2016 Polaris Sportsman 850
2016 Polaris Sportsman 850

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Polaris
Polaris
Model Year
2016
2016
Model
Sportsman 850
Sportsman 850
Model Code
A16SXA85A1
A16SXA85A1
Color
Sage Green
Sage Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front / Rear - Single lever 4-wheel hydraulic disc with hydraulic rear foot brake

Parking - Park in transmission / lockable hand lever

Front / Rear - Single lever 4-wheel hydraulic disc with hydraulic rear foot brake

Parking - Park in transmission / lockable hand lever

Tires

Front - 25 x 8-14; Maxxis

Rear - 25 x 10-14; Maxxis

Front - 25 x 8-14; Maxxis

Rear - 25 x 10-14; Maxxis

Wheels
Stamped steel
Stamped steel

Dimensions

Length
83.25 in. (211.4 cm)
83.25 in. (211.4 cm)
Height
50.75 in. (128.9 cm)
50.75 in. (128.9 cm)
Width
47.6 in. (120.9 cm)
47.6 in. (120.9 cm)
Weight
753 lbs. (342 kg)
753 lbs. (342 kg)
Ground Clearance
11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
Wheelbase
53 in. (134.6 cm)
53 in. (134.6 cm)
Seat Height
37 in. (94 cm)
37 in. (94 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Drive System
4x4
4x4
Drive
Shaft
Shaft

Electrical

Instrumentation
Analog, Speedometer, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, Two Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Clock, Service Time, Diagnostic Indicator, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet
Analog, Speedometer, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, Two Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Clock, Service Time, Diagnostic Indicator, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet

Engine

Engine
4-Stroke SOHC twin cylinder
4-Stroke SOHC twin cylinder
Displacement
850 cc H.O.
850 cc H.O.
Fuel Capacity
5.25 gal (19.9 L)
5.25 gal (19.9 L)
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injected
Electronic Fuel Injected

Operational

Suspension

Front -Dual A-arm 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel

Rear - Dual A-arm, rolled 10.25 in. (26 cm) travel

Front -Dual A-arm 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel

Rear - Dual A-arm, rolled 10.25 in. (26 cm) travel

Load Capacity
Payload - 575 lbs (261 kg)
Payload - 575 lbs (261 kg)
Towing Capacity
1,500 lb (680.4 kg)
1,500 lb (680.4 kg)

Other

Additional Colors
Polaris Pursuit® Camo, White Lightning
Polaris Pursuit® Camo, White Lightning
Lighting

Headlight - Dual 50w Low Beam Bumper Lights, Single 50w High Beam Pod Light

Taillight / Brakelight - Dual

Headlight - Dual 50w Low Beam Bumper Lights, Single 50w High Beam Pod Light

Taillight / Brakelight - Dual

Features

Hardest Working Features

  • INDUSTRY'S BEST VALUE 800 CLASS ATV: When it comes to getting a powerful, hard working and smooth riding ATV nothing beats the value and performance of the Sportsman 850 on the trail, at work or on the hunt.
  • POWERFUL 78 HORSEPOWER PROSTAR™ 850 TWIN EFI ENGINE:
  • ON-DEMAND TRUE AWD: The best automatic 4x4 system out there, the AWD engages all four tires when the rear wheels slip and you need more forward traction and automatically reverts back to 2WD when you don’t.
  • ENGINE BRAKING SYSTEM (EBS): With our unique Engine Braking System (EBS), the engine assists with braking on hills and steep declines. Polaris Dual-Sensing EBS senses both engine RPM and vehicle torque load for smooth controlled descents.
  • HARD WORKING 360 LBS. COMBINED RACK CAPACITY: Carry more with a combined front and rear rack capacity of 360 lbs (240 lbs. Rear, 120 lbs. Front capacity). Sportsman 850 features flat racks and over 100 tie down points.
  • MASSIVE 1,500 LBS. TOWING CAPACITY: Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver.
  • STEERABLE HEADLIGHT POD: High-visibility headlight pod for a total of 3-50W Halogen headlights.
  • LOCK & RIDE® XL STORAGE SYSTEM: Carry more cargo with the Lock & Ride® XL Storage System. Tailor it to your needs with purpose-built internal bags designed specifically for hunting, trail riding, or utility applications.
  • INTEGRATED PLOW MOUNTS & GLACIER PRO® PLOW SYSTEM: Drive Up, Clip In & Go with the Polaris Engineered™ Glacier Pro® Plow System.

