Polaris has truly outdone themselves with the release of the all new 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 which sets new standards in power, suspension, agility and comfort for the off-road riding industry. What started in 2007 as a single sport machine from Polaris (the 2008 RZR 800) has grown into a massive following of off-road sport riders. With each new release of the next best Polaris RZR we are in awe and thrilled by the capabilities and the latest edition of the Polaris RZR XP 1000 is no exception.
Designed by Polaris Industries to meet the demands (and dreams) of dune, desert and mud-hole riders, the Polaris RZR XP 1000 packs a punch with unmatched power, suspension and agility adding a whole new level to the full family of "RZR-sharp" performance. Not only does the 2014 RZR XP 1000 bring significant power innovations to the off-road sport riding enthusiasts, but newly designed interiors add comfort and convenience delivering a full package of premium features that riders expect and deserve. If you didn't absolutely love the RZR before, you will now.
The RZR XP 1000 comes standard with an all-new ProStar 1000 engine which is the largest, most powerful engine ever to be dropped in a side-by-side UTV. Designed with dual overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder and 180 degree forged crankshaft. It takes advantage of its full 999 cc’s to yield an impressive 107 hp which is unmatched in the industry.
Polaris Industries also redesigned the airflow to the engine with larger intakes and a new high-capacity canister-styled air filter. The new design maximizes the flow of air through the radiator while carrying heat away from the driver and passengers.
The RZR XP 1000's powerful engine delivers the fastest acceleration (0-50 mph in 5.33 sec), highest top speed and flattest torque curve in the industry, putting the most power to the ground. Best yet, the ProStar 1000 engine runs best on 87 octane fuel, so there’s no need for premium grade.
Sporting the most technologically advanced side-by-side suspension ever assembled, the RZR XP 1000 soaks up washboards and whoops with a near bottomless feel. Each RZR XP 1000 comes equipped with exclusive Walker Evans anti-bottoming needle shocks with 2” shocks with piggybacks up front and 2.5” shocks with remote reservoirs in the rear.
The all-new ultra rigid chassis increases durability and enhances suspension performance while offering the most control and smoothest ride at any speed with an industry-leading 18” of rear travel and 16” of front travel – all without sacrificing handling or durability.
Let’s not forget about the 29” Maxxis Bighorn tires and the 13.5” ground clearance that helps to put this suspension in a class of its own.
The high-performance on-demand all-wheel-drive system offer faster engagement full torque to pull through corners and over washboards for ultra-precise feedback, responsiveness and handling. The RZR XP 1000 comes equipped with standard EPS and a tight 18’ turning radius.
On top of the 2014 RZR XP 1000 updates for Power, Suspension and Agility, Polaris Industries also made a number of improvements in comfort, like the factory-installed quarter doors that offer plenty of elbow room with one-handed operation and secure latch system. The high-performance steering wheel has a full 10” tilt adjustability range. Drivers and passengers can find just the right distance and leg room with the new bolstered seats with sliders. The seats offer a more contoured design with added padding and support as well as a new Dryseat technology designed to keep moisture out.
The 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 starts at $19,999 MSRP and is available in either Titanium Matte Metallic or White Lightning. The RZR XP 1000 could possibly be the best Polaris Industries UTV yet to hit the market.
About the Author: J.M. Stickney is a powersports enthusiast working as the Digital Marketing Manager at GearUp2Go. She loves to ride her Suzuki GSX-R600 on the street or at the track. While not on her bike she spends a lot of time outdoors, writing, reading, running or spending time with her family.