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2017 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP

Sportsman® 850 SP


  • 78 Horsepower ProStar™ 850 twin EFI engine
  • NEW! Rider active design for the ultimate sport utility experience
  • NEW! Steel reinforced racks

Hardest Working Features

  • SEE HOW SPORTSMAN® 850 SP WINS VS. YAMAHA® GRIZZLY® EPS: See how Sportsman® 850 SP takes down the Yamaha® Grizzly® EPS
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE TRUE ON-DEMAND ALL WHEEL DRIVE: 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. NEW! High Performance Stainless Steel Exhaust System.
  • NEW! UTILITY RACK SYSTEM WITH 360 LB CAPACITY: See how Sportsman® 850 SP gives you the Ultimate Sport Utility Experience, with over 6 gallons of integrated front & rear storage and All NEW! Steel Reinforced Racks for Ultimate Utility.
  • INTEGRATED WINCH & PLOW MOUNTS: Sportsman's® Integrated Winch & Plow Mount System allows you to install or remove your plow system in under a minute without the need for big bulky mounts, leaving you with full factory ground clearance for the trail.
  • MASSIVE 1,500 LBS. TOWING CAPACITY: Class leading 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity with an integrated 1.25" receiver hitch

Smoothest Riding Features

  • NEW! SPORT INSPIRED, RIDER ACTIVE DESIGN: An All New! Sport Inspired, Rider Active Design gives you NEW! Rider Active Body Style builds confidence with 30% better sightlines NEW! Dual Zone, Sculpted Seat NEW! Redesigned Front Lighting / LED Rear Taillights NEW! Factory Installed Fender Flares NEW! Deep, Tractive Footwells NEW! Integrated Beverage Holder
  • SMOOTHEST RIDE WITH INDUSTRY'S ONLY ROLLED IRS: Progressive independent wheel motion moves freely and isolates driver from the roughest terrain.
  • NEW! POWERFUL FORWARD LIGHTING & LED TAIL LIGHTS: The All NEW! Sportsman 850 SP features completely redesigned lighting. 150 Watt Triple Beam Front Headlights with Steerable Headlight Pod and Industry 1st Progressive Rear LED Strip Lighting.

General Information

Manufacturer Polaris
Model Year 2017
Model Sportsman 850 SP
Model Code A17SXE85AS
Color Matte Sunset Red



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

Parking Brake - Park in Transmission/Lockable Hand Lever


Front - 26 x 8-14, CST

Rear - 26 x 10-14, CST

Wheels Cast aluminum


Length 83.25 in. (211.4 cm)
Height 50.75 in. (128.9 cm)
Width 47.6 in. (120.9 cm)
Weight Estimated Dry - 767 lbs. (338 kg)
Ground Clearance 11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
Wheelbase 53 in. (134.6 cm)
Seat Height 37 in. (94 cm)


Transmission Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Drive System 4x4
Drive High performance, on-demand true AWD/2WD


Instrumentation All digital gauge, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, 2 tripmeters, hour meter, gear indicator, fuel gauge, AWD indicator, volt meter, coolant temp, hi-temp light, clock, DC outlet


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


Steering Electronic Power Steering (EPS)

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

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

Load Capacity

Payload - 575 lbs. (261 kg)

Front Rack - 120 lbs. (55 kg)

Rear Rack - 240 lbs. (110 kg)

Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs. (680.4 kg)
Frame Hitch - 1.25 in. receiver


Additional Colors Titanium Matte Metallic, Polaris Pursuit Camo
Lighting Triple 50W high beam, dual 50W low beam headlights; dual LED brake lights / tail lights

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.