Is the 2023 Polaris Sportsman 1000 High Lifter Any Good?

Everything we love and hate about mud-slinging Sportsman.

The 2023 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter is a brute of a machine. Weighing in at around 1,000 pounds, it packs 85 hp from its nearly 1,000cc engine. Sitting tall on arched A-arms and massive paddle tires, it looks more amphibian than terrestrial. We recently spent some time in the saddle, throwing the $17,000 ATV at some of Windrock Park’s meanest mudholes to find out everything there is to love and hate about the big bruiser. What’d we learn? You’ll have to watch the video below to find out.

We go over the highs and lows of one of the baddest mud ATVs in production, splash around in the muck and water, and give the camera guy a good soaking while we were at it. We’ve had worse days at the office. Check out the video below, and if you like what you see, be sure to let us know. Like, comment, and subscribe to the channel to make sure you see our freshest ATV and UTV content the second it hits.

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