The UTV that changed the game is changing yet again. 2019 will mark the twelfth year that the best-selling side-by-side has been on the market, and Polaris plans to keep the RZR on top with new features and upgrades.
Two of the biggest things that come up are RIDE COMMAND and DYNAMIX. RIDE COMMAND is a suite of electronic controls that the driver and passenger can access. Using a glove-touch, water-resistant touchscreen, riders can control their action cameras, talk to each other with compatible headsets, listen to music or take phone calls, and perhaps best of all, view a map that shows other RZR drivers in real time.
As for DYNAMIX, this is a electronically controlled suspension system. Polaris’ marketing touts it as the best of both worlds – performance and comfort – which is a struggle many off-roaders are familiar with when it comes to shock absorbers. It’s the result of a joint program with Fox, whose 2.5-inch-diameter iRD Live Valve shocks offer 16 inches of front travel and 18 inches of rear travel. Sensors on the UTV detect braking, steering, acceleration, and inertia hundreds of times a second, and almost simultaneously inform the shocks on the proper valves to open and close. It’s cutting-edge, to say the least.
RIDE COMMAND and DYNAMIX, as the announcement states, are expanding to the XP 1000 line, where before they could only be found on turbo models. Making this technology available to downstream customers will definitely boost the company’s image.
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