Check out photos from Motorcycle USA’s first ride aboard the 2013 Polaris XP 850 LE. Read the full report in the 2013 Polaris XP 850 First Ride.
- The chassis of the Scrambler XP 850 provides 12 inches of ground clearance.
- Electronic Power Steering helped the Scrambler XP 850 at all speeds, though it felt a bit nervous while running on the top-end.
- The miniscule front rack can only carrly 25 pounds
- The 2013 Polaris Scrambler XP 850 weighs 30 pounds less than the Sportsman XP 850 and has smaller bodywork, making it a sporty option for trail riders and racers alike.
- Our tester felt the 2013 Polaris Scrambler XP 850 fell short in braking performance.
- The 26-inch Carlisle AT 489 tires mounted on 14-inch matte black cast aluminum wheels found grip even in difficult conditions.
- Independent rear suspension maximizes flex and traction in rough terrain.
- There was never a time when our tester needed more power from the willing 850.
- Polaris’ High-Output Parallel Twin is claimed to generate 77 horsepower from its 850cc displacement
- Polaris borrowed the engine and chassis platform from its previous Sportsman model and gave it a sporty overhaul.
- The rear rack on the 2013 Polaris XP 850 is good to carry up to 50 pounds.
- Agressive lines make the 2013 Polaris XP 850 stand out among the crowd.
- The 2013 Polaris XP 850 is available in standard and L.E. versions.
- Polaris expands its ATV line with the 2013 Scrambler XP 850, which comes in standard and L.E. models. It's a sporty big-bore addition to the agressivly styled Scrambler family.