Ready for the latest from Polaris? Ring in the New Year with the 4-cylinder 2022 RZR Pro R.
According to Motor Trend:
Just when you thought the UTV market couldn’t get any wilder, Polaris drops its all-new 2022 RZR Pro R model. This new side-by-side is the most powerful, strongest, and most technologically advanced Polaris has ever produced. The UTV’s track width is 74 inches, which is the widest Polaris UTV yet. The RZR Pro R’s wheelbase has also been lengthened when compared to other RZR Pro models, stretching to more than 104 inches for two-seat models and to more than 133 inches for four-seat models. The Polaris RZR Pro R rides on 32-inch Maxxis Rampage Fury tires, which are mounted to new five-lug cast aluminum wheels. The impressive stats of the new 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R don’t stop there, so let’s dig in.
2.0L ProStar Fury 4-Cylinder Engine
The new 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R packs an amazing engine and a first for UTVs. Tucked up in the rear is Polaris’ 2.0L ProStar Fury four-cylinder engine. This naturally aspirated I-4 churns out a best-in-class 225 hp and 152 lb-ft of torque. Redline for this 1,997cc engine is a staggering 8,500 rpm. Pulled from the roadgoing Polaris Slingshot three-wheeler, the RZR Pro R’s engine benefits from a lightened crankshaft, unique cam, high-compression pistons, a lighter flywheel, and an oiling system designed to keep the engine from starving when traversing steep inclines.
To ensure that all this power is usable in all riding situations, the Polaris RZR Pro R will feature three rider-selectable drive modes. These include Sport, Race, and Rock. As you might expect, the engine will provide instant throttle response and full power when in Race mode and will dampen the throttle response when in Rock mode for more control while crawling through rocky trails.
29 Inches Of Wheel Travel And Fox 3.0-Inch Live Valve Shocks
If you think the new 2.0L engine in the 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R is impressive, wait until you hear about the suspension. Wheel travel has been increased for the new RZR Pro R model to an incredible 27 inches of usable travel in the front and 29 inches in the rear. Wheel travel in the front is 22.25 inches while the rear is 24.5 inches. (Polaris describes usable travel as measuring from the bottom of the tire to the bottom of the skidplates at full droop, while wheel travel is the distance the suspension moves from full bump to full droop as measured at the hub.)
Standard shocks on the new Polaris RZR Pro R are Walker Evans velocity needle shocks with 16-position adjustable clickers. The Walker Evans dampers measure 2.5 inches in diameter for the front and 3.0 inches in the rear. Stepping up to the Ultimate trim brings the impressive new Fox LiveValve X2 internal bypass dampers. These shocks, which measure 3.0 inches at all four corners, feature electronically controlled compression and rebound adjustment. These suspension adjustments are managed by the RZR’s onboard Polaris Ride Command Dynamix DV system, which has four preset modes including Comfort, Rock, Track, and Baja.
The Strongest Polaris Side-By-Side Ever
Keeping a vehicle together with as much power and off-road performance as the new Polaris RZR Pro R is no easy task. To keep everything together and occupants properly protected, Polaris needed to reengineer both the chassis and roll cage. The 2022 RZR Pro R features a robust single-piece chassis design, along with a new fully welded one-piece roll cage. How does this differ from other models, you ask? Most UTV chassis and roll cages are modular by design, meaning parts are simply bolted together. This is not the case with the RZR Pro R.
Also upgraded are new, massive, steel boxed front control arms, driveline shafts, steering knuckles, and unitized hubs. The RZR Pro R also features a new “torque limiter,” which helps to protect the front driveshaft from power surges or landing a jump on the throttle (which none of us has ever done, of course). A larger clutch and drive belt not only put the power to the ground quicker, but are also more robust than ever before, meaning more time riding and less time swapping belts.
Four Different Trims Starting At $31,999
At launch, the 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R will be available in four different trim levels: Sport, Premium, Ultimate, and Ultimate Launch Edition. The two-seat Sport model starts at $31,999 (excluding delivery charges) and jumps up to $35,999 for the four-seat RZR Pro R 4. Continuing pricing up the trim walk is easy, as Polaris adds $3,000 for each trim. A two-seat RZR Pro R Premium starts at $34,999, and a RZR Pro R Ultimate ticks in at $37,999. Four-seat versions of the RZR Pro R 4 follow the same trajectory, topping out at $41,999 for an Ultimate.
Interested in a Launch Edition, which would set you back $40,999 for a two-seat or $44,999 for a four-seat RZR Pro R? Well, if you haven’t already ordered one, they are sadly sold out.
The 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R is available for pre-order now and will be making its way to dealer showrooms in early 2022.