm) of ground clearance and on-demand, true all-wheel drive that keeps you moving, automatically engaging all four wheels when you need more forward traction and reverting back to 2WD when you don’t. The Sportsman 570 joins the ranks of the other best-selling models in the Sportsman range, bringing a new level of power and sophistication to ATV riding.

Polaris Britain Ltd. 0800 915 6720 www.polaris-britain.com

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