Polaris’ 2018 Lineup

Polaris unveiled their 2018 lineup earlier this week. That DYNAMIX Edition might be a game changer.

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

  • All-new flagship RANGER® XP 1000 features 100-plus owner-inspired innovations and industry-leading 82-horsepower ProStar®engine
  • World’s first and only intelligent off-road suspension system, available exclusively on RZR® XP Turbo DYNAMIX Edition
  • Limited-edition, military-inspired GENERAL 1000 EPS with more durability and performance than ever before

Minneapolis, MN (July 26, 2017) – Polaris (NYSE: PII), the worldwide leader in off-road vehicles, today announced its 2018 model-year lineup, including an industry-first technology that will revolutionize the off-road riding experience. The company continues to set the industry standard for innovation, bringing intuitive, rider-centric solutions to customers across its lineup. Whether reinventing the ATV category, elevating connectivity for off-road enthusiasts with RIDE COMMAND® or being the industry’s No.1-selling utility side-by-side for nearly a decade, Polaris Off-Road Vehicles is synonymous with off-road adventure and passion, in both work and play.

The Future of Ride and Handling is Here

Fueled by relentless innovation over its 10-year history, Polaris RZR recreational side-by-sides deliver the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility, dominating every type of off-road terrain. New for model year 2018, Polaris introduces an industry-first innovation – RZR DYNAMIXActive SuspensionAvailable exclusively on the RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Edition (MSRP $25,999 U.S.), DYNAMIX is the world’s first and only intelligent off-road suspension system, designed to eliminate compromise and deliver the best ride at every moment, regardless of terrain. With seven vehicle inputs that make adjustments 200 times per second, DYNAMIX is the only off-road suspension that continuously tunes on the fly, giving off-road enthusiasts more comfort and more confidence while cornering, braking, accelerating, and even while mid-air. Seamlessly integrated into Polaris’ RIDE COMMAND system, DYNAMIX also comes standard with a rear camera and simple-touch controls.

More Rugged. More Refined.

Polaris RANGER, the industry’s No.1-selling utility side-by-side lineup, introduces the all-new, flagship RANGER XP 1000 (MSRP $16,299 U.S.) for model year 2018. The newest RANGER has more than 100 owner-inspired innovations, making it the hardest working, smoothest riding RANGER ever – the ultimate vehicle for hunters, farmers, homeowners and recreation enthusiasts.

In addition to industry-leading features like an 82-horsepower ProStar® engine, 2,500 lbs. (1,134 kgs) of towing capacity, and 11 in. (27.9 cm.) of suspension travel for an even smoother ride, the RANGER XP 1000 features a completely redesigned exterior and interior, taking finish, function and attention to detail to the next level.

Rec/Utility

In just 18 months since its launch the Polaris GENERAL® has become the best-selling crossover side-by-side on the market. With class-leading performance and payload built for hauling, the GENERAL is proven to be the most-versatile recreational utility vehicle ever built.

New for model year 2018, Polaris gives customers more durability, more performance and more GENERAL models to choose from, including the GENERAL 1000 EPS Limited Edition (MSRP $18,999 U.S.) featuring custom military-themed graphics on Matte Sagebrush Green automotive-style paint, and cut-and-sew leather-like custom seats.

ATV

Polaris Sportsman®, the No. 1-selling brand of automatic 4×4 ATVs, delivers several improvements for model-year 2018, driven by customer and dealer input to enhance the performance riders expect and the dependability they count on. Improvements include a more durable driveline, new side panels for a more comfortable and cooler ride, and an improved digital display.

Polaris ACE®, the single-seat sit-in vehicle that redefined the off-road experience, offers for model-year 2018 several new enhancements to its lineup based on customer feedback, catering to a variety of adrenaline junkies, from first-time users to hard-core riders, including the all-new ACE 570 EPS (MSRP $8,999 U.S.).

Polaris continues to be No. 1 in powersports for a reason, with innovation and industry-exclusive, rider-centric solutions by customer feedback. More information about Polaris’ Off-Road Vehicles and Polaris Engineered Accessories can be found online at Polaris.com.

  1. As you said more working,moving and electronic parts means more trouble, I sure would hate fix out of warranty. As always love reading your take on things and gestures lol
    I had hoped for a general high lifter 4 seater ,maybe next year!

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    1. At least you’ll be left with a regular shock if a wire comes loose or something. All the wires look safely tucked away and hopefully break away fairly easily in case something does manage to catch it. Like I said, I’m sure these shocks are tough, but if you were to completely destroy 1 side of your front end suspension I’m guessing the shock would be more expensive than the everything else put together to replace. Again, out of warranty considerations only but it happens!

      It seems like a General 4 high lifter edition would be inevitable. But they started doing RZR and Ranger high lifter editions something like 4 or 5 years ago, right? With the General being relatively new maybe they haven’t even talked about it yet. It’d be a whole new contract I’m sure. I’m sure you could find a dealer near you selling one covered in SuperATV stuff though : )

      Thanks for reading! I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. Be sure to let your friends know about it!

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