2008 Polaris Sportsman® 500 H.O.

Sportsman® 500 H.O.

Back by popular demand, the legendary Sportsman that started it all. With On-Demand True AWD, IRS, disc brakes, plenty of storage, and the lowest manufacturers suggested retail price ever for a Sportsman 500, you get the legendary ride and handling at an unbelievable price.

Additional Specifications:

  • Drive System: Automatic PVT 2WD / AWD
  • Wheels: Stamped steel
  • Hitch / Type: Standard / receiver
  • Instrumentation: •Digital gauge•Speedometer•Odometer•Tachometer•Tripmeter•Hourmeter•Clock•Gear indicator•Fuel gauge•Hi temp / low battery lights•DC outlet

General Information

Manufacturer Polaris
Model Year 2008
Model Sportsman® 500 H.O.
Model Code A08MH50AZ
Stock Number 540
Color Indy Red


Brakes Front: Single lever hydraulic discRear: Hydraulic rear foot brake
Tires Front: 25 x 8-12; 489Rear: 25 x 11-12; 489


Length 83 in. (210.8 cm)
Height 48 in. (121.9 cm)
Width 48 in. (121.9 cm)
Weight 696 lbs. (316 kg)
Ground Clearance 11.25 in. (28.6 cm)
Wheelbase 50.5 in. (128.3 cm)
Seat Height 33.75 in. (85.7 cm)


Transmission P/R/N/L/H
Drive System 4x4
Drive Shaft


Engine 4-stroke
Displacement 499 cc
Carburetion 40 mm CV Mikuni
Starting Electric with recoil back-up
Cooling Liquid


Suspension Front: MacPherson strut; 8.2 in. (20.8 cm) travelRear: Fully independent, progressive rate with anti-roll bar; 9.5 in. (24.1 cm) travel
Load Capacity Front Rack: 90 lbs. (40.8 kg) Rear Rack: 180 lbs. (81.6 kg)
Towing Capacity 1,225 lbs. (555.7 kg)


Additional Colors Sage Green, Indy Red