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2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV Test Ride Review

2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Test Ride Review
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The 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 also features larger floorboards than in the past. This is a nice feature in that you have more room to move your feet around front and back.

2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV
2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV
Larger floorboards were added to to the 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV
Handlebar mounted headlight gives the rider directional lighting

The floorboards also feature a new kick up that is designed so your foot does slip out. We found this to be a good and a bad thing as the kick up worked almost too well and sometimes we had some troubles getting our feet over the kick up and onto the pegs when getting on the machine.

With the new styling, Polaris was able to integrate many new features on the Polaris Sportsman 570. For 2014, Polaris has introduced redesigned cargo racks on all of their Sportsman ATV Model line up. The new racks now feature metal pole inserts and offer multiple tie down options. The racks still feature the easy to use Lock & Ride system that makes secure gear and cargo a cinch.

2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV
2013 Polaris Sportsman 500 Utility ATV
2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV
2013 Polaris Sportsman 500 Utility ATV
The 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV features a new rack design that has integrated metal poles to help secure cargo

Underneath the front cargo rack, Polaris was able to add an impressive 6.5 gallon integrated storage compartment that can store just about anything you may need along the trail or around the worksite or farm. Also with the redesigned styling, Polaris was able to use a larger gas tank that has 13% more fuel capacity than the Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. Utility ATV.

2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV
The Polaris Sportsman 570 ATV features a MacPherson Strut Front end

The 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 still uses the same MacPherson Strut front end with 8.2" (20.8 cm) of travel and Dual A-Arm, IRS with 9.5" (24.1 cm) travel in the rear. Although this suspension system may seem a little dated, it still provides a ¬†smooth ride while keeping the cost of the unit down. We were able to give the suspension a work out in a rock bed we found at the Run Run Recreation. To our surprise, we felt very comfortable on the Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV and we were able to easily maneuver it over some very large rocks with its 11” inches of ground clearance.

2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV
Hydraulic disk brakes help slow down the Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV

The braking on the Polaris Sportsman worked fairly well. The unit features a single lever 4-wheel hydraulic disc with hydraulic rear foot brake. With its light weight (702 lb) compared to big bore units, the Polaris Sportsman 570 wants to slide a bit when you lock up the brakes. This is common for entry-level Utility ATV models but it can be compensated, by taking advantage of its engine braking to help slow down the ATV.

Despite it being a near two decades after first introducing the Polaris Sportsman 500 Utility, Polaris has put a price tag on the all-new and improved Polaris Sportsman 570 at $6,499; the same price as it was in 1996. With all the added updates and optional electronic power steering, we feel the Polaris Sportsman 570 Utility ATV is a great buy in the economic utility class.

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