BRP may have been the first to break the 100-horsepower barrier with the Can-Am Maverick 1000, but it looks like Polaris will take it a step further with the not-yet-announced 2014 RZR XP 1000.
Polaris has released no information about the new RZR XP 1000 – it was the United States Environmental Protection Agency who let that cat out of the bag and Polaris is none too pleased about it. The EPA released its 2014 test results earlier this month, which showed that Polaris had submitted a 999cc RZR XP 1000 and RZR XP 4 1000 for testing. Power output was listed at 80 kilowatts, which translates to a whopping 107 horsepower. The EPA has since deleted the information (likely at Polaris’ request), but you can see it here (check out lines 134 and 135 in particular).
That is all the information we have about this new RZR. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the same basic chassis and suspension found on the RZR XP 900, though some non-engine upgrades are certainly possible. The speculation may be short lived, however, as we expect to learn more in the very near future.
“The second half of 2013 will be a momentous time for Polaris. In the coming weeks we will introduce some of the most exciting products in our history, which we expect will accelerate retail growth for the remainder of the year and beyond,” Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine noted in the company’s second quarter report. “While we are extremely enthusiastic about our future in motorcycles, we are equally excited to unveil some of the most innovative Off-Road Vehicles the Company has ever developed at our upcoming Dealer Meeting next week.”