Polaris MRZR

Oh yea, these look awesome:

More info on the Polaris MRZR over at their website.  It’s like a souped up operator’s version of their popular RZR.

Can non military buyers acquire the MRZR? *adjusts blacked out monocle* I’ll take two in Matte Black please sir.

I’d love to make one of those street legal… sadly I don’t think too many states (if any) would allow that.  I could have sworn I saw quads such as Yamaha Raptors on the side streets in California, so I don’t know.. maybe you can switch the “use” from off-road to on road there? Anyone know? The thing I find interesting is that you can buy a motorcycle and ride it on any road and no one even bats an eyelash… these things though have 4 wheels, seatbelts, and roll cages and they are considered off road only as far as I know.

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Master Chief May 27, 2012 at 12:08 am

I’ll take one in metallic light green, with a GAU-19 mounted on the back, plz.

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scurvy May 27, 2012 at 12:10 am

FYI, there are ton of off-road only motorcycles. They’re lacking turn indicators, brake lights, and license plate mounts. The VINs designate them as off-road only (unless you’re Husqvarna and screw it up sometimes).

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DaveP. May 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

Wasn’t there a company producing conversion kits (turn signals, headlights, et cetera) to streetlegalize off-road bikes? I could swear there was a few years ago…

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Jim P. May 27, 2012 at 01:09 am

I’ll take one in jungle cammie. Need the M-60 mount somewhere easy to access though.

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Johnny Come Lately May 27, 2012 at 01:56 am

Bwaaaha… I’ve shot more than a few music videos and promos in that “Middle-Eastern” town. Not that I expect them to go to a legit sandbox to film their commercial, I’m just amused at how quickly the illusion is destroyed when tacticool operators roll into the same town as everybody else who has to invade Iraq/Afghanistan on a budget. This set is about 40 minutes North of L.A. and you might recognize it from some Freddie W. videos.

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Dillankid May 27, 2012 at 09:17 pm

lol – thanks for the info :-)

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ENDO-Mike May 28, 2012 at 01:29 pm

haha that’s awesome.

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pwrtrip99 May 27, 2012 at 02:30 am

Mike, in regards to your question about street legal capabilities: When I worked in Montana over the Summer (and soon to be back to the Livingston area for another season) people drove their RZRs, 4 wheelers, dirt bikes, etc. all over the place on the street. They use them like pick up trucks there. It wasn’t odd to see a few parked outside the local grocery store. They even issue license plates for them. I could have sworn I even saw a plated lawn mower. Thus, if you want to shred up the streets with one of these, go to Montana. It really is a cool place.

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Brice May 27, 2012 at 07:16 am

SHHH, we already get to many visitors. :)

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pwrtrip99 May 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

Don’t worry, the lot of us scurries away when Winter approaches. NC is much less severe.

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ENDO-Mike May 28, 2012 at 01:31 pm

Interesting! That would be cool. I’m trying to avoid moving to places snow ever makes and appearance though.

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Vhyrus May 27, 2012 at 03:39 am

Fast, agile, light…. and nothing but your face between you and incoming small arms fire! Can’t they at least put SOMETHING on the sides and front of it? I’d feel safer on a Harley with a windshield.

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032125 May 27, 2012 at 04:15 pm

To have any effect whatsoever you’d be talking a thousand pounds of uparmoring. Hell the door on an uparmored HMMWV weigs hundreds of pounds and can break you leg if it shuts on you too fast (true story).

These are about mobility and speed. Armor enough to matter is armor enough to drastically reduce operational range too.

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Vhyrus May 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I just meant something to stop a 7.62 round. It couldn’t add more than 50-100 pounds.

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matt May 27, 2012 at 11:29 pm

You must be joking, or never wore armor. My 10×12 SAPI plates weight 7.5lbs each, 100 lbs would equal aprox 33×48 inches.

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matt May 27, 2012 at 11:31 pm

And those plates require a kevlar vest behind them, standalone plates weigh even more.

