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POLARIS DEBUTS 2016 SNOWMOBILE LINEUP 2015-03-03
The AXYS® platform expands, making the world’s best mountain sleds even better MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 3, 2015) – Known as an innovator in the snowmobile industry for more than 60 years, Polaris continues its leading tradition by revolutionizing sleds with ground-breaking technology and terrain-dominating platforms to provide riders with an unmatched riding experience. The 2016 Polaris Snowmobile lineup was introduced this week during Polaris’ dealer meeting in Orlando, Flori...
POLARIS RACERS SCOTT FAEO & ERIC QUAM WIN IRON DOG CROSS-COUNTRY RACE ACROSS ALASKA ON PAIR OF 600 SWITCHBACK® MODELS BUILT ON INNOVATIVE AXYS® PLATFORM 2015-03-02
Winners Extend Lead Throughout Second Half of Race, Win by Over 45 Minutes MEDINA, MN (March 2, 2015) – In the ultimate demonstration of Polaris Terrain Domination®, Polaris cross country snowmobile racers Scott Faeo and Eric Quam won the Iron Dog race across Alaska on Saturday, Feb. 28, on a pair of 2015 600 Switchback PRO-S models built on the innovative AXYS® platform. Faeo and Quam led for more than half of the 2,031-mile race on some of the most varied snow conditio...
VICTORY SET TO TAKE IT TO "1000 HORSEPOWER" WITH GODSMACK MARCH 7th AT DAYTONA BIKE WEEK 2015-03-02
MEDINA, MN (February 24, 2015) – Victory Motorcycles will rock Bike Week 2015 in Daytona Beach with the newest member of its Bagger family – the Magnum X-1 – the baddest, loudest Victory Bagger yet during an exclusive party featuring multi-platinum hard rock titans Godsmack. Join Victory Saturday night, March 7 at 9:00 p.m. at The Full Moon Saloon on Daytona’s iconic Main Street for the biggest show at Bike Week. Grammy Award-nominated Godsmack will rock the house as we unve...
RED-HOT POLARIS SNOCROSSER RYAN SPRINGER WINS TWO MORE PRO LITE FINALS IN ISOC RACING AT MICHIGAN 2015-03-02
Kyle Pallin Earns Two Podium Finishes in Pro Open, Is Third in Points MEDINA, MN (March 2, 2015) – Polaris snocross racer Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) remained the hottest racer on the ISOC National circuit as he won both Pro Lite finals in Feb. 27-28 racing at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, giving him seven finals victories this season and a significant lead in the season points race with one weekend of racing remaining. Polaris racers earned four of the weekend’s six Pro L...
RZRS SHINE AT UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-02-25
Minneapolis, MN (Feb. 25, 2015)- One hundred and twenty two UTVs would line up for the Polaris RZR UTV World Championship presented by UTVUnderground.com making it the largest UTV race ever. In the desert race, Polaris Factory Racer Branden Sims, in his Lonestar Racing No. 1913 RZR XP 1000, would take the lead on the first lap and never look back in the Walker Evans Desert Championship to win the grand prize package which included a brand new Polaris RZR XP 1000. RZRs would ...
POLARIS SNOCROSSER RYAN SPRINGER WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT PRO LITE FINAL; KYLE PALLIN ON ISOC PRO OPEN PODIUM TWICE IN CHICAGO 2015-02-24
Pallin is Third in Pro Open Points; Polaris Has Top 4 in Pro Lite Points MEDINA, MN (Feb. 23, 2015) – Polaris snocross racer Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) won the Pro Lite final on Friday night, Feb. 20, to extend his streak to four straight wins, and Pro Open racer Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) reached the podium twice with a pair of third-place finishes during ISOC National snocross racing Feb. 20-21 in Chicago. As a result, Springer remained atop the points standi...
