This helpful fact is one of the reasons
why our 900 has more miles on it
than our XP 1000. Having the ability
to squeeze a machine into a truck
instead of loading it on a trailer gets
us out on the trails much more often.
Polaris gave the S 1000 their best
ProStar engine; however, it is toned
down slightly and puts out an even
100 horsepower instead of the 110
ponies of the XP 1000. Clutching is
much smoother on the S 1000 versus
the 900, where it runs in a higher
rpm range for more power. The 999cc
motor has more torque, so it can be
ran at a lower rpm. Either way, the
ProStar power is a blast to drive. It
goes 0– 60 in a few seconds and tops
out at around 70 mph, although we
think it will be hard to reach those
speeds in the woods. The throttle is
smooth and doesn’t bounce when
you go slowly over the rough stuff.
The brakes work equally as well
without being finicky, even when wet.
Driving the S 1000 is a blast. It’s predictable in the corners and does what
Dual A-arms connect to a spindle, hub and 12-inch wheel on
the front of all S models. The tires are super-strong 27-inch-
tall GBC Dirt Commanders.
A twin-cylinder engine fed by a single fuel-injection throttle
body is found on either S models. The RZR S 900 has 875cc
and 75 horsepower, while the S 1000 has 999cc and 100
If you think woods riders don’t need a 1000cc super UTV for tight trails, then you’re
right. However, they want the fastest thing they can have just for bragging rights.
Seriously, racers and aggressive drivers alike will appreciate the good-handling S
chassis and plenty of power under that right pedal.