Polaris Reveals Sportsman 500 H.O. Orange Madness

Publish Date: 
Oct 20, 2009

POLARIS SAYS it has taken its “extremely popular, value-priced” Sportsman 500 H.O. and coupled it with one of its best-selling colors, Orange Madness, for a Limited Edition model.

The Sportsman 500 H.O. Orange Madness will be available at U.S. and Canadian dealerships next month and will retail for $5,999 (U.S.) and $7,499 (Canada).

Here are the specifications for the regular model as posted on the Polaris consumer website:

Engine Type: 4-Stroke Single Cylinder
Displacement: 498cc High Output (H.O.)
Fuel System: Carbureted
Cooling Type: Liquid
Final Drive: Shaft
Transmission: Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P
Drive System: On-Demand True AWD/2WD
Engine Braking System: Accessory
Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut with 8.2 in. (20.8 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension: Dual A-Arm, IRS 9.5 in. (24.1 cm) Travel
Front Brake: Single Lever Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake: Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
Front Tires: 25 x 8-12; 489
Rear Tires: 25 x 11-12; 489
Wheels: Stamped Steel
Parking Brake: Park in Transmission
Wheelbase: 50.5 in. (128.3 cm)
Dry Weight: 696 lb. (316 kg.)
Length/Width/Height: 83 in./48 in./48 in. (210.8 cm/121.9 cm/121.9 cm)
Seat Height: 33.75 in. (85.7 cm)
Ground Clearance: 11.25 in. (28.6 cm)
Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gal. (15.5 ltr.)
Bed Box Dimension/Capacity: N/A
Front Rack: 90 lb. (40.8 kg.)
Rear Rack/Box Capacity: 180 lb. (81.6 kg.)
Payload Capacity: N/A
Hitch Towing Rating: 1,225 lb. (555.7 kg.)
Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity Based on EU Directive 76/432/EC: 1,786 lb. (810 kg.)
Cargo System: Lock & Ride
Hitch / Type: Std / Receiver
Instrumentation: Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Tripmeter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet

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