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)
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.
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.
Engine Type 4-Stroke SOHC Single Cylinder
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injected
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
Front Suspension Dual A-Arm 9" (22.9 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension Dual A-Arm, Rolled 10.25" (26 cm) Travel
Front/Rear Brakes Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
Parking Brake Park in Transmission/Lockable Hand Lever
Front Tires / Model 26 x 8-14; Maxxis
Rear Tires / Model 26 x 10-14; Maxxis
Wheels Stamped Steel
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)
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