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INJURIES SIDELINE POLARIS FREESTYLE CHAMPS LEVI LAVALLEE & DANIEL BODIN; BOTH WILL MISS 2012 WINTER X GAMES 2012-01-19
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 19, 2012) – Just two weeks after setting the world record for motorsports distance jumping, Polaris snocross racer and freestyle rider Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee) sustained injuries in a practice incident that will prevent him from competing in the 2012 Winter X Games and will put his racing season on hold.   His Team LaVallee freestyle teammate, Daniel Bodin of Sweden, was injured in a separate practice incident and will also miss the Winter X Games one ye...
VICTORY MOTORCYCLES AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS 2012-01-17
Medina MN (Jan. 17, 2012) - Victory Motorcycles rings in 2012 with an early release 2013 model motorcycle and legendary Marine Corps Drill Instructor, Hollywood actor, and TV host, R. Lee Ermey, better known as “The Gunny” making a special appearance in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. Other big highlights of the weekend include the reveal of two custom Victory Motorcycles. One of the bikes by the grandson of Arlen Ness, Zach Ness, and a second bike by the Klocks Werks K...
POLARIS ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION ATVS AND SIDE-BY-SIDES 2012-01-11
Minneapolis, January 11, 2012 – Polaris Industries today announced the company’s new limited edition ATV and Side-by-Side offerings. All units will be available in dealerships in February.   ATVs 2012 Sportsman XP® 850/550 EPS – Blue Fire Additional features on the limited edition model include: ·         Blue Fire automotive-style paint with Blue Fire painted front fang ·         Electronic Power Steering (EPS) ·         Painted front and rear A arms ·         Painte...
SNOCROSS RACER LEVI LAVALLEE PILOTS POLARIS IQ® RACE SLED TO NEW MOTORSPORTS DISTANCE JUMP RECORD 2012-01-09
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 9, 2012) – Polaris Terrain Domination is not restricted to the snowbelt, as Snocross racer and snowmobile freestyle champion Levi LaVallee proved on New Year’s Eve when he soared 412 feet, 6 inches, on a Polaris IQ® Race Sled to set a new world record for snowmobile distance jumping.   LaVallee soared to the record during a Red Bull-sponsored event staged at Embarcadero Marine Park in San Diego. LaVallee flew across the park’s salt water channel alongside mot...
POLARIS SCHEDULES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2011 EARNINGS RELEASE AND CONFERENCE CALL 2012-01-09
MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2012) ---- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, and will hold a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on the same day to discuss the release.   The call will be hosted by Scott Wine, CEO, Bennett Morgan, President and COO and Mike Malone, Vice President Finance and CFO.    A slide presentation and link to the we...
MONTH-LONG POLARIS GOODWILL EVENT PROVIDES JACKETS & BIBS FOR THE NEEDY, REWARDS RIDERS WITH PURE POLARIS DISCOUNTS 2012-01-09
MEDINA, MN (Jan. 9, 2012) – Upgrade your snowmobile jacket and feel good doing it during the Pure Polaris “Donate for a Discount” Sales Event that runs Jan. 9-Feb. 9, 2012. Bring your old jacket and bibs into a participating Polaris snowmobile dealership along with a coupon available online and you’ll receive up to $50 off when you purchase new riding gear. You get new gear at a discount and you help someone in need stay warm this winter.   The “Donate for a Discount” sales e...
POLARIS FREESTYLE SNOWMOBILER PAUL THACKER IS RAISING FUNDS FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY VICTIMS & RESEARCH 2011-12-22
MEDINA, MN (Dec. 22, 2011) – Record-setting freestyle snowmobiler Paul Thacker, who was left paralyzed after a 2010 crash, has formed the Paul Dean Thacker Spinal Cord Recovery Foundation to help athletes who have suffered spinal cord injuries, and Monster Energy is hosting an online auction to raise funds for the group between now and December 30, 2011.   Thacker, 35, who soared on Polaris snowmobiles in numerous Slednecks freestyle videos, has invited supporters to bid on a...
POLARIS INTRODUCES ANOTHER EXTREME-PERFORMING SIDE-BY-SIDE TO THE RANGER RZR FAMILY 2011-12-20
New RANGER RZR XP 4 900 Offers Razor Sharp Xtreme Performance for Four   This past January, Polaris introduced a whole new class of side-by-side with the RZR XP 900. Building off of the launch, Polaris is introducing another extreme performance side-by-side to the family, the RZR XP 4 900. This launch will bring Xtreme performance for four while delivering the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility found in the entire RZR family.   The RZR XP 4 900 is the mos...
RJ ANDERSON AND HIS RANGER RZR XP 900 TAKE LOORRS UTV CHAMPIONSHIP 2011-12-14
Minneapolis, Dec. 14, 2011–The RANGER RZR family added its fourth UTV championship of the year to its impressive racing resume with RJ Anderson and his Walker Evans RZR XP 900 taking their first Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) UTV Unlimited Championship.     Anderson clinched the championship in the final rounds of racing at LOORRS finale in Chandler, AZ. After a few years of falling just short of the championships, Anderson credits the new RZR XP 900 and his spons...
POLARIS RACER ROSS MARTIN EARNS TWO MORE PODIUM FINISHES AT IRONWOOD, LEADS IN ISOC PRO CLASS POINTS 2011-12-12
MEDINA, MN (Dec. 12, 2011) – Polaris snocross racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) won one of two Pro finals at the ISOC Ironwood National and extended his early season streak to four straight podium finishes.   Martin won the Pro final on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Bessemer, Michigan, and finished second on Sunday, which gave him two first and two seconds in the season’s four Pro finals. Martin left Ironwood with a 13-point lead in the Pro point standings (168-155).   Kody K...
