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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...
RANGER RZRS ONE, TWO AT BEST IN THE DESERT'S EPIC RACING PRODUCTS BLUEWATER GRAN PRIX 2011-10-20
Minneapolis, Oct. 20, 2011–For the second year in a row, Matt Parks took the checkered flag in his RANGER RZR 4 800, at the Best in the Desert’s Bluewater Grand Prix. Parks came into the two-day race seven points out of the BITD points lead and a win at Bluewater would help close the points gap.   The race consisted of racing three 25-mile laps both Saturday and Sunday with the cumulative time determining the finishing order. The race is unique as they start the side-by-side...
POLARIS REPORTS RECORD THIRD QUARTER 2011 RESULTS 26% SALES GROWTH DROVE EPS INCREASE OF 38% COMPANY INCREASES FULL YEAR 2011 GUIDANCE 2011-10-18
Third Quarter Highlights: · Net income increased 43% to a record $67.6 million, or a record $0.95 per diluted share. · All product lines and geographic regions experienced sales growth during the third quarter. · Gross profit margin percentage increased 230 basis points to 28.3%. · During the third quarter, the Board of Directors declared a two-for-one split of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock. · Raising guidance for full year 2011 earnings to a range o...
RANGER RZRS DOMINATE ITP POWERLINE PARK GNCC RACE 2011-10-10
Minneapolis, Oct. 10, 2011 – Polaris RANGER RZRs came out in full force at the GNCC ITP Powerline Park race taking the top four spots in the “Open Modified” class and the top spot in the “Open Limited” class.   William Yokley and his Polaris National Guard RANGER RZR XP 900 took the checkered flag in the “Open Modified” class with Team Hendershot taking second and ATR Performance taking the third podium spot. In the “Open Limited class,” Team Two Brothers Racing took the win....
ARMY AWARDS POLARIS INDUSTRIES THREE-YEAR CONTRACT TO SUPPLY MILITARY ATVS, SPARE PARTS AND TRAILERS 2011-09-29
Minneapolis, September 29, 2011 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company has received a $54-million, three-year contract to provide All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), spare parts and trailers to Afghan and Iraqi security forces, the U.S. Government and other allied governments. The contract was received from the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Warren and includes options to extend the contract two additional years. This new contract award follows Polaris’ succe...
POLARIS CEO SCOTT WINE TO JOIN TEREX CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2011-09-19
MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 19, 2011) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Scott Wine will be appointed to the Terex Corporation Board of Directors effective October 10, 2011.   “I am honored by the invitation to join Terex’s Board of Directors, a seasoned group that strives to set the standard for corporate governance,” said Wine. “This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to Terex’s strategic growth while working with, and learning f...
POLARIS RECEIVES THREE MORE AWARDS TO SUPPLY MILITARY ATVS AND SIDE-BY-SIDES 2011-09-12
Minneapolis, September 12, 2011 – Polaris Industries today announced the company received three separate awards exceeding $12 million dollars to supply MV700 ATVs, MVRS700 Side-by-Side vehicles and associated spare parts to the U.S. military and its allies.   “Polaris vehicles appeal to the military due to our ability to modify our commercial off-the-shelf vehicles with additional accessories for different military missions,” said Rich Haddad, general manager of Polaris Defe...