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2012 Polaris RZR 570 First Look

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
. The RZR is equipped with side nets  three-point seatbelts and a certified roll-over protective structure  ROPS . Black wheels are made from stamped steel and are wrapped in 25-inch CST Ancla tires.
The 2012 Polaris Ranger RZR 570 makes sport side-by-side ownership possible for under $10K.
Polaris is introducing an entry-level sport side-by-side to the Ranger RZR family. The 2012 Polaris Ranger RZR 570 will retail for $9999, offering a more affordable option for consumers who desire sport performance but are unwilling to drop coin on the RZR 800, RZR 4 or RZR XP 900. This comes at a time when UTVs are continually getting bigger, faster and more expensive. The 570 utilizes designs from the XP and the 800 combined with cost-cutting components to extend the model lineup into a new demographic of potential buyers

“With the success of the RANGER RZR 800, we saw the need for a single-cylinder model at a price point that will allow more customers to enter the trail-capable Side-by-Side segment,” said Matt Homan, vice president and general manager of Polaris’ Off-Road Division.

The new RZR is powered by a 567cc ProStar engine. The ProStar design was introduced with the XP 900 last year and is built specifically for SxS use. A single cylinder uses dual overhead cams and fuel injection for maximum performance. A radiator is mounted up front and then piped back to the engine which is located in Polaris’ traditional location behind the driver and passenger. Increased electrical output (650 watts) powers the instrumentation, 50W halogen lighting and accessory plug.

The new RZR is powered by a 567cc ProStar engine. The ProStar design was introduced with the XP 900 last year and is built specifically for SxS use.
The ProStar 570 engine uses fuel injection and mates to a PVT transmission.
An automatic variable transmission (PVT) has the same helical cut final drive as the XP tranny to eliminate right angles and increase efficiency. The drivetrain uses a final shaft drive and the same shifting pattern from Park, Reverse, Neutral, Low and High with selectable 2WD/AWD via a dash-mounted toggle switch. Like the rest of the RZR family, the 570 uses the transmission “Park” as a substitute for a manual parking brake. It is not equipped with Polaris’ Active Descent Control.

Suspension is an area where Polaris saves some of the expense. Rather than the spendy Fox shocks found on the larger units, the 570 uses ZF Sachs shocks on all four corners. They are only preload adjustable and mounted to dual A-arms front and rear. The front offers nine inches of travel and the rear is slightly longer at 9.5 inches. Overall width is 50 inches which makes the 570 eligible for ATV trails and sway bars are mounted on both ends to help accommodate faster paced riding with improved handling and reduced body roll. Wheelbase is 77 inches.

Polaris claims the new midsize RZR has a dry weight of 945 pounds. The fuel cell is the same capacity as all RZRs at 7.25 gallons. Black wheels are made from stamped steel and are wrapped in 25-inch CST Ancla tires.

The 570 is equipped with Polaris proprietary Lock   Ride technology and has a slew of accessories available. The bed  sized 20 x 40 x 9 inches and rated to hold 300 pounds  has no wheel wells. The flat-bottomed design uses an access panel that allows entry to the engine compartment.
A flat-bottom cargo bed makes it easy to load the RZR for outdoor
fun. The ProStar engine is accessible through a removable panel.
Inside the cockpit the 570 still has many of the same features as the larger machines, including the popular tilt steering wheel and T-handle passenger grab bar. Instrumentation includes a digital gauge, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, trip meter, hour meter, clock, gear indicator, fuel gauge, hi-temp/low-battery lights and DC outlet. The RZR is equipped with side nets, three-point seatbelts and a certified roll-over protective structure (ROPS).

The bodywork and styling mimic the full-size RZRs though the fender flares look to be integrated into the quarter panels and do not protrude. Air intake is positioned high on the driver-side of the cargo box and likely uses the same serpentine intake tract of the XP which keeps most water and debris from ever reaching the air filter. The bed, sized 20 x 40 x 9 inches and rated to hold 300 pounds, has no wheel wells. The flat-bottomed design uses an access panel that allows entry to the engine compartment. The 570 is equipped with Polaris’ proprietary Lock & Ride technology and has a slew of accessories available. A 1.25-inch standard hitch receiver is rated to tow 1500 pounds.

Getting into the sport UTV segment has never been more affordable. Available only in Indy Red, watch for the new 2012 Polaris Ranger RZR 570 to hit dealers in late fall.

Suspension is an area where Polaris saves some of the expense. Rather than the spendy Fox shocks found on the larger units  the 570 uses ZF Sachs shocks on all four corners. The 2012 Polaris Ranger RZR 570 will retail for  9999  offering a more affordable option for consumers who desire sport performance but are unwilling to drop coin on the RZR 800  RZR 4 or RZR XP. Overall width is 50 inches which makes the 570 eligible for ATV trails.
At 50-inches wide the new 570 is ready for ATV trails. Styling is just like the larger RZR models. Wheels and suspension save costs.
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2012 Polaris RZR 570 Specs
Engine: 4-Stroke DOHC, liquid-cooled Single
Displacement: 567cc
Fueling: Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission: Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; On-Demand True AWD/2WD
Final Drive: Shaft
Front Suspension: Dual A-arm with anti-sway bar, 9 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Dual A-arm with anti-sway bar, 9.5 in. travel
Front/Rear Brakes: 4-wheel hydraulic disc with dual-bore front calipers
Front/Rear Tires: 25 x 8-12; 25 x 10-12; Ancla
Wheels: Stamped Steel
Wheelbase: 77 in.
Dry Weight: 945 lbs. (claimed)
LxWxH: 103 x 50 x 69 in.
Ground Clearance: 10 in.
Fuel Capacity: 7.25 gal
Bed Box LxWxH: 20 x 40 x 9 in
Bed Capacity: 300 lbs.
Payload Capacity: 740 lbs.
Hitch Towing Rating: 1500 lbs.
Hitch Type: Standard 1.25 in. receiver
Cargo System: Lock & Ride
Lighting: Halogen, 50W
Instrumentation: Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Tripmeter, Hour Meter, Clock, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet
Colors: Indy Red
MSRP: $9999

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luy   April 2, 2014 08:35 AM
Do you have any outlet here in the Philippines? Im interested to buy Polaris Ranger RZR 570. I need your reply. Thank You very much.
Mitch   July 28, 2011 06:51 AM
Nice write up. Tell Mr. Harley he might be interested to know that Polaris released some other models for 2012 as well ;).