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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; I didn't see anything on here comparing these two machines so thought I'd throw this on here. Tagged as sport/rec vehicles, these two along with ...

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    X2 v Polaris General

    I didn't see anything on here comparing these two machines so thought I'd throw this on here. Tagged as sport/rec vehicles, these two along with the Commander () and T2 pretty much make up the bulk of the 2 seater market. Having driven a General, it provides immense power- which sometimes is almost uncontrollable when you least want it to be. Couple this with a cvt that won't grab the belt until around 2k rpm, making it snappy and jerky is something you don't want on technical terrain (not to mention burning up belts). The article explains the differences better than I ever could but just giving you my first hand account when I drove a borrowed one for a week on a guys trip last year.

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    https://www.utvguide.net/yamaha-wolv...00-comparison/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLEY521 View Post
    I've seen this one but it's a showroom comparison. Doesnt really tell you much other than specs

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    You couldn't pay me to own a Polaris. I'm usually back in the mountains 40 miles or better sometimes from pavement and never run into another person. That's all I need is to be walking out when the Polaris breaks down. Because it will happen only a matter of when.. My 06 and 08 Rhino's never left me stranded once. Original belt with it when I sold it at 8500 miles. The Canned Ham Commander all things considering was a great machine. Didn't care for the belt engagement. However when I did the first service on it changed the belt out to the Maverick belt. It never let me down and sold it with 5500 miles with zero issues. I'll be keeping my Wolvy X2 for many years to come. It's bullet proof just like my past Rhino's. Just amazes me when people buy the Polaris rigs. Complete crap in my opinion. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by InfidelMT View Post
    You couldn't pay me to own a Polaris. I'm usually back in the mountains 40 miles or better sometimes from pavement and never run into another person. That's all I need is to be walking out when the Polaris breaks down. Because it will happen only a matter of when.. My 06 and 08 Rhino's never left me stranded once. Original belt with it when I sold it at 8500 miles. The Canned Ham Commander all things considering was a great machine. Didn't care for the belt engagement. However when I did the first service on it changed the belt out to the Maverick belt. It never let me down and sold it with 5500 miles with zero issues. I'll be keeping my Wolvy X2 for many years to come. It's bullet proof just like my past Rhino's. Just amazes me when people buy the Polaris rigs. Complete crap in my opinion. lol
    Agree, I owned one Polaris and that was enough for me..the first year if its life it spent more time in the shop than in the woods. Complete POC. Dumped that thing and got a Viking.

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    I've never gave it a passing thought of ever owning anything Polaris! I've pulled many Popo's out of the mud as well as towed a few after they break down yet I know people who will plunk down $20,000 on a new one versus spending $15,000 on a Yamaha all because the "Name" , yes in my opinion Polaris has flooded the market including manipulation through commercials. It's like the "Cool" name to own, sorry I'll stick to my Yamaha's !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Dog_037 View Post
    I've never gave it a passing thought of ever owning anything Polaris! I've pulled many Popo's out of the mud as well as towed a few after they break down yet I know people who will plunk down $20,000 on a new one versus spending $15,000 on a Yamaha all because the "Name" , yes in my opinion Polaris has flooded the market including manipulation through commercials. It's like the "Cool" name to own, sorry I'll stick to my Yamaha's !
    Marketing definitely has a lot to do with it. One need only check out their forum to get the skinny on all the issues they have. Everyone chases HP with no consideration to the components that have to support that HP. Dont get me wrong, they have a few nice looking machines but the reliability under the hood ain't there.

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    I have sat in a Genral a couple of times and I have to say it was extremly comfortable. I would like to see Yamaha biuld something very close to the Genral XP, but a Yamaha with all the dependabilty that goes with the Yamaha name! I havent driven one but I can only imagine how crapy the clutch engaugement is trying to crawl through rough terrain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ3 View Post
    I have sat in a Genral a couple of times and I have to say it was extremly comfortable. I would like to see Yamaha biuld something very close to the Genral XP, but a Yamaha with all the dependabilty that goes with the Yamaha name! I havent driven one but I can only imagine how crapy the clutch engaugement is trying to crawl through rough terrain!
    Itll hurt your neck. I will say it was very comfy from what I recall. Cruising the trail was kinda fun but the moment you stopped you went through the jerky takeoff again. We did a black trail on the outlaw trail system and holy jesus that thing sucked. Too much power and the belt engagement was horrible. The new XP is supposed to right a few of the 1000' wrongs BUT- 1. It's still a polaris 2. Its $23k MSRP!

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