2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium Preview
Polaris released its updated big bore ATV lineup, which includes a new flagship – the 2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium.
The entire Sportsman 850 and 1000 series of ATVs received some key changes. Among the new updates is a new battery that Polaris boasts is the largest in the industry. According to Polaris, the new battery delivers 25% more cold cranking amps and offers up 67% larger reserve power.
Also new is an improved drive chain, clutch upgrades, and high-output electric power steering. The big bore Sportsman ATVs also now offer 12 inches of ground clearance.
Sportsman XP 1000 Premium Features
The new 2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium takes things a step further with a host of upgrades. Chief among them is a 3,500-pound winch. The winch is nestled into what Polaris calls the “Ultimate” front bumper, which is constructed of high-strength steel to boost protection to the front end of the ATV.
Look to the back of the Sportsman XP 1000 Premium to find even more upgrades, including a new steel bumper and a third LED taillight for added visibility. And to add a premium look, Polaris outfitted the ATV with cut-and-sew seats.
Finally, connecting the Sportsman to the ground are new 27-inch Duro Powergrip tires (27 x 9 front, 27 x 11 rear), which are wrapped around 14-inch aluminum wheels.
As you would expect, the 2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium carries over plenty of features and technology from the rest of the Sportsman family, including the powerful 952cc two-cylinder that produces a claimed 90hp.
You can take full advantage of selectable three-mode throttle control (Work, Standard, Performance), 1,500 pounds of towing capacity (though still via a 1.25″ receiver rather than a standard 2″ receiver), 575 pounds of payload capacity, 262 pounds of combined front and rear rack capacity, engine braking system, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and Lock & Ride storage system.
The 2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium carries a retail price of $12,799 and will be available in Polaris dealerships in early November.
|Engine & Suspension|
|Active Descent Control||Standard|
|Cylinders / Displacement||2 / 952cc|
|Drive System||True On-Demand AWD/2WD|
|Enging Braking System||Standard|
|Engine Type||ProStar SOHC 4-Stroke Twin Cylinder|
|Fuel System||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Transmission/Final Drive||Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft Drive|
|Dry Weight||878 lb|
|Front / Rear Rack Capacity||121 lb / 241 lb|
|Fuel Capacity||5.25 gal|
|Ground Clearance||12 in|
|Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H)||83.25 x 47.6 x 50.75 in|
|Payload Capacity||575 lb|
|Seat Height||38 in|
|Front/Rear Brakes||Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake|
|Parking Brake||Park In-Transmission / Lockable Hand Lever|
|Cargo System||Lock & Ride, 2 Cast Rack Extenders 4 Gal (15 L) Front Dry Storage 2 Gal (8 L) Rear Storage|
|Front Suspension||High Clearance Arched Dual A-Arm 9 in Travel|
|Rear Suspension||High Clearance Arched Dual A-Arm, Rolled IRS, 10.25 in Travel|
|Hitch Tow Rating||1,500 lb|
|Hitch Type||Standard 1.25 in Receiver|
|Instrumentation||All Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Two Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Volt Meter, Coolant Temperature, Hi-Temp Light, Clock, DC Outlet|
|Lighting||50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights|
|Electronic Power Steering||Standard|
|Front / Rear Tires||27 x 9 Duro PowerGrip / 27 x 11 Duro PowerGrip|
|Wheels||14 in Aluminum|
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