2012 Polaris Sportsman XP® 850 H.O.
The NEW Sportsman XP® 850 H.O. is built for Xtreme Performance, with more power to trail ride and hunt. For 2012 it gets a NEW High-Output 850 Twin EFI engine, cranking out more HP.
NEW! More Powerful 850 EFI High Output Engine - This NEW High-Output 850 Twin EFI engine with a SOHC cranks out even more horse power. It delivers 20% quicker acceleration off the line with greater 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.
On-Demand True All Wheel Drive - Still the best automatic 4x4 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.
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).
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.
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.
Ergonomics for Your Comfort - With the engine rotated 90 degrees, riders enjoy 33% wider floorboards and narrow vehicle width at the knees and ankles. The narrower seat reduces leg fatigue and increases rider comfort.
Class-Leading 12" Ground Clearance - With 12" of ground clearance, clear bigger rocks, navigate deeper ruts, and go where other ATVs can't.
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.
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" of travel leading to a smoother ride and less squat during acceleration.
The radiator is raised high to keep it out of the mud. It's 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 tread-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 150 W of power.
2012 Polaris Sportsman XP® 850 H.O.
- Type of Engine
- 4-Stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder
- Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injected
- Fuel Capacity
- 5.25 gal (19.9 L)
- Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
- Final Drive
- On-Demand True AWD/2WD
- Engine Braking System
- Standard; Active Descent Control: Standard
- Suspension Front
- Dual A-Arm 9" (22.9 cm) Travel
- Suspension Rear
- Dual A-Arm, Rolled 10.25" (26 cm) Travel
- Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disk with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
- Tires Front
- 26 x 8-14; (Model) Maxxis
- Tires Rear
- 26 x 10-14; (Model) Maxxis
- Stamped Steel
- 53" (134.6 cm)
- Dry Weight
- 759 lb (345 kg)
- Dimensions (LxWxH)
- 83.25 x 47.6 x 50.75" (211.4 x 120.9 x 128.9 cm)
- Ground Clearance
- 12" (30.5 cm)
- Seat Height
- 37" (94 cm)
- Parking Brake
- Park in Transmission/Lockable Hand Lever
- Front Rack Capacity
- 120 lb (55 kg)
- Rear Rack Capacity
- 240 lb (110 kg)
- Hitch Towing Capacity
- 1,500 lb (680.4 kg)
- Standard/1.25" Receiver
- Cargo Mount System
- Lock & Ride
- Triple 50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights; Dual Brakelights/Taillights
- Analog Speedometer, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, Two Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Clock, Service Indicator, Diagnostic Indicator, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet