Difference between a sportsman and XP - Polaris ATV Forum
Polaris ATV Forum
Go Back   Polaris ATV Forum > Polaris Model Specific Discussions > Polaris Sportsman

Polaris Sportsman Discussions for the Polaris Sportsman 90, 300, 355, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 700, 800, 850

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2012, 03:45 PM
toofast250r's Avatar
ATV Enthusiast
 
Member #17424
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kinderhook, NY
Posts: 53
Difference between a sportsman and XP

Just like the title says, could anybody explain to me the difference betwen a sportsman and a XP? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
PolarisATVForums is the premier Polaris ATV Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see these ads, So Register, It's Free!
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2012, 05:03 PM
phil's Avatar
Polaris ATV Legend
 
Member #4618
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Black Lake, NY
Posts: 1,957
Same as night and day.

Totally different suspension and hence handling. Totally different engine design xp has EFI (not on the value line, any longer). Those are the major ones. I suggest you find a dealer and have a really close look at them both and test drive them as well.
__________________
2015 Sportsman 850 in Sage Green
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
Camoplast Tatou 4s Track System
Heated Grips and Throttle Control
Lowrance BAJA 540 GPS
SuperATV EZSteer 380
Various Mods for Ice-Fishing
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2012, 05:06 PM
bobx2's Avatar
Super Moderator
Premium Member Premium Member
 
Member #14376
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,098
The only thing they have in common is the shift lever and knob.
__________________
2015 Sportsman 570 Touring EPS, 26" Kenda Bearclaw HTR's on ITP Delta Steel wheels, Warn XT25, Iron Baltic HDPE Skid Plates (Mine)
2015 Sportsman 570 Touring EPS, 26" Kenda Bearclaw HTR's on ITP Delta Steel wheels, Warn Vantage 3000, Warn Mid-Mount Plow (Wife's)
http://www.coatv.com/index.php
2011 XP 850 EPS (SOLD 3,600 miles), 28" Kenda Bearclaw HTR's on STI HD2 Wheels, Warn XT25, Ricochet Ultimate protection, Elka Stage 1 shocks, QSC clutch kit
2009 Sportsman 500 EFI HO (SOLD 2,600 miles), 26" Maxxis Bighorns, ITP Delta Steel wheels, Polaris 2,500 lb. winch, Cycle Country plow (Wife's)
2007 Sportsman 800 X2 (SOLD 2,500 miles), 26" Maxxis Bighorns, ITP Delta Steel wheels, Polaris 2,500 lb. winch
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2012, 05:15 PM
bgirard420's Avatar
Polaris ATV Legend
 
Member #11494
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 4,623
Quote:
Originally Posted by toofast250r View Post
could anybody explain to me the difference betwen a sportsman and a XP?
Anywhere from $2500-$4000 depending on options

That's why they call them value line and extreme performance respectively. It's like saying what's the difference between Honda and Acura or Toyota and Lexus.

Totally different in terms of options like EBS, ADC, 14" rims stock. XP engine is turned sideways resulting in a more narrow saddle. Not to mention the power differences.
__________________
2013 Polaris XP 850 HO LE EPS
  • Full Ricochet Armor (Black Anodized), ATV GURU Cobra F & R Brush Guards, Polaris L&R rear box w/Backrest & Bags, Scrambler LE Hand Guards, Symtec Heat Demon Grips, Rotopax 2+2
2010 Polaris 500 HO
  • 25" GBC Spartacus, EPI Clutch Kit, Full Ricochet Armor, Polaris 2500 lb Winch Rear Box & Hand Guards, SuperATV Bumpers
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2012, 05:15 PM
bgirard420's Avatar
Polaris ATV Legend
 
Member #11494
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 4,623
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobx2 View Post
The only thing they have in common is the shift lever and knob.
Very true.
__________________
2013 Polaris XP 850 HO LE EPS
  • Full Ricochet Armor (Black Anodized), ATV GURU Cobra F & R Brush Guards, Polaris L&R rear box w/Backrest & Bags, Scrambler LE Hand Guards, Symtec Heat Demon Grips, Rotopax 2+2
2010 Polaris 500 HO
  • 25" GBC Spartacus, EPI Clutch Kit, Full Ricochet Armor, Polaris 2500 lb Winch Rear Box & Hand Guards, SuperATV Bumpers
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2012, 05:29 PM
WilliamBos's Avatar
Polaris ATV Legend
 
Member #5254
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: on land.
Posts: 5,877
EFI on the XP and 800, and carb on the 400/500.
__________________
Thanks,
Will

2012 Sportsman 400HO - 5,000KM and counting.
25" Traxion Grippers
Warn RT 25, Warn Hawse Fairlead, Synthetic Rope, Glacier III plow.
Polaris HD Front coils, GSE Airfilter, Polaris Pre filter.
Polaris Hand & Thumb Warmers.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-14-2012, 07:28 PM
toofast250r's Avatar
ATV Enthusiast
 
Member #17424
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kinderhook, NY
Posts: 53
When did the XP chassis come out?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-15-2012, 01:14 AM
phil's Avatar
Polaris ATV Legend
 
Member #4618
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Black Lake, NY
Posts: 1,957
Quote:
Originally Posted by toofast250r View Post
When did the XP chassis come out?
'09, if I'm not mistaken.
__________________
2015 Sportsman 850 in Sage Green
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
Camoplast Tatou 4s Track System
Heated Grips and Throttle Control
Lowrance BAJA 540 GPS
SuperATV EZSteer 380
Various Mods for Ice-Fishing
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-15-2012, 05:01 AM
blueline15's Avatar
Polaris ATV Legend
 
Member #230
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Washington State
Posts: 6,903
Quote:
Originally Posted by phil View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by toofast250r View Post
When did the XP chassis come out?
'09, if I'm not mistaken.
Correct.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Polaris ATV Forum > Polaris Model Specific Discussions > Polaris Sportsman



Search tags for this page
difference between a 2013 550 sportsman sp and a 2013 550 sportsman xp
,
difference between an 550 polaris xp and a sportsman 550?
,
difference between polaris scrambler frame saw as xp
,

difference between polaris sportsman and xp

,

difference between sportsman and xp

,
difference in sportsman eps
,

difference of polaris xp and non xp

,

difference polaris sportsman xp

,
physical difference between polaris xp and sp models
,

what is a polaris sportsman xp

,

what is the difference between polaris sportsman an xp sportsman

,
whats the difference between a polaris sportsman and a polaris xplorer
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's the difference between AA and FA? Kevin108 Polaris Scrambler 0 04-11-2012 10:06 AM
such a difference 800touring Polaris XP 2 09-17-2011 04:33 AM
Difference between a 400 and bigger Sportsman? Pdawg88 ATV General Discussion 5 05-31-2011 06:44 AM
Who can tell me the difference? 1MEAN4x4 Polaris Sportsman 3 07-29-2010 07:11 AM
Difference in RZR 800/ Sportsman 800 engine? leechiu1321 ATV Performance Modifications 2 07-15-2010 08:24 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:17 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.