2012 Polaris Sportsman® 500 HO

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2012 Polaris Sportsman® 500 HO Specifications

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Model Type  Utility
BASE MSRP(US)  $6,199.00
Warranty  6
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Engine:  
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Valve Configuration  OHV
Displacement (cc/ci)  498 / 30.4
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Front Wheel)  Shaft
Reverse  Yes
Wheels & Tires:  
Front Tire (Full Spec)  25 X 8-12; 489
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  25 X 11-12; 489
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  50.5 / 1283
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  696 / 316
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.1 / 15.5
Seats:  
Seat Height (in/mm)  33.8 / 857
Number Of Seats  1
Drive Line:  
Driveline Type  Selectable 4X2 / 4X4
Number Of Driveline Modes  2
Limited Slip Differential  Standard
Differential Lock  Standard
Storage:  
Rear Rack  Standard
Front Rack  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard

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great atv polaris
By Ricky Johnson(Owner), Sep. 11, 2012
purchased this atv new in april of 2012 to replace my polaris sportsman 850 xp that i love to but didn't have the money this go around to buy one to replace it after totaling it out in a accident back in january of 2012. wanted the 500 ho back in 2010 when i got a good deal on the 850 xp.Thought I ... Read Full Review

 

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By troy baket(Writer), Jan. 17, 2013
I bought the sage green 500 ho and absolutely love this machine. It has all the power u want and the comfort of a Cadillac. I have plowed heavy snow several times with it this year and been in some good mud and she has not let me down. This thing is a beast!!! Read Full Review

 

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GOOD BIKE Bad CV joints
By jss(Owner), Nov. 7, 2012
Love My 2012 Polaris 500 sportsman, but only 400 miles and already broke a rear CV joint and they are $300 from polaris with no aftermarket ones out yet. I suggest buying upgrade axles which I did. Read Full Review

 

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By chris Robertson(Owner), Oct. 31, 2013
I bought mine brand new 6 months ago. It's been in the shop over a month. . Three different times. . First time they said factory defect. . Top end of engine blew up. Second time they had to adjust valves. Now the timing chain. Keep in mind that it has never run right from day one. I will never b... Read Full Review

 

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Polaris 500 HO
By Tony(Owner), Nov. 12, 2012
Purchased Dec. 2011. Just over 6 months and the left rear CV joint messed up and the rear right axle warped. Brakes don't work- purchase new caliper and pad- still not fixed. Have spent $500 + and still not working properly. Axles must be cheap because we've heard alot of people with the same pr... Read Full Review

 

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