TERRAINBUSTER

PUT THE FEAR OF MAN INTO THE TRAIL WITH A BRUTE OF AN ATV.

THE 2012 POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 IS ONE BADASS SET OF WHEELS.

When it comes to the rough and the wretched, you need a reliable vehicle. The blokes at Polaris have breathed new life into the 2012 Sportsman XP 850, with a new twin – EFI SOHC engine and tech that makes a molehill of the toughest mountain. The result is a more powerful and more stable ATV that can pull along more than 680 kg and carry 160 kg on the front and rear racks, not counting your fat butt. It retains the power of automatic 4×4 or AWD —so that you get the right traction —but thatsupplemented with a revamped Engine Braking System (EBS) and new Active Descent Control. The anti – kickback steering, made possible by the dual A – Arm front suspension, reduces the strain of the ride, so that youchugging along in the buggy in control at all times. Plus, the 83.25 – in long and 47.6 – in wide body has been uplifted with ergonomic tweaks, such as larger – surface floorboards and body – fitting contours. The console has more efficient indicators, including the Diagnostic, Gear and AWD indicators. Time to get lost, we think.