Polaris Scrambler 400 Specificationsby Cathel Hutchison
The Scrambler 400 is a four wheel drive ATV first manufactured by Polaris in the late 1990s. The little brother of the more powerful Scrambler 500, the Polaris Scrambler 400 is able to reach a speed approaching 70 mph. It was originally released for an MSRP of $4,949.
General Engine and Transmission Specs
The Polaris Scrambler 400 has a one-cylinder, two-stroke engine with a displacement of 378 cc. It has a bore and stroke of 83 mm by 70 mm and is transverse mounted. The engine has digital ignition and a wet clutch. The engine is oil injected and uses a 34mm CV Mikuni carburetor.
Transmission and Fuel Capacity
The Polaris Scrambler 400 has the Polaris Variable Transmission, with forward and reverse. It has a fuel capacity of 4.0 gallons.
Brake and Suspension Specs
The Polaris Scrambler 400 uses a single-levered hydraulic disc for front brakes, and a foot-operated rear brake with a hydraulic, opposed-piston caliper and a rear-axle fixed disc. It has a hydraulic, all-wheel lock for a parking brake. The front suspension in the Scrambler 400 is MacPherson strut, with 8.2 inches of travel. The rear suspension uses a progressive-rate swing arm with 10.5 inches of travel.
Dimension, Weight, and Tire Specs
The Scrambler 400 has a length of 74.5 inches, a height of 47.0 inches, a width of 46.5 inches, a weight of 481 lb., and a wheelbase of 49.75 inches. The front tires are 23/R and the rear tires are 22/11 R10. It can tow 850 lb.
Cathel Hutchison began editing and writing in 2007 and has worked with various institutions and publishers, including editing courses for the Open University and captioning for the cultural archive "Am Baile." Hutchison holds a Master of Letters in history from the University of Aberdeen and a Master of Arts in American studies from the University of Edinburgh.