2019 SPORTSMAN 850 & 1000
— Fast facts on the big 4×4 quads from Polaris —
You may not always need it, but it’s nice to have massive quantities of horsepower available to your right thumb. Big engines in 4×4 quads are not just about high horsepower, though; it’s also about strong, stump-pulling torque at lower rpm. You basically move quickly down the trail with less pressure on the throttle and an engine running at lower revolutions per minute. If that’s the kind of riding you prefer, then these big Polaris Sportsman quads were made for you.
Both of these Sportsman models have fuel-injected, parallel twin-cylinder engines with 78 horsepower for the 850 and 90 horsepower for the 1000. For 2019 they get a new 67-percent-larger battery providing more security for starting, running a winch and other electrical accessories. There have been improvements to the adaptive electric power steering and upgrades to the clutch for quicker engagement. The rear dry storage compartment now has a volume of 8 gallons.
They have the True On-Demand 4WD/2WD system that provides engine braking. There is full independent suspension at all four corners with 9 inches of travel in front and a little over 10 inches in the rear. Both machines have a 48-inch trail width with a wheelbase of 53 to 54 inches and come with 14-inch wheels. The standard Sportsman 850 is available in Sage Green or Titanium Grey and sells for $8899. The standard Sportsman 1000 comes in Radar Blue and sells for $11,999.
THE PREMIUM VERSIONS
Stepping up to the Premium Sportsman gives you factory-installed front and rear bumpers, increased winch capacity, a third LED taillight, premium paint, higher-quality seats, aluminum wheels and 27-inch Duro Power Grip tires. The Premium 850 comes in Gray Metallic and sells for $10,999. The Premium 1000 comes in Steel Blue and sells for $12,999.
THE SPORTSMAN TOURING VERSIONS
Both the 850 and 1000 Tourings come with a two-up seat, a longer 57-inch wheelbase and the same features as the other Sportmans, such as engine braking and Active Descent Control. The 850 comes in Turbo Silver and sells for $11,999. The 1000 comes in Light Maroon and sells for $12,999.
THE HUNTER EDITION
This model comes in Pursuit Camo with the 1000 engine. It also has an all-new Kolpin Stronghold gun boot to protect and safely transport rifles or shotguns. Factory-installed front and rear rack extenders give riders the ability to easily haul their big game, while standard hand and thumb warmers help fend off the cold. The Hunter Edition sells for $12,999.
THE HIGH LIFTER EDITIONS
Both of the 850 and 1000 mud models get higher-strength front half-shafts, high-clearance A-arms, 29.5-inch Outlaw tires, elevated and shielded air intake for the engine and CVT, and mud-specific lower gearing. As you can see, it also has the radiator mounted up where the front racks would go to keep it from being clogged with mud. The 850 HL comes in Cruiser Black and sells for $10,999. The 1000 HL also comes in Cruiser Black and sells for $13,999.
More information is available on the big Sportsman 4x4s at http://atv.polaris.com.