2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 EPS Preview

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 Beauty
New 952cc engine produces 89 horsepower

Polaris is following in the footsteps of Arctic Cat and Can-Am with the introduction of its own 1000-class ATV – the 2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 EPS.

According to Polaris, the Scrambler XP 1000 EPS has the highest horsepower, fastest acceleration, highest ground clearance and longest suspension travel of any big bore ATV.

Featuring a fuel injected 952cc engine based off the 850cc V-Twin found in the Scrambler XP 850 and Sportsman XP 850, Polaris boasts the new Scrambler XP 1000 EPS churns out an eye-popping 89 horsepower. As well, Polaris says the 270-degree offset crankshaft and dual balance shafts help the Scrambler produce smooth, vibration-free power. A new dual exhaust system is designed to allow the engine to breathe deep for maximum power.

Handling is aided by Fox Podium X 2.0 compression adjustable shocks at all four corners controlling 9.0 inches of travel up front and 10.25 in the rear. The suspension design is dual A-arms front and rear.

2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 Action Front

Premium Fox Podium 2.0 shocks control the suspension travel of the big bore Scrambler.

As the name implies, Polaris’ electronic power steering (EPS) comes standard. Other features include matte black cast aluminum wheels, 14-inch Carlisle tires, hand guards, digital gauge cluster, custom seat, dual LED headlights and White Lightning paint.

2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 Action Left

Matte black cast aluminum wheels come standard on the Scrambler XP 1000 EPS.

It’s pretty clear Polaris is targeting the Can-Am Renegade 1000 X xc with the new big bore Scrambler XP 1000 EPS. The Renegade was essentially the lone big bore Sport/Utility 4×4 until the Scrambler XP 850 was introduced last year to compete with the Renegade 800R. U.S. Pricing for the Scrambler 1000 comes in at $13,299 – $250 less than the Can-Am Renegade 1000 X xc.

You can expect to see the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 EPS in dealerships in January of 2014.

2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 Rear
2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 EPS Specs
Engine:952cc 4-Stroke Liquid Cooled SOHC Twin Cylinder
Induction:Electronic fuel injection
Transmission/Final Drive:Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft
Drive System:On-Demand True AWD/2WD
Engine Braking/Active Descent Control:N/A
Front Suspension:Dual A-Arm 9″ (22.9 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension:Dual A-Arm, Rolled 10.25″ (26 cm) Travel
Front/Rear Brakes:Single Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
Parking Brake:Park in Transmission/Lockable Hand Lever
Front Tires:26 x 8-14; 489 II
Rear Tires:26 x 10-14; 489 II
Wheels:Matte Black 8 spoke Cast Aluminum
Length/Width/Height:82.3 in x 48.6 in x 48.4 in
Dry Weight:767 lbs
Wheelbase:53 in
Ground Clearance:11.5 in
Seat Height:35 in
Fuel Capacity:5.25 gal
Front/Rear Rack:25 lbs/50 lbs
Payload Capacity:290 lbs
Towing Capacity:1,500 lbs
Unbrakes Trailer Towing Capacity:1,914 lbs
Hitch Type:Standard 1.25 in Receiver
Cargo System:Lock & Ride
Lighting:White LED; Hi/Low Beam; Single Rear Taillight
Instrumentation:Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Two Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Clock, Service Time, Diagnostic Indicator, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet
Colors:White Lightning
Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, 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 ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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