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· The Boss
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Nine months ago, Polaris announced a relationship with Robby Gordon and today we’re proud to introduce the first Robby Gordon edition, the all-new RANGER RZR 4. Before today, Sport Side-by-Side enthusiasts looking to carry multiple passengers had no option; that is no longer the case with the announcement of the industry’s first four-seat Sport Side-by-Side.
“Polaris saw a market for a multi-passenger Sport vehicle at a significantly lower price than an expensive Sand Car or Rail,” said Eric Nault, product manager for RANGER RZR 4. “The RANGER RZR 4 fills that need for a Sport Side-by-Side experience for multiple passengers.”


The RANGER RZR 4 has all the performance and attributes of the RANGER RZR family and the ability to carry four people. With a powerful 800cc High Output Twin EFI engine, the RANGER RZR 4 has a class-leading power-to-weight ratio and strong acceleration. Its 60-inch/152.4cm width coupled with RANGER RZR’s patented design that places the engine behind the back seat for the lowest center of gravity, makes the RANGER RZR 4 more agile than most competitive two-seat Side-by-Sides. At 1,255 lbs/569.3 kg., it’s also lighter than many two-passenger vehicles.


For optimal, agile handling on any terrain, RANGER RZR 4 features long travel suspension with 12 in/30.5 cm of suspension travel and ground clearance. The unit’s premium suspension includes new Fox Podium X 2.0 Piggyback Reservoir Shocks plus Chrome Moly front upper A-Arms for precision and strength. The rear anti-sway bar and dual rate springs keeps the chassis flat through corners and the rolled independent rear suspension (IRS) provides a smooth ride through all terrain. To tackle tough terrain, RANGER RZR 4’s suspension is coupled with Polaris’ true all-wheel drive (AWD) system that automatically engages when the rider needs more forward traction and reverts back to 2WD automatically when AWD is no longer needed.
In creating the first four-passenger Sport Side-by-Side, Polaris paid close attention to ergonomics. For the driver, RANGER RZR 4 has class-leading tilt steering offering 10 in/25.4 cm of range and a heel pocket for unmatched throttle response and control. The front passenger will enjoy an industry-exclusive adjustable front passenger handrail, while the rear passengers an ample amount of head-room and an exclusive rear passenger handrail. Similar to the front passengers, rear passengers also have a 12-volt plug in and two cup holders. All four bucket seats are interchangeable and offer 4 in/10.2 cm of front-to-rear adjustability making it easy to switch drivers. For safety, RANGER RZR 4 has four side protective nets.


The RANGER RZR 4 also features graphics from the Robby Gordon’s TORC truck he raced at Crandon, Wisconsin, as well as, No. 7 NSCS Toyota Camry he raced during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day Classic 500. The Black, Blue and White theme sports the Robby Gordon Off-Road logo on the front side panels with race-inspired graphics, cut-and-sew seats and Maxxis Big Horn tires with Black Bruiser Rims making the vehicle the sharpest-looking Side-by-Side on the market.



“At Robby Gordon Off-Road, we build the highest performance, most elite off-road vehicles in the world. I hope Polaris customers like the new RANGER RZR 4 Robby Gordon Edition as much as we do,” said Robby Gordon.
The RANGER RZR 4 will be available at Polaris dealerships in January, with a MSRP of $14,999 (US) and $17,999 (CAN). A full line of PURE Polaris accessories, including roofs, cabs, bumpers, brushguards, windshields and Lock & Ride products also will be available, including many of the existing RANGER RZR and RZR S accessories that fit the RANGER RZR 4.


