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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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800 engine comparison

Just curious. I have a 2009 Sportsman with an 800 engine and want to know what the horsepower / torque is stock?

Polaris has been pretty boisterous with the 850's horsepower, but I want to see how my 09' 800 compares. I know the 2010 800 is advertised to have 15% more power than the 09', but what are the numbers?

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If I'm not mistaken the 850 has 71 Horsepower at 7300 RPM.

With a power commander and exhaust upgrade you can therorically get 100HP

I don't know if that's crank or at the wheels.

All I know is that my stock 850 pulls so hard it's almost scary sometimes. And it never stops. The power just keeps increasing as the CVT spins out. If this quad was 100 pounds lighter you would have to put a wheelie bar on it to keep it on 4 wheels!!
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i have never seen torque ratings, but you are probably pushing 54 hp on your 800 and the 850 is right around 70 hp. give or take 2-3hp + or -
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how much power in my 09 500ho efi?

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how much power in my 09 500ho efi?
about 36 hp
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Wow I need a 850!
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I hung around the dealer and asked people bringing there quads in for service what they thought of the 500 and everyone said they wished they would have bought the 800. So thats what I bought.
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polaris site:arb.ca.gov - Google Search - lists HP for California quads (lines up with published numbers for others too so I don't think CA ones are down on power)

Just change Polaris in the search for Kawasaki/Honda/whatever to see. I was looking these up when I bought, and had tested a lot of bikes (including an 800). But price, ease of riding, and most of all dependability had me going with the tried and true '09 500. I'd started out thinking I'd get a Suzuki KQ 450, then considered a KQ 750, and CanAm Outlanders. But CanAm problems were downright scary (soo many threads about bent frames and dead shocks on new machines) and they felt squirrely (aka sporty) and the Suzuki's were a little less refined. Kawasaki's were nice but you had to go to the 750 for efi and buying a pair was a pricey prospect.

These numbers aren't strictly 2009, some may be '07 through '10, so take them with a grain of salt.

Suzuki KingQuad 450 36.7 single
Suzuki KingQuad 500 38.2 single
Suzuki KingQuad 750 49.6 single

Polaris Sportsman 500 36.2 single
Polaris Sportsman 550 40.2 single
Polaris Sportsman 800 48.3 twin

Kawasaki BruteForce 650 41.4 twin
Kawasaki BruteForce 750 49.8 twin

Honda Rubicon 500 33.4 single
Honda Rincon 680 38.5 single

Yamaha Grizzly 550 36.9 single
Yamaha Grizzly 700 46.9 single

CanAm Outlander 500 38.9 twin
CanAm Outlander 650 55.4 twin
CanAm Outlander 800 70.5 twin

ArticCat 550 35.0 single
ArticCat 700 44.0 single
ArticCat 1000 63.8 twin

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'09 Sportsman 500 EFI - Red
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What good is ALL that HP if ya cant hook it up?, and if you did get that perfect traction, could the machine handle it?
I have a 09 800HO, TONS of power, but it is my first quad so I would be impressed. next time around, I will probably go for more horse.
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Wow. I remember the days when a 450 was the biggest and baddest engine out there. The bar is way higher than that nowadays!
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