I recently bought the Browning edition of the Polaris 850 Sportsman. I am writing this review after six hours of ride time.
This ATV is amazing. It will do/go anywhere you want and with the ride of a Cadillac. The lights are very good at night but the larger gas tank is great (haven't tested for gas mileage, yet).
The ground clearance is close to advertized. I will change out tires with a 6 or 8 ply in the future. It's not that loud for as much power either, but when you go full throttle, the front end definitely gets light.
Overall, there just isn't a better bike out there. I test drove several before buying and none compared to the soft ride of this Polaris.
Upgrades/Accessories: Front cargo box, rear cargo box with backrest, hand guards, front and rear brush guards. Love the back rest, except mounting hardware for mine did not secure it tightly, so I had to get shorter bolts.
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Riding an ATV can be dangerous. To ensure your safety proper protective gear should always be worn. Remember to always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Never carry passengers unless the ATV is specifically engineered to accommodate them. Riding at excessive speeds or engaging in stunt riding is extremely dangerous. Be extremely careful on difficult or unknown terrain. Never ride while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Many ATVís are recommended only for highly experienced riders 16 years and older. Please make sure that you are riding an ATV that is age appropriate. Riders younger than 16 years of age should always be supervised by an adult. We recommend that all ATV riders take an approved ATV training course and read their vehicle owner's manual thoroughly. When riding your ATV always stay on established trails in approved areas. Keep your riding areas clean and respect the rights of others. Always obtain permission before riding on private lands, and obey all the laws and regulations governing your riding areas.