Polaris finally revealed their 2018 lineup earlier this week. Their vehicle lineup is relatively unchanged other than small improvements with the exception of the RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Edition.
The DYNAMIX Edition is pretty interesting. It’s basically an electronically controlled live-valve system, so it adjusts the stiffness of all four shocks independently 200 times a second. We won’t get a sense of how that feels until we actually get to ride it, but theoretically, it should lead to more comfortable rides and better control over varying terrain.
If you’re 1 of the 8 people that haven’t seen the DYNAMIX video yet, you can check it out below.
I’m sure these Fox shocks will be built to last but a part of me worries about the maintenance of them. More moving parts and more complicated mechanisms mean more points of failure. If you blow one out of warranty, how much will it cost to replace it?
Last month, Can-Am touted their 2018 X3 turbocharged to 120 HP and priced under $20,000.
Polaris’ response is the 2018 RZR XP Turbo EPS with Walker Evans shocks which manages to hit 168 HP for $19,999. That’s not too bad.
Of course, horsepower isn’t the whole story. It’ll be interesting to see Polaris’ 168 HP 2018 RZR Turbo Dynamix Edition priced at $26K up against Can-Am’s 172 HP 2018 X3 X RS Turbo R priced at $27K going head-to-head. My guess is that Can-Am will win the drag race but Polaris will win everything else. We’ll see!
So what do you think of Polaris’ lineup? Now that the two biggest UTV brands have showed their hands, are you looking forward to Can-Am’s new X3s or Polaris’ new Turbos more?
Check out their full press release below.
Polaris Off-Road Vehicles Takes Lineup to Next Level with New Models and Industry-First Innovation in 2018