Polaris Unveils The RZR RS1
Polaris Unveils The RZR RS1
Now this is something interesting! The RS1 is a center mounted single-seat attached to side-by-side RZR XP 1000 chassis minus some wheelbase, and it looks like a blast to drive. With 110-horepower 999cc ProStar 1000 engine pushing the RS1 down the trail and cornering on a dime. We also noticed that the brake pedal has an extension where a person can use their left foot to brake, and that makes us think that the RS1 is angled towards serious drivers. My fellow cohort and driver extraordinaire, Casey Cordeiro, drove the RS1 recently and told me that it cornered like nothing else he has ever driven. He is doing a full write-up in the February issue of UTV Sports Magazine which will be out next week. I know we will get to drive one of these here in the very near future, and I can't wait to do a video review of it! I am sure Casey and I will be breaking down the RS1 on the next episode of Throttle On Podcast which you can find on Throttleonpodcast.com or wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for Throttle On. Below is the press release from Polaris, and a video of Tanner Foust introducing the RS1.
RS-1 = $13,999
110-HP Pro Star 1000 H.O. 4-stroke DOHC Twin Cylinder
RZR XP 1000’s Suspension
Upgraded drivetrain and compact, 83-inch wheel base
Rear mounted, dual-fan radiator for maximum engine cooling
Race-hardened drivetrain for durability and power
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.
Ground Clearance- 13.5-Inches
- Engine Type
- ProStar 1000 H.O. 4-Stroke DOHC Twin Cylinder
- Cylinders Displacement
- Transmission/Final Drive
- Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
- 110 HP
- Front Shocks
- 2 in Walker Evans Needle with 16-Position Adjustable Clickers
- Front Suspension
- Dual A-Arm 16 in (40.6 cm) Travel
- Rear Suspension
- Trailing Arm with Stabilizer Bar and 18 in (45.7 cm) Travel
- Rear Shocks
- 2.5 in Walker Evans Needle with 16-Position Adjustable Clickers
- Front/Rear Brakes
- 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front and Dual-Bore Rear Calipers
- Drive System Type
- High Performance True On-Demand AWD/2WD