The rumored single-seat RZR we’ve been hearing about has officially been unveiled – introducing the 2018 Polaris RZR RS1.
Base MSRP: $13,999
Seating Capacity: 1
Engine: 999cc Twin
Power: 110 hp
Bed Capacity: 50 lbs
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.
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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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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 Type||999cc Twin|
|Fuel Delivery||Electronic Fuel Injection/Liquid|
|Transmission||Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H|
|Final Drive||High Performance True On-Demand AWD/2WD|
|Front Suspension||Dual A-Arm with Stabilizer Bar and 16” (41 cm) Travel|
|Front Shocks||2” Walker Evans Needle with 16-Position Adjustable Clickers|
|Rear Suspension||Trailing Arm with Stabilizer Bar and 18″ (46 cm) Travel|
|Rear Shocks||2.5” Walker Evans Needle with 16-Position Adjustable Clicker|
|Front/Rear Brakes||4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Triple-Bore Front and Dual-Bore Rear Calipers|
|Front Tires||29 x 9-14 Maxxis Bighorn|
|Rear Tires||29 x 11-14 Maxxis Bighorn|
|L x W x H||112 x 64 x 73.75 in.|
|Maximum Ground Clearance||13.0 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||9.5 gal|
|Dry Weight||1,358 lbs|
|Bed Capacity||50 lb|