Road America may be famous for its 4-mile road course, but tucked away at the eastern edge of the complex is a gnarly off-road park that’s been used to test the mettle of everything from Wranglers and Broncos to Raptors. Last week, we ran those trails in something very different, the 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic.
This new addition to the Polaris General XP 1000 side-by-side UTV line offers the same versatility and capability as its brothers but at an entry-level price point. It has a 100-hp 4-stroke DOHC engine, on-demand AWD, 14″ of suspension travel, a 4500 lb winch, and a 600 lb capacity dump box. It comes in 2- and 4-passenger configurations.
Polaris has unwrapped two powerful UTVs for 2022. The RZR Turbo R packs a 181 hp turbocharged engine, while the RZR Pro R has a 2.0L naturally-aspirated engine with 225 hp. Both ride on a 74″ wide track, and offer suspension travel of 28″ to 29″, with the Pro R adding adaptive damping. Both come in 2-seat and 4-seat configurations.
To give their old workshop a proper send-off, Hoonigan sent off-road champ RJ Anderson into the streets and sand of Long Beach, California in their modded Polaris RZR Pro R and let him run wild. Along the way, he showed off the UTV’s ample suspension by jumping over a highway and two-wheeling it through a garage.
Limited to just 300 units, this special edition of the Polaris Slingshot 3-wheeler includes quilted comfort seats, a Ripper Series wind deflector, a color-matched Slingshade roof and rear fender, and interior accent lighting. We love the color combo of the rich Fairway Green paint with the bronze wheels and accents.
Polaris’ showy 3-wheeler gets revamped for 2020, with a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 178 or 203hp, upgraded brakes, steering, and suspension, and an optional automatic transmission making it accessible to more drivers than before. It’s got an even more dramatic front end, with new LED headlights and running lights.
Thanks to the guys at The Brand Amp and iMotorsports, we got to spend a week living with the Polaris Slingshot SLR as our daily driver. This fast, agile, and kind of bonkers open-air 2-seater is a blast to drive, and is definitely the most fun you can have on three wheels.
Designed for easy riding on rugged off-road trails, Polaris’ new General crossover packs a 100 hp engine, a wide 64″ footprint, and an impressive 13.5″ ground clearance for riding over just about anything. The XP 1000 is the two-seater, while the XP 1000 4 seats four. Both models can tow and haul up to 1500 pounds too.
Rocking race-ready aluminum Walker Evans Velocity shocks, strengthened axles, and other reinforcements, the latest Polaris RZR is ready to dominate every kind of terrain with its 72″ stance, 32″ ITP Coyote tires, and powerful 168 hp engine. Comes in 2-seat and 4-seat models.
Polaris collaborated with High Lifter Products to create a variant of its Sportsman XP 1000 ATV that can easily take on them muddiest terrain. The ATV has High Lifter tires, custom wheels, mud specific transmission, stiffer springs, a rack-mounted radiator and more.
Upping the ante on of Polaris’ most thrilling 2-seater, the RZR XP 4 Turbo S has space for 4 riders, a 72″ stance, 32″ tires, 16″ of clearance, an active suspension with 25″ of travel, 168 hp, and strengthened components, all tuned for the ultimate in off-road performance.
The RZR RS1 is based on the RZR XP 1000 but with a lighter chassis and a center-cockpit setup. That means better visibility and stability, especially when ripping through corners. It has a 110hp 4-stroke twin cylinder engine, 16″ travel front suspension and 18″ travel rear suspension.