2018 Polaris Sportsman 570 Top Speed
2018 Polaris Sportsman 570 Top Speed The better we get to know the Polaris Sportsman 570 SP, the beeindruckbarer we will be with his performance and Handlingmerkmalen. This medium drill single cylinder ATV has a strong power output, a generous suspension as well as a light and fliche handling and is very useful as a workhorse. There were not many changes to this machine for the 2018 model year, but it is still one of the most modified quads of 2018. The Sunset red color scheme is brilliant, and so is its radar blue counterpart, and the changes made were very useful.
We felt for a long time that the engine braking system on the athlete was too strong, and this gave some riders a feeling of discomfort when descending from technical paths. This year, Polaris has adapted the system to make it more pleasant and relaxed on downhill runs, yet powerful enough to keep the speeds on the slopes. Another welcome change was the inclusion of stronger axes at each corner. We’ve never had axle problems, but we’re always looking forward to an increased shelf life. The starting price of the 570 SP is a reasonable $8699.
Polaris has many different versions of the athlete 570. The base model starts at a price of $6699 with a modest feature list, but it carries the same healthy 44-horsepower mill that has the entire line-up embedded in its frame. Next you get the 570 with electronic power steering, which includes the price on $8199, but also the engine braking system that we can finally really enjoy. There are camo versions of this machine, along with a Le and utility edition, but the Polaris Sportsman 570 SP is the top dog of his race.
The SP comes with EPS, EBS and then add on the active Descent Control (ADC), which further slows the ATV on steep hills in all-wheel drive. In addition, you get a higher tow mark of 1500 pounds over the 1,225 of the base model, and the 14-inch aluminum wheels are a treat compared to the 12-inch steel wheels. Of course, we decided to test the SP again for one reason — we had to see how much better the EBS and ADC are for 2018.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 570 Engine
The athlete has a 567cc, Prostar, dual-overhead cam, single cylinder, four-stroke engine with electronic fuel injection and liquid cooling. Coupled with the smooth and responsive engine is an automatic CV-style transmission that goes with high and low forward range, neutral, backward and park. These can easily be selected via a rod shift grip on the right side of the 4.5-gallon capacity gas tank.
The athlete has shaped what Polaris “On-demand four-wheel drive” has been, which is driven by 50 percent-stronger axes on all four wheels. This means that if you change the selektorschalter on the right-hand handlebar from two to four-wheel drive, the computer will decide if it slips the rear wheels and then puts the force on the fronts to pull it through — or out — which sticky situation you once Own. We seldom feel that a full-time front locking differential would be needed on this quad.
The last position on the 4 × 4 selector switch attacks the ADC. This, in concert with the powerful engine braking system, uses all four wheels to slow down the athlete with the compression from the engine. The system really works, and you can feel how the front wheels engage and slow down, as the draw from the EBS do.
The newly defined EBS does exactly what Polaris says — it makes for a smoother slowdown. For older models, the system would go on and cause the rear wheels to lock in virtually and glide in steep, low traction situations. It gets really hairy when you get down a steep hill. The machine has no sail function as the base model, which comes without the EBS, so it is engaged at all times. Fortunately, this model year in the EBS department is not nearly as intense. It provides a smoother and more trustworthy ride downhill.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 570 Performance
The LG on the Polaris Sportsman 570 is among the best in its class. Front, a dual-a-arm design allows the 570 to have 8.2 inches of bicycle tour. In the back, the IRS design of the athlete has 9.5 inches of bicycle traffic. These are not huge numbers, but the ride is plushy and the vibrations all have a spring preload setting. We have compared this machine to many other brands of 4 × 4 ATVs, and we usually tend to the comfort and suspension geometry of Polaris, which allows a smoother and more controlled ride.
There are 26-inch high CST six-ply tires wrapped around 14-inch aluminum wheels that have the 570 11.5 inches of ground clearance in conjunction with the healthy chassis. All these factors contribute to a smooth ride in chop, while you are also able to enjoy hard hits, fight deep rods, creep over boulders and avoid being hung on trail Debris.
Polaris’s electronic power steering is smooth and precise. Some riders may feel that they don’t get enough steering feeling, but if you drive a machine without EPS, you will quickly learn that it is a welcome commodity when the trail gets rough. The usual shocks on the wheels do not screw the bar sideways, and the EPS works better if it detects that it is driving faster, slower or the steering input has increased.
The rider position of the athlete 570 is upright with a comfortable and spacious cockpit. The handlebar is swept backwards, making it more comfortable to turn the machine during the sitting position. If you get up, the sweep would feel a bit better if it were more straightforward, but most riders will enjoy the bar as it is. The throttle lever is wide and easy to modulate for hours of driving without a neck thumb. The only drawback of the cockpit is that the machine is uncomfortable wide near the feet, while it is comfortable slim for the knees on the gas tank.
Polaris uses double hydraulic disc brakes front and rear to slow this system down. Polaris likes to use a single handlebar lever that betäliert the front and rear brakes at the same time. There is no lever that controls only the fronts; However, there is a foot-operated brake pedal that integrates the rear brakes. While the handlebar lever is convenient for the fingers and easy to operate, we have found that the foot-controlled brake lever sits very high from the spacious floor plates. This means that you have to lift the foot from the running boards to push the rear brake lever. The brakes are strong and work very well, and we seldom feel the need or want to use the foot lever.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 570 Top Speed
The athlete 570 is a very fun machine to ride, but fun is not the only thing it does well. This quad has many worthy work-type functions. One of our favourites is the two large cargo containers located at the front and back of the machine. The front 6-gallon, water-resistant dustbin can be reached by opening the plastic charge shelf cover. The rear storage tank can accommodate 2 gallons and is located under the rear shelf by a door at the back of the athlete. This trash can sits right next to the exhaust system, so if you are trying to keep something cool like water, we recommend that you use the front dustbin. The front and rear steel framed lock & Ride charge Shelves are also helpful if you can support 90 or 180 pounds.
This ATV breathes up to 1500 pounds with the standard 2-inch hook receiver. That’s a few hundred pounds more than the base model of the 570 can pull. Polaris was smart, and they integrated a winch and plow mounting system that makes installing these parts much easier than other vehicles.
- Engine Single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke
- Displacement 567cc
- Starter Electric
- Fuel system EFI
- Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
- Transmission Automatic CVT
- Final drive Shaft
- Suspension/wheel travel:
- Front Dual A-arms w/ 8.2”
- Rear Dual A-arms w/ 9.5”
- Front Dual hydraulic discs
- Rear Dual hydraulic discs
- Front 26×8-14
- Rear 26×8-14
- Length/width/height 83”/48”/48”
- Ground clearance 11.5”
- Wheelbase 50.5”
- Curb weight 730 lb.
- Front 90 lb.
- Rear 180 lb.
- Towing capacity 1500 lb.
- Colors ..Sunset Red, Radar Blue, Hunter Edition
- Price $8699