Following the announcement of the industry’s first ABS equipped side-by-side, the Polaris GENERAL 1000 Deluxe T1b ABS is now available in dealers. Developed specifically for the European market at the Polaris Opole facility in Poland in collaboration with the Polaris R&D teams in the USA, the GENERAL ABS marks the first time such a system has been made available in the industry and makes the already versatile SXS even better for both work and pleasure.
The clever and robust Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is switchable at lower speeds and offers the ability to steer while braking without the tyres breaking permanent traction. Additional benefits include controlled braking on varied surfaces and improved stopping distance in some conditions. Rene Basei, Polaris EMEA Vice President, commented, “Polaris place innovation at the forefront of everything we do and it was very important for us to be the first to bring ABS to the market - it’s something we’re very proud of. Already a very versatile machine, the application of ABS on the GENERAL was a logical step and will enable users to enjoy the vehicle for even more.” Producing 100hp, the GENERAL has class leading acceleration, thanks to its off-road orientated 999cc 4-stroke twin cylinder engine.
Delivering a broad max torque throughout its rpm range, the GENERAL delivers 65ft-lb of torque to haul, pull, and power through the toughest jobs. The GENERAL boasts the industry’s fastest engaging high-performance All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with all four wheels engaging almost instantly when the vehicle requires more forward traction, reverting back to 2WD when it doesn’t.
Fitted with sway bars on the front and rear, the GENERAL’s tuned suspension geometry features dual rate springs which maintain 62% of its ground clearance, even when fully loaded with passengers and cargo. The vehicle is fitted with Fox Podium X 2.0 QS3 shocks as standard, offering 12.25” of front and 13.2” of rear suspension travel and 12” of ground clearance.
The shocks are adjustable for simple and repeatable suspension setting changes on the move. Other features include a dumping cargo bed, integrated half doors to protect from weather and trail debris, and a tilt adjustable steering wheel. The cockpit has been designed for the perfect balance of work and play - with plenty of storage solutions and wide seat bucket seats for comfort. The analogue and digital gauge has an auto-adjusting backlight and users can change it from red to blue. An MTX 8-speaker audio system comes as standard - users can connect via Bluetooth, plug in an audio player or tune into the radio for music on the move.
The unique ability of the GENERAL to soak up the daily grind before carving out the trails for fun make it the perfect go-anywhere, do-anything side-by-side. Where others specialise in one arena, GENERAL offers great performance and practicality everywhere. Other technical enhancements for the whole Polaris GENERAL range include a revised CV Propshaft for reduced driveline noise, passenger door enhancements and new colour options. The 2018 GENERAL is the most versatile side-by-side ever offered by Polaris. The MY18 GENERAL line-up will consist of the following models: GENERAL 1000 EPS Premium (in painted Radar Blue) GENERAL 1000 EPS Deluxe (in painted Titanium Metallic) GENERAL 1000 EPS Deluxe – T1b ABS (in painted Titanium Metallic) GENERAL 4 1000 EPS (in painted Black Pearl)