10 Most Common Questions About The Polaris Sportsman
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From quads and ATVs to side-by-sides, UTVs and dirt bikes, the cadre of workers here at Everything Polaris Sportsman have long been fascinated with off-road vehicles. But because of their versatility, size, and ease of use, we’ve grown a particular fondness for the Polaris Sportsman. Be it the Sportsman 450 HO, the Sportsman Touring 570, or the Sportsman 6x6 570, there’s just something about the Sportsman that excites us. It’s a tool for modern-day cowboys that embodies a sense of rugged individualism, but it’s also an amazing machine for exploration, recreation, and even creation. You can use a Polaris Sportsman to plow snow, or you can use it to do the grunt work during hunting season. In many instances, however, a stock Sportsman is insufficient, and that's where we come in! In addition to carrying a host of replacement parts and upkeep items for the Polaris Sportsman, we also provide riders with the best aftermarket accessories for the Polaris Sportsman. We know that any given ride comes with its own ups and downs. But it is our goal to help Polaris Sportsman owners maximize the ups while minimizing the downs with a comfortable, productive, and capable ATV!
Riders have long wanted a revamp of the mud-specific Polaris Sportsman Highlifter line, but instead of updating the Highlifter XP 850 and Highlifter XP 1000, Polaris decided to discontinue the Highlifter line altogether in 2023. In its place, the Sportsman 1000 was brought back, and the 2023 Polaris Sportsman 1000 is now available in Dark Grey. Other changes to the 2023 Sportsman lineup include extended racks on the 2023 Sportsman 570 models with better tie-downs for more effective cargo transport, as well as new CV guards on the 2023 Sportsman 570 EPS and 2023 Sportsman Premium editions for better joint / arm protection. Furthermore, new colors were also introduced for the 2023 Polaris Sportsman 450 and Sportsman 570.
In 2022, Polaris addressed many of the complaints that riders had with the 2021 Polaris Sportsman 570 Trail Edition. Although they didn’t change position of the exhaust vent for the belt, they did upgrade the old rubber hood latches to stronger clasps, and changed the hood hinge style to make the front box less flimsy and more sturdy when in the open position. More storage options were also included in the 2022 Polaris Sportsman lineup – such as a plastic-lined zippered storage pouches under the seat in the rear and optional fender bags / rack bags. The most salient change made to the 2022 Polaris Sportsman lineup is the headlights, which are now halo-style LED headlights instead of Halogen headlights. The new 2022 Polaris Sportsman 570 Ride Command Edition as well as the new 2022 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Ride Command Edition were also introduced for those who want a GPS infotainment system on their four wheeler!
Although global events made things difficult for manufacturers in 2021, Polaris did what they could to keep up the production of their 2021 Sportsman ATVs. Some parts weren’t available in 2021 – like high-clearance control arms for the Sportsman Trail Edition – but Polaris was still able to give the 2021 Sportsman 450 HO more clearance, additional towing capabilities, a better battery, and improved all-wheel drive. In addition to the redesign of the Sportsman 450 in 2021, the 2021 570 Sportsman was also refreshed to make it “stronger, smoother, and more versatile”. To do this, Polaris redesigned the front and rear racks, they included thicker / bigger tires, and (like they did with the 2021 Sportsman 450) they upped the ground clearance of the 2021 Sportsman 570. For a smoother, quieter, and less jerky ride, the 2021 Polaris Sportsman 570 also received improved engine braking, better clutching, and sealed suspension bushings!