I’ve been keeping my mouth closed for a while knowing I was going to go to a secret location at an undisclosed time to test a new Polaris, but now Polaris has leaked the first news that I can share about this – There’s a whole new class of Side by Side coming on January 1st!
While I knew it was coming and that I’ll be one of the first of the media-types to take it for a spin, what I still don’t know is what it is . . .
So the best I can do is guess – or wish . . .
Let’s just say for a moment that the ‘term’ “whole new class” is a marketing term. So unless we see a street legal RZR, or maybe a RZR with wings, ‘whole new class’ may be a bit of a stretch.
But if we think of the RZR4, or the RZR S as a whole new class of Side by Side then maybe we can guess at what we’d like this new RZR to be.
Personally, I’d like to see a 50” RZR XP. That means it would have the smooth 850cc engine and transmission complete with ADC. Or even better would be a RZR with a conventional 4wd system complete with lockers front and rear. Of course it would also be nice to see it come with a longer travel suspension like we’ve done to our RZR. It should have a mechanical parking brake. And a better looking cage. And come with radial tires and a winch.
Well, that’s all just wishful thinking I suppose. Right or way wrong, at least we don’t have long to wait to find out.
Leave to Polaris though to break new ground when everyone else is hiding in their offices afraid of the economy.
A street-legal RZR would be a “whole new class of Side by Side!”