Polaris Teases New RZR
A new RZR is coming and this is all we’ve seen so far.
As we told you in March, Polaris is bringing a new RZR to market this year. Though details are still few, Polaris says it will unveil its latest Sport UTV on July 29.
In addition to the release date, Polaris also unveiled a teaser image of part of the new RZR’s front end, which you can see above. If the image looks a bit grainy, that’s because we lightened it up as much as possible to show as much detail as we could.
Though the photo doesn’t reveal much, it does seem to show a longer shock spring than on the original RZR 800 and the RZR XP 900, which you can see below for comparison. While the RZR XP has a rather short spring before giving way to the piggyback, the spring on the new RZR seems to go all the way up. We can’t see a piggyback in the photo, but it’s possible it’s hidden in this limited view.
The front end of the new RZR also looks like it’s got more structural support with what appears to be two steel tubes providing the stability – one black one that runs at about a 45-degree angle and one light-colored one that runs almost vertically. Somebody with more engineering knowhow could likely offer more insight here.
You can see how the new RZR compares to the RZR 800 (left) and RZR XP 900 (right)
Finally, there are the aesthetics. Namely, the matte black machined wheels, rather than the stamped steel ones found on the old RZR 800. These aren’t the same performance-minded beadlock wheels found on the RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition, but they look to be on par with those found on the RZR XP 900. The wheel also sits well out in front of the unit, which more closely resembles the high performance RZR XP than the base RZR 800. The nose also appears flatter than on the rest of the RZR family.
We’ll get a clearer picture on July 29, but for now we’ve got a lot more questions than answers. We’re inclined to believe this is a new addition to the RZR family rather than an updated version of a pre-existing model. As well, we’d be surprised if the new RZR wasn’t powered by the ProStar 900 or an entirely new powerplant rather than the 760cc Twin found in the RZR 800, but who really knows? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
You can register at PolarisRZR.com to get more information as it is released.
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