Some vehicles are made to handle the road or the trail. They’re just as at home on the highway as they are out in the woods. The Polaris RZR wants nothing to do with your boring highway driving. Instead, it’s all about that off-road drive where roads are roads only in the loosest sense of the term.
Camp RZR marked ten years of the Polaris RZR with a special celebration up in Berlin, New Hampshire. The gathering brought together fans of off-road vehicles(ORVs) for a weekend of family-friendly fun in the White Mountains at Jericho Mountain State Park.
Thousands of people gathered in this remote New Hampshire town with all manner of ORV to drive the beautiful trails. It was, in some ways, organized chaos with so many people out there at the same time. It was dusty and dirty, but it was absolutely fantastic.
This truly is a community of like-minded folks. There was a sense of camaraderie. It wasn’t about being faster or having a cooler vehicle than the other guy. It was about a shared passion. Whether out on the trails or watching guys try to make their way through the mud pit, Camp RZR was one big party. Imagine the local car show, only louder, dirtier, and a heck of a lot more fun.
Although the event specifically celebrated the Polaris RZR, participants didn’t have to own one to take advantage of the weekend’s festivities. It was open to anyone on any type of ORV as a celebration of the off-road community.
Polaris makes a range of RZRs with both two-person and four-person models. There’s the RZR 570 with on-demand all-wheel drive for $10,229 or something as fancy as the RZR XP 1000. It has high performance enhancements that include a 110-horsepower engine and 18 inches of travel for the rear suspension at a price of $17,999.
Families can have their fun with the RZR S4 900 with room for four passengers and pricing starting at $18,499. There’s even the new RZR XP Turbo Dynamix Edition at $25,999. If you think ORVs are basic and lack the tech of a modern car, this one will quickly disabuse you of that notion.
It has a full-color screen that displays the active suspension system settings, which include comfort, sport, or firm modes. You can even watch it adjust in real-time as the suspension moves from 1 to 10 depending on what exactly is happening with each wheel. Catch some air and it automatically adjusts all four shocks so it’s ready when you come in for a landing.
Camp RZR showed off not just the fun of owning an ORV, but the sense of community that surrounds the hobby. The east coast event has come and gone, but if you’re out on the west coast, then you’re in luck. Camp RZR will be at Glamis Dunes, California from October 27-28.