Front travel is 16 inches; overall width is 64
inches, with 29x9-14 Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
tires providing traction. The Fox Edition has
a front torsion bar to fight body roll and a
lighter rear torsion bar than standard XP1Ks.
Rear travel is 18 inches, and huge Fox
Podium 3.0 remote-reservoir IBP shocks work
with dual-rate springs to deliver an awesome
ride. RZR XP1Ks have two-piston hydraulic
calipers on all four 14-inch wheels. New
mounts let the large shock reservoirs get
more cooling air for less heat fade.
Cornering is excellent with the Fox Edition, and the front and rear torsion bars fight body roll and weight transfers. The rear torsion bar is 25
percent lighter in action than the standard XP1K sway bar. The Fox Podium IBP shocks also have plastic ring crossovers for less noise in the cabin.
HOW ABOUT THE HIGH-END IBP
It’s almost like cheating. Polaris
re-tuned the Walker Evans shocks
on the standard XP1K to deliver a
much more controlled ride for 2015,
and the Fox Edition RZR raises the
performance bar even higher. Not only
is the ride balanced and well-tuned,
the larger shock bodies and reservoirs
provide more consistent damping. The
Fox IBP shocks only have adjustable
compression damping and ring-type
preload adjustments. With 24-position
compression adjusters, the standard
setting for the rear 3.0 shocks is 21
clicks out, and the 2. 5 fronts are set at
14 clicks out.
HOW STRONG ARE THE BRAKES?
Nose-wheelie strong. A machine this
fast needs super-strong brakes, and the
XP1K has twin-piston hydraulic calipers
on all four corners, squeezing 248mm
perforated rotors via braided stainless
steel brake lines. These and the 29-inch
Maxxis Bighorns haul this Fox down
from speed quickly, but XP1Ks aren’t
equipped with an Engine Braking
System or Active Descent Control like
Scrambler and Sportsman ATVs.
WHERE IS THE XP1K FOX HAPPIEST?
Floating over desert whoops and
dunes like Aladdin’s flying carpet! With
the high-end IBP shocks, the Fox
Edition RZR loves to stretch its legs and
float over terrain like it’s not there. Trail
speeds are incredible, but it’ll also rock
crawl with confidence and snake twisty
trails with the front and rear torsion
bars, allowing articulation in rocks and
fighting body roll in turns.
WHAT ABOUT TRAIL COMFORT?
It’s excellent. Once you get the six-point harnesses adjusted to your body,
undo the automotive-style buckle and a
rubber chest strap to exit the OHV. The
shoulder straps ratchet to let you lean
forward in the roomy cabin normally
and lock in a panic situation. The Cut
& Sew seats are comfortable and have
a mesh panel to let sand fall to the
floor, and there are removable floor
drains below each adjustable seat. Foot
braces have traction surfaces, and the
doors have easy-to-use latch buttons
and are bowed outward to give more
elbowroom. We also like the versatility
of the IDD instrument panel with GPS
and the LED-lit cabin floor.
The Fox Edition gets Polaris’
Interactive Digital Display
with blue fuel level (left) and
coolant temperature bars,
large numbers for revs and
speed, a clock, icons for range
and 2WD/4WD, and smaller
numbers for trip meter and
temperature. Buttons on the
bottom bring up GPS and