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2017 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP
2017 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Polaris
Polaris
Model Year
2017
2017
Model
Sportsman 850 SP
Sportsman 850 SP
Model Code
A17SXE85AB
A17SXE85AB
Color
Radar Blue
Radar Blue

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front / Rear - Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake

Parking Brake - Park in Transmission/Lockable Hand Lever

Front / Rear - Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake

Parking Brake - Park in Transmission/Lockable Hand Lever

Tires

Front - 26 x 8-14, CST

Rear - 26 x 10-14, CST

Front - 26 x 8-14, CST

Rear - 26 x 10-14, CST

Wheels
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum

Dimensions

Length
83.25 in. (211.4 cm)
83.25 in. (211.4 cm)
Height
50.75 in. (128.9 cm)
50.75 in. (128.9 cm)
Width
47.6 in. (120.9 cm)
47.6 in. (120.9 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 767 lb. (338 kg)
Estimated Dry - 767 lb. (338 kg)
Ground Clearance
11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
Wheelbase
53 in. (134.6 cm)
53 in. (134.6 cm)
Seat Height
37 in. (94 cm)
37 in. (94 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Drive System
4x4
4x4
Drive
High performance, on-demand true AWD/2WD
High performance, on-demand true AWD/2WD

Electrical

Instrumentation
All digital gauge, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, 2 tripmeters, hour meter, gear indicator, fuel gauge, AWD indicator, volt meter, coolant temp, hi-temp light, clock, DC outlet
All digital gauge, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, 2 tripmeters, hour meter, gear indicator, fuel gauge, AWD indicator, volt meter, coolant temp, hi-temp light, clock, DC outlet

Engine

Engine
4-Stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder
4-Stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder
Horsepower
78 hp
78 hp
Displacement
850 cc
850 cc
Fuel Capacity
5.25 gal. (19.9 l)
5.25 gal. (19.9 l)
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

Operational

Steering
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
Suspension

Front - Dual A-arm; 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel

Rear - Dual A-arm, rolled IRS; 10.25 in. (26 cm) travel

Front - Dual A-arm; 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel

Rear - Dual A-arm, rolled IRS; 10.25 in. (26 cm) travel

Load Capacity

Payload - 575 lb. (261 kg)

Front Rack - 120 lb. (55 kg)

Rear Rack - 240 lb. (110 kg)

Payload - 575 lb. (261 kg)

Front Rack - 120 lb. (55 kg)

Rear Rack - 240 lb. (110 kg)

Towing Capacity
1,500 lb. (680.4 kg)
1,500 lb. (680.4 kg)
Frame
Hitch - 1.25 in. receiver
Hitch - 1.25 in. receiver

Other

Additional Colors
Titanium Matte Metallic, Polaris Pursuit Camo, Matte Sunset Red
Titanium Matte Metallic, Polaris Pursuit Camo, Matte Sunset Red
Lighting
Triple 50W high beam, dual 50W low beam headlights; dual LED brake lights / tail lights
Triple 50W high beam, dual 50W low beam headlights; dual LED brake lights / tail lights

Features

Hardest Working Features

  • PREMIUM SP PERFORMANCE PACKAGE: The NEW! Sportsman® 850 SP is packed with premium features: Automotive Style Paint (Polaris Pursuit Camo on 850 SP PPC model only) 26" CST Tires with 14" Cast Aluminum Wheels Sport Tuned Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Engine Braking System (EBS) with Active Descent Control (ADC) High Performance True On-Demand AWD 4 Modular Rack Extenders with Lock & Ride Factory Installed Fender Flares
  • POWERFUL 78 HP PROSTAR® 850 TWIN ENGINE: The High-Output 850 Twin EFI engine with a SOHC cranks out 78 HP. It delivers outstanding acceleration off the line with incredible power to the ground. Add-in a clean fuel burn and smooth power delivery with dual-balanced shafts and you’ve got the power you're looking for to trail ride and hunt. NEW! High Performance Stainless Steel Exhaust System.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE TRUE ON-DEMAND ALL WHEEL DRIVE: The High-Output 850 Twin EFI engine with a SOHC cranks out 78 HP. It delivers outstanding acceleration off the line with incredible power to the ground. Add-in a clean fuel burn and smooth power delivery with dual-balanced shafts and you’ve got the power you're looking for to trail ride and hunt. NEW! High Performance Stainless Steel Exhaust System.
  • NEW! UTILITY RACK SYSTEM WITH 360 LB CAPACITY: See how Sportsman® 850 SP gives you the Ultimate Sport Utility Experience, with over 6 gallons of integrated front & rear storage and All NEW! Steel Reinforced Racks for Ultimate Utility.
  • INTEGRATED WINCH & PLOW MOUNTS: Sportsman's® Integrated Winch & Plow Mount System allows you to install or remove your plow system in under a minute without the need for big bulky mounts, leaving you with full factory ground clearance for the trail.
  • MASSIVE 1,500 LBS. TOWING CAPACITY: Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver hitch