POLARIS TO SPONSOR IRON DOG AMBASSADOR TEAM IN 2012 RUNNING OF THE LEGENDARY IRON DOG RACE ACROSS ALASKA 2011-12-12
MEDINA, MN (Dec. 12, 2011) – For a second straight year, Polaris will sponsor a team of Iron Dog Ambassadors who will ride the route of the legendary Iron Dog snowmobile race across Alaska to promote the race and thank volunteers for their help with the event.   Four Iron Dog Ambassadors on new 2013 Polaris snowmobiles will depart from Big Lake, Alaska, on Feb. 17, 2012, with the Trail Class teams. The Ambassadors will run throughout Alaska to Nome, the mid-point of the gruel...
RANGER RZRs TAKE TOP TWO SPOTS IN BEST IN THE DESERT PRO UTV SERIES - PARKS WINS CHAMPIONSHIP 2011-12-07
Minneapolis, Dec. 7, 2011–The Henderson 250 was the last race of the six-race Best in the Desert series, and the Pro UTV title was on the line. Four-time championship winner Jagged X led the series by a few points with Matt Parks right on their tail. The Transwest Ford Henderson 250 would be the deciding factor.    The race started before dawn with freezing temperatures and howling winds in Jean, Nevada.  The Jagged X crew was confident with the No. 1919, but in racing, noth...
POLARIS SNOWCROSSERS DOMINATE ISOC OPENER IN DULUTH; ROSS MARTIN WINS PRO FINAL & FIRST HEADS-UP "DOMINATOR" 2011-11-28
MEDINA, MN (Nov. 28, 2011) – Polaris Terrain Domination was on full display at the ISOC snocross season opener in Duluth, Minnesota, where Polaris racers won one of the two Pro finals, earned three Pro podium spots and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) won the first-ever AMSOIL Dominator, a head-to-head Friday night elimination competition among Pros worth $10,000 to the winner.   Martin also won the weekend’s second Pro final on Sunday, and was joined atop the podium by thes...
POLARIS CHOOSES PROGRESSIVE AS PREFERRED POWERSPORTS INSURANCE PROVIDER 2011-11-28
Companies join forces to make it easy for off-road riders to get coverage that protects vehicles on and off riders' property   MINNEAPOLIS, (November 28, 2011)—Polaris has chosen Progressive® Insurance as its preferred ATV, Side x Side, snowmobile and neighborhood vehicle insurer. By joining forces, Progressive—one of the country’s leading insurance providers—and Polaris—a leader in the power sports industry—are making it easier for riders to get coverage that protects them a...
POLARIS TO ACQUIRE GOUPIL INDUSTRIE SA 2011-11-16
Combining Polaris and Goupil creates a dynamic on-road commercial small electric vehicle business that is poised for continuous growth   MINNEAPOLIS (November 16, 2011) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Goupil Industrie SA, a privately owned, Bourran, France-based manufacturer of on-road, commercial electric vehicles, built on a modular design that offers many functional options and appeals to a wide variety of customers. The move will a...
VICTORY MOTORCYCLES DISPLAYS AT THE 2011 PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW LONG BEACH WEEKEND 2011-11-15
Victory Motorcycles display features The History Channel's Mail Call host Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey aka "The Gunny", as well as the Gunny's Toys For Tots Saddlebag Challenge charity drive, the world reveal of a new Victory Motorcycles model, the debut of a Klock Werks Kustom motorcycle, and more 11/15/2011 – Medina MN; Atten-SHUN! Victory Motorcycles recommends you best have a spit-shine on your boots and get locked into the program – The World’s Most Famous Gunne...
WILLIAM YOKLEY TAKES WORCS SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP IN RANGER RZR XP 900 2011-11-15
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 15, 2011 – Just a few weeks after winning the GNCC “Open Modified” UTV Championship in his National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing RANGER RZR XP 900, William Yokley took the WORCS Racing “Side-by-Side 1” Championship his first year racing the series.   “We, once again, would like to congratulate William on another championship,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris Racing. “Both William and teammate Scott Kiger have been ve...
POLARIS INTRODUCES DOORS FOR RANGER RZR SIDE-BY-SIDE VEHICLES 2011-11-01
Medina, MN (November 1, 2011) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced Pure Polaris is offering accessory doors for all two-seat RANGER RZR vehicles. The doors are part of Pure Polaris’ extensive and ever-expanding accessory offering for the hottest recreational side-by-side line.   To provide RANGER RZR 570, 800, S 800 and XP 900 owners the best in comfort, quality and style, the new doors are designed with a lightweight aluminum skin and durable steel hinges. ...
POLARIS ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN BRAMMO POWERSPORTS LEADER ACQUIRES AN INTEREST IN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE LEADER 2011-10-26
MINNEAPOLIS (October 26, 2011) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced a minority investment in Brammo, an Ashland, Ore.-based maker of electric vehicle technology and two-wheel electric vehicles. By investing in Brammo, Polaris obtains access to their proprietary electric vehicle powertrain technology, as well as exposure to the rapidly growing electric motorcycle market.   “We are excited to advance our electric vehicle capability by establishing Polaris as a ...
WILLIAM YOKLEY'S NATIONAL GUARD RANGER RZR XP 900 TAKES GNCC'S "OPEN MODIFIED" UTV CHAMPIONSHIP 2011-10-25
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 25, 2011 – William Yokley and his National Guard Polaris DragonFire Yokley Racing RANGER RZR XP 900 took the GNCC “Open Modified” UTV Championship for third consecutive year. RANGER RZRs proved to be a dominant force in the class with Team Hendershot finishing second with their RANGER RZR XP 900 and Yokley’s teammate, Scott Kiger ending the year in third place.   “We would like to congratulate William and Scott on an awesome GNCC side-by-side racing s...