The Sportsman is Polaris signature ATV model.
It comes in Recreational & Utility, Touring, Sport, Special Edition and Youth models. They range in size from the Sportsman 110 (112cc) all the way up to top end Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition (952cc).
But, all the Polaris 2 Up ATV models are classified as ‘Touring’ models. This means they have larger builds with more powerful engines to accommodate the extra weight of a passenger.
As part of the Sportsman lineup, Polaris has five 2 Up ATV models in sizes from 570 to 1000.
However, some of these two seater ATVs are variations of the same base model.
For example, Polaris makes three 2 Up versions of the Sportsman Touring 570: the base model 570, the 570 EPS and the 570 Premium.
For riders looking for more power, both the Sportsman Touring 850 Sportsman and the Touring XP 1000 Trail have powerful builds with an integrated passenger seat.
Quick Look At Polaris 2 Up Lineup
Polaris 2 Up ATV Models
Polaris Sportsman Touring 570
Starts @ $9,500
The 567cc 4-Stroke DOHC Single Cylinder engine gives riders 44 HP in an attractive mid level performance ATV.
Of course, they all have an integrated passenger seat with handholds that allow you to change hand position while still remaining secure. A grippy passenger footrest ensures all day comfort.
All three of the 570 Touring models comes factory standard with “Lock & Ride” dry storage – 6 gallons in the front and 2 gallons in the rear.
Plenty of light for night time riding and safety: 50w high beam, dual 50w low beam headlights and dual brake lights/tail lights. Plus, a third headlight mounted on the steering column for added visibility.
1.25″ receiver hitch has a tow capacity of 1,225 lbs. Payload capacity is 485 lbs, with the front racks rated to 90 lbs and the rear racks 80 lbs.
Also, a front mount plate makes it easy to add/change accessories like plows and winches.
Differences Between Sportsman Touring 570 Models
Sportsman Touring 570 EPS: This ATV includes all the standard features of the Touring 570 with the addition of Multi-Select Electronic Power Steering and Engine Braking System (EBS).
Sportsman Touring 570 Premium: This premium model has all the standard features of the EPS with the addition of several premium features.
One big upgrade for this model is the Engine Braking System (EBS) with “Active Descent Control” (ADC). This is the only 570 that comes factory equipped with Active Descent Control.
The ADC system provides braking to all four wheels when descending a hill at 15 mph or less. When riding down steep terrain, the ADC is activated by flipping a switch for a safe controlled descent.
Suspension gets an upgrade to front Dual A Arm IRS with 8.2″ travel and rear Dual A Arm IRS with 9.5″ travel.
In addition, the tires on the Sportsman Touring 570 Premium get a 1″ upgrade to 26″. The larger tires improve traction while also increasing ground clearance to 11.5″. This is a half inch more clearance than the other two 570 2 UP ATVs.
The wheels also get an upgrade from 12″ stamped steel to 14″ cast aluminum.
Automotive grade painted plastics with graphics rounds out this package.
Sportsman Touring 570 vs 570 EPS & 570 Premium
Polaris Sportsman Touring 850
Starts @ $13,600
The ProStar 4-Stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder engine has 78 HP for powering up the trails.
This 2 seater ATV comes standard with the Engine Braking System (EBS) with “Active Descent Control” (ADC) . The ADC system provides braking to all four wheels when descending a hill at 15 mph or less.
When riding down steep terrain, the ADC is activated by flipping a switch for a safe controlled descent.
Suspension gets an upgrade to front Straight Dual A-Arm, 9″ Travel and rear Straight Dual A-Arm, IRS 10.25″ Travel.
With the Sportsman Touring 850′ you get 11.25″ of ground clearance for tackling even the toughest trails. 26″ tires on 14″ aluminum wheels strike a balance between performance and weight.
Riders gain almost 100 lbs of payload capacity over the 570. The 850 has a payload capacity of 575 lbs vs 485 lbs on the 570.
You also gain quite a bit of rack capability with a 120 lbs capacity on the front rack and 240 lbs capacity in the rear.
Although the hitch remains 1.25″, it has an improved tow rating of 1,500, an increase of 225 lbs over the 570.
Proprietary “Lock & Ride” 4 gallon front dry storage and 2 gallon rear storage means you’re trail ready from day one.
Like all the other Polaris 2 Up ATV models, this one also has an extra light mounted on the steering column to light up the night and increase visibility.
Integrated passenger seat with multi-position hand grips ensures optimal comfort for both driver and passenger.
Sportsman Touring 850 vs Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Trail
Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Trail
Starts @ $15,600
With 88 HP and a 952cc twin cylinder engine, the Touring 1000 is Polaris largest and most powerful 2 person ATV. It’s built with both comfort and performance in mind.
Polaris gave the Sportsman Touring XP 1000 Trail some new upgrades including:
- Front & rear bumpers
- Polaris HD 3,500 lb winch with synthetic rope
- 27″ tires
- Driver handguards
- Multi-Select Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
Riding is easy with factory standard high-performance close ratio on-demand all wheel drive as well as standard engine braking system (EBS) with active descent control (ADC).
With the flick of a switch, the ADC system allows engine braking to all four wheels when the vehicle descends a hill or incline at <15 MPH.
Aggressive tread Duro 27″ tires on 14″ aluminum rims provide superior traction for both wet and rocky trails.
Comes standard with sealed high clearance arched dual A-Arm 9″ travel in the front and sealed high clearance arched dual A-Arm, Rolled IRS, 10.25″ Travel in the rear. So, riders enjoy improved performance with less maintenance.
Includes built in storage with 4 gallons of dry storage in the front and 2 gallons in the rear.
Like the 850, the 1000 includes automotive style paint and custom graphics.
Also includes the third headlight mounted on the steering column and the integrated passenger seat with multi-position hand grips and foot rests.
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