Segment: ATV/Quad
Production years: 2008, 2009

The 2008 Polaris Sportsman 400 H.O. loses the EFI and brings in a high-performance carburetor for the high-output engine powering it and this combination could surprise a lot of riders with its brawn and nerve. The automatic transmission is as easy to use as throttle and go, while the strong hydraulic disk brakes provide dependable stopping force if things are moving too fast. And with dual-ratio gearing, the 2008 Polaris Sportsman 400 H.O. can easily get part very difficult terrain.

This quad also sports massive racking and towing capability are a good feature when hard work needs to be done, or when one has to carry a lot of gear for a camping weekend in the wild. Multiple accessories are also available to expand versatility and functionality.

POLARIS Sportsman 400 H.O. 2008-2009 2 Photos
POLARIS Sportsman 400 H.O. (2008-2009)POLARIS Sportsman 400 H.O. (2008-2009)

POLARIS Sportsman 400 H.O. 455

engine specs
4-Stroke Single Cylinder, high output, Liquid-cooled
455 cm3
Bore X Stroke
Compression Ratio
/ KW(hp)/RPM
0/ lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor, 34mm CV Mikuni
transmission specs
Automatic PVT H/L/N/R
Primary Drive
Final Drive
Automatic PVT, 2WD/AWD
chassis specs
Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut With 7-inch Travel
Rear Suspension
Fully Independent, progressive rate with anti-roll bar, 8-inch / 20.3 cm travel with adjustable preload
Front Brake
Single Lever Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake
Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
dimension specs
Overall Length
72 in OR 1829 mm
Overall Width
45 in OR 1143 mm
Seat Height
33 in OR 838 mm
46 in OR 1168 mm
Ground Clearance
9 in OR 229 mm
597 lbs OR 271 kg
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gallons OR 17.0 L
tyres specs
25 x 8-12; 489
25 x 10-12; 489
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