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2006 Scrambler 500 4x4
Sport Riders Enjoy Speed of 500 Engine, Traction of True All-Wheel Drive

Scrambler 500Polaris’ Scrambler excels where 2-wheel drive ATVs can’t go. It gives riders passage to remote places and rough terrain by combining a powerful 500 engine and Polaris’ legendary true All-Wheel Drive.

This combination of power and traction makes the Scrambler popular among sport riders who want a faster ride and the ability to go anywhere. The Scrambler delivers impressive top speed, quick acceleration, light handling, true AWD and a hassle-free automatic transmission.

The power plant of the Scrambler is a liquid-cooled Polaris 500 High-Output 4-valve, 4-stroke engine. It has a sealed battery and electric start. The Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT) responds automatically to changes in engine speed and vehicle torque load by delivering just the right power to the drive wheels. Power is fed to the rear wheels via a durable, concentric chain drive and to the front wheels by a shaft drive.

This power is matched with the traction provided by Polaris On-Demand All Wheel Drive (AWD). Engaged with a thumb switch on the handlebar, this system monitors traction of the rear wheels. As soon as the rear wheels begin to lose traction, the system instantly and automatically engages the front wheels with full torque. When the rear wheels regain traction, the system shifts back to 2WD automatically.
The Scrambler provides 10.5 inches of rear suspension travel, 8.2 inches of front suspension travel and 5.5 inches of ground clearance. All this means better performance and handling over rough terrain. In the back, a gas-charged twin-tube shock and progressive-rate rear suspension deliver more than twice the rear suspension travel of competitors. In front, a MacPherson strut suspension provides more resilience, better handling and less rider fatigue.

Braking is provided by Polaris’ single-lever, all-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. The Scrambler 500 has a 3.5-gallon fuel tank, a mechanical fuel gauge and dual headlights.

For 2006, the Scrambler 500 is available in Orange.

Scrambler 500Scrambler 500 SPECIFICATIONS
Engine Type 4-stroke
Displacement 499 cc
Carburetion Mikuni 40mm CV
Cooling Liquid
Starting Electric w/ recoil backup
Final Drive Concentric Chain (Rear), Shaft (Front)
Transmission F/N/R
Drive System Automatic PVT
EBS (Engine Braking System) Accessory
Front Suspension MacPherson strut w/ 8.2/20.8 in/cm travel
Rear Suspension Progressive-rate swing arm w/ 10.5/26.7 in/cm travel
Front/Rear Brakes Single Lever Hydraulic disc w/ hydraulic rear foot brake
Front Tires 23 x 7 - 10
Rear Tires 22 x 11 - 10
Wheelbase 48/121.9 in/cm
Turning Radius (inside tire) 83/210.8 in/cm
Dry Weight 571/259.5 lbs/kg
Length/Width/Height 75/46/47, 190.5/116.8/119.4 in/cm
Seat Height 34/86.4 in/cm
Fuel Capacity 3.5/13.2 U.S. gallons/L
Hitch Accessory
Ground Clearance 5.5/14 in/cm
Gauge Type Instrument Panel
Speedometer/Odometer Accessory
Tripmeter Accessory
Hourmeter Accessory
High-Beam Indicator Standard
Gear Indicator N/R Light
Fuel Gauge Mechanical
Warning Lights Hi Temp
DC Outlet Accessory
Colors Orange
MSRP (US$) 6199 MSRP (US$)
MSRP (CAN$) 8699 MSRP (CAN$)

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