Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin — Test Ride & Review — ATV Rider

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Polaris Sportsman 700
Polaris Sportsman 700

#5 Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin


The of fate that decide shootouts can sometimes take for the better—or worse. They can you to the top or gun you down like a clay Polaris’ Sportsman 700 Twin got hit both barrels. The first day of at the tight GNCC course smaller, lithe quads—strike one for the big The remainder of the test saw the Twin steep, rocky, loose with snow and ice to boot.

terrain for the big machine, except the Rawhide Grip tires come stock on it are too hard and to give much positive in these conditions—strikes two and three.

The problem was compounded on the frequent downhills of the Smokies when the engine-braking only slowed the wheels in a jerky grab-and-go For the most part, the Sportsman in control, sometimes not—down the If there were any sort of or drop-off involved, the Polaris’ was often heard shouting

Tires aside, the 700 had much for it, which is why it finished as high as it

We’ve long been of all the Sportsman models’ independent suspension. It strikes a good of stability when cornering lively handling and actuation in terrain. Unfortunately for Polaris, the Rincon showed up.

While the 700 is better at hoofing it as we found on the Big Buck grass the Honda is simply better in all aspects.

On the tight but fast of the GNCC course, a few of the Polaris’ compounded for less-than-stellar results. was the big one. Trying to hustle an 800-pound quad between it doesn’t fit through is an exercise in

The tight-yet-plush handling that so well elsewhere was supremely at transferring the jarring of roots and to the rider as the suspension’s valving was by all the direction changes.

Polaris Sportsman 700
Polaris Sportsman 700

However, all felt the Twin for a long day in the saddle. As long as you out of the saddle. Standing, as was necessary climbing and descending in the Smokies, had riders’ legs spread a bit too far and one tester even complained of a from it.

While power was not an in South Carolina, in the Northern it felt as though not enough was delivered for the big hillclimbs. In fairness, may be attributed to the tires not biting as should and the transmission delivering too spin and not enough torque, in a machine that bogged occasionally. However, unlike of the quads in this shootout, line selection was not important for the big machine as it handled the big hits of rocks and roots like no staying on track beautifully.

The Polaris’ floorboards (along the Kawasaki’s and Yamaha’s), packed snow, mud and ice on our mountain days, a slight hazard when hard. All felt the footpeglike strips were too far back on the as well, only snagging the in certain positions.

If the rocks a little bigger or if the terrain a more technical or muddy, the just might have runner-up to Honda’s Rincon. But in the old of Appalachia the rocks have beaten down to a smaller Slow, technical terrain was to come by in our test, even in the woods of South Carolina, as the was mostly rutted dirt.

But the reason the shiny blue is dinged all the way to fifth is that, to be a All-Terrain Vehicle, there has to be All terrains must be conquerable, and the 700 a ringer in some arenas Polaris in this one.

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