Smoothest Riding Features

  • NEW! SPORT INSPIRED, RIDER ACTIVE DESIGN: An All New! Sport Inspired, Rider Active Design gives you NEW! Rider Active Body Style builds confidence with 30% better sightlines NEW! Dual Zone, Sculpted Seat NEW! Redesigned Front Lighting / LED Rear Taillights NEW! Factory Installed Fender Flares NEW! Deep, Tractive Footwells NEW! Integrated Beverage Holder
  • SMOOTHEST RIDE WITH INDUSTRY'S ONLY ROLLED IRS: Progressive independent wheel motion moves freely and isolates driver from the roughest terrain.
  • NEW! POWERFUL FORWARD LIGHTING & LED TAIL LIGHTS: The All NEW! Sportsman 850 SP features completely redesigned lighting. 150 Watt Triple Beam Front Headlights with Steerable Headlight Pod and Industry 1st Progressive Rear LED Strip Lighting.
  • SPORT PERFORMANCE CHASSIS WITH HIGH FRONT & REAR APPROACH ANGLE: Front and rear lower frame profiles are angled up to maximize usable ground clearance when traversing deep ditches and large obstacles.
  • VARIABLE ASSIST ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING: Polaris Sportsman’s variable assist power steering system is designed to deliver all-day comfort and control in every application. While some competitive models force riders to manually select their level of power steering assist every time riding conditions change, Sportsman’s system automatically adjusts based on riding conditions - no manual adjustment required. This means the vehicle does the work and allows the driver to focus on driving. It yields effortless low-speed technical maneuvers and excellent rider feel and control at high speeds.

Hardest Working Features

  • PREMIUM SP PERFORMANCE PACKAGE: The NEW! Sportsman® 850 SP is packed with premium features: Automotive Style Paint (Polaris Pursuit Camo on 850 SP PPC model only) 26" CST Tires with 14" Cast Aluminum Wheels Sport Tuned Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Engine Braking System (EBS) with Active Descent Control (ADC) High Performance True On-Demand AWD 4 Modular Rack Extenders with Lock & Ride Factory Installed Fender Flares
  • POWERFUL 78 HP PROSTAR® 850 TWIN ENGINE: The High-Output 850 Twin EFI engine with a SOHC cranks out 78 HP. It delivers outstanding acceleration off the line with incredible power to the ground. Add-in a clean fuel burn and smooth power delivery with dual-balanced shafts and you’ve got the power you're looking for to trail ride and hunt. NEW! High Performance Stainless Steel Exhaust System.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE TRUE ON-DEMAND ALL WHEEL DRIVE: The High-Output 850 Twin EFI engine with a SOHC cranks out 78 HP. It delivers outstanding acceleration off the line with incredible power to the ground. Add-in a clean fuel burn and smooth power delivery with dual-balanced shafts and you’ve got the power you're looking for to trail ride and hunt. NEW! High Performance Stainless Steel Exhaust System.
  • NEW! UTILITY RACK SYSTEM WITH 360 LB CAPACITY: See how Sportsman® 850 SP gives you the Ultimate Sport Utility Experience, with over 6 gallons of integrated front & rear storage and All NEW! Steel Reinforced Racks for Ultimate Utility.
  • INTEGRATED WINCH & PLOW MOUNTS: Sportsman's® Integrated Winch & Plow Mount System allows you to install or remove your plow system in under a minute without the need for big bulky mounts, leaving you with full factory ground clearance for the trail.
  • MASSIVE 1,500 LBS. TOWING CAPACITY: Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver hitch

Smoothest Riding Features

  • NEW! SPORT INSPIRED, RIDER ACTIVE DESIGN: An All New! Sport Inspired, Rider Active Design gives you NEW! Rider Active Body Style builds confidence with 30% better sightlines NEW! Dual Zone, Sculpted Seat NEW! Redesigned Front Lighting / LED Rear Taillights NEW! Factory Installed Fender Flares NEW! Deep, Tractive Footwells NEW! Integrated Beverage Holder
  • SMOOTHEST RIDE WITH INDUSTRY'S ONLY ROLLED IRS: Progressive independent wheel motion moves freely and isolates driver from the roughest terrain.
  • NEW! POWERFUL FORWARD LIGHTING & LED TAIL LIGHTS: The All NEW! Sportsman 850 SP features completely redesigned lighting. 150 Watt Triple Beam Front Headlights with Steerable Headlight Pod and Industry 1st Progressive Rear LED Strip Lighting.
  • SPORT PERFORMANCE CHASSIS WITH HIGH FRONT & REAR APPROACH ANGLE: Front and rear lower frame profiles are angled up to maximize usable ground clearance when traversing deep ditches and large obstacles.
  • VARIABLE ASSIST ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING: Polaris Sportsman’s variable assist power steering system is designed to deliver all-day comfort and control in every application. While some competitive models force riders to manually select their level of power steering assist every time riding conditions change, Sportsman’s system automatically adjusts based on riding conditions - no manual adjustment required. This means the vehicle does the work and allows the driver to focus on driving. It yields effortless low-speed technical maneuvers and excellent rider feel and control at high speeds.