POLARIS RZR S 800 ($12,699)
By taking the original RZR 800
and giving it a wider stance and 12
inches of suspension travel all the
way around, Polaris opened up a
whole new market for the RZR in the
southwestern regions of the U.S. Its
12. 5 inches of ground clearance and
60.5-inch track make it particularly
popular in the desert. The RZR S 800
EPS LE gives you power steering and
a cool look in Stealth Black or White
Lightning for $14,999.
POLARIS RZR 900 ($15,999)
If you go to a WORCS race, the
UTV class is wall-to-wall RZR 900s.
Never before has one model so completely defined a form of racing. The
RZR 900 is a complete package, with
88 horsepower and Fox suspension
as standard equipment. Stepping up
to the 900 EPS Orange Madness LE
gives you power steering, as well as
Maxxis tires, on 12-inch Crusher aluminum rims for $17,799.
POLARIS RZR 800 ($11,499)
Polaris became the biggest name
in the powersports industry largely
because of this machine. The original
RZR is still a mainstay in areas that
have trail networks limited to vehicles with an overall width of 50 inches. The 800 offers several packages,
ranging from the basic Indy Red
model to the LE versions, which get
power steering and other upgrades.
The XC is 55 inches wide and comes
with Walker Evans shocks.
POLARIS RZR 570 ($10,299)
Even though Polaris is pushing the
upper price boundary with the 1000,
the company hasn’t entirely left the
working class behind. The 570 is a
price-point RZR that turned out better
than anyone expected. The single-cylinder ProStar motor is more powerful than the original Yamaha Rhino
660, and it’s in a sporty trail-width
chassis. Available in a power-steering LE version for $12,299.
POLARIS RANGER CREW 900
Even with the frenzy of attention
and evolution in the RZR ranks,
Polaris didn’t forget to share the technology wealth with the Rangers. The
900 Crew got a new 60-horsepower
motor. This would have been considered a race car by the standards of
just three years ago. Now it allows
you to carry four people in comfort.
Polaris has accessories that allow
you to enclose the cab. The EPS version is $16,199.
POLARIS RANGER CREW DIESEL
So it’s not enough to carry four people to work. The Crew Diesel allows
you to carry six people to work and
back. The three-cylinder, 904cc diesel motor gives this model 40 percent
more range than comparable gas
models, and its bench seat allows
you to carry the whole crew. The
diesel doesn’t have much in the way
of frills; there are no power-steering
or LE options.