WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017?
Polaris pumped up output from
the turbocharged 925cc ProStar twin
to 168 horsepower, and it gets an
upgraded head gasket to deal with the
extra boost. Torque jumps to 114 foot-pounds at 8000 rpm, and it makes 95
percent of peak from 5000 rpm on up.
Cooling is upgraded with a 20-percent-
larger radiator that actually called for
a frame change to accept the wider
radiator. Also, the intercooler radiator is
shorter and wider to get more cool air
to the engine radiator, and the front grill
is 40 percent larger. A new variable-speed, brushless fan has more power
to pull cool air through the new radiator.
New larger, dual-sided intakes in the
bed rails work with a new clutch cover
to draw more cooling air into the new
CVT to cool the high-output, larger belt.
CVT changes include new weights,
springs, helixes and stainless steel
shafts to prevent galling and sticking of
Also, rear-axle half-shafts and
an upgraded high-performance
On-Demand AWD front diff are stronger
to transfer all that extra power to the
ground. Since the Turbo has more
dune-leaping power, new rear radius
rods are now tubular and larger
diameter for strength and lightness.
Steering is upgraded with new 1.5-turn
rack and EPS tuning, so it takes 1.5
turns of the tilt wheel to go lock-to-lock.
On the dash, a new ignition switch
has a four-position key for running
accessories—there are four blanks for
accessory controls on the dash, and
the digital instrument pod is all new.
Turbos also get upgraded Fox 2. 5
front piggyback and 3.0 rear remote-
reservoir IBP shocks; the Internal
ByPass shocks have five compression
zones with re-tuned ports for a smooth
ride on chop and bottoming resistance
as the piston reaches the end of the
compression stroke. There is also
a top-out control at the end of the
rebound stroke, and the Fox shocks
have 24-position compression-damping
adjuster knobs but still no cross-over
rings for the dual-rate springs. And last,
the rear torsion bar was re-tuned, and
the front brake rotors are now stainless
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
The 2017 RZR XP Turbo EPS is
$24,999. The standard XP1K EPS has
been discounted to $19,499, while the
High Lifter Edition is $23,499. Can-Am’s 2017 Maverick 1000R Turbo is
$20,499, and Maverick X3 Turbo Rs are
$20,999–$26,899. Arctic Cat’s Wildcat
1000X RG Pro EPS is $18,499, and the
1000X RG Pro LTD is $19,499.
Turning is improved with a new 1.5-turn
steering rack, new EPS-assist mapping,
and front and re-tuned rear torsion bars.
Terracross champion Jason Luburgh