POLARIS TEAM BLU RACING WINS SECOND-STRAIGHT MICHIGAN CAT 500 SNOWMOBILE ENDURO IN LINCOLN, MICH. 2015-02-24
Win Helps Team Blu Finish Second in Triple Crown Bonus Points MEDINA, MN (Feb. 23, 2015) – The Polaris snowmobile enduro racing team of James Hicks and Cardell Potter – Team Blu Racing – outran the competition and won the Michigan Cat 500 race at Lincoln, Michigan, on Saturday, Feb. 21. The Team Blu drivers had their sled out in front when the race scheduled for 500 laps was called after 357 laps due to darkness. It was their second straight win in the annual enduro at Linc...
POLARIS DEFENSE DAGOR ULTRA-LIGHT VEHICLE MAKES INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AT IDEX 2015-02-23
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 22, 2015) — Polaris Defense, a division of United States-based Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is debuting its DAGOR ultra-light vehicle internationally at IDEX in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates February 22-26. The emerging need within light infantry and special operations forces for ultra-light, off-road mobility can be met with the recently expanded family of Polaris Defense off-road vehicles: from the single passenger MV850 all-terrain vehic...
POLARIS HILLCLIMBERS DOMINATE AT RMSHA SEASON OPENER; LUKE RAINEY WINS THREE CLASSES, HAS FIVE PODIUM FINISHES 2015-02-19
Polaris Racers Erin Beukelman and Keith Curtis Win King of the Hill Crowns MEDINA, MN (Feb. 17, 2015) – Polaris snowmobile hillclimbers opened the 2015 Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Assn. (RMSHA) season in dominant fashion as they won nine of 12 Pro class titles, won two King of the Hill crowns, and earned 80% of the available podium spots. The Pro-class racers on Polaris RMK PRO-RIDE sleds demonstrated this Terrain Domination® in the Feb. 13-14 RMSHA Bear Lake Hillclimb ...
POLARIS HELPS RIDERS URGE U.S. REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT THE RIDE ACT 2015-02-19
The RIDE Act directs independent review of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission rulemaking proposals Minneapolis, MN (February 19, 2015)- Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today launched new tools to urge U.S. Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 999, The RIDE (ROV In-Depth Examination) Act. To help show their support of this newly-introduced bill, off-road enthusiasts should click here to send a message to their local repr...
POLARIS ACQUIRES HAMMERHEAD OFF-ROAD VEHICLES BUSINESS 2015-02-18
Expertise in Light Utility Vehicles and Go-Karts Complements Polaris’ Existing Product Portfolio MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 18, 2015) —Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire HH Investment Limited (”Hammerhead”).  Hammerhead manufactures gasoline powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China.  The Company markets its products globally under the Hammerhead Offroad® brand, along with ...
POLARIS® UNVEILS NEW BRUTUS® MODELS, SPREADER ATTACHMENT 2015-02-17
New offerings expand possible work applications MEDINA, Minn. (Feb. 17, 2015) – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) has strengthened its BRUTUS® side-by-side utility vehicle line with the introduction of two new BRUTUS HDPTO configurations and a cargo box utility spreader attachment. These purpose-built offerings provide users with even more versatility while completing work tasks, regardless of conditions. “Our commercial customers want a vehicle that helps them do thei...
POLARIS TAKES THE "PLUNGE" IN A BIG WAY 2015-02-15
Company was No.1 fundraiser for all Large Minnesota Corporations at the White Bear Lake Plunge Minneapolis,  MN (February 13, 2015) – Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company, through its employees and matched by The Polaris Foundation, raised almost $30,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. The company also donated two snowmobiles which will be offered at raffle by the organization. “Polaris is proud to lead the way in fundraising efforts for the Sp...
RZRS FILL THE SXS PRO PODIUM AT WORCS ROUND 2 2015-02-10
Ronnie Anderson steers his Polaris ACE to first place in single seat class Minneapolis, Feb. 10, 2015-WORCS Round 2 at Buffalo Bills, in Primm, Nevada, would see Polaris RZRs sweep the SxS Pro Podium with David Haagsma taking the checkered flag in his Polaris RZR and Polaris Factory Racers Mitch Guthrie Jr. and Beau Baron taking second and third. Guthrie Jr., fresh off the win as a co-pilot at King of the Hammers (KOH), would change the tires on the KOH car and use it to ...
