Before Polaris introduced its ProStar,
eight-valve, double-overhead-cam inline
twin for RZR UTVs, the go-to engine
was a 760cc, pushrod, two-valve-per-cylinder model. The version in the RZR
S 800 makes 53 horsepower—quite a
step down from today’s RZR S 900,
which makes 75 horsepower.
Surprisingly, the RZR S 800 is faster
than we expected. We’re so used to
the higher horsepower of today’s RZRs,
The reliability of the engine and
transmission is impressive too. In 2500
miles, the engine has never needed
more than regular oil changes, and
Chris believes the machine is still on its
original drive belt. Chris also changed
the coolant when he bought the
machine from the previous owner.
WHAT KIND OF SUSPENSION
DOES IT HAVE?
Double A-arms front and rear with a
rear sway bar. The RZR S 800 LE came
with the best suspension offered on the
RZR S 800—Fox piggyback reservoir
shocks with adjustable compression
damping and spring preload. Some
models came with non-reservoir shocks
that only offered adjustable spring preload. They worked well, but they were
far less tunable and non-rebuildable. To
be sure the suspension performance
Aluminum Pro Armor full doors with cutouts for extra visibility offer more convenience and protection
than the original nets. A custom-made cage from Killer Fabrication includes intrusion bars and a roof
and adds to the machine’s rugged looks.
The RZR S 800 LE came with the best suspension offered on the RZR S 800—Fox piggyback reservoir
shocks with adjustable compression damping and spring preload.