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  • Powerful 31 Horsepower ProStar® Engine
  • Legendary Independent Rear Suspension with 9.5" of Travel
  • Lock & Ride® Rack with Integrated Steel Tie Downs
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CA MSRP
Starting At
$7,299
plus freight & set-up

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Hardest Working Features

With 31 Horsepower and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) the 450 H.O. starts flawlessly and runs smoothly in varied temperature and altitude. And when compared to Honda® Rancher® the Sportsman 450 H.O. delivers 15% more power to tow more, haul more and go further.

Powerful 31 Horsepower ProStar® Engine

With 31 Horsepower and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) the 450 H.O. starts flawlessly and runs smoothly in varied temperature and altitude. And when compared to Honda® Rancher® the Sportsman 450 H.O. delivers 15% more power to tow more, haul more and go further.
The high-performance close ratio AWD system is the fastest engaging AWD system available. The instant you need more traction the system engages all four tires to give you forward traction while working with the Electronic Power Steering system for precision handling. The system automatically reverts back to 2WD when you're back on solid ground.

On-Demand All Wheel Drive

The high-performance close ratio AWD system is the fastest engaging AWD system available. The instant you need more traction the system engages all four tires to give you forward traction while working with the Electronic Power Steering system for precision handling. The system automatically reverts back to 2WD when you're back on solid ground.
Carry more with a combined front and rear rack capacity of 270 lbs (180 lbs. Rear, 90 lbs. Front capacity). Sportsman 450 H.O. features flat racks and integrated steel tie downs to easily tie down and secure cargo.

Hard Working 270 lbs. Combined Rack Capacity

Carry more with a combined front and rear rack capacity of 270 lbs (180 lbs. Rear, 90 lbs. Front capacity). Sportsman 450 H.O. features flat racks and integrated steel tie downs to easily tie down and secure cargo.
The most integrated storage of any ATV. The 6.5 gallon capacity lets you stow-away loads of gear and still have access to it, even with items tied to the deck.

Integrated Front Storage

The most integrated storage of any ATV. The 6.5 gallon capacity lets you stow-away loads of gear and still have access to it, even with items tied to the deck.
The Polaris Sportsman Lock and Ride Accessory system allows you to adapt on the fly and accessorize your ATV to tackle any task you throw at it. Sportsman ATVs have hundreds of Lock and Ride accessories to convert your vehicle from a trail machine, to the ultimate work or hunt machine in just seconds. When you need an ATV that can adapt to any task, you need a Sportsman.

Lock and Ride Storage System

The Polaris Sportsman Lock and Ride Accessory system allows you to adapt on the fly and accessorize your ATV to tackle any task you throw at it. Sportsman ATVs have hundreds of Lock and Ride accessories to convert your vehicle from a trail machine, to the ultimate work or hunt machine in just seconds. When you need an ATV that can adapt to any task, you need a Sportsman.
Drive Up, Clip In & Go with the Polaris Engineered™ Glacier Pro® Plow System.

Integrated Plow Mounts & Glacier Pro® Plow System

Drive Up, Clip In & Go with the Polaris Engineered™ Glacier Pro® Plow System.

Smoothest Riding features

The Sportsman was the world's first ATV with IRS, a feature that made it as popular as it is today. For 2016 its rock-solid design has 9.5" of travel to minimize body roll and features new, softer rear suspension springs for a smoother ride.

Legendary Smooth Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) With NEW Softer Rear Springs

The Sportsman was the world's first ATV with IRS, a feature that made it as popular as it is today. For 2016 its rock-solid design has 9.5" of travel to minimize body roll and features new, softer rear suspension springs for a smoother ride.
Another Industry first, the Polaris PVT Automatic Transmission allows riders to easily shift between High, Low, Neutral, Reverse and Park.

Polaris PVT Automatic Transmission

Another Industry first, the Polaris PVT Automatic Transmission allows riders to easily shift between High, Low, Neutral, Reverse and Park.
Sportsman 450 H.O. makes braking easy with single handed operation using a Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc system that automatically applies braking force to the front and rear wheels. For rear wheel braking Sportsman 450 H.O. features a hydraulic rear foot brake.

Single Lever Brakes

Sportsman 450 H.O. makes braking easy with single handed operation using a Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc system that automatically applies braking force to the front and rear wheels. For rear wheel braking Sportsman 450 H.O. features a hydraulic rear foot brake.
A full 9" of obstacle-clearing ground clearance lets you tackle some of the toughest terrain that comes your way.

High Ground Clearance

A full 9" of obstacle-clearing ground clearance lets you tackle some of the toughest terrain that comes your way.
Sportsman 450 H.O. features a 33.25" seat height that's .5" lower than Sportsman 570 Models and new for 2016. Sportsman 450 H.O. is equipped with a more comfortable seat with softer foam and more durable vinyl for better all weather comfort and durability.

Comfort and Ergonomics

Sportsman 450 H.O. features a 33.25" seat height that's .5" lower than Sportsman 570 Models and new for 2016. Sportsman 450 H.O. is equipped with a more comfortable seat with softer foam and more durable vinyl for better all weather comfort and durability.
When it comes to a hard working and smooth riding recreation and utlity ATV look no further than the Sportsman 450 H.O. Compared to Honda® Rancher® the choice is clear. Sportsman delivers more power, more towing, more hauling and a more comfortable ride.

See Why Sportsman 450 H.O. is the Machine of Choice

When it comes to a hard working and smooth riding recreation and utlity ATV look no further than the Sportsman 450 H.O. Compared to Honda® Rancher® the choice is clear. Sportsman delivers more power, more towing, more hauling and a more comfortable ride.

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Warning: Polaris off-road vehicles can be hazardous to operate and are not intended for on-road use. Driver must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license to operate. Passengers, if permitted, must be at least 12 years old. All riders should always wear helmets, eye protection, and protective clothing. Always use seat belts and cab nets or doors (as equipped). Never engage in stunt driving, and avoid excessive speeds and sharp turns. Riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. All riders should take a safety training course. Call 800-342-3764 for additional information. Check local laws before riding on trails. ©2016 Polaris Industries Inc.