Don't know if you have ridden a Sportsman with the front struts vs the dual front a-arms, but in my opinion, the struts provide a better ride. Also, being forced to run 14" wheels with 26" tires led to having to run 7-9 psi in the tires to protect the tires and wheels from rock damage. This also resulted in a very harsh ride, as well as not quite the traction/grip you get by running 4-5 psi like you can with a 12" wheel with 26" tires. It took Elka shocks ($1,200 worth) and 28" tires on my 850 XP to achieve the ride quality I have on my non SP Touring.
The ADC can be shut off, but my 850 would sometimes turn itself on in damp conditions, regardless of the position of the switch.
Just food for thought from my experiences with the two.
2015 Sportsman 570 Touring EPS, 26" Kenda Bearclaw HTR's on ITP Delta Steel wheels, Warn XT25, Iron Baltic HDPE Skid Plates (Mine)
2015 Sportsman 570 Touring EPS, 26" Kenda Bearclaw HTR's on ITP Delta Steel wheels, Warn Vantage 3000, Warn Mid-Mount Plow (Wife's)
2011 XP 850 EPS (SOLD
3,600 miles), 28" Kenda Bearclaw HTR's on STI HD2 Wheels, Warn XT25, Ricochet Ultimate protection, Elka Stage 1 shocks, QSC clutch kit
2009 Sportsman 500 EFI HO (SOLD
2,600 miles), 26" Maxxis Bighorns, ITP Delta Steel wheels, Polaris 2,500 lb. winch, Cycle Country plow (Wife's)
2007 Sportsman 800 X2 (SOLD
2,500 miles), 26" Maxxis Bighorns, ITP Delta Steel wheels, Polaris 2,500 lb. winch
Last edited by bobx2; 01-12-2017 at 08:19 PM.