Polaris 500 now custom built for Aussie conditions

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Updated: June 11, 2013

For years, the Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. has been one of the pillars of the Polaris range, with its
legendary reliability, ride quality and capabilities combining with outstanding value to deliver it the
mantle of the world’s number one selling automatic 4×4 ATV.

The H.O. will now become H.D. with a Heavy Duty specification of the Sportsman 500 just released to
the Australian market, designed specifically for Australian conditions. A number of product improvements have been put in place
specifically to better suit our conditions and usage.

The Sportsman 500 H.D. will now come complete with greasable/sealed ball joints, sealed driveshaft
splines and sealed suspension bushings to not only provide increased durability in the harsh Australian
conditions, but also provide easier ongoing maintenance.

“As our American parent company, Polaris takes the Australian market very seriously and has
demonstrated a willingness to make the necessary investments in research and development to make a
great product even better suited to the Australian market,” said Polaris Industries Australia & New Zealand Country Manager, Brad
Wolstenholme

All the character and features of the traditional Sportsman 500 will remain, including the tried-and-true
498cc high output, liquid cooled engine, On Demand True All Wheel Drive, 28.6cm ground clearance, a
combined front/rear rack capacity of over 120kg and a towing capacity of 555kg. The radiator is also
mounted 3” higher in the chassis and angled rearward to provide greater protection from mud and
debris.

For more information or to book a test ride with your local dealer, please visit www.polarisindustries.com.au