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The 2015 models are rolling off of the assembly line, and the dealerships are working hard to make room for them, and Polaris has authorized a Clearance Event to help them out! This is the time of year that the patient buyers are going to be able to get the deals of the year.
You can get special financing and rebates up to $1000! If you have been pining for that new Polaris machine, it is time to get down to the dealerships to ink your name on the dotted line!
Amid rumors of it's existence, the Polaris Sportsman ACE has remained in the shadows of the Polaris compound until now! The birth of a whole new segment has now been unleashed thanks to a company that, almost singlehandedly, reinvented the off-road vehicle. After they all but created the UTV segment years ago, they have done it again. Combining the usability of a quad with the driving mechanics and safety of a UTV, they have shaken up the the off-road market yet again with the Sportsman ACE.
The Sportsman ACE (hereforto referred to as ACE, as I think they will drop the Sportsman part soon) is an industry first. You have what is essentially a UTV, but on a miniature scale. Polaris took all that they have learned over the years of making some of the most reliable ATV's on the planet, and took them a step further.
We were loaded up in the truck and on the way to the adventure park just North of Austin to see what Polaris had in store for us this time! It was genuinely exciting as we were given nothing more than, "It is all new, and you are going to love it!" All of our contacts at Polaris were so very tightlipped this go 'round.
As we rounded the corner at Hidden Falls Adventure Park, we see the two lines of ACEs all ripe for the picking! A boisterous exclamation was belted out as the three of us were in disbelief. We spent a rather restless night trying to pick apart any of the engineer's statements, and see if they had inadvertently revealed any details about the new machine. No such luck. All of our contacts had been very diligent about their word choices. The diminutive roll cages glistened in the mid-morning sun. The chill of the morning finally giving way to the mid-day sun. Dan could barely bring the truck to a stop before we had piled out and rushed the lines of machines, standing at attention, like the men and women of the color guard in our armed forces, waiting for action.
Sportsman® ACE is Confidence-Inspiring and Fun to Ride
Minneapolis, January 22, 2014- Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is defining an entirely-new type of off-road vehicle with the introduction of the Sportsman® ACE. The vehicle’s architecture is completely new to the industry and features a revolutionary, sit-in chassis that is nimble and comfortable to operate. The design of the new Sportsman ACE provides a confidence-inspired ride, all while being trail-capable, offering an all-new off-road experience.
“The introduction of the Sportsman ACE is part of our strategy to remain the leader in the powersports marketplace by introducing innovative products that define their categories,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “In creating the Sportsman ACE, we wanted to not only appeal to current off-road enthusiasts, but develop a vehicle that brings new customers to off-road recreation. We accomplished this by coupling an easy-to-use, nimble platform with a confident and secure ride that, together, provides drivers of all experience levels a new way to experience the outdoors.”
The revolutionary, new design combines the size and nimble handling of the Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), and the confidence and comfort of the RANGER and RZR side-by-sides, in a rider-centric design with a trail-capable and easily-transportable 48 in/121.9 cm width. A comfortable and confidence-inspiring centralized seating position connects the driver directly with the machine for a new off-road riding experience. To ensure a low center of gravity, Polaris positioned all the major components, including the driver, centralized between the four wheels for an incredibly responsive ride. Along with this low center of gravity, the Sportsman ACE boasts 10.25 in/26.04 cm of ground clearance and 9.5 in/24.1 cm of rear travel due to its fully independent rear suspension (IRS) outfitted with performance, twin tube shocks featuring adjustable preload. Seasoned riders will appreciate the overall vehicle performance, handling and smooth riding suspension, while novice riders... [Read More]