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COASTAL RACING AND THEIR RANGER RZR XP 900 TAKE BEST IN THE DESERT UTV CHAMPIONSHIP 2012-12-03
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 2012-12-02
  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 2012-11-28
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 2012-11-15
  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 2012-11-06
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 2012-11-05
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 2012-10-25
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 2012-10-22
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. The la...
POLARIS DEFENSE SURVIVABILITY SOLUTIONS HEADLINE AUSA DISPLAY 2012-10-21
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% 2012-10-17
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 2012-10-15
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 2012-10-14
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 2012-09-30
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...
POLARIS BREAKS GROUND ON MAJOR FACILITY EXPANSION 2012-09-27
Company’s Product Development Center in Wyoming, Minn. will more than double in square footage MINNEAPOLIS (September 28, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) today broke ground on an expansion of the Company’s Product Development Center near Wyoming, Minn. Since opening in 2005, the 126,000 square foot research and development facility has been pivotal in Polaris’ ascent to the top of the global powersports market. “Opening the Wyoming facility seven years ago reinfo...
NEW SCRAMBLER MAKES RACING DEBUT AT UNADILLA: FARR PILOTS STOCK UNIT TO CLASS SECOND 2012-09-18
Minneapolis, September 19, 2012– This past summer, Polaris introduced an all-new Scrambler 850 H.O. featuring the proven, 77 horsepower, 850 twin, high output EFI engine with Polaris’ exclusive On-Demand, True All-Wheel Drive with engine braking and a sports tuned suspension. The unit instantly caught the attention of 14-Time Pro ATV Champion, Tim Farr. “When I heard about the new Scrambler, I was intrigued and thought it would be fun to run one for the last part of the GNCC R...
MEMORIAL BLOOD CENTERS AND POLARIS INDUSTRIES PRESENT NEW ATV TO LOYAL BLOOD DONOR 2012-09-17
September 18, 2012 (St. Paul, MN) – Duluth resident and long-time loyal blood donor Jon Nelson is now the proud owner of a new all-terrain vehicle (ATV), thanks to Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) and a random drawing in a special promotion sponsored by Memorial Blood Centers. Throughout the month of July, volunteers who stepped up to give blood with Memorial Blood Centers became eligible to enter the Fishing for Donors campaign with a chance to win the Polaris ATV. Nelson...
2013 POLARIS 600 IQ RACE SLED PROVIDES POLARIS RACERS WITH SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN TERRAIN DOMINATING HORSEPOWER 2012-09-15
MEDINA, MN (September 8, 2012) – Polaris snowmobile racers aboard the 2013 Polaris 600 IQ® Race Sled will hit the track with increased horsepower from a new engine package that enhances drivers’ ability to grab holeshots and delivers improved performance across the power range. The 2013 version of the 600 IQ Race Sled also features a redesigned track, enhanced shock adjustability, improved brakes and other changes designed to increase Polaris racers’ competitive advantage.   ...
POLARIS RACERS, TEAM OWNERS & RACE FANS SALUTE POLARIS RACING MANAGER TOM RAGER, SR., AS HE APPROACHES RETIREMENT AT YEAR'S END 2012-09-15
MEDINA, MN (September 8, 2012) – A highly successful chapter in the history of the Polaris snowmobile racing program is nearing an end as Polaris Racing Manager Tom Rager, Sr., prepares for retirement at year’s end. Rager, who joined Polaris in August 2000 and has directed the racing program ever since, will be succeeded by his son, Tom Rager, Jr., who currently serves as Polaris Race Coordinator. “It’s been a great career,” said the elder Rager. “I’ve watched my son grow and ...
POLARIS TEAMS WITH HILLCLIMB CHAMPION AND TERRAIN DOMINATOR KEITH CURTIS FOR COMPETITION SPONSORSHIP & CREATION OF SIGNATURE PRODUCTS 2012-09-15
MEDINA, MN (September 8, 2012) – Snowmobile hillclimb champion Keith Curtis will join backcountry riding expert Chris Burandt in developing a signature line of specialized, premium-quality snowmobile apparel and gear for Polaris. Curtis, who will be sponsored by Polaris as he competes in Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association events this coming winter, will develop his signature line of snowmobile apparel and gear during the coming winter, and it will be available to r...
POLARIS SNOWMOBILE RACERS WILL SET THE PACE THIS WINTER WEARING WINNING POLARIS RACE GEAR CO-DEVELOPED BY FXR AND FLY RACING 2012-09-15
MEDINA, MN (September 8, 2012) – Along with being the fastest and most successful racers, this winter the Polaris Race Team will be the best dressed and best protected as they wear gear co-developed and co-branded by Polaris and its partners, FXR and FLY Racing. Polaris, FXR and FLY Racing are three brands that are immersed in racing. Polaris has been involved in snowmobile racing for decades, and FXR and FLY Racing were both founded by racers committed to developing products ...