2021 Polaris Models Are Out
2021 Polaris Models Are Out
Today is a big day for Polaris as it turns loose its 2021 models with There is a lot to digest across the different product lines with changes that abound in almost all product families. There are no “new” models as of yet, there are however model “additions” in the lineup. There are models noticeably absent leaving us to wonder what is coming that hasn’t been unveiled as if yet. Lets start with a broad picture and then drill down into specifics.
This is one of our favorite new color combos on the RZR XP Turbo.
There are improvements and new colors across the RZR family. As of yet there are no new RZR Pro XP models as we would expect. There is a new Turbo S Lifted Lime LE model in a bright lime color, every technology available, lower doors, LED accent lights, and a roof. The RZR XP Turbo and XP 1000 get the upgrade treatment also in technology and some mechanically improvements. Missing is the entire RZR 900 and 1000 lineup, leaving us to wonder what is going on there?
Sportsman ATVs have been a staple in the industry for so long, and this year sees a major move on the lineup. The Sportsman 570 and 450 ATVs move to the Sportsman 850 and 1000 body style and platform. This is a big deal and a welcome one as this makes them more capable ATVs.
Ranger sees a couple of “new” models that are based upon the current Ranger Platform that are really just models with additional features. Ranger as a family receives several mechanical upgrades, additional accessories, and new color options for 2021.
General sees a handful of additional features and upgrades along with a new General XP 1000 Pursuit Edition model, which is angled towards hunters. There is nothing significant to the lineup for 2021.
2021 Polaris RZR
Let’s Dive In With 2021 Polaris RZR
Overall the RZR lineup has been tweaked for 2021…so far. No new Pro XP models yet. There is a new model with the RZR XP Turbo S and XP 4 Turbo S Lifted Lime Edition. Base models across the lineup have taken on a “Sport” trim level, then comes the Premium and Ultimate trim levels. One feature that catches our attention offered across the entire lineup, with the exception of the RZR 570, is an in-dash trickle charger port for charging the battery. That is a great feature. Enough about the summary, here are the technology, mechanical, and feature upgrades to the 2021 RZR lineup.
2021 RZR Pro XP and RZR Pro XP 4 Upgrades
Enhanced Audio - Through the brand’s partnership with Rockford Fosgate, the leader in UTV audio, RZR continues to elevate the first factory-integrated off-road audio system and are redefining the limits of what is possible. The Rockford Fosgate audio system has 2.5-times greater volume output, better bass tune and better sound quality at higher volumes, amplifying the soundtrack to RZR adventures.
RIDE COMMAND - Polaris RIDE COMMAND continues to lead the way in innovation, introducing configurable gauges and the new Follow Mode function on Group Ride. By selecting the leader of a ride group, this new feature allows riders to leave a track on the map that can be followed by others.
Trims - With the increasing popularity of RIDE COMMAND, the Pro XP Premium trim will now come with RIDE COMMAND with integrated 7-inch touch display and Rockford Fosgate audio for 2021.
Engine Air Intake - Material used for the engine intake is now blow molded, resulting in improved durability at higher temperatures, ultimately unlocking the ability to go full throttle longer.
Rear Shock Guards - Improved rear shock guards now feature sides that index to the shock to help avoid rotation.
Lightweight Wheels - New wheels that are 18 percent lighter allow for increased agility to conquer the world’s most challenging trails.
Design - Improved clutch alignment and resulting shift effort, along with door latch bumper updates, result in less rattle while driving.
Tender Springs - Updated rear tender springs were built to last longer and improve suspension performance, creating a smoother riding experience. This upgrade is exclusive to the RZR Pro XP.
New Accessories - Customize Pro XP further with 20 additional accessories, including the RIGID® Chase Light with eleven selectable modes and new doors and windshields for more cab options to boost rider comfort.
RZR Turbo & Turbo S Upgrades
The 2021 RZR XP Turbo and RZR Turbo S lineup receives the addition of the Pro XP’s clutch design, providing an optimized geometry that pulls in more airflow to keep the belt cooler. Coupled with improved clutch alignment, the result is less wear and tear of the belt, which extends belt life.
If bright is what you are looking for than bright is what you will get with the RZR XP Turbo S Lifted Lime Edition
An addition to the RZR lineup is the very bright 2021 RZR Turbo S Lifted Lime Limited Edition. This was added to deliver “fresh style” for riders looking to stand out and is packed with technology features to bring a series ride experience. It has a premium paint scheme, DYNAMIX Active Suspension, RIDE COMMAND 7-inch display, factory audio, LED accent lights and LED headlights, lower doors and an aluminum roof. If you want to make a statement then this is your RZR!
2021 Polaris Ranger
For 2021 Ranger has been given quite a few “tweaks” across the board with many mechanical improvements. There have also been a couple of additional premium models added this year.
