So, the tale of the tapes for this
title bout is that the Can-Am has 11. 2
pounds per horsepower. The Polaris
has 10. 86, and the MPI Yamaha has
10.1. It also doesn’t have a CVT belt
to cook or break, but the MPI turbo
kit will void the Yamaha factory
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
The Maverick 1000R X ds
Turbo is $22,999 to $23,099,
depending on color. The
base Maverick 1000R Turbo
is $20,399, and the Maverick
1000R X rs Turbo is $23,999
with Fox 2. 5 Podium RC2/BOC
rear shocks and beadlock rims. The
Polaris RZR XP Turbo is $24,999 for
all three color choices. Our Yamaha
We got a chance to compare the Can-Am
Maverick 1000R X ds Turbo, Polaris RZR
XP Turbo and Mountain Performance,
Inc. Yamaha YXZ1000R Turbo at the SxS
Adventure Rally hosted by Utah’s Sand
Hollow State Park. Which is the best all-around forced-induction UTV for fun in the
sand? We raced and railed them to find out.
Polaris dropped compression from 11:1 to 9:1 and shortened the stroke 5mm
to create the 925cc Turbo ProStar twin with 144 horsepower and forced-air
CVT clutch cooler. The inter-cooler sits between the engine and muffler and has
its own radiator up front, plus a liquid-charge air cooler, new oiling system, and
ECU with knock detection and boost control mapping.
The Turbo Maverick has a mid-engine design with a long intake tract connecting the
throttle bodies to the turbocharger located under the inter-cooler and radiators, and it
draws air from a Donaldson air filter and airbox with sand drain. New injectors and more
boost yield 131 horsepower, but there is no forced-air CVT duct system like on the Polaris.
The MPI YXZ1000R 155-horsepower turbo kit places the stainless steel
Mitsubishi turbine where the OEM muffler sat and replaces the OEM two-stage air filtration system with a Donaldson air filter and still airbox. Only 5
psi of boost adds 41 horsepower with the OEM 11.3:1 compression, and billet
adapters mount the turbo manifold to the three 41mm EFI throttle bodies.