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The 2008 Polaris Recreation & Utility ATV Line Up

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The 2008 Polaris Recreation & Utility ATV Line Up

For 2008, Polaris has simplified its Sportsman line along with adding new complementary models that will appeal to a wider variety of customers.

For 1-Up ATVs, Polaris has added more power to the Sportsman 800 EFI, brought back the carbureted Sportsman 500 H.O. and is introducing the Sportsman 400 H.O. in a mid-size chassis.

Polaris’ offering of 2-Up vehicles has new options with the addition of the Touring line. These all-the-time 2-Up machines, available in 800cc and 500cc models, offer more value than competitive 2-Up models and are the most comfortable ATVs ever with more features for passenger comfort than any other 2-Up ATV. Touring passengers will enjoy more room than found on competitive 2-Up models; a larger, taller backrest; soft, vibration-absorbing hand holds; adjustable, vibration-absorbing foot rests and dual cup holders. Polaris also will offer the versatile Sportsman X2 in 700cc and 500cc. Customers will find the Sportsman 700 X2 as the, “World’s Best Value Big Bore 2-Up ATV,” with its highly competitive price tag that offers a 2-Up configuration at the same price as some of the competitors 1-Up machines.

All Polaris 2-Up ATVs also feature an exclusive VERSATRAC system and rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). The Polaris VERSATRAC system enables the rider to choose Turf mode, 2-wheel drive or On Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) by a thumb switch on
the handlebar. When in Turf mode, the Sportsman X2 provides 20 percent tighter turns and minimizes damage to soft terrain. To optimize the ride when carrying a passenger or loads, the rolled IRS angles the A-arms and 2-stage springs creating wheel travel that moves up and back.

All fuel injected Sportsman models come standard with the Polaris Engine Braking System (EBS) and intelligent Active Descent Control (ADC). Engine braking assists in braking on steep inclines, while ADC provides four-wheel braking when the vehicle is in AWD, is operating at speeds below 15 mph and there is no throttle being applied.

To make the “World’s Toughest ATVs” even tougher, most Sportsman models also are being offered in a variety of new painted colors that are nine times more durable than standard plastic. Along with being more durable, the process has a repairable finish so scratches can be fixed.

Customers will continue to find standard features such as independent rear suspension, true On Demand All-Wheel Drive, the industry’s best-selling automatic Polaris Variable Transmission and tough bodywork with more on-board storage than the competition.

Sportsman 1-Up Line Up
Sportsman 800 H.O. EFI
• Original big bore 800 returns with High Output engine for 10 percent more power
• Standard dual exhaust
• Improved throttle and clutching response
• Available in Sagebrush Green, Boardwalk Blue, Stealth Black and Sunset Red. These models come standard with cast aluminum rims. Mossy Oak New Break Up Camo model also available.

Sportsman 500 EFI
• Best-selling, automatic, 4x4 ATV of all-time returns with new color options including: Stealth Black, Boardwalk Blue, Sage Green, Indy Red Clear Coat and Mossy Oak New Break Up Camo.

Sportsman 500 H.O.
• The legendary, carbureted Sportsman 500 H.O. is back. Introduced at $6,499 in1996, this year’s model is at an all-time low price point of $5,999.
• Colors include Sage Green and Indy Red.

Sportsman 400 H.O.
• New for 2008, the Sportsman 400 H.O. offers power and full-sized features in a mid-size package.
• Colors include Sage Green, Indy Red and Mossy Oak New Break Up Camo.

Sportsman 300 H.O.
• Formerly called the Hawkeye 4x4.
• Colors include Sage Green and Indy Red.

Sportsman 500 H.O. 6x6
• The ultimate work ATV is available in Sage Green.

Other 1-Up Rec/Ute Models
Trail Boss 330
• Available in Indy Red.

Sportsman 2-Up Line Up
Sportsman Touring
• “The World’s Most Comfortable 2-Up ATV” with more passenger room, larger and taller backrest for passenger, dual cup holders, soft, vibration-absorbing hand holds and adjustable, vibration-absorbing foot wells.
• Available in 800cc or 500cc.
• Most price competitive 2-Ups available.
• Exclusive VERSATRAC and rolled IRS
• Sportsman 800 Touring comes in Stealth Black, Boardwalk Blue and Sunset Red.
• Sportsman 500 Touring comes in Stealth Black, Boardwalk Blue and Indy Red.

Sportsman X2
• “The World’s Most Versatile ATV” is back, available in 500cc and 700cc engine size.
• New Sportsman 700 X2 is best valued, big bore available.
• Exclusive VERSATRAC and rolled IRS
• Colors for the Sportsman 700 X2 and 500 X2 are Sage Green and Indy Red.

*Polaris reserves the right to change specifications at any time without incurring obligations.
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