HOW DOES IT HANDLE?
Power steering keeps the Polaris’
steering effort light, even when the 4WD
system has the front differential locked,
which adds to the 570’s agile feel. If
we had the option, we’d choose a bit
less steering assist to get more steering
feel in high-speed riding. The 570
corners easily without too much body
roll, and it has a stable, planted feel,
even on steep, off-camber trails. The
Sportsman’s slim midsection makes the
machine easy to maneuver, because
you can move on the machine so freely.
HOW DOES IT DO IN MUD AND WATER?
The 570 is practically a personal
watercraft with wheels. Plenty of power,
a proven chassis with 11 inches of
ground clearance, and a four-wheel-drive system with an automatic-locking
front differential make mud and water
crossings some of the most fun parts
of the trail. The Sportsman’s bodywork
provides excellent splash protection,
so you’ll only get wet if you really work
HOW IS IT ON HILLS?
Strong and surefooted. With 44
horsepower and a very effective
4WD system, hills are just part of the
• Premium equipment with base-
• Sporty, comfortable ride
• Strong, smooth engine
• Linked brakes lack the feel and
control of the best brakes with
• Range selector isn’t as slick as
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trail, only more fun. Downhills are no
problem, either. Base Sportsman 570s
don’t have engine braking, which
means the rider has to be on his or her
game in hilly terrain. The SP has engine
braking and Polaris Automatic Descent
Control, which limits downhill speed.
Plenty of ground clearance, power
steering and compliant suspension
make rocky sections of trail easy to
take. The Polaris 4WD does a great job
of keeping the machine moving, even
on trails comprised of little more than
HOW ARE THE DETAILS?
There’s a lot to like. The Sportsman’s
slim waist means more room for the
rider. You’ll feel the clutch cover, but
the ergonomics are great otherwise.
There’s a huge storage compartment
under the new steel front rack, and
the racks accept many Polaris Lock &
Ride accessories. A 560-watt alternator
supplies enough power for a winch or
anything else you want to add. The
Sportsman’s single-lever brakes are
simple to use, but separate front and
rear brake levers would provide more
WHAT IS OUR FINAL ANSWER?
The Sportsman 570 SP is more than
an optioned-up version of a very good
base model; the key extras like power
steering and engine braking make riding
the SP much nicer than the standard
Sportsman, and the dual-A-arm front
suspension sharpens the machine’s
feel in a big way. The coolest thing is,
you get all those advancements, plus
painted bodywork and nice wheels, and
the 570 SP is still less than anything in
its class. ❏