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– 2009 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O.
2009 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O.
Slogging through the fog and slop on Duck Opener. Conquering an endless sea of boulders. Or just coming around the trail’s bend and discovering a place you never knew existed.
The places we ride. The experiences we take away. They’re what shape everything we do at Polaris.
2009 Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. – Specifications
American MSRP $5,999+ USD
Canadian MSRP $7,499+ CDN
Engine Type: 4-stroke
Displacement, cc: 499
Carburetion: 40mm CV Mikuni
Final Drive: Shaft
Drive System: Automatic PVT, 2WD/AWD
Engine-Braking System: Accessory
Active Descent Control: N/A
Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut with 8.2″ / 20.8 cm travel
Rear Suspension: Fully Independent, progressive rate with anti-roll bar; 9.5″ / 24.1 cm travel
Front Brakes: Single-Lever Hydraulic disc
Rear Brake: Hydraulic rear foot brake
Tires and Wheels
Front Tires: 25 x 8-12; 489
Rear Tires: 25 x 11-12; 489
Wheels: Stamped Steel
Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase: 50.5″ / 128.3 cm
Dry Weight: 696 lb. / 316 kg
Length/Width/Height: 83″ / 210.8 cm, 48″ / 121.9 cm, 48″ / 121.9 cm
Seat Height: 33.75″ / 85.7 cm
Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gal / 15.5 ltr
Front Rack/Box Capacity: 90 lb. / 40.8 kg
Rear Rack Capacity: 180 lb. / 81.6 kg
Hitch Towing Capacity: 1,225 lb. / 555.7 kg
Ground Clearance: 11.25″ / 28.6 cm
Hitch/Type: Std / Receiver
Instrumentation: Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Tripmeter, Hour Meter, Clock, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hi Temp/Low Batt Lights, DC Outlet.
Colors/Colours: Sage Green, Indy Red