Originally posted by: 310
Caper, this is off topic but how do the sportsman 450s compare to a 400 or 500.
I can't compare the the 450 to the 400 or 500 due to that fact I never owned a 400 or 500...
But the 450 sportsman replaces the 400 and clams to have:
More H.P. than the 400 app. 15% increase
Higher top speed than the 400 A 10% increase.
Better acceleration than the 400 a 30% increase to 30 MPH.
New 450 engine.(that is 455 cc.)
Overall bigger and Badder.
Same Sportsman frame as the bigger ones
Towing CAP.of 1225 LBS
11" ground Clearance
The 500 Sportsman has been the stepping stone for Polaris and proven to stand up to the beating over the years....People that have them ...Like them alot....(my view).....maybe not others........
But I took the chance of buying two 450's in there first year and my wife and I love them!!!!!
Alot cheaper to fill up at the pumps comparied to snowmobiling.......Go most of the day on one tank!!!!
Hope that helps ...But sorry I never owned a 400 or 500 Sportsman....Others can help you out there though!!!! just start a new post!!!!!!!Thanks....Caper...........