TEXTRON HAVOC vs. POLARIS GENERAL

— HOW DOES THIS ALL-NEW UTV FROM TEXTRON COMPARE TO THE GENERAL? —

UTV Action has been testing Textron’s new Havoc X crossover UTV and it’s very impressive. Here’s some things you need to know about it.

-The Havoc X is a 2-seat crossover recreation machine with a tilting bed, but it comes with power and suspension you could only find on the most serious sport models not long ago, and it can work as hard as the best utility machines. Textron’s Havox X is the newest vehicle in this cool, new category that was started by the Polaris General.

-The Havoc X costs $17,299. Two seat Polaris General 1000s start at $16,299 and go to $21,499 for the EPS Ride Command Edition.

-The Havoc’s 957cc, single overhead cam, 8 valve inline twin puts out 100 horsepower. The Polaris General 1000’s inline twin also generates 100 hp.

-The Havoc X has the kind of solid throttle response and strong top end pull sport minded drivers want; it goes when you want it to go, but the machine is also easy to control when you’re more gentle with the gas pedal.

-The Havoc X has double A-arm front and rear suspension with compression and spring preload adjustable 2.5” King piggyback reservoir shocks. The A-arms are longer on the Havoc X than on Stampede models, giving the machine a 64” width with 12.8” of travel up front and 12.9” in the rear. There are also front and rear sway bars to control body roll. In case you’re counting, the Polaris General has 12.25” inches of front travel and 13.2” in the rear.

-Look for the full test of the Havoc X in UTV Action!

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