Here are the Specs


Specs

<table style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 460pt;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><col style="width: 48pt;" width="64"> <col style="width: 172pt;" width="229"> <col style="width: 240pt;" width="320"> <tbody> <tr style="height: 42.75pt;" height="57"> <td colspan="2" class="xl74" style="border-right: 0.5pt solid black; height: 42.75pt; width: 220pt;" width="293" height="57">2011 SPECIFICATIONS</td> <td class="xl73" style="border-left: medium none; width: 240pt;" width="320">RZR 4</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td colspan="2" class="xl76" style="border-right: 0.5pt solid black; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Model Numbers</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">
</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td rowspan="5" class="xl67" style="border-top: medium none; height: 63.75pt; width: 48pt;" width="64" height="85">ENGINE</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Engine Type</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">4-Stroke Twin Cylinder</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Displacement</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">760cc High Output (H.O.)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Top Speed</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">61 mph/98.2 kph</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Fuel System</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Electronic Fuel Injection</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Cooling</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Liquid</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td rowspan="3" class="xl67" style="border-top: medium none; height: 51pt; width: 48pt;" width="64" height="68">DRIVE TRAIN</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Transmission/Final Drive</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Automatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Drive System</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">On-Demand True AWD/2WD</td></tr> <tr style="height: 25.5pt;" height="34"> <td class="xl71" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 25.5pt; width: 172pt;" width="229" height="34">Engine Braking System/
Active Decent Control</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Not Equipped</td></tr> <tr style="height: 25.5pt;" height="34"> <td rowspan="2" class="xl67" style="border-top: medium none; height: 50.25pt; width: 48pt;" width="64" height="67">SUSPENSION</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Front Suspension</td> <td class="xl70" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 240pt;" width="320">Dual A-Arm Fox Podium X 2.0 (comp adjust/res.) 12 in. (30.5 cm) Travel</td></tr> <tr style="height: 24.75pt;" height="33"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 24.75pt;" height="33">Rear Suspension</td> <td class="xl70" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 240pt;" width="320">Dual A-Arm, Rolled with Anti-Sway Bar Fox Podium X 2.0 (comp adjust/res.) 12 in. (30.5 cm) Travel</td></tr> <tr style="height: 27.75pt;" height="37"> <td rowspan="2" class="xl67" style="border-top: medium none; height: 41.25pt; width: 48pt;" width="64" height="55">BRAKES</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Front/Rear Brakes</td> <td class="xl70" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 240pt;" width="320">4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front Calipers</td></tr> <tr style="height: 13.5pt;" height="18"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 13.5pt;" height="18">Parking Brake</td> <td class="xl70" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 240pt;" width="320">Park in Transmission</td></tr> <tr style="height: 14.25pt;" height="19"> <td rowspan="3" class="xl67" style="border-top: medium none; height: 42pt; width: 48pt;" width="64" height="56">TIRES AND WHEELS</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Front Tires</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">26 x 9-12; Maxxis Bighorn</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12pt;" height="16"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12pt;" height="16">Rear Tires</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">26 x 12-12; Maxxis Bighorn</td></tr> <tr style="height: 15.75pt;" height="21"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 15.75pt;" height="21">Wheels</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Cast Aluminum (Painted)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td rowspan="12" class="xl80" style="border-top: medium none; border-bottom: 0.5pt solid black; height: 178.5pt;" height="238">DIMENSIONS/CAPACITIES</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Wheelbase</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">103.0 in. (261.6 cm.)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Estimated Dry Weight</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">1,255 lbs. (569.3 kg.)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 25.5pt;" height="34"> <td class="xl71" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 25.5pt; width: 172pt;" width="229" height="34">Overall Vehicle Size
Length/Width/Height</td> <td class="xl72" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 240pt;" width="320">130 in./60.5 in./75 in.
(330.2 cm/153.7 cm/190.5 cm)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Seat Height</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">N.A.</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Fuel Capacity</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">7.25 gal. (27.4 ltr.)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 25.5pt;" height="34"> <td class="xl71" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 25.5pt; width: 172pt;" width="229" height="34">Bed Box Dimension
(L x W x H)</td> <td class="xl70" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 240pt;" width="320">22 in. x 42 in.
(56 cm x 107 cm.)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Front/Rear Rack Box Capacity</td> <td class="xl70" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 240pt;" width="320">300 lb. (136.1 kg.)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Hitch Towing Rating</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">1,500 lb. (680.4 kg.)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">N.A.</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Cargo System</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Lock & Ride</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Ground Clearance</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">11.5 in. (29.2 cm)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 12.75pt;" height="17">Hitch/Type</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Standard/1.25" Receiver</td></tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td rowspan="2" class="xl78" style="border-bottom: 0.5pt solid black; height: 63.75pt; width: 48pt;" width="64" height="85">
</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"> Electronic Power Steering</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Not Equipped</td></tr> <tr style="height: 51pt;" height="68"> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; height: 51pt;" height="68">Instrumentation</td> <td class="xl70" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 240pt;" width="320">Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Tripmeter, Hour Meter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlets (2)</td></tr> <tr style="height: 25.5pt;" height="34"> <td class="xl67" style="border-top: medium none; height: 25.5pt; width: 48pt;" width="64" height="34">COLORS</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Colors</td> <td class="xl69" style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Boardwalk Blue/Pearl White/Black</td></tr></tbody></table>
 

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· THE ENFORCER
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Looks fun and I like the concept. The looks are stellar also, but I wonder if labeling this passenger UTV as "Sport" was smart? I'm not challenging the vehicles capabilities, I'm wondering how long it will take for the law suits to ensue from people operating a sport machine as a sport machine with 3 passengers aboard. Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.
 

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A Polaris that's too heavy to be towed out of the woods by a Honda kind of scares me :)
 

· THE ENFORCER
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I don't see where the ground clearance is that big a deal. It boast 11.5" which isn't bad considering the weight of the thing. I'm sure they lost an inch for a lower center of gravity.

In comparison, the Razor base model only has 10" of clearance while the Razor S has 12.5". The Outlander only has 12" (all 2010 models and numbers directly from the manufacturer's web site). By those numbers I don't think it's that far off par with ground clearance.

I agree though, that it would not be my first choice of vehicle for the woods by sheer size and weight alone.
 

· The Boss
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The ground clearance isn't the worst issue here. It is merely a compounding issue. Look at the overall wheelbase, then look at the overall wheelbase of the standard RZR. I think it is like 2 foot longer. Couple that with the the 11.5" height and you have something that will get high centered on a lot of stuff, trust me. Plus, unless they upgraded them, the RZR shocks are notorious for quickly sagging. I lost an inch of GC after 2 rides. I upgraded the springs and gained back 1 1/2 inches luckily.

Now, take everything I just said and factor in the GC when loaded with 4 170 lb people...
 

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The ground clearance isn't the worst issue here. It is merely a compounding issue. Look at the overall wheelbase, then look at the overall wheelbase of the standard RZR. I think it is like 2 foot longer. Couple that with the the 11.5" height and you have something that will get high centered on a lot of stuff, trust me. Plus, unless they upgraded them, the RZR shocks are notorious for quickly sagging. I lost an inch of GC after 2 rides. I upgraded the springs and gained back 1 1/2 inches luckily.

Now, take everything I just said and factor in the GC when loaded with 4 170 lb people...
Yep...I see ur point when looking at the "big" picture. Maybe a Jeep is the better choice. :beer"
 

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Or more...I'm 260 myself! LOL

I think this Rzr actually looks really good. And will be perfect for around the pits or even in the dunes. Forget about it in the trails here in the northeast. I'd still give it a try though!

The graphics and color scheme set this machine off wonderfully. I would live to see Polaris release a RGE RZR S or standard RZR.
 

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I didn't realize is has the RZR-S suspension and tires on it.
 
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