equipped with a trick digital gauge,
which offers a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, trip meter, hour
meter, gear indicator, fuel gauge, hi-temp/low-battery lights and DC outlet. Other cool cockpit features
include adjustable bucket seats, a
heel pocket for better throttle control,
a tilt steering wheel, standard side
nets, and an adjustable passenger
The roll cage on the RZR XP is sturdy and will be solid in the case of a
Up front on the RZR XP is a double A-arm front suspension. It is equipped
with Fox Podium X 2.0 piggyback
shocks and 13. 5 inches of wheel travel.
The Polaris XP 900’s new airbox system
incorporates a large K&N-style air filter
and dual vents on each side of the bed.
Fourteen inches of wheel travel and 13 inches of ground clearance allowed us to
slam whoops, square edges and G-outs with smooth results.
The cargo bed is not very big at
42x22 inches, but it is large enough
for a tent, cooler and other small
goodies for a camping trip, or even
a spare tire for the trail. Max payload is 740 pounds with 300 in the
Aside from the unique airbox
design, the bed compartment also
has a lid for quick access to check the
oil, plugs and electrics. The XP was
designed for the owner to keep it easily maintained.
Polaris also offers a full line of roofs,
cabs, windshields, custom rims, boxes,
bags, stereos, winches and many more
Lock & Ride accessories that come on
and off in seconds. Our favorite is the
rear box cover that features a built-in
locking storage compartment. Check
out www.purepolaris.com to view all of
the cool Polaris accessories.
be considered the top dog in the
high-speed UTV world. We’ll com-
pare it with the Arctic Cat XTZ 1000
and Can-Am Commander 1000
down the road, but as a stock unit,
we’re almost sure of the outcome.
Stay tuned though, we’re sure more
big surprises will be coming your
way in the UTV world.
If price is going to play a major factor in your decision, the $15,999 price
of the RZR XP will scare you. That is
the most expensive UTV to date. Even
more expensive than the outrageously price Arctic Cat XTZ 1000 ($15,599).
It’s three grand more than the RZR
800 S, and just under a grand more
than the Commander 1000.
The XP is also available in the White
Lightning limited-edition model,
which comes with black Bruiser aluminum rims and two-color sewn seats,
as well as a graphics package and
white bodywork for an extra $600.
Power steering is not an option. Check
out www.polarisindustries.com, or hop
on down to your local dealer.
Let the hot rod UTV challenge
begin! The Polaris RZR XP 900 should