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Segment: ATV/Quad

The 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI is a half-liter ATV which boasts pretty much the same bold character of its 800cc-class, and will tread on the roughest ground with ease and might.

Engineered for those riders who prefer a smaller engine, this quad retains the maneuverability and exceptional obstacle-tackling capabilities, being as dependable for outdoor chores around the ranch as it is fun to ride during weekends.

For solid off-road fun, this quad brings for the automatic transmission granting ease of use, AWD on the go, engine braking and active descent control. Four hydraulic discs make sure slowing down on steep gradients is safe and thanks to the acclaimed independent rear suspension, riding on difficult trails and rough ground becomes smoother and safer.

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POLARIS Sportsman 500 EFI 499

engine specs
Type
4-Stroke Single Cylinder, Liquid-cooled, High Output
Displacement
499 cm3
Bore X Stroke
-
Compression Ratio
-
Horsepower
0/0 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
0/0 lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel injection, 39mm Throttle Body
transmission specs
Gearbox
Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P
Clutch
Automatic
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Automatic PVT, 2WD/AWD/AWD with ADC
chassis specs
Frame
Steel
Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut With 8.2-inch (20.8 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension
Fully Independent, progressive rate with anti-roll bar; 9.5-inch / 24.1 cm travel
Front Brake
Single Lever Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake
Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
dimension specs
Overall Length
83 in OR 2108 mm
Overall Width
48 in OR 1219 mm
Seat Height
33.8 in OR 859 mm
Weelbase
50.5 in OR 1283 mm
Ground Clearance
11.3 in OR 287 mm
Weight
732 lbs OR 332 kg
Fuel Capacity
4.2 gallons OR 15.9 L
tyres specs
Front
26 x 8R12; PXT
Rear
26 x 11R12; PXT
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