Polaris Xplorer 400 Specs

by Joe Steel
There are 10 million ATVs in America.

There are 10 million ATVs in America.

An ATV meant strictly for off-road use, the Xplorer 400 was made by Minnesota-based Polaris, which also has a line of other sports vehicles including snowmobiles and personal watercraft. As of 2014, the average retail value of a Polaris Xplorer 400 made in 2002, the last year of manufacture, was $1,630, according to the National Automobile Dealer's Association guide.

Engine

The 4-cycle, single-cylinder engine of the Xplorer 400 displaces 378 cc. The liquid-cooled, oil-injected power plant has a compression ratio of 6.9 to 1 and is equipped with a Mikuni carburetor. Bore and stroke are 3.16 inches (83 mm) and 2.75 inches (70 mm) respectively. The oil capacity of the ATV is 2 quarts, and its coolant capacity tops out at 2.25 quarts. The gas tank holds 4 gallons.

Dimensions

The 81-inch-long Xplorer 400 is 47 inches high and 46 inches wide with a wheelbase of 49.75 inches. The vehicle's seat is placed at a height of 34 inches. Ground clearance is 7.5 inches and the ATV can turn in a radius of 65 inches. The Xplorer 400's dry weight is 588 pounds. Load capacity in the front is 90 pounds and 180 pounds in the rear.

About the Author

Joe Steel is a Northwest-based editor, writer and novelist, former news editor of an outdoor weekly. He also was an editor at a Seattle-based political weekly and editor of a monthly business magazine. He has been published in the "Seattle Times," the "Washington Post" and the "Foreign Service Journal," among other publications.

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