2010 Polaris RZR 4 Robby Gordon Edition

Toys, Toys Hi-lite — By on April 12, 2010 at 11:38 pm

I know THA is dedicated to real life reviews, and not just press releases… however, as we are just getting started and working on content, and as our staff has yet to get our hands on one, I’m going to post this Polaris press release. I would like to make a few judgments however, as an owner of a Rhino converted to 4 seats… first, placing the rear seats before the rear axle will likely place this as a smooth Cadillac in a world of  harsh WWII Jeeps. Second, I’ll list two possible liabilities; length and length. It may be too long to maneuver in tight switch backs, and with an inch lower ride height and significantly longer wheelbase than a stock RZR-S,  it’s breakover angle is likely to cause a bit of belly dragging, if not getting high centered. That said, I look forward to getting behind the wheel of one of these soon!

On with the press release:

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.

Source: Polaris Industries. http://www.polarisindustries.com

Tags: Polaris, review, RZR, side by side, utv

    2 Comments

  • Nathan says:

    Actually I had the chance to ride in one, and we spent the hole weekend wheeling with one. It is a great vehicle. The owner didn’t have any problems following a 07 Grizzly 700, and the new Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 all over the technical areas of a place called Logan Dale Trails in Logandale NV. It seems that they hit a home run so far.

    • awilson says:

      Good to hear Nathan. I hope to get a run in one soon, and look forward to posting a followup to this. Thank you for your input.

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