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2018 Polaris Sportsman 850 High Lifter Edition


The Sportsman 850 High Lifter Edition delivers the hardest working, smoothest riding attitude of the Sportsman 850, with added features to dominate the mud. Specially engineered from the inside out, the High Lifter Edition delivers everything you need for the ultimate mudding experience.


  • Factory-installed 29.5 in. High Lifter Outlaw 2 Tires
  • High Clearance Arched Dual A-Arm Suspension
  • Custom Graphics & Paint Package
  • Shielded Clutch & Engine Intake Ducting
  • High and Low Mud Specific Transmission with Lower Gearing

Payload & Towing

  • GET TO WORK WITH MASSIVE PAYLOAD & TOWING: The Sportsman 850 High Lifter Edition delivers massive payload and towing capacity to tackle the biggest jobs and get more done in fewer trips. 1) Massive 1,500 lb. of towing capacity. 2) lb. payload capacity. 3) Integrated winch and plow mount system for easy installation.


  • 78 HP OF PURPOSE-BUILT MUDDING POWER: The powerful engine and reliable performance you need to rip through the deepest mud. 1) High-output 78 HP ProStar 850 Twin-EFI engine with single overhead cam. 2) Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) to keep you moving in any weather. 3) True On-Demand All Wheel Drive to give you the traction you need, when you need it. 4) Shielded clutch and engine intake ducting. 5) High and low specific transmission with lower gearing. 6) Rack mounted radiator with industry-exclusive inverted dual fans.

Suspension & Handling

  • STIFFER SPRINGS FOR HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE: With legendary Sportsman suspension and handling, plus added capability to tackle the mud, you'll be ready to take on anything with full comfort and control. 1) Stiffer springs to maingain 13.5 in. of ground clearance. 2) High clearance arched dual A-Arm suspension to maximize ground clearance. 3) Factory-installed 29.5 in. High Lifter Outlaw 2 Tires.

General Information

Manufacturer Polaris
Model Year 2018
Model Sportsman 850 High Lifter Edition
Model Code A18SXN85A8
Color Cruiser Black



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

Parking Brake

Tires Front / Rear - 29.5 x 9.5-14, Outlaw
Wheels Stamped Steel


Length 83 in. (210 cm)
Height 52 in. (132 cm)
Width 49 in. (124 cm)
Weight Estimated Dry - 921 lb. (417 kg)
Ground Clearance 13.5 in. (34.3 cm)
Wheelbase 53 in. (134.6 cm)
Seat Height 39 in. (99 cm)


Transmission Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H Extra Low Low Gear
Drive System 4x4

True On-Demand AWD/2WD

Final - Shaft


Instrumentation Analog Speedometer, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, 2 Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Clock, Service Indicator, Diagnostic Indicator, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet


Engine ProStar, 4-Stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder
Horsepower 78 hp
Displacement 850 cc
Fuel Capacity 5.25 gal. (19.9 l)
Cooling Liquid, Inverted Dual Fan
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)



Front - High-clearance arched dual A-arm; 7.4 in. (18.8 cm) travel

Rear - High-clearance arched dual A-arm, rolled; 6.7 in. (17 cm) travel

Load Capacity

Payload - 290 lb. (132 kg)

Rear Rack - 75 lb. (34 kg)

Towing Capacity 1,500 lb. (680.4 kg)
Frame Standard Hitch - 1.25 in. (3.2 cm) Receiver


Lighting Dual 50w Headlights, 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. ©2018 Polaris Industries Inc.