The RZR has long offered the most performance oriented suspension in the segment, Yamaha seems to of built a competent rival. Lets see how they compare on paper.
Yamaha sourced Fox Podium 2.5 shocks valved and built to their specifications. The front offers 16.2 inches of travel and the rear has a 17 inch stroke. Both front and rear shocks offer adjustable hi and low speed compression, rebound and preload settings.
Rear shocks feature a Bottom Out Cup, reducing the chance of bottoming out in extreme circumstances. Yamaha also mounted the A-Arms at an angle to promote stability which helps keep camber changes throughout suspension travel to a minimum.
Polaris uses industry exclusive Walker Evans needle shocks on the XP1000. Up front the XP offers 16 inches of suspension stroke and the rear a massive 18 inches. Front and rear compression and preload adjustable, no rebound adjustability.
The XP is noted for having more body roll then lesser RZR's, although we're not sure how and if Yamaha can avoid the issue. A race inspired 3-link trailing arm compliments dual A-Arms up front.
Front Suspension: Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 Shocks; 16.2-in travel
Rear Suspension: Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 Shocks; 17.0-in travel
Front Suspension: Dual A-Arm, Walker Evans 2" Needle Shocks (comp adjust/res.), 16-in Travel
Rear Suspension: Trailing Arm with Anti-Sway Bar, Walker Evans 2.5" Needle Shocks (comp adjust/remote res.), 18-in Travel