First Look at 2021 Polaris General XP1000 Limited Edition

A welcome Limited Edition for the General family By the staff of Dirt Wheel

This is one of the most well-optioned, nicely equipped, and fine-looking General models we have seen. All of the General XP models are great to drive. We love those Beadlock wheels.


It is easy to be a fan of the Polaris General line. A basic premise is a machine with a body that can work atop a chassis that can play. Each version features a chassis not too dissimilar to the RZR 900 in design and suspension. With the 2020 introduction of the General XP 64-inch models with greater wheel travel, larger wheels, tires, and more features, it is even easier to find a General you like.

We have recently spent many satisfying miles in the 2020 General XP 1000 4. We were never sad to pull it out of the garage. As happy as we were with the General and General XP, they still seemed better suited for areas that are more confined than areas we ride in the west.


For 2021, the latest General Limited Edition is the General XP 1000 Factory Custom Edition. In terms of chassis and suspension, the key changes are added splashes of color for the suspension arms and front bumper. It is far more likely that our machines will get dusty rather than muddy or brush-scraped, so we western drivers like a colorful machine that looks as good as it performs. As far as General XP models go, the Factory Custom Edition is a little more colorful and stylish.

Generals have always had a very nice cabin, and this Factory Custom Edition is a step up from others. It has comfortable seats, a custom look, a rocking stereo, and Ride Command.


One of the big differences is factory-installed cast-aluminum Beadlock wheels. They allow you to drive with a flat if you have to. The tire stays on the rim, and with the rugged Pro Armor tires, it would be even easier. The Factory Custom also has a 400-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo, Ride Command with GPS, and a new light bar standard. Ride Command has new features for ’21, including the ability to designate one Ride Command-equipped vehicle as the leader. It then lays down a track that other Ride Command vehicles in the group can follow. Polaris says that almost 40 percent of buyers choose Ride Command.

Color-coordinated suspension arms and Walker Evan Racing Velocity shocks with 16 clicks of compression adjustment work very well to provide passenger comfort.

All ’21 model Generals have semi-perforated artificial leather seats for comfort. The Factory Custom seats have a great look and feature model-specific embroidery and color-matched piping. It also has a custom, model-specific, leather-wrapped steering wheel. It also comes stock with a plastic roof and a Polaris winch.

No pricing yet, but we expect it to be near the Pursuit Limited Edition version. Both the General XP 1000 Factory Custom Edition and the General XP 1000 4 Factory Custom Edition should be on the market now.

These Pro Armor Crawler XG tires are tough, and the standard beadlock wheels should just make the rolling stock that much tougher. It should get you back to where you started.


Engine type 4-stroke, DOHC, twin-cylinder

Displacement 999cc

Bore x stroke 93mm x 73.5mm

Fuel system Electronic fuel injection

Fuel Capacity 9.5 gal.

Starting system Electric

Final driveshaft


Front Independent double A-arm w/ 14.0” of travel

Rear Independent double A-arm w/ 14.0”  of travel


Front 30×10-15 Pro Armor Crawler XG

Rear 30×10-15 Pro Armor Crawler XG

Wheels Black cast aluminum

Brakes 4-wheel hydraulic disc with dual-bore front calipers

Wheelbase 83”

Length/width/height 118.2”/64”/75”

Ground clearance 13.5”

Payload capacity 1100 lb.

Towing capacity 1500 lb.

Dry weight 1712 lb.

Colors Matte Titanium Metallic/Polaris Blue

To see our test of the 2020 Polaris General XP4 click on the link below:


To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels.

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.