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2010 Polaris Scrambler 500 ATV Review Photo Gallery
From a distance the Scrambler looks kind of like a sport quad with its sharp-angled and trimmed fenders sitting high above the small diameter tires.
The revised Polaris Scrambler 500 gets taken for a spin in order to find out what the updated model can do. Read the full story in our
2010 Polaris Scrambler 500 ATV Review
A chain drive, disc brake and solid axle out back are light and sporty.
Selectable 4WD gives this ATV extra versatililty.
The front struts have been modified to allow for separate front spindles and the springs have been changed front and rear to soften the ride and lower the Scrambler a little over half an inch.
Up front are struts rather than A-arms, but the headlight, bodywork and chassis were subject to much-needed revisions for 2010.
Polaris offers accessories like trailer hitches and racks for the Scrambler and it only makes the purpose more obscure.
Amazingly enough, even with the list of revisions, the 2010 Scrambler is still remarkably similar to the old model it replaces. But that’s not necessarily bad.
Quit thinking about it and swing a leg over the new 500 to enjoy its capabilities..
The bodywork does not provide protection for the rider.
The addition of 4WD gives added traction in rough corners, but 600 pounds is a lot of weight to handle regardless.
Having fun is what ATV riding is all about, and the Scrambler is plenty good at that.
When the throttle is chopped, the engine braking is darn near perfect in its application. It is far less noticeable than the artificially induced braking.
Just what exactly is the Scrambler 500? Soft ergos and 4WD indicate utility, but aggressive bodywork and suspension lean toward the sport side of ATV performance.
The rear brake pedal is raised so high above the floorboards that your boot fits underneath it more comfortably than operating it!
So although we headed into this test more than a little perplexed at what exactly what purpose the Scrambler served, after just a few hours on the trails we didn’t really care about where it fit.
Although the big 4-stroke has ample power for everyone but the most power-hungry riders, its delivery could be more responsive at throttle tip-in.
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