Handling of newer 4 wheelers

11/21/16 @ 11:34 AM
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Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

 I have a 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500. It does just about everything I need. I use it for plowing my driveway, foodplots and icefishing. The thing is far from worn out but it does need some repairs, currently. This is the only wheeler I have ever owned. My question is do the newer ones steer a little easier? Do they have a better turning radius ? If the newer ones handle tight situations better, I may just upgrade. Thanks. Mrt.

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1/1/17 @ 8:12 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

I  have about 40 miles on new wheeler. Trying to break in the engine slowly. I ran a few ATM trails on rural roads. Power steering  is a great feature! I ran to some of my stands to collect chairs , etc and was surprised at how easy it is to drive VS no power steering . Laid up for 6 weeks now but looking forward seeing how it does plowing. Mrt.

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12/31/16 @ 8:20 PM
Hulltech
Hulltech
USER since 6/22/01

I have a 2016 Can Am Outlander XT Max. It has power steering. With it there are 3 different settings so you can adjust how much power steering you want. Not sure about the turning radius compared to others as this is my first ATV.

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11/28/16 @ 11:38 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

 Thanks Guys! Working on a deal now. Found a 570 SP for a good price. The SP model has the premium package. Dealer is making it worth looking at. Mrt.

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11/28/16 @ 8:01 AM
fishhook
fishhook
USER since 9/16/01

*August 31, 2006 In a first for the ATV market, Yamaha has introduced an electric power steering system on its new Grizzly 700 EPS. 

*2006

Yamaha introduces the first ATV with EPS (Electronic Power Steering), the Grizzly 700

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11/27/16 @ 9:50 PM
ironwall
ironwall
USER since 5/30/02

Yes Polaris I believe is the one that start the "power Steering".   I have been on them and very nice.    You can steer with using only two fingers.    I would say If you can up grade and get a new one,  can't go wrong.


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11/22/16 @ 10:35 AM
fishhook
fishhook
USER since 9/16/01

I bought a Yamaha Grizz700  atv in 2008.


I do know Yamaha had power steering in 2007.


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11/22/16 @ 8:44 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

Has power steering been around for a while on wheelers? Is the technology sound? Mrt.

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11/21/16 @ 8:11 PM
budman1987
budman1987
USER since 1/19/03

I can't speak for Polaris but I have a 2015 Yamaha grizzly and the power steering is awesome on that thing. ...take one for a drive I bet you would like it. ..heck if u live anywhere near rock county u can drive mine

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11/21/16 @ 1:30 PM
BeerTownFyreman
BeerTownFyreman
USER since 6/15/01

If it's better steering then I'd say yes, get a new machine.

They now have a type of "power steering" on most 4 wheelers.  Polaris is a variable assist electronic power steering

I test drove one, and it was pretty nice.  Can't speak to actual "in filed" use and reviews, but it handled the little dirt track pretty nice.

In addition, your talking about 15 years in suspension advancements too.

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