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2010 Polaris Trail Blazer 330 First Ride Photo Gallery
A large part of why this machine is so user-friendly is the Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT). Fully automatic, the PVT is a one-speed tranny.
Polaris offers entry riders a fun sport ATV with the 2010 Polaris Trail Blazer 330. Our novice ATV riders and experienced pilots all enjoyed the Trail Blazer 330 ATV. Check out the full story in our
2010 Polaris Trail Blazer 330 ATV Review
Top speed is mellow and our heavier and more experienced riders constantly had the thumb throttle pinned, but the Polaris was gentle enough to make a great novice ride.
A PVT transmission gives the rider nothing to worry about with their left foot.
Making a jump from sub-200cc machines commonly found in the youth market is a pretty big deal. Not only do riders need to adjust to a physically much larger machine, but have to cope with the increased power as well.
Entry riderw will find a willing and friendly ride with the Polaris Trail Blazer 330. This sport ATV makes riding very unintimidating.
The suspension was a little stiff for our lightest rider. Heck, even our heaviest testers never felt the shocks bottom out.
The controls are simple and minimal with no clutch lever to worry about and only a single hand brake. A plastic lever is mounted on the left side which operates the hydraulic front discs.
The ergonomic package as a whole is a little tight for tall riders. Polaris utilizes a very tall handlebar which makes it somewhat more comfortable
Riders will get 8.2 inches of travel from the front Sachs shocks though we doubt that we ever maxed them out.
Just pressing on the rear grab bar makes the shock seem pretty supple, but even our heaviest rider thought it was stiff out on the trail.
Riders with less skill will find the 330 a willing ride that offers the next, or first, step into sport ATV riding.
A key starts the engine with an automotive-style ignition. Rather than turning the key and then hitting a starter button, like most electric starts, this one requires cranking the key like you would in any car or truck.
The instruments are simplistic with only neutral and reverse lights, fuel gauge and a high-temp light.
The combination of suspension that doesn’t want to settle and a weak motor which struggles to break the rear end loose equate to some handling woes.
It weighs in at 530 pounds with a five-pound bias on the front end with a full four gallons of fuel.
There isn't much ground clearance, but the Blazer still surprised us several times with its abilities.
It’s friendly, looks good and you can probably get it from a dealer for about four grand, which is exactly what we expect to see from this type of machine.
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