Making perfect corners is simple with the power steering. Even in all-wheel drive
this quad handles great!
The Scrambler’s brake lever (located on the left side of the handlebar) stops all four
wheels simultaneously. The handlebar switches are easy to use with high beam,
low beam, speedo control and reverse override, which allows the quad to go faster
The Titanium Matte Red front bumper
offers great protection and matches the
color scheme of the XP 1000 to a T.
The dual exhaust just looks mean hanging on the back of this quad. For the
stock exhaust they produce a nice but
quiet exhaust note from the ProStar
twin engine. It also has removable
spark arrestors for more power. The
rear bumper hangs low for better lifting,
but you better bring a buddy to help
you lift it out of trouble!
steering a stiffer feel. Even in all-wheel drive it was still a breeze to turn
this big quad, which made for a less
fatigued ride. Four-wheel hydraulic
disc brakes and factory steel-braided
brake lines help bring this monster to
a halt. All four brakes are controlled
with a left-side hand brake, while
the rears are controlled from the
right-side foot pedal. Polaris installed
black, 14-inch, cast-aluminum wheels
wrapped with Carlisle 489 II tires.
After some ride time we noted that
the Carlisle 489 IIs started to wear
down quickly with the Scrambler
1000, which is due to all of the power.
Hopefully, we can see a tire change
for this model in the future.
The Lock & Ride front rack holds
25 pounds, while the Lock & Ride
rear rack holds 50 pounds. This isn’t
a lot, but this machine isn’t made for
hauling heavy items—just enough
to haul some butt! With the standard
tow hitch it can pull 1500 pounds,
buddy with a sport quad needs a tow.
White LED headlights that feature
high/low beam and the LED taillight
are incredibly bright. We loved riding the Scrambler at night . A brightly
lit digital gauge offers a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, two trip
meters, hour meter, clock, service
time, diagnostic indicator, gear indicator, fuel gauge, hi temp/low-battery
lights, and a DC outlet for plugging
in accessories. On the handlebar
sits OEM Polaris handguards that
offer great protection and look great.
Protection up front comes from a red
bumper that is pretty stout and can
handle some abuse. The rear grab
bar is in a lowered position that will
help you have more leverage when
you and your buddy lift the rear of the
quad out of a sticky situation.
TIME TO TEST
Right away, it becomes appar-
ent that this machine is no child’s
toy. It easily picks the front up, and
the torque keeps it upright for as
long as you can control it. However,
even with all of that power, it’s easy
to contain with good thumb throt-
tle use. There is also no hesitation
in the throttle with the fuel injection
when stabbing the throttle. The dual
exhaust has a deep tone that derives
from the twin-cylinder engine that
sounds great, even with the remov-
able factory spark arrestors installed.
The EPS (Electronic Power Steering)
really makes this quad easy to turn,
especially with the AWD engaged,
and makes for a pleasant ride. Also,
it won’t rip the handlebars out of your
hands when hitting an obstacle like a
The ergonomics are very comfortable. The stock steel handlebars are
swept back enough to have a com-