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POLARIS DEBUTS 2013 SNOWMOBILE LINEUP- RETURN OF INDY® HIGHLIGHTS COLLECTION OF SLEDS BUILT ON HISTORIC NAMES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES 2012-03-06
MINNEAPOLIS (March 6, 2012) – For more than a half-century, Polaris has been synonymous with producing the best-riding snowmobiles in the world. Debuted earlier today at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL, the 2013 Polaris snowmobile lineup embraces the Company’s proud heritage while pushing forward with innovative technological advances. These concepts are embodied by the return of the iconic Indy model line and the debut of the ultra-light, 417-pound 800 Pro-RMK ...
2013 POLARIS SNOWCHECK SELECT: LIMITED EDITIONS & EXCLUSIVE OPTIONS - FOR A LIMITED TIME 2012-03-06
SNOWCHECK SELECT EXCLUSIVES INCLUDE SPECIAL FEATURES, COLOR & GRAPHICS OPTIONS AND THREE LIMITED-EDITION MODELS.   MINNEAPOLIS (March 6, 2012) – The 2013 Polaris SnowCheck Select early order program offers riders a tremendous number of exclusive options, the certainty of getting the sled they want to ride next winter, and the opportunity to nab specially equipped Limited Edition models. But these opportunities are available for a limited time.   On selected models avail...
2013 POLARIS SNOWMOBILES: TERRAIN DOMINATION IN EVERY SEGMENT, THE MOST IMPRESSIVE DEEP SNOW SLED EVER, AND THE RETURN OF THE LEGENDARY INDY® NAME 2012-03-06
MINNEAPOLIS (March 6, 2012) – Polaris provides Terrain Domination® for every type of snowmobiler with its new 2013 lineup, which includes deep snow models that weigh just 417 pounds, the market’s leading trail performance sleds, and the return of the most legendary model name in snowmobile history – Indy®.   The 2013 Polaris snowmobile lineup includes the 600 Indy SP and the 600 Indy, which are built on the innovative PRO-RIDE™ Chassis and deliver the exceptional ride and han...
THE LEGENDARY 'INDY' NAME RETURNS TO THE 2013 POLARIS SNOWMOBILE LINEUP WITH THE 600 INDY® SP AND 600 INDY MODELS 2012-03-06
MINNEAPOLIS (March 6, 2012) – Throughout the history of snowmobiling, innovation and a passion for riding have intersected in Roseau, Minnesota, where Polaris snowmobiles have been developed and built since the mid-1950s. As snowmobile technology made its greatest advances in the 1970s with the development of independent front suspension (IFS), Polaris engineers – all avid riders – led the way in creating the most effective IFS.   Polaris IFS was tested and proven on dominant...
POLARIS AND THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT GIVE AWAY UNIQUE RANGER RZR XP 4 900 SIDE-BY-SIDE VEHICLES 2012-02-21
MINNEAPOLIS (February 21, 2012) — This past Saturday, Polaris, in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), gave away three, special, blacked-out RANGER RZR XP 4 900s to WWP Alumni. The “Phantom 4s” were presented to the three winners by representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project and Polaris. Polaris Defense surprised each winner by providing $5,000 worth of gear and accessories to outfit their new vehicles. Polaris also presented Wounded Warrior Project, $33,0...
POLARIS REMEMBERS LONG-TIME SNOWMOBILE RACING COORDINATOR BILL RADER, AGE 54 2012-02-21
MEDINA, MN (Feb. 21, 2012)– Bill Rader, the long-time racing coordinator for the Polaris snowmobile race program passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 54. Rader played a major role in the resurgence of the Polaris snowmobile racing program over the past dozen years. He worked closely with Racing Director Tom Rager, Sr., a close friend of Rader’s for more than 20 years.   “He was extremely well-liked and everyone in the industry knows...
