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Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
« on: January 24, 2014, 12:14:51 PM »
  • This is why I need a job at Polaris.  These guys are defining new platforms and doing it well:

    http://www.utvunderground.com/new-polaris-sportsman-ace-10884.html
    Polaris Introduces Revolutionary New Off-Road Vehicle Sportsman® ACE
    Confidence-Inspiring and Fun to Ride

    Minneapolis, January 22, 2014- Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is defining an entirely-new type of off-road vehicle with the introduction of the Sportsman® ACE. The vehicle’s architecture is completely new to the industry and features a revolutionary, sit-in chassis that is nimble and comfortable to operate. The design of the new Sportsman ACE provides a confidence-inspired ride, all while being trail-capable, offering an all-new off-road experience.

    “The introduction of the Sportsman ACE is part of our strategy to remain the leader in the powersports marketplace by introducing innovative products that define their categories,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “In creating the Sportsman ACE, we wanted to not only appeal to current off-road enthusiasts, but develop a vehicle that brings new customers to off-road recreation. We accomplished this by coupling an easy-to-use, nimble platform with a confident and secure ride that, together, provides drivers of all experience levels a new way to experience the outdoors.”

    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. A comfortable and confidence-inspiring centralized seating position connects the driver directly with the machine for a new off-road riding experience. To ensure a low center of gravity, Polaris positioned all the major components, including the driver, centralized between the four wheels for an incredibly responsive ride. Along with this low center of gravity, 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 will appreciate the overall vehicle performance, handling and smooth riding suspension, while novice riders will enjoy the secure riding position and the right amount of power to get them down the trail.

    Powering the Sportsman ACE is an all-new 32 horsepower ProStarTM Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) 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. The engine is designed to reduce internal friction which dramatically reduces noise and significantly increases efficiency making it the most fuel-efficient engine Polaris has offered. This coupled with the 5.25 gal/19.87 liter fuel tank provides the vehicle with excellent range for long trail rides.

    For a confidence-inspiring and comfortable ride, the Sportsman ACE has a unique ROPS cab frame to deliver peace of mind only previously found on side-by-sides. The secure, high-backed, adjustable bucket seat is paired with an adjustable steering wheel to give the driver unmatched flexibility when it comes to comfort in the machine. It’s also equipped with a 3-point seat belt, and has side bolsters to keep the operator properly positioned in the center of the machine. The steering wheel offers 3.5 in/8.9 cm of tilt adjustment and the driver’s seat slides back and forth by 4 in/10.2 cm to customize the fit for the rider. For added comfort, an integrated dead pedal gives the driver a place to perch their left foot while the right nests in the integrated heel pocket and throttles the powerful ProStar engine. The cockpit’s flow-through design also makes ingress and egress easy, and new side nets feature a metal rod to easily secure them both for clipping and positioning the nets to the back of the vehicle while exiting. The vehicle also is equipped with powerful halogen lighting so the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down.

    For the utmost confidence on the trail, the Sportsman ACE is equipped with the same legendary On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system found on all Polaris Off-Road Vehicles. The system eliminates the guesswork by automatically engaging when the rider needs more forward traction and then reverts back to two-wheel drive automatically when the AWD is no longer needed. While zipping down the trail, the driver also has assured stopping power from the linked, four-wheel disc brakes with braided stainless steel brake lines that provide optimum response and minimal fade.

    For added protection on the trail, accessories such as doors, front and rear brushguards, rock sliders, and a variety of custom wheel and tire packages not only protect the vehicle but add a more customized look. To protect the driver from the elements, a Lock & Ride roof, windshield and rear panel
    install in seconds to offer a quick solution for all climates.

    Polaris off-road vehicles have built an unprecedented reputation for helping owners get work done and the storage capability of the new Sportsman ACE is no different. With an integrated 2.8 gal/10.6 liter semi-dry, front storage compartment, and a high-capacity Lock & Ride® cargo box with rack extenders and rear tie-down rails, that also accepts the accessory Lock & Ride cargo box for additional dry storage, the vehicle can carry up to 575 lb/260 kg of gear. The Sportsman ACE is pre-wired for the installation of a winch with up to 3,500 lb/1587 kg of capacity, and the hardest-working DNA of Sportsman was further instilled with a 1,500 lb/680 kg towing capacity, for capability whether it’s time to work or play.

