Polaris has gone wide with its latest ATVs, the 2020 Sportsman and Scrambler 1000, sitting at 55-inches wide.
ATVs have long been limited to 50-inches of width, with many trails marked for vehicles no wider than that mark. But Polaris is bucking tradition and by doing so have created some of the most stable ATVs to ever be offered.
Both of these 1000cc ATVs ride on a 57.4-inch wheelbase, four inches longer than the models they replace. The new chassis supports dual A-arms in the front and rear which have been arched for better clearance, giving the Sportsman and Scrambler the ability for 14.5 inches ground clearance.
Suspension travel has also been stretched out to an impressive 14-inches in the rear and 11.6-inches in the front for Sportsman and 12.5-inches for Scrambler.
The Sportsman weighs in at 970 pounds dry while the Scrambler is a full 89 pounds lighter. The work focused Sportsman can haul 250 pounds on its racks and can tow up to 1,750 pounds.
Both of these units begin at $14,999 USD.
Stay tuned for a full video review coming very soon. Full specs can be found below.
|Sportsman XP 1000 S||Scrambler XP 1000 S|
|Engine||952cc ProStar Twin||952cc ProStar Twin|
|Fuel System||Electronic Fuel Injection||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Transmission/Final Drive||Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft Driven||Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft Driven|
|Drive System||True On-Demand AWD/2WD||True On-Demand AWD/2WD|
|Engine Braking||Standard||Not Equipped|
|Front Suspension||Sealed Arched high clearance Dual A-Arm 11.6 in (29.5 cm) Travel||sealed High Clearance Arched Dual A-Arm 12.5 in (29.2 cm) Travel|
|Rear Suspension||Sealed Dual A-Arm Rolled IRS, 14 in (35.6 cm) Travel||Sealed Dual A-Arm Rolled IRS, 14 in (35.6 cm) Travel|
|Front/Rear Brakes||Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake||Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake|
|Front Tires||27 x 9 Duro PowerGrip V2||27 x 9 Duro PowerGrip II|
|Rear Tires||27 x 11 Duro PowerGrip V2||27 x 9 Duro PowerGrip II|
|Wheel||14 in. Aluminum||12 in. Aluminum|
|Wheelbase||57.4 inches (145.8 cm)||57.4 inches (145.8 cm)|
|Dry Weight||970 lbs (440 kg)||881 lbs (400kg)|
|Length x Width x Height||83.25in x 55in x 49in||82.5in x 55in x 49.5in|
|Ground Clearance||14.5 in||14.5 in|
|Front / Rear Rack Capacity||200 lb / 300 lb||25 lb / 50 lb|
|Hitch Tow Rating||1,750 lb||N/A|
|Hitch Type||Standard 2 in Reciever||N/A|
|Cargo System||Lock & Ride, 2 Cast Rack Extenders 4 gal (15 L) Front Dry Storage 2 gal (8 L) Rear Storage||Lock & Ride|
1 Gal (4L) Rear Storage
|Lighting||Triple 50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights||1,890 lumens Pro Armor Light Bar; Dual 65W High Beams; Dual 50w Low Beam Headlight|
|Electronic Power Steering||Standard||Standard|