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Old December 19th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Ok, I'm interested in the Polaris rzr, 900 or 1000cc type models. My reservation is this: When i went from a wr450 bike, to the yfz450 quad, it was a disappointment and from that quad to a Polaris sportsman, it was an even bigger disappointment, just because of the performance level. (I'm a jeeper as well, but that's a whole different animal.) If i get a Polaris rzr, am i going to be bummed out about the 20k and it not be fast enough, or do what i expect of it?
Should i wait until they come out with one that has so much power it can pull wheelies?

It would be used on trails, for the wife and I to ride in, and at the dunes.
We don't know anyone else with a SxS.
I've never driven a SxS.

Is this a disaster scenario where i'll be pissed at myself in the end?

Give me your input, Thanks.
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Never owned one but, rode in one at the dunes. I wouldn't say it was blazing fast but, it did have plenty of pickup. The thing that I really liked was the suspension soaked up all the whoops and he was able to keep it pinned right through them.
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I have a 4 seat 800 I can hold it to the floor with paddles in the dunes no problem it handles AWESOME. (to the floor is about 56 mph with the paddles in the sand and with the 4 seater I can do that over all the whoops out there)
Mine lacks a little in the sand on the big hills But still goes everywhere no problem. a 2 seat 900 or 1000 will NOT have that problem. (paddles help a lot) a 1,000 would be awesome!!!

They are the most fun in the trails and they are fast as shit in the trails. they corner awesome and soak up bumps great.

They rock crawl awesome too however they rub the belly on a lot that's the only down side to them in the rocks but mine has never lacked power or the ability to climb rocks if it doesn't high center it makes it through.

I have more fun in my rzr than I had in my old buggy down side for me is not enough friends have one.
But they are fun if you have a place to use it and plan to use it often I think you will be happy with it. but that's just my 2 Cents

I will say they can be dangerous they need to be respected shit can get dicey quick...lol

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I have a 4 seat 800 I can hold it to the floor with paddles in the dunes no problem it handles AWESOME. (to the floor is about 56 mph with the paddles in the sand and with the 4 seater I can do that over all the whoops out there)
Mine lacks a little in the sand on the big hills But still goes everywhere no problem. a 2 seat 900 or 1000 will NOT have that problem. (paddles help a lot) a 1,000 would be awesome!!!

They are the most fun in the trails and they are fast as shit in the trails. they corner awesome and soak up bumps great.

They rock crawl awesome too however they rub the belly on a lot that's the only down side to them in the rocks but mine has never lacked power or the ability to climb rocks if it doesn't high center it makes it through.

I have more fun in my rzr than I had in my old buggy down side for me is not enough friends have one.
But they are fun if you have a place to use it and plan to use it often I think you will be happy with it. but that's just my 2 Cents

I will say they can be dangerous they need to be respected shit can get dicey quick...lol

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Thank you the replies. Yeah, I'd probably need to join a SxS club or something to meet others that have them....but to your point, in the dunes I'm used to a jeep that struggles, and a bike that was really quick...so a rzr would land somewhere in the middle.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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If I can make it... I have to work and I have a Christmas party that night...
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I like mine, especially racing it...
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My cousin has a 900rzr 4 seater. It's piped, clutched, and has a different intake. It is a BLAST around his yard and in two track/trails! It has really good low end and mid range power and decent top end power and the suspension is amazingly smooth. However at the dunes it kinda seems like it's making a whole bunch of noise and not moving very fast. But that's only once or twice a year. But honestly I love it. If I had the 20k I'd have one in a blink.
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Would you replace the jeep with it?
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That's a tough one...... Probably not....I enjoy my jeep too much;(on and off road)... but like I said, if I had the means to own one right now I would.
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I did, no regrets
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Keep in mind, the only ones that have good power and good suspension are too wide for all the ATV trails, if that matters at all to you. I was not very impressed with the original RZR. It has limited travel and limited power, but it's narrow enough to get down most trails. The 900 was a lot better and I haven't ridden in the 1000, but I hear it's pretty amazing. If you didn't see the other posts, Michigan is currently passing laws to make driving them on the road illegal.

I think my YFZ450 (ATV) is a lot more fun to drive than a SXS. I think my buggy is a lot more fun yet.
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I did see the other post on road legal laws that could be inbound....that will influence my decision for sure. Thanks for the replies.
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You will NOT think either machine is slow or lacks performance. If you are buying new don't hesitate on the extra money for the 1K. Trail riding and silver lake in the XP900 is awesome and is a lot of fun but does not ride as nice at the 1K in the whoop sections trail riding. I have not had the 1K in the dunes yet but from everything I have been told from a few other guys that have them, it drives like a trophy truck compared to the XP900. My wife likes the RZR's (the 1K the most) because it covers a lot of ground fast and rides awesome (like snowmobiling). All I can say is to drive one before you just walk into a dealer and buy because then you will totally be sold after you drive it
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No one like them. That's why you don't see them anywhere.

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No one like them. That's why you don't see them anywhere.

Ha, right , got it. Where have you been? Lol

Yeah, finding a way to test one out = not so easy. But yeah, if I do get to TD one, I'm sure I'll be hooked.
Thanks for the info guys.
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They are a blast everywhere. I took mine racing, KOH, trails, on the snow, street legal, everything. The only reason I sold it was I now need a four seater
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I have a 2 seater 50" 800. It is a blast in the trails, woods, and light rock crawling. It will go up everything at silver lake but is a good bit slower than the 900, as it has a lot less power. I also use it for plowing snow, hauling firewood, and other work around the house. Not sure i could justify 20k for a 1000, however they are basically a mini tropy truck which is awesome!
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I have a 2 seater 50" 800. It is a blast in the trails, woods, and light rock crawling. It will go up everything at silver lake but is a good bit slower than the 900, as it has a lot less power. I also use it for plowing snow, hauling firewood, and other work around the house. Not sure i could justify 20k for a 1000, however they are basically a mini tropy truck which is awesome!
I hear ya...20G's is a lot for a toy. The other concern is, it's like the big bore quad shoot-out of the early 2000's. They built 600's 700's 800's, then efi, then can am built the renegade. I'd hate to buy on the beginning of the big bore SxS shoutout slope, who knows what's next from any of the oe's, which could be a 150 hp yam rhino!? I think someone will move to try to take the game to the next level.
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