2021.5 POLARIS RZRs AND RANGERS
Recently, Polaris dropped the news of two new Hunting Edition Rangers and redesigned RZRS for the woods crowd. The new 2021.5 Polaris RZRs and Rangers complement an already-stacked lineup of 2021 machines coming off the assembly line as fast as they can.
This is the latest version of the original RZR platform leads off the 2021.5 Polaris RZRs and Rangers . The Trail is 50 inches wide and can still fit down those narrow ATV trails it was originally intended for. Three narrow versions are available: Sport, Premium and Ultimate. These are all powered by the proven, 75-horsepower, ProStar, 900cc, four-stroke, DOHC, twin-cylinder EFI engine and equipped with engine braking system (EBS) technology. The Trail S Sport also uses this powerplant. Full doors are found on the entire trail line, enclosing the new cockpit and dash. Up front, the new layout has a smaller steering wheel, new electronic appointments and storage galore starting at $13,399.
The blue Premium ($15,499) is equipped with EPS, LED headlights and accent lights, aluminum rims, faster steering and color-matched seats. The RZR Trail Ultimate ($16,999) trim gets you Ride Command, a roof, turf mode, gray bodywork and Fox 2.0 podium shocks.
RZR TRAIL S
The S model stands 10 inches wider overall with slightly wider A-arms and deeper offset wheels. The 60-inch RZR Trail S has two power options: the 900 Sport ($15,299) is powered by a 75-horsepower ProStar, 900cc, four-Stroke, DOHC, twin-cylinder, EFI engine, while the RZR Trail S 1000 Premium ($17,299) and Ultimate ($18,999) trims are powered by the 100-horsepower, ProStar, 1000cc twin. All three models are also equipped with EBS. The chassis of the RZR Trail S shares a 79-inch wheelbase with 12.5 inches of ground clearance achieved by the 27-inch tires and 12.25 inches of front and 13.2 inches of rear suspension travel out of Fox Podium shocks on the Sport. The others get Walker Evans needle-valve shocks. It is also equipped with a 1.25-inch hitch receiver with a 1500-pound rating.
The updated cockpit is enhanced in the S, as it features bowed doors, giving both passengers more outside shoulder room.
As with the narrower car, the white Trail S Sport gives you more features with each version. The Sport gets you going with aluminum wheels, but it does not have LED lights or EPS. When you step up to Premium, you get a blue color, faster steering, 2-inch Walker Evans needle shocks and color-matched blue seats. The gray Ultimate features Ride Command, a Rockford Fosgate audio system and a plastic roof to cover up that new radius roll cage.
RANGER BIG GAME
Cloaked in Polaris Pursuit Camo, the Big Game Ranger XP 1000 is built to get you out there in style and bring you and your kill back with confidence. Arched lower A-arms, 10 inches of travel, 29-inch-tall Maxxis tires and 14 inches of ground clearance will keep you on any trail. Polaris created a new front bumper with a high-position winch mount. This plus Active Descent Control can get you through any sticky situation during the day. To help haul your load home, the rear of this Ranger is equipped with Nivomat self-leveling shocks. Payload is still rated at 1000 pounds, but these shocks help keep your load level and don’t lighten the front end and affect steering.
Three-seat versions ($20,199) or six-seat ($21,599) Crew versions are available with the Big Game moniker. Both are powered by a Polaris ProStar 999cc, twin-cylinder engine that has always been known for being smooth and quiet. Horsepower and torque numbers hold at 82 horsepower and 62 pound-feet respectively. Turf mode out back helps them turn sharply on hard-packed surfaces. A 4500-pound Polaris winch, EPS, tilt wheel and adjustable driver’s seat are standard. Additionally, all Polaris accessories will still work with this unit, including the full-cab system.
RANGER WATERFOWL EDITION
For the bird hunters out there, Polaris has something for you, too. The Ranger XP 1000 Waterfowl Edition has all the features that make the Ranger so great, plus a few extras. Covering the bodywork is a new Waterfowl Environment Camouflage pattern to help you blend in. Up front, the new bumper raises the winch to a position that is higher and easier to reach in deep grass, water or snow. The bumper carries a 4500-pound Polaris winch with synthetic rope that you don’t have to worry about rusting. Other water-fording measures include a high-intake snorkel system reminiscent of a High Lifter model. With these, you can be confident crossing water as deep as the base of the seats. Polaris’ Waterfowl three-seater will sell for $20,199, and the six-seat Crew model goes for $21,599.
See UTV Action’s shootout between the Polaris RZR Trail and The Can-Am Maverick Trail here: https://utvactionmag.com/50-inch-shootout-can-am-maverick-trail-1000-dps-vs-polaris-rzr-900-eps/