New! Sportsman 500 H.O. Best Selling Automatic 4X4 ATV
With its legendary smooth Sportsman ride and long list of distinctive Polaris features, the Sportsman 500 H.O. is a great value. No wonder it’s still the best-selling automatic 4x4 ATV of all time. For 2012, it has a new look and improved sight lines for the driver.
Legendary Smooth Rolled Independent Rear Suspension
The Sportsman was the world’s first ATV with IRS, a feature that made it as popular as it is today. Its rock-solid design has 9.5" of travel to minimize body roll and keep the ride smooth.
New! Restyled Design With Lock & Ride
A restyled body gives the Sportsman an aggressive new look and improved sight lines for the driver. The Lock & Ride composite front rack system and matching rear rack make it easy to carry gear.
New! Higher Radiator Placement
Radiator is mounted 3" higher in the chassis and angled rearward to keep it out of mud and you on the trail longer.
High Ground Clearance
A full 11.25" of obstacle-clearing ground clearance lets you tackle some of the tougher terrain that comes your way.
On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
True AWD keeps you moving, automatically engaging all four wheels when you need more forward traction and reverting back to 2WD when you don’t. Other ATVs use a limited-slip differential, engaging only three wheels.