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2011 Polaris Sportsman 400 H.O.
2011 Polaris Sportsman 400 H.O.

– 2011 Polaris Sportsman 400 H.O.

2011 Polaris Sportsman 400 H.O.

The 2011 Polaris Sportsman® 400 H.O. is the best value ATV available. It returns to the full-size chassis, with improved ride and handling. It’s ideal for trail riding and hunting, and is a great Utility ATV.

Key features are:
– 455cc High Output Engine (HO)
– On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
– Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)


2011 Polaris Sportsman 400 H.O. Features:

New! Sportsman 400 H.O. Full-Size Best Value ATVThe full-size Sportsman 400 H.O. is back and better than ever. Now with the same full-size chassis as the Sportsman 500 H.O., it delivers improved ride and handling, the reliable power of a 455cc liquid-cooled engine, and a great value.

Legendary Smooth Rolled Independent Rear Suspension
The Sportsman was the world’s first ATV with IRS, a feature that made it as popular as it is today. Its rock-solid design has 9.5″ of travel to minimize body roll and keep the ride smooth.

New! Restyled Design With Lock & RideA restyled body gives the Sportsman an aggressive new look and improved sight lines for the driver. The Lock & Ride composite front rack system and matching rear rack make it easy to carry gear.

New! Higher Radiator Placement
Radiator is mounted 3″ higher in the chassis and angled rearward to keep it out of mud and you on

High Ground Clearance
A full 11.25″ of obstacle-clearing ground clearance lets you tackle some of the tougher terrain that comes your way.

On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
True AWD keeps you moving, automatically engaging all four wheels when you need more forward traction and reverting back to 2WD when you don’t. Other ATVs use a limited-slip differential, engaging only three wheels.



2011 Polaris Sportsman 400 H.O. – Specifications
American MSRP $5,599 USD
Canadian MSRP $6,799 CDN

Engine Type 4-Stroke Single Cylinder
Displacement 455cc High Output (H.O.)
Fuel System Carbureted
Cooling Liquid

Transmission/Final Drive Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft
Drive System On-Demand True AWD/2WD
Engine Braking System/ Active Descent Control Accessory/N.A..

Front Suspension MacPherson Strut With 8.2″ (20.8 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension Dual A-Arm, IRS 9.5″ (24.1 cm) Travel

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 25 x 8-12; 489
Rear Tires / Model 25 x 10-12; 489
Wheels Stamped Steel

Wheelbase 50.5″ (128.3 cm)
Dry Weight 688 lb (312 kg)
Overall Vehicle Size (LxWxH) 83 x 48 x 48″ (210.8 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm)

Ground Clearance 11.25″ (28.6 cm)
Seat Height 33.75″ (85.7 cm)

Fuel Capacity 4.1 gal (15.5 L)
Front/Rear Rack Capacity 90 lb(40.8 kg)/180 lb(81.6 kg)
Hitch Towing Rating 1,225 lb (555.7 kg)
Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity “*Based on EU Directive 76/432/EC 1,786 lb (810.1 kg)
Hitch/Type Standard/1.25″ Receiver

Cargo System Lock & Ride
Lighting Dual 50w Low Beam Bumper Lights, Single 50w High Beam Pod Light; Dual Brakelights/Taillights
Instrumentation Digital Gauge, Analog Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Tripmeter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet