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2018 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP


The Sportsman 850 delivers hardest working, smoothest riding performance for the ultimate sport/utility experience. With a high-output 7 HP engine, rider active design to give you superior sightlines and a better ride, and the legendry Sportsman quality you expect, you'll have everything you need to take on the trails or get more done around your home and property.


  • DURABLE. RELIABLE BUILT TO LAST: When you're working on your property or out on the trail, you can't afford down time. The Sportsman 850 is durable, reliable, and built to last. 1) NEW! Strong ductile steel pinion cover for a more durable front differential. 2) Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) for reliable cold start. 3) Steel framed Lock & Ride racks.

Payload & Towing

  • GET TO WORK WITH MASSIVE PAYLOADS & TOWING: The Sportsman 850 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) 575 lb. payload capacity. 3) Steel reinforced utility rack system with 360 lb. capacity. 4) Over 8 gallons of integrated front & rear storage. 5) Integrated winch and plow mount system for easy installation.


  • 78 HP OF PURPOSE-BUILT POWER: The powerful engine and reliable performance you need to rip through the trails or get more done around your home and property. 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.

Suspension & Handling

  • INDUSTRY'S ONLY ROLLED INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION: With legendary Sportsman suspension and handling, you'll be prepared to navigate the tightest corners and biggest obstacles with full comfort and control. 1) Legendary Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) to keep you planted on all fourt tires in tight turns. 2) 11.5 in. of obstacle-dominating ground clearance. 3) Sport performance chassis to maximize usable ground clearance. Sport-Inspired Rider Active Design for 30% better sightlines. 4) NEW! Improved Engine Braking System (EBS) to keep your speed decelerations smooth and consistent.

General Information

Manufacturer Polaris
Model Year 2018
Model Sportsman 850 SP
Model Code A18SXE85BS
Color 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 - 785 lb. (357 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

True On-Demand AWD/2WD

Final - Shaft


Instrumentation All Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, 2 Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Volt Meter, Coolant Temperature, Hi-Temp Light, Clock, 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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)



Front - High Clearance Arched Dual A-Arm 9 in (22.9 cm) Travel

Rear - High Clearance Arched Dual A-Arm, Rolled IRS, 10.25 in (26 cm) Travel

Load Capacity

Payload - 575 lb. (261 kg)

Front Rack - 120 lb. (55 kg)

Rear Rack - 240 lb. (110 kg)

Towing Capacity 1,500 lb. (680.4 kg)
Frame Standard Hitch - 1.25 in. (3.12 cm) Receiver


Additional Colors

Sunset Red

Matte Titanium

Lighting Triple 50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights, Dual Brakelights/Taillights, Dual LED 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.