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Polaris General

GENERAL FACTORY CUSTOM EDITION

The route from the machine you buy to the customized machine you really want can take years and thousands of dollars. If it’s a fully decked-out crossover UTV you’re after, Polaris has a shortcut for you—the Polaris General Factory Custom Edition. Two- and four-seat models are available, and it may be the machine you’ve been dreaming of. WHAT’S SO CUSTOM ABOUT THE FACTORY CUSTOM EDITION? Steven Menneto, President of Polaris Off-Road, said, “With the General XP 1000 Factory Custom Edition, we wanted to deliver an…

2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P TEST

2021 CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P TEST The Commander was the first UTV from Can-Am. It was introduced soon after the RZR. It had more creature comforts and a much better trailing-arm rear-suspension system, whereas the RZR had A-arms. Another unique feature of the original Commander is that it had two compartments in its dumping bed—a standard one on top and a semi-sealed one underneath. What we hated about that Commander was that the engine and clutch (CVT belt) were between the passengers and under a bunch of bodywork, making it…

TROUBLESHOOTER POLARIS GENERAL FIX

GENERAL RUMBLE IN THE POLARIS GENERAL Dear Sarge, I have a 2017 Polaris General. Since it was new, there has been a low-frequency rumble between about 25 and 40 mph. I also have a paint-spray-can rattle that seems to be intermittent. Polaris is telling me a noise is not a defect. The dealer said they all do that because the drive shafts are not balanced. Sarge, can you balance the drive shafts to reduce or eliminate this annoying rumble? One final thing: How come your magazine didn’t report on this obviously prevalent…

Polaris Brings Soldier Home for the Holidays

As a part of Polaris joining the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), the company co-sponsored a vehicle giveaway where Dylan Schallenberger, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, was selected as the winner of an all-new Polaris GENERAL 1000. While corresponding with Dylan to arrange pick-up of his Polaris GENERAL, Polaris learned that he was stationed overseas and his mother would be picking up the unit on his behalf. Noting the time of year, Polaris couldn’t think of a better way to bring some additional…

POLARIS GENERAL 1000 PREMIUM

-- UTV Test -- Polaris rocked the UTV world in 2016 with the new General, which combined the sporty performance and suspension of the RZR S 1000 with the comfort and utility of the Ranger XP, but with RZR bucket seats instead of a bench seat. It was an instant hit, and the long-travel HCR General (UTV Action, August 2016) quickly became our favorite rock-crawling ride for Moab. We compared the impressive General Ride Command to a RZR S in October 2017; it beat the RZR in price, cabin comfort, stability and smooth delivery.…

THE TROUBLESHOOTER

-- So, what's your problem? -- By Sarge McCoy MY GENERAL IS GIVING ME “TRENCH FOOT”! Dear Sarge, It seems like every time it rains hard, I get a wet foot inside my Polaris General. I have tried sealing the windshield with silicone sealant, but it still leaks. My dealer’s techs are stumped, and I have been told to “just live with it”! Sarge, there must be a fix for this! Bill Clements Kennewick, Oregon “Just live with it”?! I don’t think so, Boot! You and your techs are looking at the wrong thing. Both of…

2019 ARCTIC CAT/TEXTRON HAVOC & HAVOC X 1000 EPS

Havocs sport a 100-horsepower inline twin, class-leading 12.8 inches of travel and an extended cabin with 24 cubic feet for storage and a dump bed. The Havoc X upgrades to Fox 2.5 Podium QS3 shocks with three-position compression adjusters, a 4,500-pound Warn winch and 28-inch ITP Ultracross tires on two-tone aluminum wheels. See UTV Action's  full Havoc X test here:  https://utvactionmag.com/test-textron-havoc-x/ Motor type 957cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC twin Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.& EBS Drive…

2019 POLARIS GENERAL 1000 RIDE COMMAND

Ride in style with Premium and Deluxe upgrades, including Fox 2.0 QS3 shocks, MTX eight-speaker sound bar with Bluetooth, and a 7-inch Ride Command screen with multiple pages for GPS, AM/FM and weather radios, programmable service intervals, ride sharing and iPhone connectivity. The new Black Pearl with gold wheels and trim looks sweet! See a full test of the General Ride Command here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-polaris-general-1000-le-ride-command/ Motor type 999cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve EFI twin Transmission…

2019 POLARIS GENERAL 1000 DELUXE & PREMIUM

All Generals have a 600-pound capacity tilting cargo box, half doors and Versa-Trak rear diffs. Deluxe models sport Premium upgrades plus Fox 2.0 QS3 shocks, a poly sport roof, and MTX sound bar with Bluetooth. Limited Editions include Premium upgrades plus rock sliders painted to match the bumper, shock springs and seats. See a long term General test here: https://utvactionmag.com/long-term-test-of-the-polaris-general-1000-eps-premium/ Motor type 999cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve EFI twin Transmission Dual-range CVT…

Polaris Gifts Winning Beach Patrol Team a 2018 GENERAL

Ocean City Beach Patrol were the proud winners as they proved to have the speed, strength and skill to conquer the ever-increasing winds and waves to swim, sprint, and paddle the fastest. The victory solidified New Jersey’s dominance in Red Bull Surf + Rescue, securing a Jersey win every year since the competition’s inception. “It felt good to be the champions this year. We train hard and often in these conditions because we work the beach everyday”, said Maggie Wallace, Ocean City Beach Patrol Competitor. “We’ve seen it…