The Polaris RANGER line is the Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding utility vehicles on the market offering full size, midsize, and multi-passenger vehicles for hunt, farm and trail. For Model Year 2013, Polaris will add two new vehicles to the already comprehensive line-up. Defining an all new class of Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding is the new full size RANGER XP 900; and the new RANGER 800 Midsize combines the 800cc engine with the midsize chassis for a spirited, addition that adds another value model to the family.
Back for 2013 is the industry-leading, full size RANGER 800 EFI, the standard of Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding but for 2013, Polaris also welcomes an all new class of Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding with the new, full size RANGER XP 900. Innovations such as a new ProStar 900 engine, all-new chassis, new restyled cockpit, more suspension, new flip-up seat storage, new Lock&Ride ™ PRO-FIT cab accessories, arger gas tank, easier serviceability and a quieter ride due to engine repositioning define a whole new class of utility side-by-side. The RANGER XP 900 will join the RANGER 800 EFI and RANGER Diesel in the full size category.
Hard working vehicles need power and the RANGER XP 900 delivers a new class of power with its all-new ProStar 900 engine which churns 60 horsepower, a 20 percent increase, for class-leading torque giving the RANGER XP 900 the ability to tow a class-leading one ton and haul 1000 lb/453.6 kg. The engine delivers smooth power throughout the RPM range thanks to its dual overhead cam design, 180 degree crank firing order and counterbalancing. The throttle control is smooth at all speeds and gear selections, including reverse. The RANGER XP 900 also is quieter with the engine now located under the rear cargo box. To complement the ProStar engine, the RANGER XP 900 features a new, durable drivetrain built to handle the unit’s higher horsepower. It also boasts the strongest belt on a RANGER vehicle so it can tackle the toughest of jobs, and has powerful cooling for the belt and clutches for optimal performance under all work conditions.
For an incredibly smooth ride and optimal handling, the RANGER XP 900 has an all-new chassis that is more rigid, with increased torsional stiffness. This delivers a smoother ride, low vibration, and the ability to tackle anything that stands in its way. The RANGER XP 900 has easy steering with or without Electronic Power Steering (EPS), and features 5 in/12.7 cm more wheelbase, 1 in/2.5 cm more travel and 12 in/30.5 cm of ground clearance. For increased visibility, the unit also features 25 percent brighter head lights that project more than 30 percent further adding 100 ft/30.48 meters of additional visibility.
The RANGER XP 900 is not only a new class of “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding,” but also is easy to own and maintain. The wet sump engine, which offers 100 hours between service intervals, is easily accessed from under the rear cargo box, and has an easily accessible oil check and fill. The unit also features metric fasteners for most parts and grease zerks to flush joints. For driver’s ease, there is fuel access on the driver’s side and a 11 percent bigger gas tank that holds 10 gal/37.85 liters making gassing up more convenient and less frequent.
The RANGER XP 900 is available in Sage Green and Solar Red, with or without EPS, and Polaris Pursuit Camo. Limited Edition models include Sunset Red and Orange Madness, both offered with or without EPS. A Browning EPS model and an Audio Edition in Bronze Mist with an integrated Audio System including two dash-mount speakers and will be sold in limited quantities.
For more information on the Polaris Ranger XP 900, visit www.polaris.com