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This is a discussion on X2 v Polaris General within the Wolverine X2/X4 vs the Competition forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine X2 & X4 847cc SxS category; Originally Posted by Tsckey If the Wolverine had the General's suspension travel no one here would give a second thought to the Polaris. Even the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsckey View Post
    If the Wolverine had the General's suspension travel no one here would give a second thought to the Polaris. Even the extra power, though nice, is a pretty small issue for most of us: More is always better (in our minds), but enough is fine, too.
    Suspension travel would have been nice. I know they wanted to stick to the 60" but more trails do not have that restriction than do...

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    Yamaha are you listening!!!!!!!
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    One more bitch as long as I'm on a roll, the General's doors. Real doors that you enter and exit without a literal pain in the ass, and high enough to keep the crap out of the cab! Ok I think I'm done now. LOL
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    I like the X2 doors.
    Just high enough to provide protection without feeling "enclosed"
    The inside handle, I was on the fence on until I owned it for a while. It makes sense and with the soft cab, it reminds you to open the zipper before yanking on the door.
    If they had a handle on the outside, my wife would've destroyed the zipper 100x by now....lol.
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    The dealer I bought my X2 from was also a Can Am dealer and pushed the Commander pretty hard. They had a new Commander 1000 XT and a used, like-new 2019 General XP 1000 that had a ton of upgrades on the lot. They are both good looking rigs and both take off like a rocket... the General was setup really trick. The Can Am was little more money than the X2 and the General was a little less (the X2 SE was $13K OTD). Knowing what those General's go for, I hesitated for about 30 seconds from buying the Yamaha especially with all of the accessories it was sporting. For me the deal breaker was the lack of a locking front diff. Add to that, the legendary reliability issues Polaris is so well known for, it wasn't a hard decision. The Can Am just didn't appeal to me and was not even on the radar. I wish there was the after market support for the X2 the RZR's and X3's have but never regretted my choice. I also test drove a YXZ 1000 SS just for fun and it was a blast, just not very practical in my neck of the woods.

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    I think the Yamaha is a better machine in almost every way. I do not like that they made the General 64 inches wide for this year either. The Wolverine barely fits in my Ford SD so anything bigger would always require a trailer. That is part of the reason I kept my Rhino, still small enough to do a lot more than these bigger machines at times. And the rhino and wolverine together can move a lot of wood LOL.

    When at Hatfield we saw some Generals riding around and it does look like their suspension has a lot of sag, creating a smooth ride but also not really showing their ground clearance in real world situations. The spec sheets only show numbers, not what it is like on the trail. But they sure do have some power!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dygz21 View Post
    I think the Yamaha is a better machine in almost every way. I do not like that they made the General 64 inches wide for this year either. The Wolverine barely fits in my Ford SD so anything bigger would always require a trailer. That is part of the reason I kept my Rhino, still small enough to do a lot more than these bigger machines at times. And the rhino and wolverine together can move a lot of wood LOL.

    When at Hatfield we saw some Generals riding around and it does look like their suspension has a lot of sag, creating a smooth ride but also not really showing their ground clearance in real world situations. The spec sheets only show numbers, not what it is like on the trail. But they sure do have some power!
    Valid point on the ground clearance. If you look at the a- arms when people are riding they're pretty much parallel with the ground AND no high clearance. You come down of a rock hard enough you're absolutely going to hit the next rock with the arm....good kick with that in the trail !

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    2020's, starting at $22,999k
    I was OTD on 19' SE for $14k. For 9k you could almost by another SXS or ATV for a family member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLEY521 View Post
    2020's, starting at $22,999k
    I was OTD on 19' SE for $14k. For 9k you could almost by another SXS or ATV for a family member.
    Ya , they're nuts.

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    Someone commented on the downhill decent thing.

    I got to test my Yamaha out in SD, in 4wd in low. Not being from the area or knowing the trails there are A LOT of dead ends on those FS roads and trails in the Black Hills. We were climbing a pretty steep hill when it dead ended half way up! I made the turn down, the wife snapped a pic from up there, and I let it go, thinking I would be riding the brake the whole way down. I never touched the brake! I love that about the Yamaha.

    My buddy in his Polaris Ranger XP1000 struggles when riding with me. He can’t just let off and let the machine hold back, because it wants to go too fast. I assume their systems are similar.

    Polaris as a whole feels like a cheap, Chinese made machine.
    Run it, break it, fix it.

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