Here are 2021 Ranger Upgrades
Upgraded Clutching - All 2021 RANGER XP 1000 models feature upgraded clutch componentry for 50 percent more durability. Spend more time riding and less time on maintenance with an industry-leading 6,000-mile clutch service interval (three-times longer than the 2020 model year).
Stronger Front Drive - Polaris has increased front-drive strength by 30 percent on all 2021 RANGER 1000 and XP 1000 models for improved durability. The chassis itself has also been redesigned around the new isolated front drive, making it 15 percent stronger, and suspension durability has been increased by 50 percent so that riders can work and play harder knowing RANGER is up to the task.
Striking LED Headlights - Standard on Trail Boss and Northstar Ultimate models, LED headlights are also now included in the RIDE COMMAND package on RANGER XP 1000. Extend the day of work or recreation with 90 percent more output than halogens – the most in the industry – for better visibility in low-light conditions.
29-inch Maxxis® Tires - Trail Boss and Northstar Ultimate models also feature new 29-inch tires, providing more ground clearance, traction and cornering stability to tackle tough tasks and trails.
14-inch Aluminum Wheels - Look good while on the job or on the go with new 14-inch aluminum wheels featuring a machined face for eye-catching style, now standard on all RANGER XP 1000 models for 2021.
Battery Charging Port - All 2021 RANGER 1000 and XP 1000 models now include a battery charging port easily accessible in the dash to keep the machine ready for work or play regardless of how long it sits in between rides.
New Accessories - The bold new LED headlights are also available as an accessory upgrade kit for RANGER XP 1000 models, and the kit is compatible with prior model years. Polaris is also offering a geofencing kit for RANGER 1000, enhancing vehicle controllability with speed control down to 4 MPH and the ability to set operating boundaries.
Premium Colors and Graphics - Polaris RANGER introduced new, premium colors and graphics throughout the 2021 lineup, offering new options for riders looking to upgrade their style.
Ranger XP 1000 Trail Boss Models
Additional Ranger models for this year include the Ranger XP 1000 Trail Boss and Ranger XP 1000 Northstar Trail Boss. Both of these models include added upgrades to make the Ranger more capable. Standard equipment includes larger, 29-inch Maxxis tires, high-clearance arched A-arms and self-leveling rear suspension, active descent control (ADC) and LED headlights for visibility and style.
Ranger High Lifter Edition
The High Lifter Edition gets 30-inch Outlaw 2 tires which brings ground clearance to 15 inches for increased capability to ride in deeper mud. Polaris also improved draining on the standard, premium half doors and added bold color accents to the interior.
Ranger Texas Edition
The Texas Edition, which is close to this Texan’s Heart, gets larger, 29-inch Maxxis® tires, LED headlights, more premium color, graphics and Texas Edition badging to bring the style to this Ranger
On the Northstar Edition Ranger, Polaris improved cab-sealing and door fitment for better protection from the elements, and both Premium and Ultimate trims now feature signature Northstar seat embroidery for an classy look. Northstar Ultimate now receives 29-inch Maxxis® tires and LED headlights as standard equipment.
2021 Polaris General
The 2021 model year doesn’t see much tinkering with the General family, but there is an additional model available named the General XP 1000 Pursuit Edition, which is offered in two seat and four seat versions.
General XP 1000 Pursuit Edition
Here are the changes and upgrades to the General.
RIDE COMMAND - For the 2021 model year, RIDE COMMAND enhancements include a fully configurable gauge screen plus more accessible points of interest (POI) such as gas stations, restaurants and hotels. Additional improvements include the innovative Follow Mode that lets the group leader leave a digital track for others to follow.
New Accessories - The new Lock & Ride Rear Bed Storage Rack featured on the GENERAL XP 1000 Pursuit Edition will also be available as an accessory for 2021. Other new accessory offerings include a Lock & Ride fixed glass windshield and track mount kits for GENERAL XP 1000 models.
Premium Colors, Graphics and Finishes - New premium color options including Burgundy Metallic, Ghost Grey, Matte Military Tan and Super Graphite are now available. Additionally, all models receive upgraded, semi-perforated seating surfaces for 2021.
2021 Polaris Sportsman
Change has come to the Sportsman lineup with a complete redesign of the Sportsman 570 and 450 ATVs. In reality the Sportsman 570 and 450 ATVs have followed its older brothers’ footsteps and taken on the same platform as the Sportsman 850 and 1000. We welcome the rough-and-tumble look of the new Sportsman 570 and 450 as we have loved the same look on the 850 and 1000. The design looks like it means business. Let’s jump into specifics.
Sportsman 570 in Desert Sand. We dig all the matte colors.
Sportsman 450 & 570 Changes & Upgrades
More Towing and Clearance - The new Sportsman 450 H.O. and 570 boast increased towing capacity of 1,350 pounds (previously 1,225 pounds) and ground clearance of 11.5-inches (previously 10.5-inches on 450 H.O. and 11-inches on 570) – both class leading, giving riders the confidence to go further and do more.
