Just not enough torque for UTV as far as I am concerned. Single cylinders just don't have it.
Well, if it had enough to pull that weight around decently, it will likely be plenty for me. Thanks for that feedback.After riding in 570 crew with 4 adults ( 260, 280, 215, 170) I was convinced the 570 is enough for me.I bought a 2 seater but that ride told me all I needed to know.
And that's where the lower gear ratio comes into play on the 570. It's geared substantially lower.
Exactly my point it NEEDS the GR because it's a bit short on low end torque for a big machine like the Ranger. However, with the DOHC engine setup it can also rev a lot higher so it can get away with the GR. You not going to rev an 800 with hydraulic lifters like you will a 570!!! And that's where the 570 gets away with it.And that's where the lower gear ratio comes into play on the 570. It's geared substantially lower.
Thanks, that is very helpful. So, since you've owned both 2014 and 2015 with the 4hp difference is it worth the extra $1400 in price for the 2015?I have owned both a 2014 (40 hp) and 2015 (44 hp) and satisfied with performance. I do notice a difference four grown-ups in the unit vs. myself, but I expect to feel it and would say it's more in the handling vs. power performance. I may or may not purchase a 900 crew next time, but more likely to go back to a 570 because it really does everything very well in a small package.
Hey that is very helpful. I too have trails to ride that would not handle the full size which is why I was wanting the mid-size. The problem is the dealer closest to me didn't have any mid-size crews. They did have a midsize regular cab and a full size 570 crew. Your insight helps a lot. Thanks again.I own a 2014 570 crew and am very impressed with its power. I would not say it "boggs" down with 4 people, it may feel like it is working more because it is with all of that weight. Low range is awesome and has tons of power, I use it for most of my riding as it is fine up to 20mph or so. Like any crew it takes some room to turn around but that is what reverse is for. Mine will run right up to the rev limiter with no problem with 2 adults and 2 kids, and I am sure it would do the same with 4 average adults. I can't imagine "needing" more power than the 570, the only reason I would consider a 900 is the power is different and the exhaust note is lower which makes it seem quieter. I probably would have got the 900 if the size of the machine didn't matter but for me I need to take mine down trails that are barely big enough for the midsize so the 900 was not an option. I think most of you questions would be answered with a test ride of a few different machines.