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2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI: Updating a Legend

March 2008 Product Review

2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI: Updating a Legend

Polaris pioneered the modern big-bore ATV market in the mid-1990s with the release of the Sportsman 500. The Sportsman's long-travel independent rear suspension, high-displacement (for the time) four-stroke engine, continuously variable transmission and other features were revolutionary. The success of the initial 500 started a tidal wave of ATVs with large displacement mills and automatic transmissions that is still cresting throughout the industry. For model year 2008, Polaris brings back the Sportsman 500 EFI with the tried and true features many riders have come to rely upon, along with some newer twists that evolved due to customer demand. When put to the test, the 500 showed that it still packs a lot of punch for bear hunters. Read more...

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