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2016 Polaris Sportsman 450 H.O.

Sportsman® 450 H.O.

Sage Green

  • Powerful 31 Horsepower ProStar® Engine
  • Legendary Independent Rear Suspension with 9.5" of Travel
  • Lock & Ride® Rack with Integrated Steel Tie Downs
    • Hardest Working Features

      • POWERFUL 31 HORSEPOWER PROSTAR® ENGINE: With 31 Horsepower and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) the 450 H.O. starts flawlessly and runs smoothly in varied temperature and altitude. And when compared to Honda® Rancher® the Sportsman 450 H.O. delivers 15% more power to tow more, haul more and go further.
      • HARD WORKING 270 LBS. COMBINED RACK CAPACITY: Carry more with a combined front and rear rack capacity of 270 lbs (180 lbs. Rear, 90 lbs. Front capacity). Sportsman 450 H.O. features flat racks and integrated steel tie downs to easily tie down and secure cargo.
      • 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.
      • ON-DEMAND TRUE ALL WHEEL DRIVE: 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.
      • INTEGRATED FRONT STORAGE: The most integrated storage of any ATV. The 6.5 gallon capacity lets you stow-away loads of gear and still have access to it, even with items tied to the deck.
      • 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) WITH NEW SOFTER REAR SPRINGS: The Sportsman was the world's first ATV with IRS, a feature that made it as popular as it is today. For 2016 its rock-solid design has 9.5" of travel to minimize body roll and features new, softer rear suspension springs for a smoother ride.
      • SINGLE LEVER BRAKES: Sportsman 450 H.O. makes braking easy with single handed operation using a Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc system that automatically applies braking force to the front and rear wheels. For rear wheel braking Sportsman 450 H.O. features a hydraulic rear foot brake.
      • COMFORT AND ERGONOMICS: For 2016, Sportsman 450 H.O. is equipped with a more comfortable seat with softer foam and more durable vinyl for better all weather comfort and durability.
      • POLARIS PVT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: Another Industry first, the Polaris PVT Automatic Transmission allows riders to easily shift between High, Low, Neutral, Reverse and Park.
      • HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE: A full 10.5" of obstacle-clearing ground clearance lets you tackle some of the toughest terrain that comes your way
      • SEE WHY SPORTSMAN 450 H.O. IS THE MACHINE OF CHOICE: When it comes to a hard working and smooth riding recreation and utlity ATV look no further than the Sportsman 450 H.O. Compared to Honda® Rancher® the choice is clear. Sportsman delivers more power, more towing, more hauling and a more comfortable ride.

      General Information

      Manufacturer Polaris
      Model Year 2016
      Model Sportsman 450 H.O.
      Model Code A16SEA45A1
      Stock Number P255277
      Color Sage Green



      Front/Rear - Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake

      Parking - Park in Transmission / Lockable Hand Lever


      Front - 24X8-12, NS388

      Rear - 24X10-12, NS388

      Wheels Stamped Steel


      Length 83"
      Height 46"
      Width 48"
      Weight 702 lb (318 kg)
      Ground Clearance 10.5" (26.7 cm)
      Wheelbase 50.5" (128.3 cm)
      Seat Height 33.25" (84.5 cm)


      Transmission Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
      Drive System 2x4
      Drive Shaft


      Instrumentation Analog Speedometer, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, 2 Tripmeters, Hour meter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Low Battery, Hi-Temp Light, Clock, DC Outlet


      Engine 4-Stroke OHC Single Cylinder
      Horsepower 31 HP
      Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal (17.0 L)
      Cooling Liquid
      Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injected



      Front - MacPherson Strut With 8.2" (20.8 cm) Travel

      Rear - Dual A-Arm, IRS 9.5" (24.1 cm) Travel

      Load Capacity

      90 lb (40.8 kg)/180 lb (81.6 kg)

      Payload - 485 lb. (220 kg )

      Towing Capacity 1,225 lb (555.7 kg)


      Additional Colors Velocity Blue
      Lighting Dual 50w Low Beam Bumper Lights, Single 50w High Beam Pod Light; Dual Brakelights/Taillights

      Warning: ATVs can be hazardous to operate and are not intended for on-road use. Polaris adult models are for riders age 16 and older. For your safety, always wear a helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing, and be sure to take a safety training course. For information call 800-342-3764. Check local laws before riding on trails. ©2017 Polaris Industries Inc.