POLARIS HAS PROVEN ITS TERRAIN DOMINATION SEVERAL TIMES WITH RACE VICTORIES AND HISTORIC JOURNEYS ACROSS ALASKA 2012-02-17
MEDINA, MN (Feb. 17, 2011) – Polaris snowmobile developers consider the unforgiving terrain in remote areas of Alaska as the ideal place to put sleds to the test. That’s why for more than 50 years, Polaris engineers, development technicians and racers have braved harsh weather and challenging snow and ice to test and race in Alaska.   The beneficiaries of these Alaska trips are recreational Polaris riders. They have long enjoyed Polaris Terrain Domination on sleds that succes...
POLARIS-SPONSORED IRON DOG AMBASSADORS UTILIZE TERRAIN DOMINATION TO PROMOTE LEGENDARY RACE ACROSS ALASKA 2012-02-17
MEDINA, MN (Feb. 17, 2012) – Polaris Terrain Domination will be showcased by several teams competing in the grueling Iron Dog race across Alaska, and by the Iron Dog Ambassadors, a Polaris-sponsored group of four riders who will run the racecourse to promote the event and thank volunteers in remote towns and villages.   The Iron Dog Ambassadors will start the race with Trail-class teams in Big Lake, Alaska, on Friday, Feb. 17. Pro teams will start in Big Lake two days later. ...
POLARIS ANNOUNCES EARLY RELEASE OF THE BEST SELLING SLED IN THE MOUNTAINS, UPDATED TO BE LIGHTER, STRONGER & MORE FLICKABLE. WEIGHING IN AT JUST 417 POUNDS! - THE 800 PRO-RMK 155 2012-02-10
Medina, MN (Feb. 10, 2012) - The very definition of Terrain Domination® in the 2013 Polaris snowmobile lineup is the undisputed king of the mountain, the strong and incredibly lightweight 800 Pro-RMK 155 – the most flickable sled on the snow with the innovative QuickDrive™ Low Inertia Belt Drive System and dry weight of just 417 pounds!   This dynamic new sled is being introduced on February 10, in advance of the rest of the 2013 models, which will be revealed to the public M...
POLARIS HIRES RETAIL EXECUTIVE, STRENGTHENS ADJACENCY FOCUS 2012-02-06
New leadership for Parts, Garments and Accessories facilitates strong focus on Small Vehicles, enabling accelerated growth for each business   MINNEAPOLIS (February 6, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:  PII) today announced the hiring of Steve Eastman, former president of Target.com, to lead its Parts, Garments, and Accessories (PG&A) business.  This appointment allows Scott Swenson, who previously ran both PG&A and the Company’s Small Vehicles business, to focus...
BUNKE RACING UTILIZES POLARIS PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY TO WIN GRUELING SOO I-500 ENDURO RACE 2012-02-06
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 6, 2012) – The Bunke Racing team of Gabe Bunke, Aaron Christensen and Bobby Menne IV used Polaris Terrain Domination to outrun the field and win the grueling International 500 on the famous Soo I-500 track in Sault Ste. Marine, Michigan, on Feb. 4. Unseasonably warm weather led to severe deterioration of the ice oval, but Polaris performance and reliability put five Polaris race teams in the top 10, and 10 Polaris teams finished among the top 22.   Polaris ra...
POLARIS ANNOUNCES 2012 RACE TEAMS AND CONTINGENCY 2012-02-02
Polaris to have representation in various series.   MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Feb. 2, 2012) – Polaris comes into the 2012 race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD) and Mud racing. Polaris also will continue to offer their ATV racing contingency program and has added a Side-by-Side contingency for the BITD series.   “Polaris is excited for another year of ATV and Side-by-Si...
POLARIS INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES 64% INCREASE IN CASH DIVIDEND FOR 2012 2012-02-02
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 2, 2012) - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 64 percent increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend to $0.37 per share effective in the first quarter 2012.   Scott Wine, Polaris’ CEO, commented: “During calendar year 2011 our net income increased 55 percent on 33 percent sales growth.  Given this strong performance, our solid long-term growth prospects, and our ongoing commitment to enhanc...
