Single-Seat Polaris RZR RS1 Unveiled

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Fast Facts

Base MSRP: $13,999

Seating Capacity: 1
Engine: 999cc Twin
Power: 110 hp
Bed Capacity: 50 lbs
The rumored single-seat RZR we’ve been hearing about has officially been unveiled – introducing the 2018 Polaris RZR RS1.

If you thought Polaris would stand idly by while the Can-Am Maverick X3 family took Sport UTVs in a whole new direction…well you don’ t know Polaris. The Minnesota-based manufacturer just took the covers off of the innovative single-seat Polaris RZR RS1.

Designed to be the most nimble RZR ever, the new Polaris RZR RS1 is 64 inches wide with an 83-inch wheelbase and is powered by the 110-horsepower ProStar 1000 H.O. engine. It features a starting price of $13,999 and will start showing up in Polaris dealerships in February.

Check out the Polaris release below for more information.

Polaris is putting every open space and green-, desert- or mountain-trail on notice with the arrival of the world’s first single-seat RZR, the RZR RS1. The all-new RZR RS1 solo-cockpit format delivers a heightened sense of control and takes the hard-charging trail riding experience to another level, thanks to the perfect balance of power and precision.

2018 Polari -RZR RS1 Group

The RZR RS1 is the ideal machine for a real driver’s driver looking to push beyond their limits, free from care or concern of a backseat driver. The single-seat center-of-mass position unlocks high-visibility sightlines to oncoming terrain and provides increased balance and feel within the chassis. The race-inspired driver ergonomics and new steering position create extra room for active arm and leg movement. The RZR RS1 is also equipped with a new brake system, giving drivers the option of traditional single-foot action or rally-inspired two-foot performance.

2018 Polari -RZR RS1 Cockpit

“The thing that you notice, right away with the RZR RS1, is that it’s much more of a driver’s machine, and it really ties you more in the driving experience,” said Tanner Foust, 3-time World Rally Cross Champion. “You have center-cockpit, you have the involvement in seeing the tires, and you have everything great about the fun of driving, taken up a notch. Personally, I think the RZR RS1 is about the gnarliest little wicked beast of a machine, that I have ever driven.”

2018 Polari -RZR RS1 Action Rear

The ultra-nimble 64” width RZR RS1 features a 110-HP ProStar 1000 H.O. 4-Stroke DOHC Twin Cylinder, the RZR XP 1000’s suspension, upgraded drivetrain and compact, 83-inch wheelbase. The new precision-balanced chassis features a rear-mounted, dual-fan radiator for maximum engine cooling and a new race-hardened drivetrain for durability and instantaneous power. The RZR RS1 also adopts the trailing-arm suspension of the RZR XP 1000, to absorb unrelenting obstacles for the smoothest possible driving experience as you scythe through the most twisting of trails.

2018 Polaris RZR RS1 Black

The RZR RS1 boasts 20 vehicle-specific accessories and comes in White Lightening and Black Pearl. The performance and power packed RZR RS1 starts at a price of just $13,999 and will be available in dealerships in February.

2018 Polaris RZR RS1 Specs

Engine Type999cc Twin
Fuel DeliveryElectronic Fuel Injection/Liquid
TransmissionAutomatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Final DriveHigh Performance True On-Demand AWD/2WD
Power SteeringStandard
Front SuspensionDual A-Arm with Stabilizer Bar and 16” (41 cm) Travel
Front Shocks2” Walker Evans Needle with 16-Position Adjustable Clickers
Rear SuspensionTrailing Arm with Stabilizer Bar and 18″ (46 cm) Travel
Rear Shocks2.5” Walker Evans Needle with 16-Position Adjustable Clicker
Front/Rear Brakes4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Triple-Bore Front and Dual-Bore Rear Calipers
Front Tires29 x 9-14 Maxxis Bighorn
Rear Tires29 x 11-14 Maxxis Bighorn
L x W x H112 x 64 x 73.75 in.
Wheelbase83 in.
Maximum Ground Clearance13.0 in.
Fuel Capacity9.5 gal
Dry Weight1,358 lbs
Bed Capacity50 lb
Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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