Hey everyone, just wanting to know your opinion on the 2012 sportsman 550xp in orange madness colour, also do the 550 how enough power or should i go bigger? I watched a couple youtube videos about polaris atvs and all of the comments are saying that polaris suck but i beleive that all atvs have there ups and downs, but how reliable are polaris atvs?
YouTube is a cesspool of people who live to bash brand names, certain races of people, ideas, thoughts and anything else you could post. I'm willing to bet that most people doing the bashing don't even own machines.
If you look, you'll see people bashing Honda, Can Am, Arctic Cat, Yamaha, Kawasaki and any other manufacturer out there.
My advice is to think about what you want in an ATV, check out all your options, then head to the dealers and sit on these machines and have a good look! "Pissing Matches" over name brands are meaningless and childish.
If Polaris really sucked, they'd be out of business.
As far as power goes, I own an 850XP and it's too much power for my experience, but at the end of the day you don't have to run full throttle all the time. I'm certain a 550 is more than enough power. Consider this, most ATVs were only 200s and 250s back in the day and they did fine.
And finally, the "best" ATV is the one that's right for you.