Description
Specs
Standard Features
Options
Color

Description

Sportsman® 550 - Xtreme Performance

The 2012 Sportsman® 550 is built for Xtreme Performance on the trail and the hunt, with all the latest Hardest Working Smoothest Riding technology from Polaris in a 550 package.

Specs

Manufacturer
Polaris
Model Year
2012
Model
Sportsman® 550
Starting at MSRP
 $7,699.00*

Dimensions

Length
83.25 in. (211.4 cm)
Height
50.75 in. (128.9 cm)
Width
47.6 in. (120.9 cm)
Weight
722 lbs. (328 kg)
Ground Clearance
12 in. (30.5 cm)
Wheelbase
53 in. (134.6 cm)
Seat Height
37 in. (94 cm)

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, SOHC, 1-cylinder
Displacement
549 cc
Carburetion
Electronic fuel injected
Fuel Tank Capacity
5.25 gal. (19.9 l)
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Drive System
4x4
Drive
System: On-Demand True AWD/2WD
Final: Shaft

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: Single lever hydraulic disc
Rear: Hydraulic rear foot
Wheels
Stamped steel
Tires
Front: 26 x 8-14; Maxxis M9805
Rear: 26 x 10-14; Maxxis M9806

Operational

Suspension
Front: Dual A-arm; 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel
Rear: Dual A-arm; rolled 10.25 in. (26 cm) travel
Load Capacity
Front Rack: 120 lbs. (55 kg)
Rear Rack: 240 lbs. (110 kg)
Towing Capacity
1,500 lbs. (680.4 kg)

Other

Colors
Indy Red, Sage Green, Polaris Pursuit® Camo (see Options for color pricing)

Standard Features

Hardest Working
 On-demand True All Wheel Drive  
    Still the best automatic 4 x 4 system out there, the AWD engages all four tires when the rear wheels slip and you need more forward traction. Reverts back to 2WD when you don’t.  
 Class-leading 12 in. Ground Clearance  
    With 12 in. of ground clearance, clear bigger rocks, navigate deeper ruts, and go where other ATVs can't.  
 Unrivaled 550 Engine  
    The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 550 engine delivers smooth, efficient power and plenty of it for hunting and trail riding.  
 Maximum Power and Functionality  
    With the power to tow 1,500 lbs. and carry a total of 360 lbs. on racks, plus the ability to accessorize in seconds with the Lock & Ride cargo system.  
 Active Descent Control (ADC) and Engine Braking System (EBS)  
    Work together to monitor and control downhill braking to give you optimum control and smooth, even deceleration during descents (less than 15 mph).  
 Huge Rack Capacity  
    Lock & Ride front and rear racks can carry an industry-leading combined 360 lbs. and boast 100 tie-down points on strong, rust-free composite racks. Letting you carry all of your gear securely and easily.  
Smoothest Riding
 Anti-kickback Steering  
    Placing the steering axis near the neutral center of the tire and having the long dual A-arm front suspension dramatically reduces kickback and minimizes rider fatigue that comes with jolts to the handlebars from trail and ground obstacles.  
 Ergonomics for your Comfort  
    With the engine rotated 90 degrees, riders enjoy 33 percent wider floorboards and narrow vehicle width at the knees and ankles. The narrower seat reduces leg fatigue and increases rider comfort.  
 Legendary Smooth Rolled IRS  
    Years of innovation and relentless tuning have refined the ride to a level unmatched in the industry. Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) angles the shocks rearward for 10.25 in. of travel leading to a smoother ride and less squat during acceleration.  
More Features
 The radiator is raised high to keep it out of the mud. Its large surface area provides more cooling capacity to your machine. And with removable Lock & Ride® front rack, it's easily accessible and easier to clean.  
 Premium Maxxis tires feature durable construction and a tire-cleaning pattern that maximizes traction in mud and on loose terrain.  
 Two lights are located in the front bumper and one mounted in the handlebar pod. Maximize your lighting with the ability to have all three on at once for 150W of power.  

Options

 Color Pricing
 Indy Red $7,699  
 Sage Green $7,699  
 Polaris Pursuit® Camo $8,099  

Color


Indy Red

Sage Green (EPS model shown)

Polaris Pursuit® Camo


 Color Pricing
 Indy Red $7,699 
 Sage Green $7,699 
 Polaris Pursuit® Camo $8,099 
*

Honda Products
*Suggested Retail Price (SRP) excludes destination charge. Visit powersports.honda.com to view applicable destination charge amount.
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