2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP
2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Polaris
Polaris
Model Year
2016
2016
Model
Sportsman 850 SP
Sportsman 850 SP
Model Code
A16SXE85AB
A16SXE85AB
Color
Velocity Blue
Velocity Blue

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Single-lever 4-wheel hydraulic disc

Rear - Hydraulic rear foot

Front - Single-lever 4-wheel hydraulic disc

Rear - Hydraulic rear foot

Tires

Front - 26 x 8-14

Rear - 26 x 10-14

Front - 26 x 8-14

Rear - 26 x 10-14

Wheels
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum

Dimensions

Length
83.25 in. (211.4 cm)
83.25 in. (211.4 cm)
Height
50.75 in. (128.9 cm)
50.75 in. (128.9 cm)
Width
47.6 in. (120.9 cm)
47.6 in. (120.9 cm)
Weight
767 lbs. (338 kg)
767 lbs. (338 kg)
Ground Clearance
11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
Wheelbase
53 in. (134.6 cm)
53 in. (134.6 cm)
Seat Height
37 in. (94 cm)
37 in. (94 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Drive System
4x4
4x4
Drive
High performance, close ratio on-demand true AWD/2WD
High performance, close ratio on-demand true AWD/2WD

Electrical

Instrumentation
Analog speedometer, digital odometer, tachometer, 2 tripmeters, hour meter, clock, service time, diagnostic indicator, gear indicator, fuel gauge, hi-temp light, low battery light, DC outlet
Analog speedometer, digital odometer, tachometer, 2 tripmeters, hour meter, clock, service time, diagnostic indicator, gear indicator, fuel gauge, hi-temp light, low battery light, DC outlet

Engine

Engine
ProStar® 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-cylinder, High Output
ProStar® 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-cylinder, High Output
Horsepower
78 hp
78 hp
Displacement
850cc
850cc
Fuel Capacity
5.25 gal. (19.9 l)
5.25 gal. (19.9 l)
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

Operational

Steering
Electronic power (EPS)
Electronic power (EPS)
Suspension
Twin tube steel bodyFront: Dual A-arm; 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel Rear: Dual A-arm, rolled; 10.25 in. (26 cm) travel
Twin tube steel bodyFront: Dual A-arm; 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel Rear: Dual A-arm, rolled; 10.25 in. (26 cm) travel
Load Capacity

Payload - 575 lbs. (261 kg)

Front Rack - 120 lbs. (55 kg)Rear Rack: 240 lbs. (110 kg)

Payload - 575 lbs. (261 kg)

Front Rack - 120 lbs. (55 kg)Rear Rack: 240 lbs. (110 kg)

Towing Capacity
1,500 lbs. (680.4 kg)
1,500 lbs. (680.4 kg)
Frame
Hitch: 1.25 in. receiver
Hitch: 1.25 in. receiver

Other

Additional Colors
Velocity Blue
Velocity Blue
Lighting
Triple 50W high beam, dual 50W low beam headlights; dual brake lights / tail lights
Triple 50W high beam, dual 50W low beam headlights; dual brake lights / tail lights

Features

Hardest Working Features

  • PREMIUM SP PERFORMANCE PACKAGE: High-Performance Close Ratio On-Demand All Wheel Drive
  • POWERFUL 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.
  • 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) 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.
  • 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 integrated steel tie downs to easily tie down and secure cargo.
  • MASSIVE 1,500 LBS. TOWING CAPACITY: Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver.
  • LOCK AND RIDE STORAGE SYSTEM: The Polaris Sportsman Lock and Ride Accessory system allows you to adapt on the fly and accessorize your ATV to tackle any task you throw at it. Sportsman ATVs have hundreds of Lock and Ride accessories to convert your vehicle from a trail machine, to the ultimate work or hunt machine in just seconds. When you need an ATV that can adapt to any task, you need a Sportsman.
  • INTEGRATED PLOW MOUNTS & GLACIER PRO® PLOW SYSTEM: Drive Up, Clip In & Go with the Polaris Engineered™ Glacier Pro® Plow System.
  • AUTOMOTIVE STYLE PAINT: 5-Layer metallic automotive-style finish is 9 times more scratch-resistant than standard plastic.

Smoothest Riding Features

  • VARIABLE ASSIST ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING: Polaris Sportsman’s variable assist power steering system is designed to deliver all-day comfort and control in every application. While Can-Am’s DPS forces riders to manually select their level of power steering assist every time riding conditions change, Sportsman’s system automatically adjusts based on riding conditions- no manual adjustment requires. This means effortless low-speed technical maneuvers and excellent rider feel and control at high speeds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CLASS LEADING GROUND CLEARANCE: With 11.5" of ground clearance, clear bigger rocks, navigate deeper ruts, and go where other ATVs can't.
  • BUILT FOR COMFORT: With a longitudinally mounted engine riders of all types enjoy 33% wider floor boards and a narrower vehicle width at the knees and ankles for a more comfortable ride.

Hardest Working Features

  • PREMIUM SP PERFORMANCE PACKAGE: High-Performance Close Ratio On-Demand All Wheel Drive
  • POWERFUL 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.
  • 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) 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.
  • 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 integrated steel tie downs to easily tie down and secure cargo.
  • MASSIVE 1,500 LBS. TOWING CAPACITY: Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver.
  • LOCK AND RIDE STORAGE SYSTEM: The Polaris Sportsman Lock and Ride Accessory system allows you to adapt on the fly and accessorize your ATV to tackle any task you throw at it. Sportsman ATVs have hundreds of Lock and Ride accessories to convert your vehicle from a trail machine, to the ultimate work or hunt machine in just seconds. When you need an ATV that can adapt to any task, you need a Sportsman.
  • INTEGRATED PLOW MOUNTS & GLACIER PRO® PLOW SYSTEM: Drive Up, Clip In & Go with the Polaris Engineered™ Glacier Pro® Plow System.
  • AUTOMOTIVE STYLE PAINT: 5-Layer metallic automotive-style finish is 9 times more scratch-resistant than standard plastic.

Smoothest Riding Features

  • VARIABLE ASSIST ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING: Polaris Sportsman’s variable assist power steering system is designed to deliver all-day comfort and control in every application. While Can-Am’s DPS forces riders to manually select their level of power steering assist every time riding conditions change, Sportsman’s system automatically adjusts based on riding conditions- no manual adjustment requires. This means effortless low-speed technical maneuvers and excellent rider feel and control at high speeds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CLASS LEADING GROUND CLEARANCE: With 11.5" of ground clearance, clear bigger rocks, navigate deeper ruts, and go where other ATVs can't.
  • BUILT FOR COMFORT: With a longitudinally mounted engine riders of all types enjoy 33% wider floor boards and a narrower vehicle width at the knees and ankles for a more comfortable ride.