New to the Value Line for 2015 is the Sportsman ETX, the first Sportsman with EFI retailing under $6,000 U.S.
The Sportsman ETX also sports the Sportsman 570 chassis but with a smaller and lower profile for improved ease of mount and dismount, and improved ergonomics for additional comfort when riding.
At the heart of the Sportsman ETX is a 30 horsepower, Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) ProStar engine featuring an internal counter-balance shaft for smooth, vibration-free power.
The dual overhead camshafts and a 4-valve cylinder head work with the advanced engine management system to precisely deliver the fuel charge for impressive power and instant, predictable throttle response; while the lightweight efficient transmission captures every ounce of power to deliver it to the ground.
Like all ProStar engines, the design reduces internal friction which dramatically reduces noise and significantly increases efficiency. The addition of EFI on this entry-level model ensures easy starting, improved run quality and elevation compensation to ensure reliability normally found on more premium models. The unit also features integrated winch and plow mounts, making it easier to add these accessories when needed.
The Sportsman ETX will be available in Sage Green and Blue Fire and will be part of the Sportsman Value Line that also features the Sportsman 570 and 570 EPS offered in Sage Green, Indy Red and Polaris Pursuit Camo, with EPS models available in Bright White, Sage Green and Polaris Pursuit Camo.
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