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i have been following the ACE when it was sent off for patents

Patent US20120193163 - All terrain vehicle - Google Patents

my only question is why they didn't go with the 570 (that being said i have never test rode one...yet)


pro-star 570 has 42 HP from what i can find

Pro-Star 32 has 32 HP


10 more HP would make people looking for a more sport machine and open the market up better

dont get me wrong i hope these sell like crazy so that polaris will put bigger ones in them in the future
 

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The ACE is an entry level vehicle. It's easier to start small and add more powerful models down the road. Likewise I think Polaris was trying to hit a target price between an entry level ATV and entry level SXS. I wouldn't be surprised to see a 570 model within the next couple of years.
 

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Many People comes to Us..asking what its must Secure to Drive ?...An ATV or a SidebySide.....??? The ACe its is a first Step..for those ones willing to Have a Secure Ride !!!
 

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See, they used the RZR for the test platform for the 570 engine before they replaced the 498CC Fuji in the Sportsman. I am betting this 327CC Prostar will replace the 455CC in the 400HO.

I hope it has as much torque
 

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I'm going to take a guess that Polaris took the Safe/Smart/KISS(Keep It Simple Stupid) approach with the ACE. Reinventing a currently unused offroad sport segment they needed to come out of the whole with a fairly generic solution. Keep costs down as low as possible while still offering a good, safe product. Okay, so it seams that they haven't yet played upon the hardcore gearhead crowd. But when you look at the reality of it, the power hungry of us are the overall minority. For the first offering, it makes total sense to me with rolling out and marketing the ACE as a beginner segment. I'm guessing Polaris has many other tricks up their sleeve and will probably have something with a little more kick available with the 2015 introductions.

I have been riding/driving offroad vehicles since the early 70's. So I guess I've got a fair amount of experience under my kidney belt. IMHO this is a smart way to get new riders who always wanted to go offroad but where intimidated by the thought of riding on top of a bike or atv. I personally know many folks who are scared to death of engine size when it comes to atv's or sleds. Anyone who knows anything about riding offroad or sleds knows that you can get just as hurt or worse on the small cc'd machines as fast as you can on a big bore monster. But where Polaris is getting this first run out the door geared at the casual or novice participant, does anyone really want to see these in the hands of the same novice driver with twice or 3x the HP? Not me.

We who follow forums are generally more than just 'enthusiasts'. We are the hardcore in the grand scheme of things. Then there is the other 99.89 % that Polaris built this for.

Anyway, I for one am happy to see it as it is now. I will be more than happy to see it with more HP eventually. But either way, its all good and I like that Popo is leading the way...someone had to do it.
 

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If the official videos was anything to go by, I suspect the target market are for those wanting a docile machine that can take them into the great outdoors. Camping and fishing type of vehicle.
 

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We just drove ours today and it has far more power and acceleration than a yamaha 450 rhino, in low range it goes the same speed as the 450 in high, my wife to be loves her new toy, confidence inspiring machine and fun to drive, I drove it as well today and couldn't help to smile and have fun in this new little toy


Its target buyer is a entry level rider that doesn't want to spend 16-28 thousand to find out they don't like it or need that much power
 

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Ace will target all age groups legal to drive one. Older folks who love to ride. But find. It hard to get on and off a typical wheeler. Step in. Buckle up and go. And saftey factor. Very appealing to alot of age folks. Women and men..
 

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Not so sure, if the Ace gets the 570 motor and becomes an "S" model than it will also become wider again and that will defeat the Trail appeal of it. If you want more power and suspension you should be looking at the Rzr line. Polaris doesn't seem as of yet, to add hp without width.... However the Artic Cat Trail 700 may change their minds!
 
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