Smoothest Riding Features

  • LEGENDARY SMOOTH INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION (IRS): Years of innovation and relentless tuning have refined the ride to a level unmatched in the industry. Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) angles the shocks rearward for 10.25" of travel leading to a smoother ride and less squat during acceleration.
  • DUAL A-ARM SUSPENSION WITH ANTI-KICKBACK STEERING: Placing the steering axis near the neutral center of the tire and having the long Dual A-Arm Front Suspension dramatically reduces kickback and minimizes rider fatigue that comes with jolts to the handlebars from trail and ground obstacles.
  • CLASS LEADING GROUND CLEARANCE: With 11.5" of ground clearance, clear bigger rocks, navigate deeper ruts, and go where other ATVs can't.
  • BUILT FOR COMFORT: With the engine rotated 90 degrees, riders enjoy 33% wider floorboards and narrow vehicle width at the knees and ankles. The narrower seat reduces leg fatigue and increases rider comfort.

Hardest Working Features

  • INDUSTRY'S BEST VALUE 800 CLASS ATV: When it comes to getting a powerful, hard working and smooth riding ATV nothing beats the value and performance of the Sportsman 850 on the trail, at work or on the hunt.
  • POWERFUL 78 HORSEPOWER PROSTAR™ 850 TWIN EFI ENGINE:
  • ON-DEMAND TRUE AWD: The best automatic 4x4 system out there, the AWD engages all four tires when the rear wheels slip and you need more forward traction and automatically reverts back to 2WD when you don’t.
  • ENGINE BRAKING SYSTEM (EBS): With our unique Engine Braking System (EBS), the engine assists with braking on hills and steep declines. Polaris Dual-Sensing EBS senses both engine RPM and vehicle torque load for smooth controlled descents.
  • HARD WORKING 360 LBS. COMBINED RACK CAPACITY: Carry more with a combined front and rear rack capacity of 360 lbs (240 lbs. Rear, 120 lbs. Front capacity). Sportsman 850 features flat racks and over 100 tie down points.
  • MASSIVE 1,500 LBS. TOWING CAPACITY: Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver.
  • STEERABLE HEADLIGHT POD: High-visibility headlight pod for a total of 3-50W Halogen headlights.
  • LOCK & RIDE® XL STORAGE SYSTEM: Carry more cargo with the Lock & Ride® XL Storage System. Tailor it to your needs with purpose-built internal bags designed specifically for hunting, trail riding, or utility applications.
  • INTEGRATED PLOW MOUNTS & GLACIER PRO® PLOW SYSTEM: Drive Up, Clip In & Go with the Polaris Engineered™ Glacier Pro® Plow System.

Smoothest Riding Features

  • LEGENDARY SMOOTH INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION (IRS): Years of innovation and relentless tuning have refined the ride to a level unmatched in the industry. Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) angles the shocks rearward for 10.25" of travel leading to a smoother ride and less squat during acceleration.
  • DUAL A-ARM SUSPENSION WITH ANTI-KICKBACK STEERING: Placing the steering axis near the neutral center of the tire and having the long Dual A-Arm Front Suspension dramatically reduces kickback and minimizes rider fatigue that comes with jolts to the handlebars from trail and ground obstacles.
  • CLASS LEADING GROUND CLEARANCE: With 11.5" of ground clearance, clear bigger rocks, navigate deeper ruts, and go where other ATVs can't.
  • BUILT FOR COMFORT: With the engine rotated 90 degrees, riders enjoy 33% wider floorboards and narrow vehicle width at the knees and ankles. The narrower seat reduces leg fatigue and increases rider comfort.