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  • Powerful 78 Horsepower ProStar™ 850 Twin EFI Engine
  • Premium SP Performance Package with Integrated Passenger Seat
  • High Performance Close Ratio On-Demand All Wheel Drive (AWD)
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CA MSRP
Starting At
$12,899
plus freight & set-up

Color and Trim Options

Hardest Working Features

The Sportsman 850 SP is packed with premium performance features:
  • High-Performance Close Ratio On-Demand All Wheel Drive
  • Engine Braking (EBS) with Active Descent Control (ADC)
  • Standard Electronic Power Steering
  • 26" Aggressive CST Tires with 14" Cast aluminum wheels
  • Automotive Style Paint with Custom Graphics Package

Premium SP Performance Package

The Sportsman 850 SP is packed with premium performance features:
  • High-Performance Close Ratio On-Demand All Wheel Drive
  • Engine Braking (EBS) with Active Descent Control (ADC)
  • Standard Electronic Power Steering
  • 26" Aggressive CST Tires with 14" Cast aluminum wheels
  • Automotive Style Paint with Custom Graphics Package
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.

Class Leading 78 Horsepower ProStar™ 850 Twin EFI 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.
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 automaticlly reverts back to 2WD when you're back on solid ground.

High Performance Close Ratio On-Demand All Wheel Drive (AWD)

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 automaticlly reverts back to 2WD when you're back on solid ground.
Engine Braking System (EBS) and Active Descent Control (ADC) work together to provide four wheel braking for optimum control and smooth, even deceleration during descents.

Engine Braking System (EBS) with Active Descent Control (ADC)

Engine Braking System (EBS) and Active Descent Control (ADC) work together to provide four wheel braking for optimum control and smooth, even deceleration during descents.
Carry more with a combined front and rear rack capacity of 360 lbs. (240 lbs. rear, 120 lbs. front capacity). Sportsman 850 features flat racks and over 100 tie -down points to easily tie down and secure cargo.

Hard Working 360 lbs. Combined Rack Capacity

Carry more with a combined front and rear rack capacity of 360 lbs. (240 lbs. rear, 120 lbs. front capacity). Sportsman 850 features flat racks and over 100 tie -down points to easily tie down and secure cargo.
Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver.

Massive 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity

Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver.
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.
5-Layer metallic automotive-style finish is 9 times more scratch-resistant than standard plastic.

Automotive Style Paint

5-Layer metallic automotive-style finish is 9 times more scratch-resistant than standard plastic.

Smoothest Riding features

The smoothest, most responsive power steering available, with 30% more power assist than the leading competitor, plus Variable Assist for easier steering at lower speeds. Our EPS let's you ride all day with less fatigue from steering.

Electronic Power Steering

The smoothest, most responsive power steering available, with 30% more power assist than the leading competitor, plus Variable Assist for easier steering at lower speeds. Our EPS let's you ride all day with less fatigue from steering.
The front of the seat is narrow at side panels for increased comfort and control. Coupled with wider and longer floor boards, the layout is incredibly comfortable and easier to mount and dismount the. The ultra-comfortable one-piece seat design and backrest are fully padded and contoured for full support, with a slightly raised position so passengers can see down the trail.

Integrated Passenger Seat System

The front of the seat is narrow at side panels for increased comfort and control. Coupled with wider and longer floor boards, the layout is incredibly comfortable and easier to mount and dismount the. The ultra-comfortable one-piece seat design and backrest are fully padded and contoured for full support, with a slightly raised position so passengers can see down the trail.
Years of innovation and relentless tuning have refined the ride to a level unmatched in the industry. Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) angles the shocks rearward for 10.25" of travel leading to a smoother ride and less squat during acceleration.

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

Years of innovation and relentless tuning have refined the ride to a level unmatched in the industry. Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) angles the shocks rearward for 10.25" of travel leading to a smoother ride and less squat during acceleration.
Placing the steering axis near the neutral center of the tire and having the long Dual A-Arm Front Suspension dramatically reduces kickback and minimizes rider fatigue that comes with jolts to the handlebars from trail and ground obstacles.

Dual A-Arm Suspension with Anti-Kickback Steering

Placing the steering axis near the neutral center of the tire and having the long Dual A-Arm Front Suspension dramatically reduces kickback and minimizes rider fatigue that comes with jolts to the handlebars from trail and ground obstacles.
With 11.5" of ground clearance, clear bigger rocks, navigate deeper ruts, and go where other ATVs can't.

Class Leading Ground Clearance

With 11.5" of ground clearance, clear bigger rocks, navigate deeper ruts, and go where other ATVs can't.
With the engine rotated 90 degrees, riders enjoy 33% wider floorboards and narrow vehicle width at the knees and ankles. The narrower seat reduces leg fatigue and increases rider comfort.

Built For Comfort

With the engine rotated 90 degrees, riders enjoy 33% wider floorboards and narrow vehicle width at the knees and ankles. The narrower seat reduces leg fatigue and increases rider comfort.

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