WHAT’S DIFFERENT FROM THE XP 4
Add 7.1mm of stroke to the 875cc
ProStar twin and you get the new
999cc ProStar mill with two 93mm
pistons, 73.5mm stroke and two
48mm EFI throttle bodies. New injectors, cams and fuel mapping allow the
DOHC engine to make 107 horsepower
on 87-octane gasoline, and there are
numerous upgrades within the engine
to cope with the extra forces, stress
An all-new, stiffer chassis with round
tubes and 27 more inches of wheelbase
than the two-seat 1000 adds rigidity.
Whereas the XP 4 900 and Jagged X
share a 107.4-inch wheelbase, the XP
4 1000’s axles are 117 inches apart,
largely due to longer trailing arms for
the rear three-link suspension system.
The longer, high-clearance arms are
also straighter, eliminating the need for
aftermarket arms and increasing overall
ground clearance to 13. 5 inches. The
front A-arms are longer and have new
steering geometry, and they work with
exclusive Walker Evans 2.0 position-sensitive, anti-bottoming needle shocks
to provide 16 inches of front travel.
Rear 2. 5 Walker Evans Racing needle
shocks have remote reservoirs bolted
to the cage for more cooling and provide 18 inches of rear travel. The WER
shocks boast 16-position compression-damping adjusters, in addition to nee-dle-and-seat bottoming resistance.
Like the XP1K, the XP 4 1000 boasts
industry-leading, 29-inch Maxxis
Bighorn tires; four-wheel, dual-piston
calipers; and 248mm brake rotors.
Polaris upgraded the XP 4 drivetrain
with 80-percent-stronger components
and revised the CVT tuning for the extra
power, weight and stresses. New;cabin
features include more legroom, adjustable seats with more cushioning and
retention, space-optimized dead pedals (foot braces), upgraded seat belts,
a stiffer steering wheel, quarter doors,
two storage bins in the all-new dash,
and a blue-backlit instrument panel that
has an iPhone holder.
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
The EPS-equipped RZR XP 4 1000
LE is $21,499, while the RZR XP 4 900
EPS LE is $19,599. The base 2014
Can-Am Maverick Max is $18,299,
while the X rs EPS is $20,799 to
$21,699. The new Arctic Cat Wildcat 4
is $19,599, while the 4 LTD is $20,299,
and the 4X is $20,999.
HOW FAST IS THE PROSTAR 1000?
It’s pretty quick for a four-seat UTV!
You’ll feel the extra power and torque
as the XP 4 1000 launches and accel-
erates hard up to 30–35 mph, but
after that, it’s hard to distinguish from
the XP 4 900, which is 206 pounds
lighter, especially in deep sand. The
107-horsepower XP 4 1000 engine is
definitely quicker and faster in the two-seat XP 1000, which is 217 pounds
lighter and 27 inches shorter, but both
will do 70+ mph.
WHAT ABOUT THE CVT/AWD DELIVERY?
For most folks, the CVT/AWD system
is awesome. CVT clutch tuning pro-
vides instant acceleration, and the on-
demand 4WD system is great for gen-
eral trail riding and rock crawling, as it
stays in 2WD until the rear wheels spin
faster than the front, indicating a loss in
Polaris unleashes the RZR XP 4 1000 EPS LE to take on the Wildcat 4 and Maverick Max
1000s. The all-new, extreme-performance UTV has a rear torsion bar to reduce body roll in
turns due to the long suspension travel.
Here’s the XP
4 1000 with its
center of the
by a skid plate,
but the arms and
sides are vulnerable. Polaris has
Pure Polaris accessory rock sliders
and arm guards.
Width is 64 inches, and piggyback WER
2.0 needle shocks provide 16 inches of front
travel with the long A-arms. Headlights are
LED, and the XP 4 1000 is the only four-seat
UTV with standard 29-inch Bighorn tires.
Three-link rear suspension and Walker Evans
Racing 2. 5 remote-reservoir needle shocks
provide 18 inches of rear travel. Extended
hoses allow the reservoir to mount to the roll
cage for cooler-running shocks. The bed can
be removed for racing.