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New RZR XP 1000 is unmatched in Power, Suspension and Agility
Since the introduction of the RZR 800 for Model Year 2008, Polaris has defined and
led the recreational side-by-side market. Since that first launch, the company has
consistently introduced models with unmatched performance which are highly sought after
by off-road enthusiasts. RZR side-by-sides are the gold standard in recreational vehicles due
to their ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility for trail, high performance and
multi-passenger recreation. Today, Polaris announces the launch of a RZR beyond compare,
the 2014 RZR XP 1000!
At $19,999 the new RZR XP 1000 brings significant innovations to each of the hallmark
Power, Suspension and Agility aspects of RZR. PLUS, the RZR XP 1000 adds an
entirely new level of interior comfort and accessory customization to give riders the
premium features they deserve.
Specifically built for the pinnacle of extreme performance, an all-new Polaris
ProStarTM 1000 engine provides an industry-leading 107 horsepower with a true 999ccs
of displacement, making it the most powerful and largest engine in its class.
For unmatched throttle response and acceleration, the ProStar 1000 was
developed with dual 48mm throttle bodies with new long tip fuel injectors, ensuring each
cylinder is supplied with the air and fuel it needs to produce unmatched 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 massive107 horsepower
from the engine to the transmission. Polaris also specifically geared the transmission to
optimize the power of the ProStar engine. With greater than 80 percent of peak engine
torque available from 3500 to redline, the RZR XP 1000 has huge torque on tap for the most
aggressive dune and desert riding.
To fully utilize the new-found power, the vehicle needs suspension and agility, and
the RZR XP 1000 delivers in true RZR fashion. The unit boasts the most advanced
suspension for the most control and smoothest ride at any speed. To float over bumps, the
RZR XP 1000â€™s 3-Link trailing arm rear suspension features upgrades in both geometry
and design offering 25 percent more ground clearance at the trailing arm and giving the
vehicle a whopping 13.5 in/34.3 cm 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 XP 1000 features an exclusive front suspension
geometry that results in less steering effort for easy maneuverability.
The RZR XP 1000 conquers whoops and soaks up chatter with its 90 in/228.6 cm
long wheelbase and industry-exclusive 29 in/73.7 cm Maxxis Bighorn tires on all new 14
in/35.6 cm cast rims. The larger tire provides both better ride and higher resistance to
For a near-bottomless feel, the RZR XP 1000 boasts industry-exclusive Walker
Evans Position Sensitive Anti-Bottoming Needle Shocks on all four corners. These exclusive
shocks feature piggyback reservoirs up front and remote reservoirs in the rear that are 16-
position compression adjustable with preload adjustability. These 2.5 in/6.4 cm diameter rear
and 2 in/5.1 cm diameter front needle shocks are extreme performance shocks from one of
the best in the business. Capable of handling high speeds and extremely rough terrain, the
internal needles interact with specifically-positioned chambers allowing progressively more
damping deep into shock travel to improve ride performance and increase bottoming
resistance. The shocks are paired on all four corners with the dual rate/dual spring coil-overs
for 18 in/45.7 cm of rear travel and 16 in/40.6 cm of front travel to provide a comfortable ride
in all terrains.
The RZR XP 1000 is the most responsive to the terrain and driver providing
unmatched agility under all conditions. To ensure the vehicleâ€™s High Performance On-
Demand All-Wheel-Drive system could handle the industry-leading power and provide the
ultimate in responsiveness to the terrain, Polaris revamped the system for an 80 percent
improvement in strength. The result is the most durable front drive system ever found on a
RZR. The system features a brand-new, close ratio final drive to keep the front wheels
pulling stronger and longer maximizing power delivery to the ground in every condition. The
system is seamlessly paired with standard Electronic Power Steering and nimble 18 ft/ 5.5 m
turning radius to provide unmatched point-and-shoot handling making the vehicle very
responsive to the driver. For even more control, the unit has quick, two-turn, lock-to-lock
steering allowing the operator to showcase the point-and-shoot agility the vehicle has in
response to all terrains.
With industry leading acceleration and agility, the stopping feel and power must be
precise. No one has ever delivered braking balance and performance better than RZR, and
the new RZR XP 1000 is no exception. With dual piston calipers and larger 248mm
ventilated discs on all four corners, the operator has unequaled confidence around every
The news doesnâ€™t stop there! All this performance rides on an all-new tubular
chassis featuring substantial improvements in stiffness and durability. On top of the chassis,
is an all new interior designed for a more responsive feel for the driver, refined comfort, and
features unique to the RZR family.
