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Old 12-24-2016, 09:41 AM
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Anyone have a 2016-2017 Sportsman® Touring 570 SP?

They claim softer rear springs from 2016 on...how is the ride quality?

Comparisons to a XP touring or single seat would be nice if possible.

Are the heat issues fixed on these later models?
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Old 12-24-2016, 12:58 PM
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I have a 2015 touring SP and a 2016 touring eps. So, I can't compare the ride since one is an SP and one is not. But, the heat issue is definitely better on the 2016.

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Old 12-24-2016, 02:56 PM
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I have a 2016. ride quality is good, heat is not
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:28 AM
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Sounds like the heat is still an issue...anyone have a 2017 to see if it is fixed yet?
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:31 AM
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Springs are definitely softer on my 16. As far as the ride is concerned, I do not notice a huge difference. I acturally prefer the stiffer springs of the 15 because the machine does not squat down as much when you are on it. Other than that their is not much difference though.

The heat issue was addressed on the 16's. The heat shielding and seat are different than on the 15. Still gets warm on the leg if you are not moving along at a decent pace, but I have not had any melting issues with the seat or plastics. And, after all it is a quad and the exhaust is inches away from your leg. If you ride in shorts its going to be hot. If you are not moving, its going to be hot. What do people expect.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:15 PM
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Anymore comments on the touring SP version of the 570? It seems like a good value and I know many feel they are less problematic and more reliable than the XP chassis
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:47 AM
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have a 2016 touring sp with about 1300 km's on it over the first summer. I haven't noticed any additional heat than my old 2004 sportsman put off and the ride is much smoother (obviously due to the extended length). if the sagging is a concern just notch up the adjuster a little bit. I also appreciated the above comment on what do people expect if I'm sitting idle with the exhaust inches away from the leg. my experience has been that it has been a fantastic bike.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:29 AM
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Anymore comments on the touring SP version of the 570? It seems like a good value and I know many feel they are less problematic and more reliable than the XP chassis
Why not forget about the SP, and just get a non-SP with EPS. It is the best value, as well as the most durable atv in the Polaris line up. It saves you money, and doesn't saddle you with ADC and 14" wheels.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:35 AM
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Well, I am trying to get as close to the "floating hovercraft ride" of the XP series as I can without the issues of the XP chassis. I think the larger wheels/tires and AArms contribute to this.

I agree, I hate ADC....I assume you can turn it off like I did back on my XP machine?

I also like the color scheme of the SP in gray far better than the white plastic value line look of the non....but that is secondary to the other considerations.

As you mention though, a pretty big $$ difference as well to consider. Not an easy decision.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:15 PM
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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.
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