This past January, Polaris defined an entirely new type of off-road vehicle with the introduction of the SPORTSMAN ACE.
The vehicle’s architecture features a revolutionary, sit-in chassis that was nimble and comfortable to operate. The design of the SPORTSMAN ACE provides a confidence-inspired ride, all while being trail-capable, offering an all-new off-road experience. Due to its innovation, and the opportunity it provides to introduce new people to off-road riding, the vehicle has received widespread support from the industry and consumers.
The revolutionary, new design combines the size and nimble handling of the Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), and the confidence and comfort of the RANGER and RZR side-by-sides, in a rider-centric design with a trail-capable and easily transportable 48 in/121.9 cm width. Polaris also positioned all the major components, including the driver, centralized between the four wheels for an incredibly responsive, fun ride.
The SPORTSMAN ACE boasts 10.25 in/26.04 cm of ground clearance and 9.5 in/24.1 cm of rear travel due to its fully-independent rear suspension (IRS) outfitted with performance, twin tube shocks featuring adjustable preload.
Seasoned riders appreciate the overall vehicle performance, handling and smooth riding suspension, while novice riders enjoy the secure riding position and the right amount of power to get them down the trail.
When introduced, the SPORTSMAN ACE debuted an all-new 32 horsepower ProStarTM Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) engine that featured an internal counter balance shaft for smooth, vibration-free power coupled with a lightweight efficient transmission capturing every ounce of power to deliver it to the ground.
Due to the popularity of the model, Polaris will expand the SPORTSMAN ACE for 2015 and offer it in White Lightning and Sage Green.
Additionally, due to tremendous feedback from consumers and dealers, the company is adding a new SPORTSMAN ACE model, the SPORTSMAN ACE 570.
The SPORTSMAN ACE 570 has all the features of the original SPORTSMAN ACE, with the addition of more power provided by a 45 horsepower, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder Pro-Star 570 engine delivering smooth, efficient power.
Originally launched on the RZR 570, the engine features dual overhead cams and 4 valves, along with an automotive-style electronic fuel injection system for enhanced performance. The SPORTSMAN ACE 570 will be available in White Lightning and Voodoo Blue.
Polaris will also offer more than 35 accessories for SPORTSMAN ACE including doors, winches, cabs and storage to suit their needs. More information about Polaris’ whole line of Off-Road Vehicle offerings and Polaris Engineered Accessories.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER and RZR side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PII, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.