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2011 Polaris Sportsman X2 550
2011 Polaris Sportsman X2 550

– 2011 Polaris Sportsman X2 550

2011 Polaris Sportsman X2 550

The 2011 Polaris Sportsman® X2 550 is the most versatile ATV on the planet. The perfect utility ATV in rear-cargo mode and touring ATV in 2-Up mode. New: more seat foam increases passenger comfort.

Key features are:
– 549cc SOHC EFI Engine
– 1-Up & 2-Up Versatility In Seconds
– On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive (AWD) With Versatrac Turf Mode
– Anti-Kickback Steering


2011 Polaris Sportsman X2 550 Features:

1-Up And 2-Up Versatility In Seconds
Switches from work to play in seconds. Rear dump box features a 400-lb. capacity and, in three easy steps, goes from 1-up work mode to 2-up play mode in less than 10 seconds.

New! Passenger Seat Design
We added 21% more seat foam for a total of 4″ of seat padding, to increase passenger comfort on those long rides.

Huge Front Storage
Huge Front Storage Box With 8.2-Gallon Storage Capacity

On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive (AWD) With Versatrac Turf Mode
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. When in 2WD, the VersaTrac Turf Mode switch unlocks the rear differential for easier, tighter turns to minimize damage to sensitive terrain.

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.

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.

Roll Ed Independent Rear Suspension IRS
With 10.25″ of suspension travel, our proven Rolled IRS is angled rearward to keep the ride smooth for you and your passenger and reduce squat while accelerating



2011 Polaris Sportsman X2 550 – Specifications
American MSRP $8,999 USD
Canadian MSRP $10,999 CDN

Engine Type 4-Stroke SOHC Single Cylinder
Displacement 549cc
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injected
Cooling Liquid

Transmission/Final Drive Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft
Drive System On-Demand True AWD/2WD/VersaTrac Turf Mode
Engine Braking System/ Active Descent Control Standard/Standard

Front Suspension Dual A-Arm 9″ (22.9 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension Dual A-Arm, Rolled 10.25″ (26 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 26 x 8-14; Maxxis
Rear Tires / Model 26 x 10-14; Maxxis
Wheels Stamped Steel

Wheelbase 57″ (144.8 cm)
Dry Weight 799 lb (362.3 kg)
Overall Vehicle Size (LxWxH) 93.25 x 47.6 x 49.5″ (236.8 x 120.9 x 125.73 cm)
Ground Clearance 11.25″ (28.5 cm)
Seat Height 35.75″ (90.8 cm)

Fuel Capacity 5.25 gal (19.9 L)
Bed Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.5″x19.5″x6.5″ (95×49.5×16.5 cm)
Front/Rear Rack Box Capacity 120 lb (55 kg)/400 lb (180 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

Cargo System Lock & Ride
Lighting Triple 50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights; Dual Brakelights/Taillights
Instrumentation Analog Speedometer, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, Two Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Clock, Service Indicator, Diagnostic Indicator, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, TURF Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet