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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 ...
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...