The Wildcat seats are a non-adjustable one size fits all, and we found the position
of the seats to be very comfortable for having no adjustments. Aluminum full doors
come from the factory and have a built-in grab handle for the passenger.
During our photo-shoot day, we put 61 miles on our RZR S 900 and used 4 gallons
of gas, while the Wildcat went 58. 7 miles using 3. 5 gallons. At $4.99 a gallon we
paid at this remote gas station, the further you can go without refueling, the better
chance you have of driving to a cheaper gas station.
The seats in the RZR S 900 are the same seats found in the XP1K and are very
comfortable that can be adjusted to better suit shorter and taller drivers. At the
time of our test, we had removed the stock V-shaped doors and replaced them with
a set of aluminum full doors from Modquad that retail for $649.95. You can contact
Modquad at www.modquad.com or call (541) 791-2887.
tall, and is 106 inches long and 60
inches wide with a 79-inch wheelbase. Polaris claims the S 900 weighs
in at 1,228 pounds dry, and has a
cargo limit of 300 pounds.
At our testing facility, situated at
3000 feet above sea level, the RZR S
900 had the highest top speed of 71
mph. The Wildcat Sport wasn’t that
far behind with 66 mph and having
200cc smaller displacement than the
RZR. The speeds were averaged off of
two runs on a flat dirt road.
Getting to those numbers, the results
were a bit different. The Wildcat Sport
would jump off the line, but the power
would flatten out around 63 mph
when it would slowly increase its
speed. If we had a longer run, we
could push more out of the top speed
for the Wildcat Sport. The RZR would
jump off the line a tad quicker than
that of the Wildcat and keep pulling very strong throughout the whole
The Wildcat felt very well-planted
at high speeds from the help of its
low center of gravity. The RZR would
tend to wander and float at the higher
speeds. The RZR had a Pure Polaris
aluminum roof installed.
To get a consistent reading on sus-
pension action, we ran the same trail
a few times in each machine, with a
mixture of whoops and off-camber
roads. The Wildcat felt to have the
smoothest ride and was the most
controllable. The RZR felt a tad on
the stiff side of things with its shorter
wheelbase. They both have the same
amount of suspension travel, so it
really came down to shock setup.
We have a test track we use year
after year in the middle of the des-
ert that is about five miles long with
a perfect mixture of kicker bumps,
whoops, turns, sand and rocks to
really show differences between all
machines. For our testing of lap times
and high-speed runs, each vehicle
has a driver and passenger on board.
The Polaris RZR S 900 turned a fast
lap of 8: 26. 4. The RZR could carry
more speed with the help of its bigger
engine, which helped it accelerate
out of corners quicker. Our test driver
had all the confidence he needed to
keep the skinny pedal to the floor. This
machine has a bit more body roll than
the Wildcat Sport, but when it stops
swaying and sets up, it rails just as
well as its bigger brother, the XP1K.
The Wildcat Sport turned a lap time
of 8: 57. 7—that’s not a bad lap time