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.
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 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.