2015 Polaris ATV Models First Look 0
For Model Year 2015, the Sportsman line adds six new members and redefines its premium and value offerings.
New to the Premium Line for 2015, and leading the Big Bore category in power and performance, are the Sportsman XP 1000 and Sportsman Touring XP 1000. Based on the revolutionary XP chassis, the Sportsman XP 1000 and Sportsman Touring XP 1000 offer the smoothest, most-refined ride in the industry coupled with the highest performance in their classes. The vehicles’ 88 horsepower ProStar® single overhead cam 1000 twin engine is based upon the proven 850 twin. The fuel-injected big bore engine features a 270-degree offset crankshaft and dual balance shafts for in-your-face power that remains incredibly smooth and vibration free. A new high-performance, close-ratio, On-Demand, True All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system provides improved traction while the standard Electronic Power Steering (EPS) makes it easier to muscle over anything that stands in the way. For more controlled descents, the units also feature Polaris’ Engine Braking System (EBS) with Active Descent Control (ADC) to control downhill braking for optimal control and smooth, even deceleration to all four wheels. For a smoother ride on the Sportsman Touring XP 1000, the unit features an improved driver and passenger seat with more contour and bolstering for increased passenger comfort and security. To work harder, the units feature the highest pulling and towing power at 1,500 lbs./680.4 kg and biggest rack capacity at 120 lbs./54.4 kg front and 240 lbs./108.9 kg. rear with a total of 100 built-in, tie-down points to ensure plenty of room to carry extra cargo. The units also feature Polaris HD 2500 lb/1133 kg winch and new plow accessory integration to get the job done quicker and easier, and a new headlight pod with improved visibility to instrumentation for easier operation.
The Sportsman XP 1000 will join Polaris’ Premium ATV line, and will be available in Black Pearl Metallic Paint and Polaris Pursuit Camo. The Sportsman Touring XP 1000 will be available in Bronze Mist Paint and joins Polaris’ Premium 2-Up ATV offering.
For Model Year 2014, Polaris took the legendary, best-selling 4×4 ATV of all-time, the Sportsman 500 and made it better by launching the Sportsman 570. The Sportsman 570 took the best-in-class Sportsman 500 H.O to the next level with the addition of a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder Pro-StarTM 570 engine with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) providing more than 20 percent more power, more comfort and more convenience features; while still offering the best pricing in its class. Along with the base model, Polaris offered a Sportsman 570 with Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and the Sportsman Touring 570 EFI, providing a full line of value-priced 500 class ATVs.
For Model Year 2015, Polaris expands the 500 class by adding two premium models, the Sportsman 570 SP and Sportsman Touring 570 SP. The Sportsman 570 SP and Sportsman Touring 570 SP feature several upgraded refinements found on premium model ATVs. The vehicles’ Double A-Arm Front Suspension has optimized geometry for the vehicles’ standard EPS and feature 8.25 in/20.96 cm of travel to reduce rider fatigue in even the harshest trail conditions. To maneuver the toughest of terrain, high-performance close-ratio, On-Demand, True AWD System provides improved traction by engaging faster than ever when power to all four wheels is needed. The EBS with ADC assists in braking on steep descents when no throttle is being applied for a more controlled ride. To work harder, the vehicles have 660W of electrical output to run more accessories, and a new headlight pod with improved visibility to instrumentation, and have unmatched winch and plow integration so adding the most-popular ATV accessories is even easier. To look good while cruising down the trail or working on the farm, the Sportsman 570 SP and Touring 570 SP feature durable, automotive paint and cast aluminum 14 in/35.6 cm rims with 26 in/66.04 cm Maxxis tires.
The Sportsman 570 SP and Sportsman Touring 570 SP will be part of Polaris’ Premium and Premium 2-Up ATV offering. The Sportsman 570 SP will be available in Sunset Red, Titanium Matte Metallic and a fully-loaded Hunter Edition, and the Sportsman Touring 570 SP in Sunset Red and Blue Fire. Rounding out the Premium ATV line will be the Sportsman 850 SP featuring EPS, Close- Ratio, On-Demand, True AWD System and the new headlight pod, in Sunset Red or Titanium Matte Metallic, and Scrambler XP 1000 with EPS in White Lightning.
Joining the Value 2-Up 500 class is the new Sportsman X2 570 which features the same chassis as the Sportsman Touring 570 EPS only with a versatile 400 lb/180 kg dump box that seconds as a passenger seat and flips up in seconds. The vehicle is perfect for operators who need a reliable work or hunt vehicle but also occasionally need to carry a passenger. To maneuver tough terrain, the high performance, close-ratio, On Demand AWD provides improved traction and o conquer steep slopes easily, the unit features the new Close-Ratio, On-Demand, True AWD System and EBS with ADC to control downhill braking and provide even deceleration to all four wheels during descents. The unit also features EPS to reduce rider fatigue and enable riders to work harder, longer.
The Sportsman X2 570 will be available in Sage Green and Indy Red. Also available in the 2-Up Value Line will be the Sportsman Touring 570 in Sage Green and the Sportsman Touring 570 EPS in Bright White.
Also new to the Value Line for 2015 is the Sportsman ETX, the first Sportsman with EFI retailing under $6,000 U.S. The Sportsman ETX also sports the Sportsman 570 chassis but with a smaller and lower profile for improved ease of mount and dismount, and improved ergonomics for additional comfort when riding. At the heart of the Sportsman ETX is a 30 horsepower, Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) ProStar engine featuring an internal counter-balance shaft for smooth, vibration-free power. The dual overhead camshafts and a 4-valve cylinder head work with the advanced engine management system to precisely deliver the fuel charge for impressive power and instant, predictable throttle response; while the lightweight efficient transmission captures every ounce of power to deliver it to the ground. Like all ProStar engines, the design reduces internal friction which dramatically reduces noise and significantly increases efficiency. The addition of EFI on this entry-level model ensures easy starting, improved run quality and elevation compensation to ensure reliability normally found on more premium models. The unit also features integrated winch and plow mounts, making it easier to add these accessories when needed.
The Sportsman ETX will be available in Sage Green and Blue Fire and will be part of the Sportsman Value Line that also features the Sportsman 570 and 570 EPS offered in Sage Green, Indy Red and Polaris Pursuit® Camo, with EPS models available in Bright White, Sage Green and Polaris Pursuit Camo. Also part of the Value Line is the Sportsman 850, featuring the new headlight pod, which will be available in Sage Green, White Lightning and Polaris Pursuit Camo, and the Scrambler 850 in Indy Red.