Polaris Sportsman 500 Specs
February 21, 2013 - San Diego, CA
For a hard working and hard playing ATV, the Polaris Sportsman 500 is the perfect machine for any job. This ATV features plenty of storage, easy access to maintenance items, and a plush ride with its single cylinder 498cc liquid cooled engine. For new or experienced riders, the Polaris Sportsman 500 specs make it is an easy ride that is ready for work or play.
The Polaris Sportsman 500 is a machine that is easy to operate for new or veteran riders. The CTV system has eliminated the typical foot shifter, and since it requires no shifting, it adds to the convenience of the ride. As the industry standard for utility ATV transmissions, the CTV system adds ease and comfort, especially for new riders. When the trail gets slippery or rocky, riders can even switch the ATV into 4 wheel drive, and when the machine detects slippage, the front wheels will kick in. After you've passed the slippery section, it will slip back into 2 wheel drive automatically.
One of the best features of the Polaris Sportsman 500 specs is the ease of maintenance. Unlike some other competitors that make regular maintenance difficult because of extra panels that may get in the way or require removal before maintenance. The Sportsman's air box is under the seat and easily accessible, and features a water repellant cover. In addition, the dipstick and oil filter are accessible without removing any extra panels. Whether you're looking to add some OEM parts or Polaris aftermarket parts, the Sportsman is sure to make the experience much easier than some competitors.
The Sportsman 500 offers a great ride with a smooth delivery of power. Though it won't provide the same surge of power that its larger engine counterparts would, the Sportsman has enough power to get any job done. ATV tires are an important part of the ride as well, and that's where the all wheel drive comes in handy. With on-demand all wheel drive, traction is maximized, and with the 11.25" of ground clearance, you're sure to conquer any obstacle on the trail. The ATV tires on this machine measure on the front at 25 x 8-12: 489, and on the rear at 25 x10-12; 489.
If you're looking for a machine that has enough power to get you from work to play, more than enough storage, easy maintenance, and a smooth ride that's easy to operate, the Polaris Sportsman 500 is the ATV for you!