2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP
2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Polaris
Polaris
Model Year
2016
2016
Model
Sportsman 850 SP
Sportsman 850 SP
Model Code
A16SXE85AS
A16SXE85AS
Color
Sunset Red
Sunset Red

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 - 26 x 8-14; 489 II

Rear - 26 x 10-14; 489 II

Front - 26 x 8-14; 489 II

Rear - 26 x 10-14; 489 II

Wheels
Cast aluminum
Cast aluminum

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
767 lbs. (349 kg)
767 lbs. (349 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
Speedometer, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, Two Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Clock, Service Time, Diagnostic Indicator, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet
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)
Frame
Twin tube steel body
Twin tube steel body

Other

Additional Colors
Titanium Matte Metallic
Titanium Matte Metallic
Lighting

Headlight - Triple 50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights

Taillight / Brakelight - Dual

Headlight - Triple 50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights

Taillight / Brakelight - Dual

Features

Hardest Working Features

  • PREMIUM SP PERFORMANCE PACKAGE: The Sportsman 850 SP is packed with premium performance features: High-Performance Close Ratio On-Demand All Wheel Drive
  • POWERFUL 78 HORSEPOWER PROSTAR™ 850 TWIN EFI ENGINE: The High-Output 850 Twin EFI engine with a SOHC cranks out 78 HP. It delivers outstanding acceleration off the line with incredible power to the ground. Add-in a clean fuel burn and smooth power delivery with dual-balanced shafts and you’ve got the power you're looking for to trail ride and hunt.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE CLOSE RATIO ON-DEMAND ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD): The high-performance close ratio AWD system is the fastest engaging AWD system available. The instant you need more traction the system engages all four tires to give you forward traction while working with the Electronic Power Steering system for precision handling. The system automaticlly reverts back to 2WD when you're back on solid ground.
  • ENGINE BRAKING SYSTEM (EBS) WITH ACTIVE DESCENT CONTROL (ADC): Engine Braking System (EBS) and Active Descent Control (ADC) work together to provide four wheel braking for optimum control and smooth, even deceleration during 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 integrated steel tie downs to easily tie down and secure cargo.
  • MASSIVE 1,500 LBS. TOWING CAPACITY: Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver.
  • 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.
  • AUTOMOTIVE STYLE PAINT: 5-Layer metallic automotive-style finish is 9 times more scratch-resistant than standard plastic.

Smoothest Riding Features

  • ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING: The smoothest, most responsive power steering available, with 30% more power assist than the leading competitor, plus Variable Assist for easier steering at lower speeds. Our EPS let's you ride all day with less fatigue from steering.
  • LEGENDARY SMOOTH INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION (IRS) WITH NEW SOFTER REAR SPRINGS: 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 a longitudinally mounted engine riders of all types enjoy 33% wider floor boards and a narrower vehicle width at the knees and ankles for a more comfortable ride.

Hardest Working Features

  • PREMIUM SP PERFORMANCE PACKAGE: The Sportsman 850 SP is packed with premium performance features: High-Performance Close Ratio On-Demand All Wheel Drive
  • POWERFUL 78 HORSEPOWER PROSTAR™ 850 TWIN EFI ENGINE: The High-Output 850 Twin EFI engine with a SOHC cranks out 78 HP. It delivers outstanding acceleration off the line with incredible power to the ground. Add-in a clean fuel burn and smooth power delivery with dual-balanced shafts and you’ve got the power you're looking for to trail ride and hunt.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE CLOSE RATIO ON-DEMAND ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD): The high-performance close ratio AWD system is the fastest engaging AWD system available. The instant you need more traction the system engages all four tires to give you forward traction while working with the Electronic Power Steering system for precision handling. The system automaticlly reverts back to 2WD when you're back on solid ground.
  • ENGINE BRAKING SYSTEM (EBS) WITH ACTIVE DESCENT CONTROL (ADC): Engine Braking System (EBS) and Active Descent Control (ADC) work together to provide four wheel braking for optimum control and smooth, even deceleration during 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 integrated steel tie downs to easily tie down and secure cargo.
  • MASSIVE 1,500 LBS. TOWING CAPACITY: Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver.
  • 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.
  • AUTOMOTIVE STYLE PAINT: 5-Layer metallic automotive-style finish is 9 times more scratch-resistant than standard plastic.

Smoothest Riding Features

  • ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING: The smoothest, most responsive power steering available, with 30% more power assist than the leading competitor, plus Variable Assist for easier steering at lower speeds. Our EPS let's you ride all day with less fatigue from steering.
  • LEGENDARY SMOOTH INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION (IRS) WITH NEW SOFTER REAR SPRINGS: 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 a longitudinally mounted engine riders of all types enjoy 33% wider floor boards and a narrower vehicle width at the knees and ankles for a more comfortable ride.