2012 Polaris Sportsman® 500 HO

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2012 Polaris Sportsman® 500 HO Specifications

Identification
Model Type  Utility
BASE MSRP(US)  $6,199.00
Dealers Polaris Dealers
Warranty  6
Insurance
Engine:  
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  OHV
Bore (mm/in)  92 / 3.62
Stroke (mm/in)  75 / 2.96
Displacement (cc/ci)  498 / 30.4
Compression Ratio  10:2
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Mikuni
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  40
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Front Wheel)  Shaft
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Belt
Reverse  Yes
Transmission Brand  Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT)
Hi / Low Range  Yes
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Front Tire Diameter (in)  25
Rear Tire Diameter (in)  25
Chromed  No
Front Tire Width  8
Front Wheel Diameter  12
Rear Tire Width  11
Rear Wheel Diameter  12
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
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  McPherson Strut
Front Travel (in/mm)  8.2 / 208
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Front Stabilizer Bar  No
Rear Suspension Type  Independent Double A-Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  9.5 / 241
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Rear Stabilizer Bar  Yes
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Type  Manual
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.92
Width (in/mm)  48 / 1219
Height (in/mm)  48 / 1219
Wheelbase (in/mm)  50.5 / 1283
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  11.3 / 286
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  11
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  696 / 316
Towing Capacity (lbs/kgs)  1225 / 555.7
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.1 / 15.5
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  0.72
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  33.8 / 857
Number Of Seats  1
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Composite
Floor Board Location  Driver
Hand Grips  Standard
Hand Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Radiator Guard  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Front Bumper  Standard
Rear Bumper  Standard
Front Fender Flairs  Standard
Rear Fender Flairs  Standard
Bash Plate (Front)  Yes
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Hour Meter  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  6 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Utility
Manufacturer Country  USA
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Polaris
Display Name  Sportsman® 500 HO
Towing & Hauling:  
Tongue Weight (lbs/kgs)  120 / 54.4
Rear Hitch Type  Receiver
Drive Line:  
Driveline Brand  On-Demand™
Driveline Type  Selectable 4X2 / 4X4
Number Of Driveline Modes  2
Rear Unlocking Differential  No
Rear Solid Axle  No
Limited Slip Differential Location  Rear
Differential Lock Location  Rear
Convenience:  
Power Outlet  Standard
Storage:  
Capacity (lbs/kgs)  90 / 40.8
Rear Storage Well  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Mounts  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No

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Mar. 5, 2012
i just bought one last month. i got a plow with it. i have plowed snow for years including running a plow service. never owned a four wheeler before. but, i wanted one for hunting. i figured i might as well get a plow too. i love plowing with this thing. it so much easier than with my truck. you can... Read Full Review

 

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Great machines
By Matt H(Owner), Jun. 28, 2012
My wife and I each bought one of the Sportsman 500 H/O's without having owned any wheelers in the past. Boy were we surprised at how much we'd love them! They may not be the fastest machines on the market, but for the money there isn't a better deal (at least where we purchased ours). Couldn't h... Read Full Review

 

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Great for the price
By james(Owner), Mar. 4, 2012
Just bought one 3/2/12 and I love it! Has just enough power and easy to ride. over all it is a good atv for the price Looking already to pass this one down to the kids and stepping up to a bigger model. Read Full Review

 

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2012 Polaris 500 HO
By Mark Conroy(Owner), Oct. 5, 2011
I just bought a ne 2012 500 ho and am verry impressed with it, very good bike and nice to ride. Read Full Review

 

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Great ATV!
By Mike Davy(Owner), Aug. 23, 2012
Great deal on this ATV and has so many features for a quad at this price point. I have owned sport atv's in the past 300ex, 350 warrior, and polaris scrambler 400 and this atv is so much more fun and capable on the trails. Loving everything about this atv so far! Read Full Review

 

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