2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 First Look 0

In 2014 Polaris released its most powerful RZR side-by-side to-date, the RZR XP 1000. Ensuring the whole family could enjoy the fruits of this off-road beast, Polaris also offered a four-seat RZR XP 4 1000. The machine came with top-grade components and gobs of power and became the weapon of choice for 4WheelDirt Editor Justin Dawes in a number of WORCS and Dirt Series races. For 2015 Polaris ups the stakes once again, making a handful of changes to the engine to produce even more horsepower than before.

The 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 will be ready to rip dunes in July.

The 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 will be ready to rip dunes in July.

Polaris now claims to have reached 110 horsepower in the XP 1000 and XP 4 1000 after adding high-output cams, stiffer valve springs and higher compression ratio. Other changes include an updated exhaust system designed to be more efficient and eco-friendly, new direct flow intake covers and a new clutch cover.

“As always, RZR has been the leader of recreational side-by-sides due to their ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility,” said Craig Scanlon, general manager of Polaris Side-by-Side Vehicles. “Even though we just launched the RZR XP 1000 and XP 4 1000 last year, we’re always looking to improve upon every aspect of our vehicles’ performance.”

The 2015 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 gets a boost in power thanks to engine refinements.

The 2015 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 gets a boost in power thanks to engine refinements.

The Minnesota-based brand hit the mark in a number of other areas, and leaves the RZR XP 1000’s suspension, braking and electronics unchanged. As in 2014, both the XP 1000 and XP 4 1000 both come with electronic power steering standard.

The 2015 RZR XP 1000 will come in Havasu Red, Voodoo Blue and While Lightning colorways while the RZR XP 4 1000 will be available in Havasu Red and Voodoo Blue. The 2015 models will hit Polaris dealerships in July. The 2015 RZR XP 1000 lists at $20,299 and the XP 4 1000 comes with a MSRP of $22,299, in both cases $300 more than the previous model year.

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