There’s little doubt that the introduction of the Polaris RZR 800 into the off-road landscape changed the UTV industry forever. This week, to commemorate the Polaris RZR 800 introduction from a decade ago, Polaris re-released its original RZR 800 video. My how things have changed in just 10 years.
Leandro Torres and co-driver Lourival Roldan have become the very first Dakar SSV class winners, taking the 2017 title in their factory Xtreme Plus Polaris RZR1000XT machine by 4 hours and 42 minutes.
If you’ve ever come up short, gotten stuck or otherwise found yourself running out of talent, don’t be ashamed. Even RJ Anderson runs out of talent from time to time. Check out the video below.
Minneapolis – Team RZR kept the winning momentum going at the first Best in the Desert (BITD) race of 2017, the UTV Winter Nationals in Parker, Ariz. Cool, wet weather made for a fast course, devoid of the typical desert dust, and Polaris Factory racers came out of the gate gunning for the lead.
This video serves as a good reminder to always be attentive when riding, especially in the dunes. It’s hard to see, much less steer, when your wheels are off the ground and this sand car and UTV collision probably could have been avoided.
Minneapolis – Polaris is excited to launch their 2017 RZR Factory Racing program, with an unprecedented level of support and focus. Polaris RZR is the winningest brand in side-by-side racing, and the RZR Factory Racing team is home of the reigning champions of Best in the Desert (BITD), King of the Hammers (KOH), The Mint 400, and SCORE Baja 500 and Baja 1000. 2016 saw countless victories for the team, including 21 podiums in BITD, six of seven BITD first-place overall UTV wins, 12 podiums in SCORE International, three of four SCORE International first-place overall UTV wins, and many additional victories in WORCS, GNCC and KOH.
Everyone in the UTV industry pretty much knows RJ Anderson is fearless, but driving a UTV requires a lot more skill than just hitting the gas peddle. Case in point: this perfectly executed RZR jump. Jumping a double on any motorized vehicle leaves a small margin for error, and RJ airs it out like a pro and land perfectly on the down ramp. Check out his precision driving.
Polaris announced some new 2017 off-road models today, with the big side-by-side news being the expansion of Ride Command on General models.
Tanner Foust is an accomplished rallycross and Formula Drift driver that, as of late, has been spending a fair bit of time in the seat of a Polaris RZR. Tanner Foust Quantum Drift is just a small peak into the life of one of the busiest men in motorsports.
The Red Bull-produced Ride Out With Ronnie Renner show has been good so far, but all good things must come to an end. In the final installment of the three-part series, Renner heads out to Caineville, Utah, for a place he considers his favorite place to ride in the world.