More Powerful Battery - A larger, more powerful battery delivers 78 percent more cold-cranking amps for reliable and confident starting along with added ability to power accessories. The battery has been relocated underneath the front rack, providing easy access for maintenance, and a battery charging port is conveniently located on the pod to keep the Sportsman ready for work or play regardless of how long it sits between rides.
Larger, More Durable Tires - Upgraded 6-ply, 25-inch tires come standard on all models (previously 24-inch, 4-ply on the 450 H.O. and 25-inch, 4-ply on the 570) and provide increased ground clearance and puncture resistance for a smoother ride and added peace of mind in tough terrain.
Stronger Racks - All 2021 Sportsman 450 H.O. and 570 models include steel front rack extenders as standard equipment, increasing strength and tie-down options for more versatility when hauling.
Upgraded Engine Braking and Clutching - Polaris has improved the engine braking system (EBS) on applicable models for 2021, delivering a smoother, more controlled riding experience whether operating on hilly or flat terrain. Clutching on EBS-equipped models also receives an upgrade for smooth engagement at low speeds, which is especially useful when navigating tight trails, working in the yard or backing up to a trailer.
Intuitive and Easy Operation - One-touch, True On-Demand all-wheel drive, in-line shifting and single-lever braking live on for the simplest, most effective user control. The ATVs are also pre-wired for easy winch, plow, and hand and thumb warmer upgrades.
Both the 2021 Sportsman 450 H.O. and 570 are available with or without electronic power steering (EPS), while the 570 is also offered in a Premium trim with upgraded wheels and paint. For hunt enthusiasts, the 570 Hunter Edition adds features such as Pursuit Camo, hand and thumber warmers, a Kolpin Gun Boot, Rhino Grips and more. Additionally, Utility and Trail packages are available on select models, providing added versatility for work or play.
New Models Available On The 570
There are Riders that need even more out of their ATV can choose from the new Sportsman 570 Ultimate Trail Limited Edition or the Sportsman 570 Utility HD Limited Edition – both available exclusively through pre-order.
Ultimate Trail- The Ultimate Trail boasts LED headlights, including the steerable pod light, for maximum illumination and a killer look. Added features also include painted springs, a Polaris HD 2,500-pound winch, dual arched A-arms, 14-inch aluminum wheels and 26-inch Duro® tires.
Utility HD- The Utility HD comes standard with driveshaft seals and heavy-duty bearings to withstand extra punishment. Purpose-built for hard work, it also includes a front bumper with an integrated front hitch, front and rear utility racks, a switched rear power port and scratch resistant paint.
Industry-first technology is now offered on the Ultimate Trail and Utility HD Limited Edition models including Ride Control with low-effort throttle, three-mode drive control, geofencing and speed limiting capabilities, allowing owners to set speed inside and outside of areas to inspire confidence in new riders or ensure lower speeds for dust enforcement. Speed limiting makes tasks like spraying, fertilizing, and seeding easier, with less fatigue for the rider.
Then There Are New Sportsman Accessories - There are 24 all-new accessories offer riders more options to customize their new Sportsman 450 H.O. or 570 ATV to meet their needs. These Polaris Engineered accessories include:
Rockford Fosgate Audio Storage Box - For the first time within the Sportsman lineup, the 2021 accessory collection will include a Rockford Fosgate audio storage box. This add-on features dual 6-inch speakers that connect via Bluetooth® and mounts easily to the rear rack using Lock & Ride technology, so riders can enjoy their favorite songs while on the trails.
Lock & Ride Storage - Polaris is also taking Sportsman’s class-leading storage capacity even further with new Open Cargo Box, Rear Cooler Box, and Rear Cargo Box accessories that are fully compatible with rack extenders and the new rear utility rack.
Superior Integration - Easy-to-install Polaris HD winch and plow systems help tackle tough chores.
Vehicle and Rider Protection - Handguards, brush guards and improved Lock & Ride windshields ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.
And The Rest Of The Sportsman Family…
Along with new color options, the Sportsman 850 Premium, XP 1000 and XP 1000 S all come with new pod styling and an in-dash charging port for easy battery charging, while a premium, factory-installed Trail package is optional. Sportsman Touring 570, Touring 570 Premium, Touring 850 and Touring XP 1000 models all receive a new 220 CCA Battery with 16 percent more cold-cranking amps. The Sportsman High Lifter Edition gets a new Ghost Grey color and new digital gauges, while the Sportsman XP 1000 Hunter Edition features new LED pod styling and in-dash battery charging port.
We can't wait to get a hold of one or more models and give them a good ride or drive!
For more information on the 2021 Polaris lineup, just head on over to polaris.com