Both four-wheel-drive systems work quite well, and the steering is not greatly affected when not in technical areas. We found
that cruising trails in two-wheel drive, both machines are still very capable of traversing hills.
Powering the S 900 is a Pro Star,
inline, twin-cylinder, DOHC, four-stroke EFI engine with 875cc. A single
automobile-style exhaust is found out
back. A single ATV-style exhaust is
found on the back end of the Arctic
Cat. Polaris claims the S 900 has an
output of 75 horsepower.
Polaris has a very impressive suspension system for the RZR. This
machine uses dual A-arms at the
front end, with 12. 25 inches of travel
The airbox is located at the rear of the Wildcat under the
storage bed and is easy to access. The filter is a cleanable
foam filter with a wing nut for easy removal and installation.
To find the airbox on the Polaris, it is located in the rear storage area closest to the cockpit and has an easy-access door,
but only when the bed is empty. The RZR has a paper-type filter that can’t be cleaned, so you have to keep replacing stock
filters, unless you go with a foam-type filter.
from a Fox 2.0 Podium coil-over shock
with compression, rebound and preload adjustment. Out back you will
find dual-rate Fox 2.0 Podium coil-overs sitting between dual A-arms
providing 13. 2 inches of travel. These
shocks are preload, rebound and
compression adjustable. Getting
all the traction are 27-inch GBC
Dirt Commander tires mounted on
12-inch cast-aluminum wheels, helping provide the 12. 5 inches of ground
Polaris installed the same cab features in the S 900 from the XP1K,
such as bolstered high-back seats on
sliders, a better floorboard and multiple storage opportunities. The passenger gets an adjustable T-shaped
grab handle and the new plastic
V-shaped doors. Also new to the
cockpit is an electronic bay where
you can store and view your smartphone or GPS unit.
Size-wise, the RZR sits a tad taller
than the Wildcat Sport at 71. 5 inches