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2021 Sportsman 850 Sage Green is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 197.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Ride Evaluation, AWSOME!!! I went out today for the first ride on a new machine, this 850SP is awesome.Power to spare, great handling? That exhaust note is sweet compared to my 2016 570. My only complaint is the CST tires. I had 2 flat tires in the first 20 miles. Both were small punctures on the side walls. If CST had any sidewall protection, i don't think this would have happened. Hey you guys in R&D you designed a great machine, why did you go cheap with these CST tires? I'm glad it has ample storage for an air compressor and plug kit or else I'd still be walking! I'd rate this 850SP a 5 star if it weren't for the cheap tires.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from TONS OF POWER I bought this atv in September of 2019. I used it for Hunting land management and rifle season for whitetail. Atv did everything and more. Lots of Power. We had some trails in the woods that were flooded and had an inch of ice on top and I was able to drive drive through it in AWD and low gear like it was nothing. Nobody else wanted to try to go through it. The only down fall is that It warmed up this Hunting season and the wheel wells and all the small little places underneath were just filled with mud. I mean so much it was touching the tires. Other then that I would highly recommend the 850. Cheaper then the 1000 and I don't think you will notice the 12 hp difference.
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Plenty power I bought this 850 Sportsman for hunting and scouting. It has power to handle rough terrain but it's not an optimum hunting machine. It is too loud for hunting and it doesn't idle around at slow speed well. The differentials are noisy. Fuel consumption is higher than any other motorcycle that I have ever owned. It performs well in situations where it is being accellerated. There are wires exposed on the machine which brings concern about riding thru brush, briars and sapplings. I can't say that I am unhappy about the purchase but it certainly wasn't what I was expecting. I guess the Honda's Ive owned in the past just have me spoiled.
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine, love it. This is my third polaris machine, they just keep getting better. Excellent ride, excellent power, excellent fuel economy. I highly recommend the factory option racks and bumpers, really improves the look and utility of the machine, while protecting it as well. Dealer installed them before I picked it up, easy as that. The polaris plow is extremely easy to put on and off with no mounts hanging below the frame rails. Plows awesome. Extremely fast in the woods and pits. Sounds great with the new single exhaust just like the 1000. Very happy I decided to grab a 2019.
Date published: 2019-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond pleased! I bought my Polaris Sportman 850 in March. I’ve put a couple hundred miles on since I’ve owned it and they’ve been hard miles mostly. I’m beyond pleased with it. The power of the twin cylinder high output engine nnis unbelievable. You can stand it up on two wheels without even trying. So far it’s tackled everything I’ve put it through with no problems. It does great in the mud. And it’s such a comfortable ride. The arched A-arms are so nice to have. My only complaint is the location of the radiator. It’s plugs with much pretty easy. But it’s also very easy to clean. Other than that this quad has been so great to me and has shown up quite of few other brands in the woods. My cousin said he will definitely purchasing a Polaris for his next quad after seeing how mine performs. I’m proud to say I own a Polaris!
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Machine! Only have 500 miles on it but so far so good. I moved into this from a 570 and I have to admit that it takes some getting use to due to the power. There has been a couple of times that I hit the throttle and it takes off way faster than the 570. I love that the grill comes out to make cleaning the radiator easy and the removable storage tray is awesome because it makes everything very accessible
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ride it like you stole it most of my riding is on trails and forest roads. if you encounter twisty, rutted, rocky trails, that doesn't mean you slow down on this machine. it handles everything i throw at it with ease. control and handling is spot on. the power steering makes the machine handle like it is a lot lighter than it is. weight transfer is perfect, lean forward to get a little more bite from the front tires going into a corner and lean back to get traction coming out of the corner. in that manner it handles just like my 2017 rush snowmobile. the power from the 850 engine is awesome. i have 700 fun miles on this atv. no issues it just works.
Date published: 2020-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power Power and more Power I thought my Polaris 500 HO had power, but this 850 is a beast. Super smooth delivery of the power, and excellent handing and brakes! Ride and ground clearance are also excellent and enjoy the super clear and bright instrument cluster. My 850 Titanium leaves all my buddies and their rides in the dust!
Date published: 2020-05-11
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Customer Reviews
Starting at $8,899 US MSRP

EXPLORE THE SPORTSMAN 850 LINE-UP

Meet the ATV that defined a category. The Sportsman 850 continues the tradition of do-it-all capability and toughness, with power that packs a punch and suspension to tame even the wildest terrains.

 

  • 78-Horsepower ProStar Engine with EFI
  • Industry-Leading On-Demand All-Wheel Drive
  • 11.5” of Ground Clearance
  • Industry’s Largest 30 A.H. Battery
  • 360 lb Front and Rear Rack Capacity

Rider Review

"An awesome and amazing ATV. Really fast. Great handling and maneuvering! Killer looks."

PREMIUM FEATURES

Polaris Sportsman 850 Power

POWER THROUGH THE ELEMENTS

There’s nothing like the wide-open feeling you get from a Sportsman. The power, traction and ground clearance to tame the wildest terrain and always stay in control.

 

  • High-Output 78-Horsepower Engine
  • Industry-Leading On-Demand All-Wheel Drive
  • 11.5” of Ground Clearance
Polaris Sportsman 850 Confidence

START YOUR DAY WITH CONFIDENCE

Take charge with the assured capability of the 850. The industry’s largest cranking amp battery to get you started in extreme weather and force to tow the biggest hauls.

 

  • Powerful 30 A.H. Battery
  • 1,500 lb. Towing Capacity
  • 360 lb. Front and Rear Rack Capacity
Polaris Sportsman 850 Thrill Rides

THRILL RIDES HAVE NO CURFEW

Ride on your own terms, day or night with the added visibility of a third handlebar-mounted pod light. An easy-to-read backlit digital display system allows you to manage your speed or track your mileage with just a glance.

FACTORY CHOICE PACKAGES

Factory-choice packages tailor your Sportsman for improved trail performance. Get the confidence of factory-installation while saving time and money.

Polaris Sportsman 850 Trail Package

Trail Package

Your passion for trail riding shouldn't be limited and neither should your ATV. The new Sportsman 850 trail package offers a 3,500 lb Polaris HD winch, front, and rear trail bumpers, and painted springs.

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