2014 Polaris Scrambler 1000 & Ranger XP 900

December 3, 2013
Byron Wilson
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Polaris has announced two new models to its already expanded off-road line-up for 2014: a beefed-up Scrambler 1000 XP EPS and a sport-styled Ranger XP 900 Deluxe.

“In just the past four months, Polaris has introduced nine new vehicles to its off-road line-up,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “The Scrambler XP 1000 EPS and RANGER XP 900 Deluxe Editions provide off-road enthusiasts with more options for high-powered recreational vehicles.”

The Scrambler 1000 XP EPS is a bored-out version of the XP 850 H.O. introduced in 2013 and features a 952cc liquid-cooled Twin based on its smaller cousin. The 1000 XP EPS comes with electronic fuel injection, a shaft-driven automatic PVT transmission, On-Demand all-wheel and two-wheel drive and dual A-arm suspension in the front and rear. The engorged engine has a 270-degree offset crankshaft with dual balance shafts to smooth vibration. A new dual exhaust system optimizes power output. Fox Podium X 2.0 compression adjustable shocks link to the A-arms front and rear and feature 9 inches of travel out front, 10.25 inches out back.

The Scrambler 1000 XP EPS has a claimed payload capacity of 290 pounds, hitch towing rating of 1500 pounds and an unbraked trailer towing capacity of 1914 pounds. The front racks will carry 25 pounds of cargo and the rear box holds up to 50 pounds. The XP EPS rolls on matte black eight-spoke cast aluminum wheels shod in 14-inch Carlisle tires and has a claimed dry weight of 767 pounds.

The Ranger XP 900 Deluxe features the same specs as the Ranger XP 900 EPS but comes with a sportified cockpit that features bucket seats, a center console with integrated storage, factory installed audio system and color-matched half-doors for more protection during tight trail rides. The new Nuclear Sunset Orange color scheme highlights the sport-styled refinements to the XP 900 Deluxe. The 875cc Twin-powered XP 900 Deluxe is still a workhorse however, with a rear rack/box capacity of 1000 pounds, payload capacity of 1500 pounds and a hitch towing rating of 2000 pounds.

Both the Scrambler 1000 XP EPS and Ranger XP 900 Deluxe will hit dealerships in January 2014. MSRP has yet to be announced.

2014 Polaris Ranger XP 900 Deluxe

2014 Polaris Ranger XP 900 Deluxe.

Engine: 875cc liquid-cooled Twin
Fueling: Electronic fuel injection
Transmission: Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P; Shaft
Front Suspension: Dual A-Arm 10.0 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Dual A-Arm 10.0 inches travel
Front/Rear Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic disc with dual-bore front calipers
Parking Brake: Park in transmission
Front Tires: 26 x 9 -12; 6-Ply PXT
Rear Tires: 26 x 11-12; 6-Ply PXT
Wheels: 12 inch Black Xcelerator rims with PXT tires
Wheelbase: 81 inches
Dry Weight: 1342 pounds
LxWxH: 116.5 x 63 x 76 inches
Ground Clearance: 12 inches
Bed Box Dimensions: 36.5 x 54 x 11.5 inches
Rear Rack/Box Capacity: 1000 pounds
Payload Capacity: 1500 pounds
Hitch Towing Rating: 2000 pounds
Hitch Type: Standard 2 inch receiver

2014 Polaris Scrambler 1000 XP EPS

2014 Polaris Scrambler 1000 XP EPS.

Engine: 952cc liquid-cooled Twin
Fueling: Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission: Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft
Front Suspension: Dual A-Arm, Fox Podium X 2.0 Shocks 9 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Dual A-Arm Fox Podium X 2.0 Shocks 10.25 inches travel
Front/Rear Brakes: Single lever four-wheel hydraulic disc with hydraulic rear foot brake
Parking Brake: Park in transmission/ lockable hand lever

Front Tire: 26 x 8-14; 489II
Rear Tire: 26 x 10-14; 489II
Wheels: Matte Black 8 spoke cast aluminum
Wheelbase: 53 inches
Dry Weight: 767 pounds
LxWxH: 82.3 x 48.6 x 48.4 inches
Ground Clearance: 11.5 inches
Seat Height: 35 inches
Fuel Capacity: 5.25 gallons
Front/Rear Box Capacity: 25/50 pounds
Payload Capacity: 290 pounds
Hitch Towing Rating: 1500 pounds
Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity: 1914 pounds
Hitch/Type: Standard/1.25 inch receiver



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