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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
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450 or 500

I have a new sportsman 450 ho. If the motor is 500 why don't they call it a sportsman 500?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 05:32 AM
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It's all a "Marketing Game"..... which probably swings a couple different ways:

1) A 500 and 570 would be to close in cc size, so why would you (the end user / buyer) pay the extra $$$ for "only" 70cc's??

2) With a "450" in the lineup they now have a machine that runs / compares with the competition (apples to apples).... but the HP, towing and payload all look better.

3) And for you, the end user... it will get you cheaper insurance rates!!

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