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2012 Polaris  RZR XP 4 900 SxS / UTV Limited Edition

2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900 SxS / UTV Test Drive Review
2012 Best in the Desert SxS / UTV Racing - Parker 250

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2012 Polaris  RZR XP 4 900 SxS / UTV Limited Edition
2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900 Limited Edition - "Liquid Silver"
Parker, AZ (01/12/2012) - Polaris introduced the first high performance Side-by-Side back in 2008 with the original Polaris RZR 800, and Polaris has kept the forward momentum going by adding atleast one new member to the RZR model line each year. In January 2010, Polaris announced the first four seat high performance SxS with the release of the 2011 RZR 4 800 Polaris, and now just two years later, they have raised the bar once again with the release of the all-new 2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900, and the “Liquid Silver” Limited Edition XP 4 900 model that comes equipped with EPS (Electronic Power Steering) and more.

The launch of the Polaris RZR XP 4 900 coincided with start of the 2012 Best in the Desert racing series, so Polaris invited out the media to Parker, Arizona for the Parker 250 to watch the Jagged X’s Polaris RZR XP 4 900 make its racing debut, and two days following the race, the media would have the opportunity to put the RZR XP 4 900 to the test for a full day of riding on parts of the BITD race course along with some the Cienega Spring area trails.

Beau Baron and I arrived in Parker, Arizona on Friday, and the Blue Water Resort & Casino, would be our home for the next four days, and we were not alone with atleast twenty other media outlets along with hundreds of ATV, SxS, and Motorcycle racers showing up for the 2012 BITD season opener.

The Polaris sponsored Jagged X Racing Team entered three RZRs for the race, which included the all-new RZR XP 4 900. The rear seats were removed and it was only modified otherwise to make it race legal for the BITD series, which Jagged X is now offering race modifications for a flat $10,000, which seems like a good deal considering all the safety equipment and fabrication that is needed to make a SxS BITD race legal.

2012 Polaris  RZR XP 4 900 SxS / UTV Jagged X Racing

For $10,000, Jagged X will make your Polaris RZR XP 4 900 BITD race ready with the following modifications: Chromolloy tubing cage with all the required gussets, seat mounts, & welded to the chassis, sheet metal roof, doors, fire walls, suspension seats with simpson 5 point harnesses, race legal front & rear bumpers, communication system with Lowrance GPS, fuel system with ATL fuel cell, fresh air system, safety netting, safety lights, horn, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, rear view mirror, all wiring & switches, & a full set of number plates

2012 Polaris  RZR XP 4 900 SxS / UTV Limited Edition
Jagged X Racing's flat tire
Amazingly, the near stock, Jagged X’s Polaris RZR XP 4 900 SxS was running in the top three overall in the first half of the race until they suffered a flat tire, and without a spare on hand, they were forced to drive on it for miles before being able to find a spare and the proper tools to change the tire, which took them out of contention for a win in the XP 4's racing debut , but they still managed to finish an impressive third place in the Sportsman class and tenth overall, and I am certain they will carry a spare tire and high powered impact drive with them for the next race.

2012 Polaris  RZR 4 800 SxS / UTV Limited Edition
2012 Polaris  RZR XP 4 900 SxS / UTV Limited Edition
Jagged X Racing's Matt Parks claimed the SxS Production class win in the Polaris RZR 4 800
Jagged X's Bill finished 3rd in the Sportsman Class with the all-new 2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900

After having the chance to watch all the UTVs race through the desert on Saturday, I couldn’t wait for the chance to get behind the wheel of the RZR XP 4 900 and see how well it performed, and to further build up the suspense of the test ride, Polaris held one of the most elaborate pre ride presentation that I have ever attended.

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