Massive suspension travel, massive fun, massive speed in a light, compact, single-seat chassis. Everything you need to go fast, nothing you don’t.
So focused on speed that it forgot features, and could be lighter given its purpose
Unique in the side-by-side game as a one-person rallycross, desert, or woods weapon, the Polaris RS1 is as capable as it is affordable.
The 2022 Polaris RZR RS1 is about as pure as a UTV gets. So pure, in fact, that you cannot technically call it a side-by-side, because there’s just one seat.
It’s built for going fast wherever it is and keeping the driver focused on the task at hand. It’s not Polaris’ most powerful rig, but with 110 hp and 21 inches of suspension travel, it is absolutely no slouch.
With 29-inch tires, Walker Evans Needle shocks, Polaris’ 999cc ProStar twin, and a two-foot brake pedal designed to help you left-foot brake, it is pure focus and clarity of purpose.
Updates for 2021
The 2022 Polaris RZR RS1 comes only in Stealth Black with lime green accents. Last year, it was only available in red. Otherwise, it’s unchanged.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
There’s one trim level and it’s $15,999.
Powertrain: Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The liquid-cooled 999cc ProStar HO parallel twin puts 110 hp through Polaris’ PVT automatic transmission and Isolated Xtreme Performance True On-Demand all-wheel-drive transfer case. With about 1,500 pounds to push around, the RS1 is plenty fast.
With 21 inches of travel front and rear courtesy of Walker Evans Needle shocks, you’ve got enough capability to do almost anything with poise and control. Whether it’s ripping along a fire road or making light work of a rock garden, the RS1 is equipped to deal.
Hydraulic discs front and rear with two-piston calipers.
Ergonomics: Comfort and Utility
You get a generously bolstered driver’s seat, a roof panel, and half doors. Past that, you’re on your own.
The Polaris RZR RS1 cannot tow, and is rated for just a 300-pound payload.
Dual-sweep analog gauges and a 4-inch LCD screen are the extent of it.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Polaris ships the RZR RS1 with a six-month, unlimited-mileage warranty.
2022 Polaris RZR RS1 Specs
|Engine:||DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin|
|Bore x Stroke:||93.0 x 73.5mm|
|Transmission:||PVT CVT w/ high/low range, reverse|
|Claimed Horsepower:||110 hp|
|Steering:||Electric power steering|
|Drivetrain:||Selectable AWD/2WD, center locking differential|
|Front Suspension:||Dual A-arms w/ stabilizer bar, 2.0 in. adjustable Walker Evans Needle shocks; 21 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension:||Trailing arm w/ stabilizer bar, 2.5 in. adjustable Walker Evans Needle shocks; 21 in. travel|
|Front Brakes:||Hydraulic disc w/ 2-bore calipers|
|Rear Brakes:||Hydraulic disc w/ 2-bore calipers|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||Cast aluminum; 14 x 9 in. / 14 x 11 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||Maxxis Bighorn; 29x9R-14 / 29x11R-14|
|Bed Capacity:||50 lb.|
|Ground Clearance:||13.0 in.|
|Claimed Dry Weight:||1,380 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity:||9.5 gal.|
|Warranty:||6 months, unlimited miles|