Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 VS Can-Am Outlander 1000R XT-P, The Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 received its most recent round of significant updates in 2017 with minor updates each year since. Choosing between the Sportsman and its arch rival the Can-AmOutlander 1000R used to be a bit easier. If you valued brutal acceleration over handling, you went with the Can-Am. If you valued handling and stability more greatly you went with the Polaris. In 2019, Can-Am widened out the Outlander’s track width, updated its suspension plus a number of other key updates including adding variable throttle modes on the 1000R seting up the need for this shootout.