The newly-designed seats offer substantially improved bolstering and 100 percent
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. Both driver and passengers will appreciate new seat
sliders for tool-less, on-the-ready seat adjustment along with additional leg room, and space-
optimized dead pedals for both the driver and passenger. The driver will appreciate a new,
stiffer steering wheel designed for comfort and a more responsive feel. The RZR XP 1000
features factory-installed quarter doors designed for more elbow room and extra protection
from debris. A high-strength, easy-access latch allows one hand operation and no-look
closing. For improved adjustability, the unit features a new, innovative, flow-through tongue
seat belt design that is easier to adjust and retract. The sealed belt retractor housing ensures
the belts will endure through the nastiest conditions.
Inside the cockpit, RZR XP 1000 owners will enjoy LED floor lighting and a slick blue
back-lighted instrument cluster, readable both in direct sunlight and at night. To
accommodate the need to stay connected, the unit features sealed smartphone storage that
provides visibility of the display while protecting it from the elements and a 50 percent larger
glove box to take more stuff along.
The RZR XP 1000 is easy to own and maintain as well. Sealed floor seams and
equipment pass-throughs keep the occupants cleaner; while dual removable floor drains
allow for easier clean out of the cabin. For faster access, the fully-sealed fuse/relay power
center is located under the driverâ€™s seat and will withstand the toughest elements. A bigger
cargo box with more tie-down points enables more cargo capacity, while an integrated whip
flag mount makes attachment easier. And, an all-new 9.5 gal/36 liter fuel tank that takes 87
Octane gives you 17 percent more range, which means more fun, longer!
RZR enthusiasts love to accessorize their vehicles and the RZR XP 1000â€™s large
charging system, integrated accessory mounting locations, hidden wire routing areas within
the cab frame and more than 75 exclusive accessories, takes customization to a new level.
The purpose-built vehicle chassis is exclusively engineered for Polaris accessories.
With integrated mounting points situated along the vehicle frame and pass-through areas for
routing wires, accessories can be attached with minimal installation time. Additions, such as
rock sliders and bumpers, easily attach and fit securely to the vehicleâ€™s frame due to Polarisâ€™
innovative Lock & RideÂ® Expanding Anchor; a revolutionary piece of hardware that expands
as it is inserted into a mounting point. Lock & RideÂ® windshields, rear panels, roofs and
doors work seamlessly with each other and install directly onto the vehicle frameâ€™s
designated mounting points, making installation simple, and providing superior fit and finish.
To run an abundance of accessories for the ultimate riding experience, the RZR XP
1000â€™s battery features 575 cold cranking amps and 44 amp-hours of capacity. A keyed
power-only accessory feature also has been added to prevent draining the battery, and a 3-
post terminal under the hood allows for quick and easy wiring of powered accessories such
as lights or the new Polaris premium MTXÂ® audio system. The system features two 60-watt
overhead enclosures with four marine grade speakers and tweeters, a 300-watt subwoofer,
Bluetooth connectivity, a full audio display and two fully-sealed dry storage lockers. Wires
are routed through the cab frame and connect directly to the 3-post terminal with a custom
designed wiring harness, making installation easy and fully protecting wires from off-road
Other Polaris Engineered Accessories such as the RZR XP 1000 overhead bag and
side bag, and two new wheel and tire options ensure the ultimate in customization. The new
cargo bags have weatherproof zippers to protect belongings from the elements and
possessions are easily accessed while sitting inside the vehicle. VelcroÂ® attachment rings
allow for easy installation and removal of the storage bags. The durable, high-traction 15
in/38.1 cm Kanati Mongrel tire is a true 30 in/76.2 cm tall featuring advanced radial
construction for the best ride and superior traction. The 15 in/38.1 cm HEXLR 2-Piece
Beadlock wheels are available in a machined matte black or titanium finish, and feature
forged steel bolts and lock washers for aggressive riding. The beadlock rings are available in
White, Indy Red or Orange Crush.
The RZR XP 1000 will be offered in White Lightning and Titanium Matte Metallic, and
will be available at Polaris dealerships in August. More information about Polarisâ€™ whole line
of Off-Road Vehicle offerings and Polaris Engineered Accessories can be found online at
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2
billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road
vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGERÂ® and RZRÂ® side-by-side
vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and small vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and
has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the
Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-
road small vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam
Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a
complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol â€œPIIâ€,
and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories
are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com .
WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate safety gear. Copyright 2008 Hi-Torque Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Console Login