Polaris Announces First Robby Gordon
Edition, the Industry’s First Four-Seat Side-by Side
Razor Sharp Performance for 4
Nine months ago, Polaris announced a relationship with
Robby Gordon and today we’re proud to introduce the first Robby Gordon
edition, the all-new RANGER RZR 4.
Before today, Sport Side-by-Side enthusiasts looking to carry multiple
passengers had no option; that is no longer the case with the announcement of
the industry’s first four-seat Sport Side-by-Side.
“Polaris saw a market for a multi-passenger
Sport vehicle at a significantly lower price than an expensive Sand Car or
Rail,” said Eric Nault, product manager for RANGER RZR 4. “The RANGER
RZR 4 fills that need for a Sport Side-by-Side experience for
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.
2008 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and
markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the
Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and
utility use and has recently introduced a new on-road electric powered neighborhood
Polaris is a
recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest
manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998
and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major
company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the
cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding
experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts,
available at Polaris dealerships.
Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
“PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600
stock price index.
about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories is
available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.