2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 Revealed – Polaris engineers have obviously been hard at work, by bringing again significant innovations into the field of sport Side x Side vehicle conception; to stay ahead in this new segment they created back in 2008 with the introduction of the RZR 800. Offering trail riding enthusiasts a never before experienced level of off-road power, performance and agility, the new RZR XP 1000 is an entirely revised version of this impressive platform. With an entirely new interior, aiming to increase comfort and accessory customization, an all-new Polaris ProStar™ 1000 engine providing an industry-leading 107 horsepower with a true 999ccs of displacement, this exciting new Polaris becomes the most powerful and largest engine in its class.
The new ProStar 1000 features dual 48mm throttle bodies with new long tip fuel injectors, ensuring each cylinder is supplied with the air and fuel it needs to produce maximum power and lightning, quick throttle response and acceleration.
The RZR XP 1000’s 3-Link trailing arm rear suspension was also improved in geometry and design, offering 25 percent more ground clearance at the trailing arm and giving the vehicle an impressive 13.5 in/34.3 cm of ground clearance. Industry-exclusive Walker Evans Position Sensitive Anti-Bottoming Needle Shocks use piggyback reservoirs up front and remote reservoirs in the rear with 16-position compression adjustments and preload adjustability at all four corners. The vehicle also has an exclusive front suspension geometry that results in less steering effort for easier maneuverability. 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 2014 RZR XP 1000 will undoubtedly conquer rough terrain with disconcerting ease. The larger tire is said to provide both better ride and higher resistance to pinch flats.
Polaris also revamped the drive system for an 80 percent improvement in strength resulting in the most durable front drive system ever found on a RZR and designed an all-new tubular chassis featuring substantial improvements in stiffness and durability. This 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, so that accessories can be attached quickly and easily. Additions, such as rock sliders and bumpers, easily attach and fit securely to the vehicle’s frame due to Polaris’ innovative Lock & Ride® Expanding Anchor. Lock & Ride® windshields, rear panels, roofs and doors work seamlessly with each other and install directly onto the frame’s designated mounting points, making installation simple, and providing superior fit and finish.
Newly-designed seats, standard electronic power steering, dual piston calipers and larger 248mm ventilated discs on all four corners, as well as factory-installed quarter doors, led floor lighting and a slick blue back-lighted instrument cluster, are just a few of the many other improvements RZR fans will appreciate.
The RZR XP 1000 will be offered in White Lightning and Titanium Matte Metallic, and will be available at Polaris dealerships later this month.
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