KOH-customized PRP GT seats have low-profile bases for lower ride weight and
exclusive embroidery for each KOH LE, and
PRP five-point 5. 3 harnesses are KOH-legal
and comfortable to wear.
A long-time title sponsor of the King of the Hammers UTV race,
HCR Racing steps up to the plate with its turnkey King of the
Hammers Limited Edition RZR XP 1000 EPS racer, and the price
tag includes an entry to the 2015 KOH UTV race, along with a
$10,000 contingency for winning on top of the regular purse.
HOW FAST IS THE PROSTAR 1000?
It’s as quick as the stock RZR XP
1000, and CVT clutching is revised
for the 30-inch Tensor tires and
extra weight of the KOH LE. The
110-horsepower ProStar engine is left
stock for durability, and it’s plenty fast
for the desert sections of the King of
the Hammers. The HCR Racing LTS kit
and IBP King shocks allow it to attain
and maintain much higher speeds in
deep desert whoops too.
WHAT ABOUT THE CVT/AWD DELIVERY?
It’s also excellent, like stock. The
HOW AGILE IS THE KOH LE’S HANDLING?
2015 CVT cover has a third duct for
extra cooling capacity for the new
CVT belt, and CVT engagement is
smooth yet quick. Stronger Summers
Bros. axles offset the stresses of
the larger Regulator tires and extra
suspension travel. The standard Polaris
AWD system only engages the front
differential when it senses the rear tires
spinning, (so it doesn’t push like all-
time 4WDs going into turns, but it only
supplies rear-wheel braking on steep
It’s not as agile as the Shock Therapy
Fox Edition RZR XP1K featured in this
issue. Long-travel suspension arms are
4 inches wider per side, so the KOH
LE can maintain high cornering speeds
without bicycling, but it doesn’t have
the planted, connected feel of the Fox
Edition’s two torsion-bar setup.
With more than 5 inches more front travel and 8 inches more width,
the KOH LE XP1K has more articulation and Ultra-4-like travel for
gnarly rock obstacles. Gull-wing boxed A-arms increase travel as well,
and Summers Bros. axles beef up the drivetrain.
The PURE Polaris HMW (high-molecular weight) 3/8-inch polyethylene
skid plate has recessed mounting points for a low-drag coefficient and
holes in all the right places for cleaning and maintenance. The Warn
ProVantage 4500-pound winch with synthetic rope and SDR bumper/
skid plate are slick too.