Everyone knows that side x sides are fun to drive and offer utilitary solutions to everyday problems. However, for those of us who want to go really fast, side x side options were pretty limited. You basically have two choices...
The Can Am Commander, or the Polaris Razor RZR.
The Can Am boasts 85 horsepower, a significant gain over the RZR's claimed rating of 50.
However, the Can Am Commander is big, weighing in at 1,295-lbs dry (according to Can Ams website) while the RZR S tips the scales at 1000-lbs dry (according to Polaris website).
Both machines offer great performance for the sport side x side enthusiasts.
Then, on January 1st 2011, Polaris announced the new RZR XP.
The "XP" stands for eXtreme Performance.
The XP is built off the same RZR chassis, however the 875cc engine is all new from the ground up and the rear suspension features a trailing arm setup like the Can Am Commander.
The RZR XP's 875cc twin cylinder engine pumps out 88hp, that's three more than the Commander. The big difference, however, is in the horsepower to weight ratio.
I propose we pit these two super powers of the Side x Side industry against one-another for a no-holds bar shootout. What do you think?
Leave comments and we'll make a decision.