POLARIS SNOCROSS & SNOWMOBILE FREESTYLE STAR LEVI LAVALLEE IS FEATURED ON X GAMES LIST OF 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN ACTION SPORTS
MEDINA, Minn. (Jan. 4, 2013) – Polaris snocross racer and snowmobile freestyle star Levi LaVallee has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Action Sports on the ESPN X Games website. This puts him in the company of legendary action sports stars such as surfing champion Kelly Slater and motorsports star Travis Pastrana.
The honor comes just three weeks before LaVallee competes on his Team LaVallee Polaris IQ® Race Sled in the 2013 X Games in Aspen, Colorado. LaVal...
POLARIS OVAL RACER NICK VAN STRYDONK OPENS SEASON WITH TWO WINS AT BEAUSEJOUR; WAHL BROS. DRIVERS PILE UP TOP 5 FINISHES
MEDINA, Minn. (Dec. 10, 2012) – Defending oval racing World Champion Nick Van Strydonk (T&N Racing) won both Pro Champ 440 finals on his Polaris-powered race sled during the Canadian Power Toboggan Championships that kicked off the oval racing season Dec. 8-9 at Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada.
Joining Van Strydonk on the podium after each Pro Champ 440 final was Brandon Johnson (Wahl Bros. Racing), who finished third both times.
In Saturday’s final, Polaris racers Dustin Wa...
POLARIS SNOCROSSER JAKE SCOTT REBOUNDS FOR PRO LITE WIN IN ISOC RACING IN MICHIGAN
MEDINA, Minn. (Dec. 10, 2012) – Polaris snocross racer Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) won a Pro Lite final, while Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) earned a podium finish in Pro Open and Jennifer Pare (Leighton Motorsports) won the Pro Am Women final at the Blackjack National held Friday and Saturday, December 7-8, at Blackjack Resort in Bessemer, Michigan. Blackjack was the second stop on the ISOC AMSOIL Championship snocross racing schedule, and it included two rounds of finals f...
POLARIS SNOCROSS RACERS GET OFF TO STRONG START AT ISOC SEASON OPENER AT DULUTH; ROSS MARTIN FINISHES WEEKEND IN TOP 3 IN PRO OPEN POINTS
MEDINA, Minn. (Nov. 25, 2012) – Polaris snocross racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) posted two top-five finishes in the Pro Open class at the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross season opener at Duluth, Minnesota, and he came out of the opening weekend third in points. He also won $10,000 in the head-to-head “Dominator” feature that kicked off the November 23-25 weekend of snocross racing.
Polaris racer Danny Poirier (Hulten Speed Sport) won the Pro Am Plus 30 final at Dulu...
POLARIS INTRODUCES THE MOST COMPLETE RZR EVER BUILT
New RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition is the most powerful, most comfortable and most premium
Polaris’ RZR is the No. 1 line of recreational side-by-sides on the market with a diverse line up including trail, high performance and multi-passenger options with the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility. Today, Polaris extends the product line by introducing the new, limited edition RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition!
“We’re very excited to offer the Jagged X Editio...
POLARIS RECALLS PRO-RMK SNOWMOBILES DUE TO INJURY, DEATH HAZARD
WASHINGTON, DC-- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Snowmobiles
Hazard: The bolt attaching the front, lower left shock can fail and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle. This poses a serious hazard of injury or death.
Consumer Contact: Polaris; toll-free at (888) 704-5...
POLARIS ACQUIRES KLIM TECHNICAL RIDING GEAR
Addition of KLIM enhances Polaris offerings in the parts, garments and accessories market
MINNEAPOLIS (December 6, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Teton Outfitters, LLC, a privately owned, Rigby, Idaho-based company which designs, develops and distributes KLIM Technical Riding Gear. Calendar year 2012 sales for KLIM are anticipated to approach $30 million. KLIM is an industry leader in technical riding gear. This acquisition adds...
COASTAL RACING AND THEIR RANGER RZR XP 900 TAKE BEST IN THE DESERT UTV CHAMPIONSHIP
Jagged X has strong race to finish season
Minneapolis, Dec. 4, 2012–With the Best in the Desert Championship up for grabs, the BITD Henderson 250 would determine the fate of the teams in the running.
Scott Kiger and Mark Holz in their Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP 900 came into the race trailing the leaders by a mere four points. Matt Parks and Jason Spiess in their No. 1932 RZR XP 4 900, and Brandon Schueler and Blake Van De Loo in their No. 1919 RZR XP 4, both from Team Po...
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE MAKES PLENTY OF NOISE AT 2012 INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW IN LONG BEACH
New ‘Indian Motorcycle Experience’ Includes Custom Sound Booth Where Attendees can, for the First Time, Hear and Feel the Sound of Future, Completely Reengineered Indian Motorcycle Engine
MEDINA, Minn. — December 3, 2012 — Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, today announced its plans for the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California, which runs December 7-9, 2012 at the Long Beach Convention Center. At the show, the company will make ...
POLARIS ANNOUNCES DONATION TO SUPPORT ARIZONA TRAIL WORK
Donation is the latest in Polaris’ ongoing support of the trails system
MINNEAPOLIS - (November 28, 2012) - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it has donated a Polaris RANGER 800 EFI Mid-Size and $24,000 to the National Forest Foundation (NFF), a non-profit partner of the U.S. Forest Service. This contribution benefits the Kelly Motorized Trail Implementation initiative and will revitalize and maintain 13 miles of trails in the Coconino National Forest, just ...