RJ ANDERSON KICKS OFF 2012 RACE SEASON WITH WIN AT SOBOBA 2012-02-01
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Feb. 1, 2012) – RJ Anderson and his Walker Evans, Holz Racing Products built RZR XP started 2012 started 2012 with a bang winning the Soboba GP UTV race and also broke the record for the longest jump in a factory-powered side-by-side at 151 feet!   The Soboba GP is a historic Southern California race event, held on the private Soboba Indian Reservation and known for its glorious dirt, the Soboba GP was famed for its once-a-year MX event. While the MX racing a...
RANGER RZR XP 900 WINS TWO CLASSES AT DAKAR 2012-01-31
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 31, 2012) – Official Team Polaris/Xtreme Plus participated for the first time ever at the Dakar 2012, the world’s toughest off-road race. After having developed a special new FIA class (T3) for the RZR, the Polaris/Xtreme Plus Team had run some tests in several events, and won the Dakar Series, in Russia, in July 2011.   But Dakar is definitely another story, with more than 9000 kilometers of racing, three countries crossed in South America, 469 participants...
POLARIS CLEANFIRE® ENGINES IN 2012 RUSH® MODELS DELIVER IMPRESSIVE ACCELERATION & SPEED AT AMERICAN SNOWMOBILER SHOOTOUT 2012-01-30
Engines & PRO-RIDE™ Suspension Produce Best-In-Class Acceleration   MEDINA, MN (Jan. 30, 2012) – Polaris 600 and 800 Cleanfire® engines, combined with Polaris-exclusive PRO-RIDE™ rear suspension, powered 2012 RUSH® snowmobiles to impressive real-world top speeds and class-leading displays of acceleration in the 2011 American Snowmobiler Magazine Shoot-Out held in December in Woodgate, N.Y. The 800 RUSH delivered class-leading acceleration as it posted the best time to 1,0...
SUPERTRAX MAGAZINE NAMES THREE 2012 POLARIS SNOWMOBILES "BEST IN CLASS" 2012-01-30
Trail Performance, Crossover and Deep Snow Models Honored   MEDINA, MN (Jan 30, 2012) – The editors of Supertrax magazine honored the real-world Terrain Domination® of Polaris snowmobiles by presenting three 2012 Polaris models with Best in Class Awards. The 800 RUSH® Pro-R, the Switchback® Pro-R platform – “It doesn’t matter which engine you choose here,” the editors said – and the 800 Pro-RMK® were named the best in their respective classes.   The editors praised the incr...
VICTORY PRESIDES OVER THE NEW YORK IMS SHOW 2012-01-30
MEDINA, MN (Jan 30, 2012) – With a strong preview push, the motorcycle world was well aware that Victory was going to reveal a new model motorcycle at last weekends’ International Motorcycle Shows event at the Javits Center in New York City. By scheduling the online reveal to coincide with the press reveal at the Victory Motorcycles Booth, the Victory Judge helped generate the highest web traffic in Victory’s history, with an immediate impact on customers and dealers. The new m...
POLARIS REPORTS RECORD 2011 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR RESULTS 2012-01-25
Fourth Quarter and Full Year Highlights:  • Fourth quarter 2011 earnings per diluted share increased 15% to a record $0.90 with sales increasing 26% from the year earlier period to a record $782.0 million. • All product lines experienced increased sales and market share for the full year 2011. • International sales increased 43% in the fourth quarter 2011 and 39% for full year 2011 despite a volatile European economic environment. • Full year 2011 earnings per diluted sh...
POLARIS RACER NICK VAN STRYDONK USES DARING LAST-LAP PASS TO WIN THE 2012 EAGLE RIVER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2012-01-23
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 23, 2012) – Just after 4 p.m. CST on Sunday, January 22, the T&N Racing Facebook page featured a historic status: “We WON the WC!!”   Nick Van Strydonk (T&N Racing) had just driven his lucky No. 13 Polaris race sled to victory in the Eagle River Snowmobile Derby World Championship, which he won by 0.025 of a second ahead of Matt Schultz, who led most of the race but was passed by Van Strydonk in the final turns of the last lap.   Dustin Wahl (Jimmy ...