IS IT STILL AFFORDABLE?
Yes. The Ace 900 SP is $11,499,
which is quite a jump from the $7499
Ace 325, the $8499 Ace 570 and the
$9999 Ace 570 SP, but it’s comparable
to most sport UTVs with similar power.
Arctic Cat’s Wildcat Trail starts at
$11,999. The RZR 900 is $12,799.
The Ace 900 SP is a new model
for 2016, but it’s built on the same
platform as the smaller Aces. Power is
supplied by a 60-horsepower version
of the 875cc, double-overhead-cam,
eight-valve inline twin that puts out
75 horsepower in the RZR 900. It’s a
48-inch-wide vehicle with MacPherson-strut front suspension and double
A-arms in the rear. Travel is 8. 2 inches
up front and 9. 5 inches in the rear.
The Ace 900 is only available in SP
trim, which includes power steering,
front and rear sway bars, dual-rate
rear springs, close-ratio 4WD, doors,
painted bodywork, 12-inch aluminum
wheels and a special seat, steering
wheel and exhaust system.
WHAT KIND OF 4WD SYSTEM DOES IT
Selectable 2WD/4WD with an
automatic-locking front differential.
The Polaris system stays in 2WD,
even when 4WD is selected until the
Now that 100-plus-horsepower UTVs are common, 60 horses may not sound like a huge number, but when you floor the 900, you feel like
you’re strapped into a little knobby-tired rocket car at full thrust.
The Ace 900 SP is powered by a
60-horsepower version of the 875cc, double-overhead-cam inline twin that puts out 75
horsepower in the RZR 900, so there’s more
in there if you really think you need it.
The MacPherson-strut front suspension isn’t
adjustable, but it does a good job dealing
with the 900’s speed. Front and rear sway
bars keep the Ace flat in the corners.
speed-sensitive, automatic-locking front
differential detects rear-wheel slip, then
the front differential locks. The Ace 900
SP’s close-ratio system responds even
more quickly than the standard Polaris
HOW FAST IS IT?
It rips! Sixty horses may not sound
like a huge number, but when you floor
the 900, you feel like you’re strapped
into a little knobby-tired rocket car at
full thrust. We can’t say exactly where