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I thin I it’s due for an update, a better looking roll cage and few other upgrade could help boost the sales.
 

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The Polaris Ace when it first came onto the market had quite a few issues from the on going VR location, lack of protective plastic for the internal vitals (so washing down inside the guards was a nightmare with bits and pieces poking around), the lacking of a simple extra 1 " in ground clearance (it was lower to the ground than the average quad bike so hit more obstacles), poor location of the battery for easy access to the lack of descent mud flaps (mud was easily thrown up hitting the inside seat edges) which was only improved on later models. The newer models of the Ace after 2015 did not incorporate much improvement at all. Too many accessories where some should have been stock on purchase (brush bars front and rear, nerf bar - the plastic sills cracked when hitting objects due to lack of ground clearance), and roof.
I was lucky to get my 2015 Ace as a prize from a Salmon Fishing competition so it had some of the accessories already fitted. I noted on the US sites that Aces featured in some spectacular crashes where the front suspension broke - this was only up graded in later models - i doubt not covering the original models did Polaris no favours?
I see the roll cages were reshaped on later models - looks like to carry the spare wheel etc.
So back to sales - Polaris branded accessories and more importantly spare parts including the Polaris branded oil appeared to be pricey compared to the likes of Honda, Suzuki etc. Why such a big company would hike up their prices.....well they didn't appeared concerned? The first indicators of sales not taking off started i think in not addressing the front suspension (but offering upgrades at a huge cost), and the issues raised above that were left too long in being addressed or not addressed at all.
It would be great if another improved version of the Ace came out with faults ironed out such as they do in vehicles ...but i doubt it. Polaris are just shrugging it off. Good luck.
 

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I think the market for the little ACE is too limited. Everyone wants the Rzr. Many for all the extra power. I consider the 900 Rzr trail the ultimate cross over. Narrow for trails but noticeably more power and turns sharper than the little ACE. I have the ACE 570 deluxe and the Rzr 900 trail. The Rzr goes anywhere the ACE does but is more comfortable and has more power. I beefed up the trailer hitch mount and use it for towing trailers around my property for hauling tree limbs and other stuff. The 900 comes with only 12" wheels and tires but has the same bolt pattern as the larger Rzr's, which means you can often find great deals on take-offs which give you a small lift and better flotation in mud, sand or snow.
 

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I think the market for the little ACE is too limited. Everyone wants the Rzr. Many for all the extra power. I consider the 900 Rzr trail the ultimate cross over. Narrow for trails but noticeably more power and turns sharper than the little ACE. I have the ACE 570 deluxe and the Rzr 900 trail. The Rzr goes anywhere the ACE does but is more comfortable and has more power. I beefed up the trailer hitch mount and use it for towing trailers around my property for hauling tree limbs and other stuff. The 900 comes with only 12" wheels and tires but has the same bolt pattern as the larger Rzr's, which means you can often find great deals on take-offs which give you a small lift and better flotation in mud, sand or snow.
Good to hear a comparison like that. Just thought the 900 Ace was the powerful machine they wanted? Sounds like many people prefer power/racing than practical cross country hunting stuff that i do without the need to get there in a hurry.
 

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I'm old and not a wild rider, but I really enjoy the extra power and over all feel of the Rzr trail 900 over my ACE 570. It is just more responsive. Even after upgrading to the 14 inch wheels and tires, it still has plenty of power to casually ease up most hills in high range. I only have to drop to low range when crawling up steep slopes. I can easily pull around a loaded trailer [ 1500 plus lbs ] with it but I had to beef up the hitch receiver by welding a plate under it and to it. I also like the dash behind the windshield that the ACE does not have. I built a mount and added some digital gauges. A tach, outside thermometer and clock.

I used a ram mount to add a Garmin 2597 GPS by the roof. It has life time maps and two independent odometers as well as a speedometer, which I desire with my larger tires. You can find them on eBay for under $40.

I'm adding a particular large battery 8 inch tablet on a ram mount beside the GPS so I can easily see either an Avenza map or use the onX offroad app. There is no way to add such things out of the weather on an ACE. OnX allows you to download large maps and use them when out of cel range and it has a tracking feather [ leaves a trail of your trip ] that allows you to see exactly where you have been and are. You can also drop pins for where you parked.so you can follow your way back if you get confused on where you are. I ride a lot in the forested mountains so that is very helpful. Other times I ride long distances in desert brush land areas. I'm going to the tablet instead of just using my phone due to being able to see a lot more map surface at a glance.

The Garmin has most major logging roads in its data base. You can save where you parked and if confused, simply tell it to take you back there and it will try and find the best route. If you are not on a marked road, you can at least see were the closest one is.

My ACE will do just under 60 on flat asphalt. I calculated that the Rzr will do over 70 mph with the larger tires but I've never had it past 60. Most riding is done in the 10 to 25 mph range.

I did not want to mount a light bar on the Rzr so I found some inexpensive LED headlight replacements on eBay. A pair for around $125. They do a great job.

I hope my feed back is helpful. Bill -
 
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