    Polaris will also offer more than 25 accessories for Sportsman ACE including doors, winches, cabs and storage to suit their needs. The Sportsman ACE is available in White Lightning and will be in dealerships in February.

    2014 Sportsman ACE - Polaris Off Road Vehicles
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    Pretty much everything that DVS_DAN said is correct.

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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 01:19:34 PM »



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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 01:31:20 PM »
  • I don't follow your logic?  Lazy is the future, and this allows lazy people with money a more comfortable ride with easier learning curve

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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 01:33:28 PM »
  • I don't follow your logic?  Lazy is the future, and this allows lazy people with money a more comfortable ride with easier learning curve
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    I don't follow theirs.. I mean why.. Just...Why?

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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 01:37:27 PM »
  • I don't follow theirs.. I mean why.. Just...Why?
    They found the RZR to explode in popularity, so now they've developed a way to bring that to a lower, and more achievable sale price for a bigger market group, as well as allow for more people to be comfortable in getting this Polaris 4-wheeler.  It's the offering of more simplicity and comfort, which can draw in a bigger customer base.  ....I think, anyways.  Long story short, rich people are lazy and have money; this option should be more appetizing to those rich people. 


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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 01:47:16 PM »
  • They found the RZR to explode in popularity, so now they've developed a way to bring that to a lower, and more achievable sale price for a bigger market group, as well as allow for more people to be comfortable in getting this Polaris 4-wheeler.  It's the offering of more simplicity and comfort, which can draw in a bigger customer base.  ....I think, anyways.  Long story short, rich people are lazy and have money; this option should be more appetizing to those rich people.


    I just dk how you could buy this and not a RZR.

    this seems like one of those things that never took off....  But maybe there's a market.

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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 02:13:38 PM »

  • I just dk how you could buy this and not a RZR.

    this seems like one of those things that never took off....  But maybe there's a market.
    It looks like the cheapest RZR 570 is $10,300; cheapest Ranger 400 is $8,300; and the Sportsman ACE is only $7,500


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    « Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 02:22:26 PM »
  • and what does it do better than a standard ATV?

    You can't stand up and drive it... I see more negatives than positives that's all.


    The market will tell if this is genius or somebody selling a bad idea...  Have you seen their New SLING concept?
    AKA Spyder killer ;)


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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 03:16:18 PM »
  • The market will tell if this is genius or somebody selling a bad idea...  Have you seen their New SLING concept?
    AKA Spyder killer ;)
    Never heard of it, but tracked it down.  I want a fuckin job at Polaris!  $1000 referral to anyone that gets me connected to people that can help get me a position there!  Hot damn, these people are motivated and brilliant!

    The Polaris Slingshot three-wheeled motorcycle:
    http://www.topspeed.com/cars/others/2016-polaris-slingshot-ar162041.html
    http://thekneeslider.com/polaris-patent-reveals-a-side-by-side-three-wheeler/

    2016 Polaris Slingshot

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    « Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 04:05:23 PM »
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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 01:28:58 AM »
  • I think I gotta side with motoj on this. It's an overpriced gocart.
    We have prevented Darwin from doing his job for far too long

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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 08:08:22 AM »
  • It reminds me of a Honda Odysis or whatever it was. 

    However I do like that new Polaris RZR 1000 XP.  I want to drive the 2 seater and 4 seater the price tag is insane though.  I hear you can street legal them though in Minnesota. 
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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #12 on: January 27, 2014, 11:28:37 AM »
  • Remember folks, the base model is always the first to market... watch these things to get stupid powerful and fun in the future.

    Anyone remember what the sidexsides started as?  Lame ass golfcourse and ranch utility vehicles.

    Watch for a class of these at ERX in a year or two and tell me people arent having a fucking blast.

    Stud some tires, and feel free to roll these things out at Lake Martha... possibilities are endless.

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    Re: Polaris New Single Seat Sit-In Chassis 4-Wheeler Design
    « Reply #13 on: January 28, 2014, 12:19:54 PM »
  • Watch for a class of these at ERX in a year or two and tell me people arent having a fucking blast.

    Stud some tires, and feel free to roll these things out at Lake Martha... possibilities are endless.
    I would be doing both of those things if I fuckin worked there dammit.  Hell, I would also have street tires because we can legally get permits for ATV's and golf carts for Ramsey city streets


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