The official release of Polaris’ 2021 Ranger lineup has been made public. And while you might have already seen a 2021 Ranger 500 or a 2021 Ranger 570 in the wild, those who have ordered Ranger EVs, Ranger 1000s, or Ranger 1000 XPs are still eagerly awaiting delivery. In addition to some aesthetic changes regarding color schemes and trim options — like the ghost grey with orange accents on the 2021 High Lifter Edition as well as the new burgundy complexion with touches of matte black on the 2021 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 — Polaris also introduced a new special edition model: The Polaris Ranger XP 1000 Trail Boss. This special edition comes stock with 29” Maxxis tires (as does the Northstar Ultimate edition), high-clearance a-arms, and 11” travel, making it a monster of a machine capable of handling rough terrain, heavy loads, and the most demanding of challenges posed by both work-related and recreational applications. Regarding the 2021 Polaris Ranger High Lifter, the 28” stock tires of old are now 30”, and like with the Trail Boss Edition, the Northstar Edition, and Polaris Ranger models with the Ride Command package, you have the option to choose upgraded LED headlights when building your 2021 Ranger High Lifter. Other changes were also made to the standard model of the 2021 Polaris Ranger XP 1000. You’ll now get a new style of front differential, a stiffer frame, 14” factory rims, and more cargo space in the rear. In-dash charging ports have been added to all 2021 Ranger 1000 and XP 1000 vehicles as well, and because Polaris went with a gear-style reverse on all of their 2021 Polaris Ranger models, the dreaded turf mode issues that bedeviled a good number of riders is now a thing of the past!
Say goodbye to the Polaris Ranger 900 and prepare yourself to usher in a new era of UTV greatness. The 2020 Polaris Ranger lineup is here, and it offers a little something for everyone -- the 81hp Polaris Ranger 1000XP for the young bucks looking for speed and the Polaris Ranger 1000 designed to run cooler for men who work them all day long. The new SOHC engine makes the 2020 Ranger 1000 a true utility machine. The power was lowered to help with reliability, while the torque specs were increased for greater pulling abilities and more giddy-up-and-go. Polaris has also dialed in the mid-band clutching, so even though there is less HP, the machine makes better use of what it has.
If you have a look at a dyno graph you can see where in the rpm range the new Ranger 1000 motor makes the 55 ft-lbs of torque. The 900 Ranger made right around 50, and the new motor in the 1000 edition makes a bit more.The major difference between the two is where they make it. While the 900 puts out around 50 ft-lbs of torque at 5500 rpm, the new 1000 engine puts out 55 ft-lbs of torque at only 3500 rpm. If you’re looking for a reliable machine that can both work hard and play hard, the 2020 Polaris Ranger lineup has something for you. Depending on when you’re reading this, a few 2020 Rangers have probably trickled into your local dealer. With many great improvements in the 2020 Polaris Ranger, a little patience will go a long way. For more info about the changes made to the 2020 Polaris Ranger lineup, keep reading!
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