2018 Polaris RZR RS1!!

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Back in November we brought you a leaked SnapChat photo of what appeared to be the new Polaris RS1!

At this point in time pretty much no one saw this machine coming. With the Can-Am X3 lineup getting wider than ever many people figured Polaris R&D would be focused on a X3 competitor and they very well may still be doing that.

But they’re creating a niche of their own with the new 100% 1 seat 100% badass Polaris RZR RS1!  And they’ll be available in February at a starting MSRP of $13,999!

So here she is, in all her glory!


If you’re in a hurry, here’s what you need to know:

It’s a single seat Xp1000.

Ok, so if you’re NOT in a hurry here’s what we can see from the photos and we’ll use our best guess on the rest (updated 31JAN18 with official specs!):

ENGINE/TRANS: 1000cc Pro-star pulled directly from the XP1000 slightly with 110hp. The transmission will be the same transaxle found in the XP1000.

SUSPENSION: Straight from the XP1000, but with a short 83″ wheelbase! Walker Evans dual rates front and rear, dual front a-arm with 16″ of travel, 3-link rear with trailing arms and 18″ of travel. Ground clearance will come in at the normal 13-14″ and width will be 64 inches.

INTERIOR: Left side door for vehicle entry/exit with fixed right side for controls (yes, there’s no door on the right!), new digital gauge cluster, and new lowered and reclined seating position compared to the XP1000.

MISC: 29″ Bighorn tires on 14″ Polaris wheels, snorkled CVT and engine intakes, high/low range transmission with Polaris AWD, and rear mounted radiator above cargo area.

DRIVING EXPERIENCE: Yes, we’ve talked to people who drove them. Here’s what they had to say:

“…I test drove this machine back in April/ May as part of a consumer test group, where we were paid to drive this machine, and it was AWESOME! Handled like a sports car on rails…. It accelerated harder and faster than a rzr, it took corners flatter and faster, and it was smoother over almost everything.”

“….We were railing the corners, foot in the floor in 4wd and the car would rail the corners like a champ. Drove a 2 seat XP1k right after and It felt very tippy and did not inspire confidence in driving….”

So if the testers are to be believed, this thing should be an absolute riot to drive!

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10 Comments on "2018 Polaris RZR RS1!!"

  1. I’ve been wanting a new Odysey/Pilot type rig. This looks pretty good but I still feel like the seating can ‘ve lower and the front clip is eat to big and high. But I always bash the new stuff until I get used to it and start liking it.

  2. Looks like a blast but the fun the fun of a sxs is to take someone else with you to scare the shit out of lol

  3. Looks good. Too bad it’s made by Polaris, LOL! I’m looking at YOU Arctic Cat/Textron!

  4. Jesse LeBreton AKA JesseLebby on Youtube | January 30, 2018 at 1:17 pm | Reply

    For me a product like this is a situational thing. I used to ride dirt bikes, then 3-wheelers, then 4-wheelers. Today when I ride, I like to have a companion riding with me, not behind, or in front, on a separate machine eating dust. It’s the reason why I switched to a SXS. But I would not be against taking one of these out for a day if no one came with me. So in a perfect world I would own a 1 seater like this and 2 seater.

  5. LOL – that’s an internal © photo. I’d call my lawyers if I were you guys.

    • Got it right from the internet bro. Not my fault Polaris accessories doesn’t know how to not publish their websites.

  6. Again, to bad it’s a POLARIS!

  7. Don’t plan on Arctic Cat or text wrong and giving you anything to look at for anytime soon

  8. Looks amazing. Can’t wait for this machine to come out!

  9. Not a big Polaris fan however this should be a big seller for them. Much better than the their first try at it. I used to race Honda Pilots and still have 2 of them great machines. To bad Honda did not reproduce them.

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