The Polaris DYNAMIX system has a special screen
in the RIDE COMMAND’s seven-inch touchscreen
environment. It shows a graphic representation
of the shocks and color codes them from green
to yellow to red based on stiffness. Other than
it looking super cool, it also helps diagnose
the system, making sure it’s working correctly
and see in real time how your suspension is
reacting to the terrain.
DYNAMIX Active Suspension displays the
adjustments to the suspension in real-time
with a range of adjustment from 1 to 10
with the suspension adjusting to accleration,
airborne, braking, & cornering
It also features three pre-defined user modes:
Comfort sets the suspension in the softest setting
for the plushest ride; Sport offers the ultimate
performance and high-speed handling; and Firm
locks the suspension into maximum compression
dampening for the most extreme riding conditions.
Modes are chosen through a switch on the dashboard.
Unfortunately, these modes are not user tunable,
but the ECU can accept software updates via
Temperatures ranged from the 80s in the morning
to the 100s by mid-afternoon. We did a nice
loop on the whooped out trails. We tested the
suspension through some G-outs, washes, and
high-speed turns. It definitely performed, especially
in the high-speed sections. When we stopped
for lunch at the Pioneer Saloon we sat down
with Louis Brady, the Polaris engineer responsible
for the new innovation.
stopped at the Pioneer Saloon for a great
lunch and break from the heat before returning
from our test drive
Brady has been working on the system since
its first prototype six years ago. To say he’s
proud of it is an understatement.
Louis Brady provided a detailed overview
of the new DYNAMIX Active Suspension,
which appears from our intial test drive
to be a real game changer in the SXS Market
“This has been a labor of love for me,” said
Brady. “We’ve been working on this for a long
time. The first prototype came out in 2011.
This is way more than an electronic clicker.
The heart and soul is that it’s an intelligent
The DYNAMIX system is available now on the
2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo DYNAMIX Edition, which
is priced at $25,999.