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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3/30/17 @ 7:15 PM
ironwall
ironwall
USER since 5/30/02

Polaris have very nice rigs.

I have a '03 sportsman 500 ho.


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3/27/17 @ 2:55 PM
Summers Off
Summers Off
USER since 5/9/06

I have a 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500.  I have used it for everything.  Bought a new 2016 Polaris 570 SP for the wife.  I, I mean, she loves it!

I never thought I would need power steering, but it is a great option.  SP model with upgraded tires, rims, bumpers, PS, and winch is a great package.

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3/20/17 @ 7:46 PM
ironwall
ironwall
USER since 5/30/02

Good to hear you are liking it.   For me Polaris is the only way to go!  ;)


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3/2/17 @ 9:15 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01

First time plowing with the new Polaris 570 last night. Power steering made it way easier and the plow system on the newer ones is very good. I had a 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO. The 570 with  the newer engine and higher torque felt WAY more powerful than the old wheeler. If you have the 500 and think you need a little bigger ride, the 570 should do it for you. 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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