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Polaris Predator 500 Specs, HP, Weight and Top Speed

Polaris Predator 500 Specs, HP, Weight and Top Speed

The Polaris Predator 500 is a 415 lb, 41 horsepower all-terrain vehicle(ATV) manufactured by Polaris Industries from 2003 until 2007. It was manufactured to be trail tough and track ready. It has several stock high performance parts like sturdy Maxxis Razr tires, strong Aluminum Douglas rims, a chromoly axle, braided stainless steel brake lines and a polyethylene skid plate. The Polaris Predator 500 is classified as a sport ATV and has a top speed of 73 MPH in stock condition.

The Predator 500 offers plenty of power and smooth performance at an affordable price and it looks good doing it. It won an impressive seven major awards including the coveted Sport ATV of The Year award multiple times for its signature Troy Lee built Predator 500 model.

The Polaris Predator 500 has aluminum shocks and an adjustable suspension for your riding style and terrain of choice. Seat height is 32 inches.

Tighter gear ratios also improve acceleration make shifting feel effortless. Plenty of aftermarket high performance predator 500 parts are available to customize this model further, check your local classifieds. Kudos go to the designers of this great ATV, I recommend you find a used Polaris ATV dealer near you for a test ride.

Polaris 500 Predator Specs

  • Engine : 4-stroke DOHC
  • Displacement : 499 cc
  • Carb : Mikuni 42mm BSR
  • Cooling Type : Liquid
  • Polaris Predator 500 Weight: 415 lbs
  • Starter : Electric
  • Final Drive : 520 O-ring chain
  • Polaris Predator 500 oil type: 10w40
  • note: Polaris brand PS-4 oil is also common
  • Oil Capacity: 2L (2.25L w/ filter change)
  • Polaris Predator 500 Horsepower: 41 HP
  • Transmission : 5-speed with reverse
  • Drive System Manual clutch and Manual shift
  • Front Suspension : Dual A-arm with 10 inches of travel
  • Rear Suspension : Non-link Swing-arm with 11 inches of travel
  • Polaris Predator 500 Top Speed: 73 MPH
  • Front Brakes : Dual Hydraulic Disc with single bore calipers
  • Rear Brakes : Hydraulic Disc with single bore calipers
  • Front Tires: Maxxis RAZR, 21×7-10 inches
  • Rear Tires: Maxxis RAZR, 20×11-9 inches
  • Wheelbase : 50.5 inches
  • Turning Radius (inside tire) : 67 inches
  • Length, Width, Height : 71.5, 47.5, 45 inches
  • Polaris Predator 500 Seat Height : 32 inches
  • Fuel Capacity : 3.25 U.S. gallons
  • Ground Clearance : 4.5 inches
  • Polaris Predator 500 Avg Stock Used Price: $1600 to $2800 US

You can order and download a copy of your Polaris Predator 500 service manual from emanualonline.

Polaris Predator 500 Top Speed

Polaris Predator 500 top speed is a respectable 73 MPH in stock condition. Top speed varies slightly due to altitude, wind, rider weight, road condition, maintenance and other factors. The general consensus is that 73 MPH is a good baseline reading for the Polaris Predator 500’s top speed, which is good for a 405 LB ATV.

Polaris Predator 500 Value

Industry sale publications suggest that a used Polaris Predator 500 in good running condition ranges in value from $1600 US to $2800 US. You can read more detailed information about pricing using our ATV value guide. In general the most popular ATVs eventually settle at a top used price of between 40% and 50% of it’s MSRP when new. New Polaris Predator 500 quads had a retail price in the $6000 US range when new.

Polaris Predator 500 Oil Type and Capacity

Polaris recommends using PS-4 oil when performing routine oil changes on your Predator 500 ATV. PS-4 is Polaris’s own brand of oil which causes some confusion. Stamped on the engine details of the quad itself you can also find 10w40 as the recommended oil type.

If you are not sure which oil type is currently in your Predator 500 engine it’s important to perform a full oil change, including filter, during your next maintenance oil change.

You do not want remnants of one oil type in the filter mixing with the other during your oil change. Synthetic is recommended but costs a little more. The engine typically holds 2L of oil without changing the filter or 2.25 liter w/ filter change.

Polaris Predator 500 Troy Lee Edition

In 2004 and 2005 Polaris manufactured a Troy Lee Edition Predator 500 quad. The difference between a stock Polaris Predator 500 and the Troy Lee Edition was largely cosmetic. The Troy Lee edition had black metallic plastics and custom graphics instead of stock graphics. There were some small functional changes such as the addition of a horn and a chain tensioner but nothing that dramatically affected performance. The chain tensioner was a nice touch, it kept the chain off the a-arm suspension.