The Yamaha YXZ1000 is wide enough to provide excellent stability, but not so wide that it can only negotiate trails meant to handle Jeeps. To put it in perspective, the RZR S 1000 EPS is 60" wide with a 79" wheelbase. The bigger brother RZR XP chassis is 64" wide, but the wheelbase is stretched out to 90". This gives the Yamaha YXZ1000 the ability to negotiate tight trails that the RZR XP could never access. The other number that should impress buyers is the fact that the RZR S 1000 EPS has 33% more power than the RZR S 900. The numbers don't lie, and we've spent the last few months piling on the trail miles to see just what this RZR is capable of.

Building upon the already impressive line of available RZR models, the 2017 Polaris RZR S 1000 EPS helps fill a necessary void often overlooked in the current market. While doing so, the RZR does it's best to play an interesting numbers game. In the south where I hang my helmet, most of the wheeling we do involves tight tree-filled trails, rocks, ruts, roots, mud, and seemingly ever-changing trail conditions.

To me, the 2017 Polaris RZR S 1000 EPS is a proverbial Swiss Army Knife of sorts in the UTV market. Out here on the east coast where I live, we have a little bit of everything. If Polaris were to ever seek my humble opinion of which machine checks off the most boxes for all the riding situations we face in the northeast, the 2017 Polaris RZR S 1000 EPS would likely come out on top for me. With a hand-pulled parking brake, as opposed to "Park" in the transmission, and a quick-change transmission that would allow me to go from forward to reverse in milliseconds when rock crawling, this machine could be close to perfect for us Southern types!