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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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2011 Polaris Sportsman 550


The 2011 Polaris Sportsman® 550 ATV is engineered for extreme off-road performance. Ideal for trail riding, hunting, and is the perfect Utility ATV. For 2011: new gauges, tires and more.

Key features are:
•550cc SOHC EFI Engine
•Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)
•Superior Ergonomics

Features:

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 a smoother ride and less squat during acceleration.

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.

Ergonomics For Your Comfort
With the engine rotated 90 degrees, riders enjoy 33% wider floorboards and narrower vehicle width at the knees (3.25") and ankles. The narrower seat reduces leg fatigue and increases rider comfort.

Strong, Powerful Engine
550 Single, SOHC, 4 valves

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.

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.

On-Demand True All Wheel Drive (AWD)
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.

Specifications
MSRP $7,499

Engine
Engine Type 4-Stroke SOHC Single Cylinder
Displacement 549cc
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injected
Cooling Liquid

Drivetrain
Transmission/Final Drive Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft
Drive System On-Demand True AWD/2WD
Engine Braking System/ Active Descent Control Standard/Standard

Suspension
Front Suspension Dual A-Arm 9" (22.9 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension Dual A-Arm, Rolled 10.25" (26 cm) Travel

Brakes
Front/Rear Brakes Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
Parking Brake Park in Transmission/Lockable Hand Lever

Tires Wheels
Front Tires / Model 26 x 8-14; Maxxis
Rear Tires / Model 26 x 10-14; Maxxis
Wheels Stamped Steel

Dimensions
Wheelbase 53" (134.6 cm)
Dry Weight 722 lb (328 kg)
Overall Vehicle Size (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)

Capacities
Fuel Capacity 5.25 gal (19.9 L)
Front/Rear Rack Capacity 120 lb (55 kg)/240 lb (110 kg)
Hitch Towing Rating 1,500 lb (680.4 kg)
Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity "*Based on EU Directive 76/432/EC 1,786 lb (810.1 kg)
Hitch/Type Standard/1.25" Receiver
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 02:16 AM
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Pic is excellent no doubt.. In comparison with Suzuki, Honda, and Kawasaki, Polaris are OK to ride with. I don't have one though, but my favorite would be Honda..

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Pic is excellent no doubt.. In comparison with Suzuki, Honda, and Kawasaki, Polaris are OK to ride with. I don't have one though, but my favorite would be Honda..
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3500 lb. Polaris HD Winch
QSC Clutch Kit (from Ryan @ RVS Performance)
Odyssey PC925L-P Power Sports Battery
VIPair Windshield
HD ATV Gear Billet Pinion Cover
EPI HD Springs, Front & Rear
Cecco Frame Braces
27X9 and 27X11-14 STI Rocktane XD Rubber
Guru Bumpers, Front & Rear
Lock 'n Ride Front & Rear Boxes
Rhino Monster, Rear Box
Camoplast Tatou 4s Track System
Heated Grips and Throttle Control
Lowrance BAJA 540 GPS
SuperATV EZSteer 380
Various Mods for Ice-Fishing
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How. Is ADC? Any known Issues??

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Warn RT 25, Warn Hawse Fairlead, Synthetic Rope, Glacier III plow, Kolpin Rear Trailbox L&R Mounts.
6" Front LED Lightbar
Polaris HD Front coils
Polaris Hand & Thumb Warmers.
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I don't mind riding with Hondas either. I do kind of get tired of pulling them out of the mud though.

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I don't mind riding with Hondas either. I do kind of get tired of pulling them out of the mud though.

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that's my bike, that's my bike.... its awesome to ride and it disappears in the woods...

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The Polaris pictures and features are so expansive and color combination are so look attractive...
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Be carefuls Skismo with the ATV disappearing in the woods. I know a guy who lost his camo ATV hunting because the camo worked so well and had to sleep with his dead deer all night before he found his ATV the next day. His wife was not happy. After that he painted his beautiful camo wheels hunter orange. So much for camo! LOL>


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Be carefuls Skismo with the ATV disappearing in the woods. I know a guy who lost his camo ATV hunting because the camo worked so well and had to sleep with his dead deer all night before he found his ATV the next day. His wife was not happy. After that he painted his beautiful camo wheels hunter orange. So much for camo! LOL>
Wow!! Excellent job on Camo then.



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25" Traxion Grippers
Warn RT 25, Warn Hawse Fairlead, Synthetic Rope, Glacier III plow, Kolpin Rear Trailbox L&R Mounts.
6" Front LED Lightbar
Polaris HD Front coils
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