Description
Specs
Standard Features
Color

Description

Sportsman® 500 H.O. - Best-Selling Auto 4 x 4 ATV*

The Sportsman® 500 H.O. is the best-selling automatic 4 x 4 ATV* of all time. Its smooth ride and handling are legendary. For 2012 it's also the best value 500, with your choice of Red, Green or new Yellow color.

Specs

Manufacturer
Polaris
Model Year
2012
Model
Sportsman® 500 H.O.
MSRP
 $6,199.00*

Dimensions

Length
83 in. (210.8 cm)
Height
48 in. (121.9 cm)
Width
48 in. (121.9 cm)
Weight
696 lbs. (316 kg)
Ground Clearance
11.25 in. (28.6 cm)
Wheelbase
50.5 in. (128.3 cm)
Seat Height
33.75 in. (85.7 cm)

Engine

Engine
4-stroke; 1-cylinder
Displacement
498 cc High Output
Carburetion
Carbureted
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.1 gal. (15.5 l)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Drive System
4x4
Drive
System: On-Demand True AWD/2WD
Final: Shaft

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: Single lever 4-wheel hydraulic disc
Rear: Hydraulic rear foot
Wheels
Stamped steel
Tires
Front: 25 x 8-12; 489
Rear: 25 x 10-12; 489

Operational

Suspension
Front: MacPherson strut; 8.2 in. (20.8 cm) travel
Rear: Dual A-arm, IRS; 9.5 in. (24.1 cm) travel
Load Capacity
Front Rack: 90 lbs. (40.8 kg)
Rear Rack: 180 lbs. (81.6 kg)
Towing Capacity
1,225 lbs. (555.7 kg)

Other

Colors
Indy Red, Sage Green, Medium Yellow

Standard Features

Hardest Working
 Sportsman 500 H.O. Best-selling Automatic 4 x 4 ATV*  
    With its legendary smooth Sportsman ride and long list of distinctive Polaris features, the Sportsman 500 H.O. is a great value. No wonder it’s still the best-selling automatic 4 x 4 ATV of all time.  
 On-demand True All Wheel Drive  
    True AWD keeps you moving, automatically engaging all four wheels when you need more forward traction and reverting back to 2WD when you don’t. Other ATVs use a limited-slip differential, engaging only three wheels.  
 New! Integrated Front Storage  
    The most integrated storage of any ATV. The 6.5 gal. capacity lets you stow-away loads of gear and still have access to it, even with items tied to the deck.  
 Raised Radiator Placement  
    Radiator is mounted 3 in. higher in the chassis an angled rearward to keep it out of mud and you on the trail longer.  
 Big Towing Power  
    The Sportsman lives up to its Hard Working reputation with a 1,225 lb. towing capacity, so you can tow trailers loaded with material and equipment.  
Smoothest Riding
 High Ground Clearance  
    A full 11.25 in. of obstacle-clearing ground clearance lets you tackle some of the tougher terrain that comes your way.  
 Aggressive Design with Lock & Ride  
    An aggressive looking body style gives the Sportsman an intimidating look and enhanced sight lines for the driver. The Lock & Ride composite front rack system and matching rear rack make it easy to carry gear.  
 Legendary Smooth Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)  
    The Sportsman was the world’s first ATV with IRS, a feature that made it as popular as it is today. Its rock-solid design has 9.5 in. of travel to minimize body roll and keep the ride smooth.  
More Features
 Hydraulic disc brakes all around, with braided stainless steel brake lines  
 10 ga. steel skid plates  
 1-lever braking  
 50W Halogen - Handlebar mounted high beam light  

Color


Indy Red

Sage Green

Medium Yellow
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.
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