YXZ1000R Sport Shift is $20,599 to
$22,399. With around $5000 in PURE
Polaris accessories, the Gold LE is a
bargain at $23,999.
HOW FAST IS THE PROSTAR 999?
Seriously fast. The high-compression
twin has serious yank and rips out of
the hole and from turn to turn. It does
turn-in. Also, although there is no official
engine braking system, the lower low
provides plenty of compression braking
when you keep the belt engaged with
a little trailing throttle, and the gated
shifter assures you’re in park if you
have to get out to stack rocks. Polaris
has three AWD-system front diffs.
Non-EPS RZRs have 20-percent slip.
EPS RZRs have 7-percent slip, and the
limited editions have 1-percent slip.
HOW DOES THE GOLD EDITION HANDLE?
Very well, even out of its element.
In between rock obstacles at Sand
Hollow and Dove Springs/Jawbone, the
Gold Edition is agile and sure-footed
78–79 mph in high and is screaming at
25 mph in the new low. A new throttle
map gives you more low-speed control
for easing up big rock ledges, yet it still
thrills in the upper revs.
HOW ABOUT THE DELIVERY &
It sets the gold standard. The lower
low and low-speed throttle map let it
lope along at a slow walking speed,
which is great for easing up obstacles.
The new extreme-performance True
On-Demand all-wheel drive front diff
is the quickest-engaging Polaris front
diff yet, so it pulls up rock faces yet
still freewheels into turns to enhance
Stronger front axle half-shafts increase
durability, as the larger 30-inch rock-crawler
tires place more stress on the drivetrain,
which also features the extreme-performance
On-Demand AWD front diff. Dual-puck
brake calipers squeeze four 248mm rotors.
The cockpit is standard RZR XP fare with adjustable tilt wheel and passenger T-bar, but the
center compartment holds the winch remote in front of the cell-phone compartment. We wish
the Gold LE had the Turbo’s new 1.5-turn steering rack for tight rock-crawling trails.
Click- 6 retractable 6-point harnesses are exclusive to the Gold LE, but others can retrofit their
RZRs with these harnesses via PURE Polaris accessories or visiting www.imminet.com/products/
click6. A gated shifter with special park indent is also exclusive to the Gold Edition.
New for 2017, Polaris
introduces the RZR XP 1000
Gold Matte Metallic Limited
Edition, which comes fully
loaded for tackling western
rock monoliths and eastern
limestone ledges with rock
sliders, high-clearance lower
30-inch Pro Armor tires on
beadlock aluminum wheels,
bull front bumper and winch.