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After much research I was finally ready to purchase a new Sportsman 500. Problem was my local dealer no longer had any 400/500 Sportsman left in stock. My hopes of saving a bucks by purchasing an end of year model were destroyed. They left me no other option (so to speak) so I took a 2014 Sportsman 570 home. I swear it was the wife's idea... She said that she would kill me if I took my new F250 hunting and trashed it.
After several hours of wrench turning, it now has a 3500lb winch, front brush guard (rear on back order), Rear cargo rack, gun rack, and a rear storage bag.

I only have about 1hr on it thus far but I'm Happy,HAPPY, Happy!!!
 

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You have much to be happy about , enjoy the new ride and welcome to the forum-lots of helpful information here.
 

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Cant wait to take it out this weekend. I'll post my review on the new machine after I put a few hours and some mud on it.
 

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Congrats 570 on your new love. Do your best to follow the break in procedures or next week you may be back in here not so Happy, Happy Happy. After you get the first 20 hours on it, then the real fun begins!

Buy the way it looks great!!!
 

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Did you get power steering or no ?
 

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Did you get power steering or no ?
No; the only 570 the dealer had in stock at the time I purchased mine was the non EPS. I'm not sure I'd want it though as it just seams like one more thing that could break. I think the 570 is easy enough to handle as it is but I'm sure glad I have power steering on my F250 so I can see how it could be beneficial.
 

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Did you get power steering or no ?
No; the only 570 the dealer had in stock at the time I purchased mine was the non EPS. I'm not sure I'd want it though as it just seams like one more thing that could break. I think the 570 is easy enough to handle as it is but I'm sure glad I have power steering on my F250 so I can see how it could be beneficial.
The only reason your not sure if you want it is because you jade never used it! I have a 550xp and I'll never have a quad without power steering again!
 

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Funny, I never hear anyone saying they don't want power steering on their car because "it's just one more thing that could break". And yes, todays cars do have electric power steering on them.

Anyhow, enjoy your new 570, and be sure to keep us updated on your thoughts about it as you get some seat time on it. I think they are going to prove to be another awesome atv.
 

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I did manage to get the 570 out on Saturday; I'm kicking myself for not purchasing an ATV sooner. I spent about 2-3 hours touring the hunt club lease and discovering places I didn't even know existed. The ride was very smooth and comfortable; the ATV very quick and quite nimble. Our hunt club lands are owned by a timber company and if you have ever watched swamp loggers that's exactly what it looks like. Located just south of the Great Dismal Swamp, nasty peat bogs, stumps/ laydowns and uneven terrain are the norm. The 570 concurred 'em all mostly without the need for AWD although I could certainly see where EPS would be nice during AWD operations. So far I have only two minor bitches (1) Exhaust does make my right leg warm (maybe nice this winter though); (2) The short throttle lever makes my thumb numb after prolonged use. I'll be purchasing an extension ASAP.

The 570's Low/Midrange acceleration seems very strong but I still have no idea what it will do WOT (not yet broke in), but I think it will be much faster than I'll need to go. I'll keep you guys/gals posted as I put some more time on it.
 

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Hi, where did you find that front bumper. I can't find any parts to add on my 570
Thanks. Danny
I purchased the front bumper from the Polaris dealer the same day I got the 570 for around 190.00. They had it in stock & I installed it in about 15 min. I ordered the rear bumper that same day but it took about 5 weeks for it to come in and it cost around 150.00 as I recall and took only about 5 min. to install.

They may be the same bumpers that are used on 2013 ATVs (not sure)???
 

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They may be the same bumpers that are used on 2013 ATVs (not sure)???
I don't think the 2013's are the same. As per Polaris' website says 2014 is different. Sure look the same but not sure what is exactly different
 

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Hey Senior, what's your opinion on the 570 now that you've had it for awhile?

I'm looking at one as my first ATV and am curious to know if you're still a fan. The price is definitely better than the other brands I've looked at. I'm not really a gear head so a lot of the spec comparisons to other brands don't mean much to without having spending time deciphering them. The two big features it seems to offer over the others is a bit bigger engine and EFI, at a lower price.

My use will be similar to what yours appears to be, covering leased hunting land from farmers and logging companies. Mostly cut trails and logging roads, sometimes creeks and an occasional "hole", water not above middle of wheel, on a trail.

BTW, I have a price quote of $6504 OTD on a 2014 570 EFI w/ a 2500# wench. None of the other dealers seem to want to deal on the price, straight MSRP all the way...not even a cash discount. So I think that's about the best price I'm gonna find, at least in my area.

Thanks
 
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