A Polaris RZR XP 1000 Review: Power, Speed, and Precision

Polaris RZR XP 1000

The Polaris RZR XP 1000 stands tall as a true powerhouse in the dynamic world of off-road vehicles. Because of its solid design, power, and cutting-edge technology, this machine redefines outdoor thrills. Its impressive specs, powerful performance capabilities, and innovative features promise an unforgettable ride.

If you want to know more about Polaris RZR XP 1000 top speed, design, and specification, then read the full article for a better understanding.

Pros & Cons

Here are the pros and cons of this quad given below.



Top speed 

Polaris RZR XP 1000

The Polaris RZR XP 1000 is known for its impressive performance stats. It has a top speed of 80 – 85 mp/h or 129 – 137 km/h, along with a maximum power of 110 horsepower and maximum torque of 80 – 85 lb-ft / 108 – 115 Nm.

It can go 0 – 40 mph in 4.72 seconds and 0 – 60 mph in just 13.09 seconds. Wide-open spaces and straightaways are ideal for its high-speed capability, allowing riders to enjoy the thrill of off-roading at high speeds.


Here are some of the specifications of this quad:


Engine Type

4-Stroke DOHC twin-cylinder

Displacement 999cc
Bore x Stroke 93mm x 73.5mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Transmission Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Drive System Type High-Performance True On-Demand AWD/2WD


Front Suspension
Dual A-Arm with Stabilizer Bar and 20 in (50.8 cm) Usable Travel*, 16 in (40.6 cm) Wheel Travel
Rear Suspension Trailing Arm with Stabilizer Bar and 20 in (50.8 cm) Usable Travel*, 18 in (45.7 cm) of Wheel Travel
Front Tire 29 x 9-14; Radial Tire
Rear Tire 29 x 11-14; Radial Tire
Front Brakes 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front and Rear Calipers
Rear Brakes 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front and Rear Calipers


L x W x H
28 x 22 x 7 in (72.0 x 57.0 x 17.8 cm)
Box Capacity 300 lb (136.1 kg)
Wheelbase 90 in ( 228.6 cm)
Ground Clearance 14 in (35.6 cm)
Dry Weight 1,460 lbs (662 kg)
Fuel Capacity 9.5 gal (35.9 L)

Other Details

Top Speed
80 – 85 mp/h (129 – 137 km/h)
Electronic Power Steering

Standard with Quick Turn Rack

Lighting Signature White LED, Low/High & Red LED Tail / Brake Lights
Parking Brake Park In-Transmission
Price US$21,899

Exceptional Engine Engineering

It has a DOHC 999 cc 4-stroke engine with a Twin Cylinder and liquid cooling system to keep the engine temperature low even when the conditions are extreme. It also has a 93 mm x 73.5mm Bore x Stroke ratio and an 11.0:1 Compression Ratio.

Furthermore, it has an Electronic Fuel Injection system that provides air and fuel mixture to the engine according to the requirement. Lastly, you will also get an automatic PVT transmission along with the True On-Demand AWD / 2WD option. 

Design and Customization

RZR XP1000

RZR XP 1000 is designed for thrill enthusiasts. Its solid frame provides support along with a roll cage to ensure more safety and durability. Further, it has practical aerodynamics and high-back bolstered seats, helping it to provide impressive speed and acceleration. Its suspensions also offer exceptional ground clearance and a comfortable ride on rough terrain. Lastly, it also has many customization options that you can configure according to your preferences.

Suspension & Handling 

Suspension RZR 1000

Suspensions are used to provide a good riding experience by absorbing all the bumps, and as you know, quads are mainly used for the off-roads, so they need extra cushioning. To overcome this problem, RZR XP 1000 has 2″ Walker Evans Needle front shocks with 16-position Adjustable Clickers and Dual A-Arm front suspension with a Stabilizer Bar. In addition, the front suspension has 20 inches / 50.8 cm of Usable Travel and 16 inches / 40.6 cm of wheel travel.

Moreover, for the back side, it has 2.5″ Walker Evans Needle shocks with 16-position Adjustable Clickers and Trailing Arm rear suspension with a Stabilizer Bar. In addition, the rear suspension has 20 inches / 50.8 cm of Usable Travel and 18 inches / 45.7 cm of Wheel Travel.

Due to these shocks and suspensions, you will get a comfortable ride at a slow speed as well as an enjoyable ride at a high speed; aside from that, it is a stable ride for beginners as well. Even without enabling 4WD, you will achieve tight cornering and a stable drive on the rough terrain.  

Brakes & Tires

RZR 1000 tire

It has Dual hydraulic discs along with dual-piston calipers for the front wheel and Dual hydraulic discs along with single-piston calipers for the rear wheel. It also has park-in-transmission parking brakes. Despite being adequate, these brakes need improvement since they are not of high quality.

Coming on the tires, it has 29 x 9 – 14 front tires and 29 x 11 – 14 rear tires. Both of the front and rear tires are Radial and provide excellent grip on the road.

Safety and Maintenance

You may need to perform maintenance on this side-by-side after it has been used for a certain number of miles and times, as described below.

How To:Polaris RZR XP 1000Periodic MaintenanceChart
Engine oil change (break-in)25 Hoursn/aBreak-in oil/filter change 25 hrs.
Transmission (main gear case)25 Hoursn/aBreak-in oil level check
Brake pad wearChange in demand drive fluid100Inspect periodically
Battery25 Hours250Changes in demand drive fluid
Air filter25 Hours500Replace filter/sooner for dusty
General lubrication50 Hours500Lube all fittings, pivots, cables
Cooling system50 Hours500Inspect coolant, pressure test
Engine oil & filter change50 Hours1000Break-in oil at 25 Hrs. then @50
Oil lines, fasteners50 Hours1000Inspect for leaks & loose fittings
Front gear case fluid100 Hours1000Changes in demand drive fluid
Transmission oil100 Hours1000Change main gear case oil
Spark plugs100 Hours1000Inspect, replace as needed
CoolantTwo yearsn/aChanges in demand drive fluid
Brake fluid200 Hours2000Change fluid every two years
Spark plugs500 Hours5000Replace, torque to specification


The Polaris RZR XP 1000 is properly redesigned side-by-side quad. It has exceptional suspension for a comfy ride, complemented by its premium 14-inch tires that add more comfort and cushioning. However, its brakes are a bit soft but can be adequate, ensuring a safe ride. 

Furthermore, it has a tremendous top speed, assisting it when riding off-road and hill climbing. Lastly, it is also ideal for beginners due to its stable ride and easy handling. 

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