There are so many different ways to add safety to your Side by Side, and you just cannot have too much safety when you are heading out to the course or ripping it up on the trail. In the grand scheme of things, you cannot be prepared for every eventuality. But ensuring that you have added as many layers of protection by installing a roll cage is something that you can control. If you're contemplating a roll cage for my RS1, but are worried about not being able to run a windshield and other accessories, don't fret, there are solutions. Take the Pro Armor cage for the Polaris RS1. It uses the machine's original intakes, so most of the dimensions are really close -- if not exactly the same -- to stock. The cage by Houser Racing works as well, with tabs for the stock intake risers too. Houser Racing's RS1 roll cage is compatible with roofs, and the factory 1/2" windshield snaps on no problem and retains the air filter pipes in the back. A lightbar will fit as well, but might need some minor cutting/adjusting. Alternatively, it is possible to take your stock cage down to a local welder and have them build you a cage. But from a cost perspective, unless you have friends who are willing to do the work for cheap, it's probably more economical to get an aftermarket RS1 cage.
Like Houser Racing, ABF also makes a super sturdy roll cage for the Polaris RS1, and Crash Addict as well as Sinfab are good options as well. The right cage for you will depend on what you're trying to accomplish with your UTV. Are you looking for a race cage -- and if so what race series are you trying to race -- or are you simply looking for a stock replacement roll cage? In the end, though, you can’t put a cost on your brain. You can buy any accessory you want, but you can't buy your life back once it's gone. You may have seen an RS1 after a rollover looking completely fine, but every rollover has different results. The stock cage may hold up well for one roll, and may not with a simple tip over. It is all in how it rolled and the forces on it. Remove the gamble and be confident in your safety by knowing if you do roll, that you are going to be safe regardless with an aftermarket RS1 roll cage from Everything Polaris RZR!