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Power, Comfort, and Agility: The New RZR XP 1000

07/30/2013 @ 2:47pm

The new Polaris RZR XP 1000 boasts innovations in power, suspension, agility, and interior comfort.

Powerful Engine
Specifically built for extreme performance, an all-new Polaris ProStar 1000 engine provides 107 hp. with 999 cc. of displacement. The ProStar 1000 was developed with dual 48-mm. throttle bodies with new long tip fuel injectors, ensuring each cylinder is supplied with the air and fuel it needs to produce power on demand. To deliver that power to the wheels, the RZR XP 1000 has an ultra-efficient driveline featuring a retuned, high-performance PVT system to distribute the horsepower from the engine to the transmission. 

Improved Ride
To fully utilize the new-found power, the RZR needs suspension and agility. To float over bumps, the RZR’s 3-link trailing arm rear suspension features upgrades in geometry and design offering 25% more ground clearance at the trailing arm and giving the vehicle a whopping 13.5 inches of ground clearance. The new 3-link geometry allows surface-hugging grip as the vehicle pulls through corners from the use of optimized camber gain, and the increased length of the new trailing arm provides a better ride and additional strength. Up front, the RZR features a front suspension geometry that needs less steering for easy maneuverability.

The RZR conquers whoops and soaks up chatter with its 90-inch wheelbase and 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn tires on all new 14-inch cast rims. The larger tires provide a better ride and higher resistance to pinch flats.

For a near-bottomless feel, the RZR boasts Walker Evans Position Sensitive Anti-Bottoming Needle Shocks on all four corners. These shocks feature piggyback reservoirs up front and remote reservoirs in the rear that are 16-position compression adjustable with preload adjustability. Capable of handling high speeds and rough terrain, the internal needles interact with specifically positioned chambers allowing progressively more damping deep into shock travel to improve rider performance and increase bottoming resistance.

All-New Interior
An all-new tubular chassis features improvements in stiffness and durability. On top of the chassis, is a new interior designed for a more responsive feel for the driver. The newly designed seats offer improved bolstering and 100% more hip cushioning for a more secure feel and feature a new thin-film technology under the cover for a drier ride in wet conditions. Driver and passengers will appreciate new seat sliders for tool-less seat adjustment along with additional leg room and space-optimized dead pedals for the driver and passenger. The RZR features factory-installed quarter doors for more elbow room and extra protection from debris.

The RZR XP 1000 will be available at Polaris dealerships in August starting at $19,999.

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