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The 2011 Polaris Sportsman Touring 850 EPS ATV is our most powerful and the industry’s most comfortable 2-person ATV. For 2011: more suspension travel, larger fuel tank and more.

Key features are:
•850cc SOHC Twin-Cylinder EFI Engine
•Adjustable Rear Comfort Ride Seat Suspension (TM)
•Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
•Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)

Features:

First-Ever Seat Suspension
The exclusive Comfort Ride Seat Suspension features a spring beneath the passenger seat, adding to the 10.25" of travel on the legendary Polaris IRS. Our IRS is angled rearward for even greater comfort and to reduce squat while accelerating.

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.

Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
The smoothest, most responsive power steering available, with 30% more power assist than the leading competitor, plus Variable Assist for easier steering at lower speeds and greater responsiveness at higher speeds.

Strong, Powerful Engine
850 Twin, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Standard Front Storage And New! Rear Accessory Box
Large front storage has 8.2 gallons of capacity. For more storage, remove the passenger seat and new Lock & Ride hand grips and replace it with an optional Lock & Ride accessory box with 2.5-gallon capacity.

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.

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

Specifications
MSRP $10,899

Engine
Engine Type 4-Stroke SOHC Twin Cylinder
Displacement 850cc
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 Cast Aluminum

Dimensions
Wheelbase 57" (144.8 cm)
Dry Weight 798 lb (362 kg)
Overall Vehicle Size (LxWxH) 86.5 x 47.6 x 58.25" (219.7 x 120.9 x 147.9 cm)
Ground Clearance 11.25" (28.5 cm)
Seat Height 35.75" (90.8 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 1,995 lb (905 kg)
Hitch/Type Standard/1.25" Receiver
 

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Does anybody know if some of the new features can be retrofitted to a 2010 model. Bigger Fuel tank and removable passenger grips and rear storage box. These would be nice to add to mine. Maybe Blueline 15 can find out?
 

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I just bought the 2011 only because of the features. as much gas as it burns I'm glad I did. and I love to be abale to make the back rack flat with the axtra tool box. and the handles come off very easy. I also have e o7, outlander Max that irealy like but the 850 touring is much nicer.
 

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Does ANYONE know how the turning radius of a 2011 touring compares to the regular XP? Even the dealers don't know. Another question the dealers can't seem to answer is how does the 850 compare to the fuel economy of the 550? I understand that many factors enter into mpg, but under similar conditions, someone should know what the PERCENTAGE difference is. This is important to me concerning which one I purchase. I am aware that the 2011 tank holds 16 percent more fuel. Many thanks to those who can provide this information.
 

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I don't know how much gas the 550 will use. But my 850 touring uses much more than my can-am 650 max. I am hoping its just because it's new and everything is very tight. The turning radius Im not sure of but the wheel base is 4" longer and is 1/2 shorter than my can-am. With the more rack space befind the rear seat on the Outlander it's a total of 8" lomger overall. The polaris touring is and does to turn shorter than the can am. Its worth the longer wheel base for the improved ride.
 

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...ahh...my next machine! I will be going to the dealer now in January...and trying to strike a deal!:spankme: Just waiting for my 2011 enclosed trailer to be built. Should be ready 2nd or 3rd week in January. :hump:


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Bought a 2011 850 XP last fall with about 3000 miles on it. Really like it, lots of motor , nice ride. Have had a couple of occasions :thanks:where I've started it up put it into gear ( either 2 0r 4 wheel dr } clutch drive belt sounds engaged, but rear differential seams to spin with little grab. Is there like a helix( friction clutch ) inside rear differential ?? Possibly low on rear differential fluid. Would appreciate any input. Has come out of this condition each time . But still concerns me. Will check rear differential levels. Thanks Dan
 
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