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matt May 28, 2012 at 12:28 am

That also doesnt take in to account that you’d need a real engine, rather than that 800 someodd cc motorcycle engine it comes with, a strong frame and suspension, a structure to support the doors and roof, larger gas tank, run flat tires, etc. All of that stuff weighs alot, not to mention cost. At that point, you would end up with a very cramped and slightly smaller HMMWV. There is a reason this thing doesnt come with doors, dead weight.

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Vhyrus May 28, 2012 at 12:42 am

maybe I’m retarded, but if each plate is 7.5 pounds then by my math it would take over 13 plates to equal 100 pounds of armor. If each plate is 10 X 12 thats roughly 133 X 160 which is almost 150 square feet. That sounds like more than enough to cover the front and sides of that little buggy. 100 pounds is almost half the weight of one average soldier so I doubt it will significantly affect range or performance.

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Vhyrus May 28, 2012 at 12:48 am

Upon further research, extra large SAPI plates weigh 5.3 lbs and are 11 x 14.

That means it would take almost 19 plates to hit the 100 lb limit, which would give us a whopping 380 square feet of coverage, meaning you would only need about 50 lbs to plate a buggy.

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matt May 28, 2012 at 01:00 am

There are many different kinds of SAPI plates, mine is from 3rd gen Ranger Body Armor.
http://www.armoredmobility.com/pdf/sapi3_armor_test.pdf

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matt May 28, 2012 at 01:14 am

That isnt the correct plate, the AMI is a steel plate. I dunno who made mine and i’m too lazy to pull them out. All I know is that my vest with the plates weighs 25 lbs.

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matt May 28, 2012 at 01:03 am

And I’m guessing there is a reason why HMMWVs use much heavier steel armor rather than ceramic. I’m assuming ceramic plates would be prone to shattering under off hard use road conditions.

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matt May 28, 2012 at 12:57 am

Yes you are retarded and cant perform simple math, 13 plates equal 33×48. You are counting 13 plates per row and column.

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Vhyrus May 28, 2012 at 01:07 am

So 13 times 10 is 33? Is this army or airforce math?

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matt May 28, 2012 at 01:16 am

God damn your an idiot. 3.3 plates per column, 4 plates per row. Please give up now, your just proving how retarded you really are.

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Vhyrus May 28, 2012 at 01:22 am

your =! you’re, but since the number of plates per column and row in body armor is common knowledge and is taught in grade school I must be the one spelling it wrong, O master of wisdom. Please teach me more from your bottomless pool of knowledge!

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matt May 28, 2012 at 01:28 am

being a grammar nazi just proves how butthurt you really are. and yes, unless you rode the short bus, multiplication and division is taught in grade school.

matt May 28, 2012 at 01:19 am

Here i’ll dumb it down enough so you’ll understand, single column, multiple rows.
10×156= 1560 square inches
33×48 = 1584 square inches
the reason there a slight different is because I was too lazy to worry about decimal places, which is why i said aprox in my first post.

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paul kimble May 27, 2012 at 04:55 pm

polaris rzr cod edition.

anybody know when the zombie hunter rzr will be released?

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Church May 27, 2012 at 09:07 pm

That thing is pretty BA.

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Jeep May 28, 2012 at 02:55 am

California? Isn’t it the place where the Governator used to drive an oversized military vehicle, barely converted to our civilian world?
I don’t think it would be a big deal to convert these toys to “on-road”.

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Warren Hudson May 28, 2012 at 04:55 am

As usual corporate America misses the boat. If you really want to make a ‘buck’ you do what you have to to make these available to the American Public. Everyone has learned over the years ypu cannot survive with .gov contracts only.

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Peter in DC May 29, 2012 at 02:21 pm

Hook me up with one. Flat green, spare in the back, twin MG3’s on top.

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Tom January 22, 2013 at 01:02 am

They can keep that shit. I sweated my nuts off in those fucking things. Enough. I have nightmares where I wake up naked from being so fucking hot. I hated the fucking heat. It got so fucking hot that the bottom of our boots would be melting. Wtff?

I will rather keep my nicely air conditioned Bronco and my 69 Chevelle. Fuck the heat. Fuck the desert. Fuck bumfuckistan. Fuck everyone. Aaand…I’m out!

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