2002 Polaris Sportsman 500 Specifications

by Emily Rogers
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The 2002 Polaris Sportsman 500 has a suggested MSRP of $7,599. The actual model is a Sportsman 500 H.O.RSE. The front towing capacity is 90 lbs. and the rear towing capacity is 180 lbs. The standard Sportsman 500 H.O. comes with front- and rear-rack extenders, Goodyear Grip tires, as well as double-tube bumpers. This quad can be used for off-road fun, hunting and towing.

Engine and Drivetrain

The 2002 Polaris Sportsman 500 is powered by a 499-cc, four-stroke engine. The engine has four valves and is liquid cooled. Additionally, the 2002 Sportsman's engine has 40-mm, CV Mikuni Carburetion and an electric starting system with a recoil back up. As for the drivetrain, there is an automatic Polaris Variable transmission with an Engine Braking System. The drivetrain includes a thumb-switch engage, on-demand, four-wheel shaft, with an E-Z high and low shifter, with reverse.


The 2002 Polaris Sportsman 500 features single-lever hydraulic front disc brakes. Additionally, there is a rear-foot brake and a rear-hydraulic opposed piston caliper brake, with a parking brake and hydraulic all-wheel lock. The Sportsman 500 also includes front Macpherson strut suspension; with 6.7 inches of travel. There is also a rear Progressive rate swing, fully independent, with an anti-roll bar; including 9.5 inches of travel.


The total weight of the 2002 Polaris Sportsman 500 equals out to 750 lbs. The length is 85 inches, the width is 46 inches and, lastly, the height is 47 inches. Additionally, the size of the wheelbase is 51 inches total. The fuel capacity is 5.25 gallons.

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