POLARIS SNOCROSS RACER RYAN SPRINGER SWEEPS BOTH PRO LITE FINALS IN ISOC RACING IN N.Y., TAKES OVER AS POINTS LEADER 2015-02-09
Ross Martin Reaches Podium Twice in Pro Open, Rises to Third in Point Standings MEDINA, MN (Feb. 9, 2015) – Polaris snocross racer Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) won both Pro Lite finals during ISOC National racing Feb. 6-7 at Salamanca, New York, giving him three straight wins and making him the new Pro Lite points leader. In Pro Open, Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) continued his own hot streak and reached the podium in both of the weekend’s finals, which moved him ...
SEVERE WEATHER ENDS SOO I-500 SNOWMOBILE ENDURO EARLY; BUNKE RACING TEAMS FINISH 3-4 IN POLARIS-DOMINATED FIELD 2015-02-09
Race is Called after 282 of Scheduled 500 Laps Due to Snowstorm MEDINA, MN (Feb. 9, 2015) – Near-blizzard conditions caused several delays and the eventual early end to the annual Soo I-500 snowmobile enduro race on Saturday, Feb. 7, and three-time defending champion Bunke Racing was denied in its attempt to become the first team to win the race four straight times. The bad weather and an untimely pit stop during a caution period cost the Bunke Racing team of Gabe Bunke, ...
MITCH GUTHRIE WINS SIXTH KING OF THE HAMMERS 2015-02-06
Minneapolis, MN (Feb 6, 2015)– The King of the Hammers (KOH) is known as the toughest off-road race in the world but Polaris Factory Racer Mitch Guthrie and his co-driver Mitch Guthrie Jr. are tougher winning their sixth Hammer in seven years, all in Polaris RZRs. Thirty-four Pro Class side-by-sides, predominately RZRs, would line up to try to take the Hammer and a brand-new 2015 RZR XP 1000 EPS, which was offered to the Pro Class winner as part of Polaris RZR being the offi...
POLARIS CROSS-COUNTRY RACER TAYLOR BUNKE SCORES FIRST CAREER SEMI-PRO WIN IN USXC RACING AT PARK RAPIDS, MINN. 2015-02-05
Pro Stock Points Standings Are Packed With Polaris Racers – 5 in Top 11 MEDINA, MN (Feb. 3, 2015) – Taylor Bunke (Bunke Racing) won the Semi-Pro Improved race – his first career win as a Semi-Pro racer – in USXC racing Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Ryan Faust (Faust Racing) took third in the Pro Stock class, where five Polaris racers are in the top 11 in points. Bunke, who is in his second season in the Semi-Pro classes, finished second in the first day of ra...
POLARIS SNOCROSS RACER KODY KAMM WINS ISOC PRO OPEN FINAL AT DEADWOOD & ROSS MARTIN REACHES THE PODIUM TWICE 2015-02-02
Kamm Wins Thrilling Final; Polaris Racers Earn 4 of Weekend’s 6 Pro Open Podium Spots MEDINA, MN (Feb. 2, 2015) – Polaris snocross racer Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) won one of the most exciting Pro Open finals of the season during a Jan. 30-31 weekend of ISOC National racing in Deadwood, S.D., and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) reached the Pro Open podium both nights. Kamm was the top qualifier prior to the Friday night Pro Open final, but it was Martin who got the hole...
POLARIS MAKES THE WORLD'S BEST MOUNTAIN SLED EVEN BETTER WITH EARLY RELEASE OF 2016 800 PRO-RMK 155 ON THE ALL-NEW AXYS CHASSIS 2015-01-30
The all-new Polaris® 800 PRO-RMK 155 answers the question: How does Polaris make the world’s best mountain sled even better? Polaris has raised the bar for Deep Snow performance by building the new 800 PRO-RMK 155 on an all-new AXYS® chassis. This new platform, purpose built for mountain riding, features innovative engineering from ski toe to snow flap, and dramatically improves everything that matters to mountain riders. Built on the patented AXYS chassis, the 2016 800 ...