GILLETTE CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE, CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS BENEFIT FROM THE POLARIS FOUNDATION AND FLOOD RUN® DONATION
St. Paul, Minn. – November 16, 2012 – The Polaris Foundation recently presented Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN), with a check for $10,000. Polaris made this donation during the 2012 Spring and Fall Flood Run® motorcycle rides.
“The Flood Run events are a great way for the public to enjoy a day of riding that will benefit children served by Gillette throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin,” says Josh Fulkers...
POLARIS DONATES 10 MILITARY-GRADE ULTRA-LIGHT VEHICLES TO THE SALVATION ARMY FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Polaris Industries Inc. has donated 10 military-grade Ultra-Light Vehicles to The Salvation Army, to assist in their relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The MVRS 700 4x4 vehicles, built to operate in extreme conditions, will enhance The Salvation Army’s ability to transport food, water and other critical supplies to areas hard-hit by the devastating Oct. 29 storm.
The vehicles shipped earlier this week from Polaris’ plant in Osceola, Wis., ...
POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC. AND VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION PARTNER ON WARMING HUTS IN MINNESOTA'S NATIONAL PARK
Voyageurs National Park, MN, Nov. 6, 2012 - Polaris Industries Inc. and Voyageurs National Park Association (VNPA) recently partnered to enhance snowmobile safety and trail access in Voyageurs National Park. Polaris is funding the construction of three new warming huts, which will keep snowmobilers warm and safe and house trail maps and other park educational material. Polaris is also donating two new FS IQ WideTrak snowmobiles to assist park rangers with winter environmental...
POLARIS 'WINNING RIDERS' PROGRAM SUPPORTS STATE & PROVINCIAL SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATIONS
Polaris Supports Grassroots Groups with Sales-Based Contributions
MEDINA, MN, Oct. 25, 2012 – For the eighth consecutive year, state and provincial snowmobile organizations across North America are receiving contributions from the Polaris “Winning Riders” program, which generates support for the groups based on sales of new Polaris snowmobiles.
From Newfoundland to Washington and Alaska to Quebec, snowmobile associations are receiving “Winning Riders” funds proportionate to t...
WILLIAM YOKLEY TAKES GNCC "OPEN MODIFIED" UTV CHAMPIONSHIP
RZRs hold top five series spots
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 23, 2012 – William Yokley and his National Guard / Polaris / Coastal / Yoshimura / DragonFire /Yokley Racing RZR XP 900 took the GNCC “Open Modified” UTV Championship for fourth consecutive year with Yokley’s teammate, Scott Kiger in his National Guard / Polaris / Coastal / Yoshimura / Yokley Racing RZR XP 900 taking second. RZRs proved to be a dominant force in the class taking the top five spots for the season.
POLARIS DEFENSE SURVIVABILITY SOLUTIONS HEADLINE AUSA DISPLAY
Advanced armor and non-pneumatic tires address protection and mobility requirements
MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 22, 2012) — Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is showcasing two advanced vehicle technologies, designed to address the U.S. military’s need for increased vehicle survivability, at the AUSA 2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition. A lightweight, advanced armor solution and non-pneumatic tires (NPT) are on display in Polaris Defense booth #3913 th...
POLARIS REPORTS RECORD THIRD QUARTER 2012 RESULTS; EPS INCREASED 40% TO $1.33 WITH SALES GROWTH OF 21%
Company increases full year 2012 guidance
Third Quarter Highlights:
• Net income increased 39% to $94.3 million, or $1.33 per diluted share, with salesescalating 21% to $879.9 million, settingthird quarter sales and earnings records.• All product lines experienced double digit percentage sales increases during the 2012 third quarter, as North American retail unit sales climbed more than 10% on strong, enduring SxS and Victory Motorcycle demand• Gross profit margins expanded 1...
RZRs SHINE AT BEST IN THE DESERT'S BLUEWATER DESERT CHALLENGE
Cognito RZR takes win, Jagged X takes Sportsman class
Minneapolis, Oct. 16, 2012– Best in the Desert’s Bluewater Desert Challenge is a two-day race, consisting of 75 miles raced each day, in Parker, Ariz. This fast-paced race takes a lot of strategy to ensure a finish after two days of racing through the harsh terrain of Parker’s desert.
In the starting field of more than 20 side-by-sides, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Matt Parks in ...
RAPALA® CONTINUES TO GROW ELITE ICE FORCE™ BRAND
Rapala Forms Strategic Marketing Alliance with Polaris® Industries Inc.
MINNETONKA, Minn. (October 12, 2012) - Rapala®, the world’s favorite fishing lure and Polaris, the recognized leader in the powersports industry, have formed a strategic marketing partnership, further elevating Rapala’s ICE FORCE brand, which serves the ice fishing market.
This partnership completes Rapala’s fifth business alliance with a Minnesota based company throughout 2012, adding the renowned Polari...
SPIRIT LAKE MANUFACTURING FACILITY BUILDS MILLIONTH POLARIS PRODUCT
Orange Polaris RANGER Side –by-side Vehicle Sets Milestone for Facility in Iowa
MINNEAPOLIS (September 26, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced that the one millionth product, an orange Polaris RANGER 800 Midsize side-by-side vehicle, rolled off its Spirit Lake, Iowa assembly line yesterday.
“One million units built marks an extraordinary milestone for our Spirit Lake operation,” said Bennett Morgan, Polaris President and COO. “For nearly two decades Sp...