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Sportsman 6x6
Exclusive Polaris All-Wheel Drive Hauls Gear Places Four Wheels Can’t

Sportsman 6x6No other ATV provides the go-anywhere mobility of the Sportsman 6x6. It is uniquely equipped to take riders and large loads of gear to off-road destinations a four-wheel vehicle cannot reach.

This mobility and versatility makes the Sportsman 6x6 indispensable to its owners. Among the Sportsman 6x6 owners are sports and recreation, farm, utility and adventure groups that need to haul large loads of gear to hard-to-reach, treacherous locations. These riders find the six-wheeler is the solution to their work needs and requirements for hauling extra gear.

Riders find that the exclusive Polaris On-Demand All-Wheel Drive gives the Sportsman 6x6 true six-wheel drive. The AWD system automatically monitors the traction of the four rear wheels. When it senses the rear wheels losing traction, it engages the front wheels with full torque, giving the vehicle true six-wheel drive. It reverts back to 4WD automatically, with the four rearmost wheels all driving.

To get maximum traction from all six wheels, Polaris created an innovative design in which the Sportsman 6x6 center and rear axle suspension each have unique and independent suspensions. The center pair of wheels has a progressive rate swing arm with 6.0 inches of travel while the two rearmost wheels have a swing arm with a scissor stabilizer and 7.5 inches of travel.

This design provides the four rearmost wheels with exceptional range. That range enables the wheels to retain traction where other utility vehicles would get hung up. The MacPherson strut front suspension provides smooth handling with 6.7 inches of travel. The Sportsman 6x6 has 5.5 inches of ground clearance.

A liquid-cooled Polaris 500 4-stroke single-cylinder engine powers the Sportsman 6x6. A Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT) delivers top performance from the 500 power plant. The PVT continually senses engine speed and vehicle torque load and provides the proper amount of power to the four drive wheels. This is the industry’s best selling automatic transmission and it has a durable belt backed by a Polaris lifetime limited warranty.

To carry gear, the Sportsman 6x6 has a super-tough composite front rack and durable, molded rear cargo box. This box has a rear gate that opens wide and a gas-assisted mechanism that makes it easy to raise the box and dump loads. Cargo and towing capacities are designed to suit the heavy loads. The Sportsman 6X6 delivers:

  • 75 lbs. of front rack capacity;
  • 800 lbs. of cargo box capacity;
  • 1,500 lbs. of towing capacity;
  • single-lever, all-wheel disc brakes with a hydraulic auxiliary rear-wheel foot brake.

Sportsman 6x6 instrumentation includes:

  • a speedometer/odometer with trip meter and hour meter;
  • high-beam indicator;
  • gear indicator for Reverse, Hi, Lo and Neutral;
  • high-temperature and low-battery warning lights.

The Sportsman 6x6 is available in Sportsman Green for 2006.

Sportsman 6x66x6 SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Engine Type 4-stroke
Displacement 499 cc
Carburetion 34mm CV Mikuni
Cooling Liquid
Starting Electric w/ recoil backup
Drivetrain
Final Drive Shaft/Chain
Transmission R/N/L/H
Drive System Automatic PVT
EBS (Engine Braking System) Accessory
Suspension
Front Suspension MacPherson strut with 6.7/17 in/cm travel
Rear Suspension Progressive-rate center swing arm w/ 6.5/16.5; rear swing arm w/ scissor stabilizer w/ 7.5/19.1 in/cm travel
Brakes
Front/Rear Brakes Single-lever hydraulic disc w/hydraulic auxilary rear hand brake
Tires
Front Tires 25 x 8 - 12
Rear Tires 25 x 11 - 10
Dimensions/Capacities
Wheelbase 77/195.6 in/cm
Turning Radius (inside tire) 119/302.3 in/cm
Dry Weight 895/406 lbs/kg
Length/Width/Height 105/46/48, 266.7/116.8/121.9 in/cm
Seat Height 34/86.4 in/cm
Fuel Capacity 4.25/16.1 U.S. gallons/L
Front-Rack Capacity* 75/34 lbs/kg
Rear-Rack Capacity* 800/362.9 lbs/kg
Hitch Std / Drawbar
Hitch Towing Capacity* 1500/680.4 lbs/kg
Hitch Tongue Weight* 150/68.2 lbs/kg
Ground Clearance 5.5/13.9 in/cm
Instrumentation/Features
Gauge Type Digital
Speedometer/Odometer Standard
Tripmeter Standard
Hourmeter Standard
High-Beam Indicator Standard
Gear Indicator Standard
Warning Lights Hi Temp / Low Battery
DC Outlet Standard
Colors
Colors Sportsman Green/Black
MSRP
MSRP (US$) 7899 MSRP (US$)
MSRP (CAN$) 10799 MSRP (CAN$)


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