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Polaris

2008 Sportsman 500 EFI

Sportsman 500 EFI Blue
Sportsman 500 EFI Blue

Whether you want to hunt, hit the trails, or just get the job done, this is the model that made the Sportsman® name what it is. It’s the perfect balance of all-around work and play functionality. Boasting new standard features for 2008, the legend just keeps setting the bar higher.

Standard Features

  • Lock & Ride: Exclusive, hassle-free system lets you change out accessories in seconds with no wrenches or additional tools.
  • Available Painted Finish: Metallic automotive-style finish is 900 percent tougher and nine times more scratch-resistant than standard plastic is and, if damaged, can be easily repaired.
  • Independent Rear Suspension (IRS): The heard of what makes a Sportsman a Sportsman. The rock-solid, proven design minimizes body roll and keeps the ride smooth.
  • All New Active Descent Control (ADC): Work together with Sportsman’s Engine Braking System (EBS) to give you optimum control when moving down hills and steep inclines.
  • On-Demand AWD: The Polaris exclusive AWD automatically engages all wheels when you need more forward traction and reverts back to 2WD when you don’t.
  • Front Storage: The largest front storage of any ATV. Large capacity lets you carry loads of gear and still have access to it even with items tied down to the deck.
  • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) 500 Engine: Automatically adjusts to altitude and air temperature for faster starts, crisper throttle responses and better fuel economy.
  • Three-Star PXT Tires: Exclusive 0.75 inch lug-tire cleaning pattern maximizes traction in mud and loose terrain.

Additional Specifications

  • Drive System: Automatic PVT 2WD / AWD
  • Engine Braking System: Standard
  • Active Descent Control: Standard
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum or stamped steel
  • Hitch / Type: Standard / receiver
  •  Instrumentation
    • Digital gauge
    • Speedometer
    • Odometer
    • Tachometer
    • Tripmeter
    • Hourmeter
    • Clock
    • Gear indicator
    • Fuel gauge
    • Hi temp / low battery lights
    • DC outlet

Specifications

  • Manufacturer Polaris
  • Model Year 2008
  • Model Sportsman™ 500 EFI
  • MSRP $6,999.00*
  • Engine 4-stroke
  • Displacement 499 cc
  • Carburetion 39 mm throttle body, EFI
  • Cooling Liquid
  • Starter Electric with recoil back-up
  • Transmission P/R/N/L/H
  • Final Drive Shaft
  • Drive System 4x4
  • Suspension Front: MacPherson strut; 8.2 in. (20.8 cm) travel
  • Rear: Fully independent, progressive rate with anti-roll bar; 9.5 in. (24.1 cm) travel
  • Brakes Front: Single lever hydraulic disc
  • Rear: Hydraulic rear foot brake
  • Tires Front: 26 x 8R12; PXT
  • Rear: 26 x 11R12; PXT
  • Length 83 in. (210.8 cm)
  • Width 48 in. (121.9 cm)
  • Height 48 in. (121.9 cm)
  • Wheelbase 50.5 in. (128.3 cm)
  • Seat Height 33.75 in. (85.7 cm)
  • Ground Clearance 11.25 in. (28.6 cm)
  • Dry Weight 731 lbs. (332 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity 4.1 gal. (15.5 l)
  • Load Capacity Front Rack: 90 lbs. (40.8 kg)
  • Rear Rack: 180 lbs. (81.6 kg)
  • Towing Capacity 1,225 lbs. (555.7 kg)
  • Colors Boardwalk Blue, Indy Red, Sage Green, Stealth Black, Mossy Oak Camo

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