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Razor-sharp machine

03/17/2011 @ 9:06am

In 2011, the Razor RZR family of side-by-side vehicles will welcome a new member to the lineup. What started as the only trailable side-by-side has evolved into a machine that combines extreme levels of power, suspension, and agility. The result is the Ranger RZR XP 900.

Built for razor-sharp handling and ultimate performance, the Ranger RZR XP 900 features an 88-hp., 900 twin electronic fuel injected (EFI) engine, and a three-link trailing arm independent rear suspension (IRS) with 13 inches of ground clearance and 14 inches of travel. Its light weight and low center of gravity let the operator maneuver and corner with ease.

“The Ranger RZR family delivers the ultimate combination of power, suspension, and agility,” says Matt Homan, vice president and general manager of Polaris' off-road vehicles division. “When we set out to design the Ranger RZR XP 900, we wanted to create a groundbreaking, high-performance vehicle to complement our current Ranger RZR line.”

That combination Homan refers to starts with the power. At the heart of this machine is the 88-hp. ProStar 900 twin EFI engine, which features dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. The balanced performance is a result of the 180° crankshaft, and the fast throttle response means exceptional acceleration.

The lightweight, compact transmission achieves maximum efficiency because all right angle drives to the rear have been eliminated. The result is less friction and more power delivered directly to the rear wheels. The simple, efficient design makes for a quiet transmission.

To keep the ride smooth, Polaris designed the three-link trailing arm IRS. The three-link design includes two extra-long radius rods and a far-forward-connecting trailing arm. The end product is a strong yet lightweight system.

This machine is also outfitted with adjustable 2-inch body Fox Podium X 2.0 shocks. The 14 inches of rear travel and the 13.5 inches of front travel absorb the rough terrain and deliver a smooth ride. The 13 inches of ground clearance give this vehicle the ability to tackle any obstacle in its way.

The patented engine-behind-the-seat design and rear weight bias deliver razor-sharp agility and performance. At the same time, the race-inspired rear suspension maximizes traction and power in the corners.

The Ranger RZR XP 900 will be available in Indy Red and a White Lightning Limited Edition model. The manufacturer's suggested retail price starts at $15,999.

Customize Your Ride

To enhance your ride even further, Polaris has added over 10 product-specific accessories for the Ranger RZR XP. Key accessories for this machine include bumpers, guards, cargo box (pictured), audio, lights, roofs, windshields, panels, winches, and more.

To learn more, contact your local Polaris dealer or visit polarisind.com.

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