Polaris is committed to making the
platform more reliable every year.
About the only thing we can see
going wrong with this machine under
normal conditions is the tires going
Is it the right machine for every-
one? Probably not. If you want to
cruise marked trails at your local
riding area, the standard XP 1000 is
plenty, or even the S 900 or S 1000
might be perfect.
If you drive on hardpack terrain,
are very skilled and can read terrain
like a cheetah, you can handle it.
And, if you are strictly into racing or
riding at the wide-open sand dunes
and can use all of the 144 horsepower
on tap, you can’t go wrong with the
RZR XP Turbo. ❏
whoops smoother and across nasty
cross-grain the smoothest. If you are
looking for the most comfortable,
plush ride, the XP RZRs have it.
We like cruising the Turbo on slow-er trails. The clutch action is smooth
and the gas pedal is never jerky.
Most of the power increase is at
about half-throttle. It makes a great
rock crawler too. Having low range
at your disposal can get you over
almost anything and help conserve
belt life. That belt is even bigger for
the Turbo, and we haven’t heard
any reports of it lasting more or less
than a normal RZR. No matter what,
we always recommend carrying a
spare belt, the tools to change it and
the know-how to get it done. At www.
dirtwheelsmag.com, you can see a
helpful video on how to do it.
The Turbo RZR is good. It’s the best
all-around-handling, fastest UTV out
there. It’s still easy to work on, and
You still need the perfect jump to get
the RZR Turbo to launch flat. The
90-inch wheelbase will help it get over
the bumps smoother than any other
machine out there.