MINNEAPOLIS - For model year 2013, Polaris has redesigned the Ranger XP 900 and introduced two new RZR models as well as a new ATV.
The XP 900 features more than 500 new or improved consumer features, including a new ProStar 900 engine, an all-new chassis, a restyled cockpit, new flip-up seat storage, new Lock & Ride Pro-Fit cab accessories, and a reportedly quieter ride courtesy of engine repositioning.
The XP 900 joins the Ranger 800 and Ranger Diesel in the full-size category. Polaris also has updated its multi-passenger lineup for 2013, continuing to offer the Ranger Crew Diesel, the Ranger Crew 800 and Ranger Crew 500.
New to Polaris’ midsize offerings, the Ranger 800 EFI Midsize is a two-seat big-bore model that fits in the back of a pickup truck. It shares many features with its full-sized counterparts: Polaris’ On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, independent rear suspension, heavy-duty front end protection, high ground clearance and long suspension travel.
The Ranger 500 EFI, Ranger 400 and Ranger EV round out the 2013 midsize offering.
For 2013, Polaris says it has enhanced the RZR lineup with increased agility, more ground clearance and added downhill control.
The new RZR 570 Trail Limited Edition offers electronic power steering (EPS) and a new unlocking differential. For the first time on a RZR, it also has an engine braking system (EBS) for enhanced control.
All RZR 800s are getting new dual-rate springs, front and rear, providing more loaded ground clearance. This progressive spring design builds force faster as a rider gets further in the travel, ultimately providing as much as 2 inches more ground clearance, saving wear on vehicles and creating a more comfortable ride, according to Polaris.
Polaris also will offer a wide variety of limited edition Ranger and RZR models in 2013.
New ATV, Accessories
Polaris increased the power in its Entry/Sport ATV line for 2013 with the new Scrambler XP 850 H.O., available in both a base and Limited Edition package. The Scrambler XP 850 H.O. is geared toward riders who want a more power and sportier ride, combining the 850 twin EFI engine, Polaris’ On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive, sports-tuned suspension and more streamlined design. For riders craving even more, Polaris offers a Limited Edition model with EPS, Fox Podium compression adjustable shocks, cast aluminum wheels, and stylish comfort features paired with a unique graphics package.
The Entry/Sport line also includes three returning models: Trail Boss 330, Trail Blazer 330 and Phoenix 200. (story continues)