Even though UTV’s are rapidly growing in popularity the current state and federal trail systems are not too eager to accommodate most models of side x sides. The issue is the width associated with the high performance models being equivalent of a small vehicle such as a dune buggy, Jeep and other small 4×4 off-road vehicles.
Because of the maximum allowable width rule of 50 inches (most common) the selection for trail capable side x sides is quickly reduced. For riders strictly looking for a model to tackle trails and recreational use, they’ll quickly find themselves looking at a Polaris RZR 800.
The RZR 800 model is a safe bet and it will ensure you safe passage onto any trail system. The Polaris RZR 800 is not only the best UTV for trail riding because of its width, but also because of its sport performance design. This is a true trail riding side x side, it’s not a piece of farm equipment.
Trail Specific Features:
9 inches of front suspension travel and 9.5 inches of rear travel.
This allows the RZR 800 to handle like a sport quad and capable of handling hard landings. This also allows the suspension to deliver better then average articulation performance.
Low center of gravity.
The RZR 800’s seats are much lower then other UTV models. This allows riders to sit comfortably low in the cockpit to ensure more stability and control for the operator. One time I rode shot gun in my buddies Arctic Cat Prowler through a corn field at 45 mph and it was one of the sketchiest riding experiences in my life, because we sat so high in the saddle like we were racing lifted golf karts.
It’s a really nice feature to be able to just pay attention to riding and enjoying the experience. With the On-Demand AWD system the RZR 800 allows you to do that instead of constantly having to go out of your way to engage for wheel drive.
The icing on the cake:
The Polaris RZR 800 is a proven favorite among trail riders because of its huge popularity. Go to a riding event and see for yourself, it’s the model most seen on the trails. Because of the huge demand for this model, accessory manufactures have taken notice and have developed numerous accessories and products focused on this UTV.
You’ll never find a shortage of options with this machine. There’s hundreds of ways to accessorize the RZR 800 to make it unique and personable to you while at the same time being able to build upon the RZR 800 platform making it even more fun to drive.