With the Scrambler’s 49-inch width, it’s trail-ready and is still wide enough to stay
planted in the corners at high speed. It also has a plastic skid-plate protection on
the frame and each lower the front and rear A-arm.
The power and handling capabilities of this quad are impressive. It had us grinning
from ear to ear all day long.
❏ For Polaris, it has always been
about producing great machines.
From the RZR to their Sportsman
ATV line, Polaris knows how to
build successful lineups. In the ‘90s
Polaris brought out the much-loved
Scrambler 400 two-stroke sport
quad, and that was followed by the
Scrambler 500 four-stroke. Polaris did
well with these popular quads for
many years before they shut down
production in the mid-2000s due to a
declining economy. However, Polaris
didn’t stop. With leaps in technology,
they quickly jumped to the top in
the UTV market with the RZR. That
UTV tech made it time for Polaris to
reintroduce a great sport-utility quad
once again, and what better way to
do that than with the Scrambler line.
We ordered the big daddy of them
all, the Scrambler XP 1000. This is
what we experienced.
The Scrambler XP 1000 packs a
huge punch in the engine category. It offers a 952cc, liquid-cooled,
dual-electronic fuel-injected engine
that produces 89 horsepower and
69 foot-pounds of torque. It’s mated
with Polaris’ automatic PVT transmission, which has a gear selection of
park, reverse, neutral, low and high.
It offers a high-performance, close-ra-tio, on-demand, true AWD/2WD con-