Minneapolis (August 15, 2012) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company has donated a total of 28 Polaris all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and safety gear to the Boy Scouts of America’s Northern Star Council’s Tomahawk Scout Reservation, the second largest Boy Scout camp in the nation, and the Northwoods Camp, run by The Salvation Army, the world-wide leader of social, youth and rehabilitative services. The donation, valued at $100,000, is part of Polaris’ long-term partnerships with the two organizations, focused on youth ATV safety practices and outdoor sports.
The Polaris camp just released the new 2013 models and we thought it would be good to do a breakdown of all the spanking new models from Polaris. There are a few changes that are BIG, and a bunch of changes that are small. We will hit the highlights of both to give you a good feel for the 2013 Polaris Lineup.
Ranger XP 900
Minneapolis, February 21, 2012 –This past Saturday, Polaris, in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), gave away three, special, blacked-out RANGER RZRXP 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, $33,050 to honor the 1,322 people that entered the contest ($25 for each entrant).
The new Polaris Defense trailer made its way to Polaris’ headquarters near Minneapolis, Minn. to show off its new design. The truck goes to different military bases across the country promoting Polaris vehicles and training military customers.
San Diego, CA- 2/1/12 - UTVUnderground.com is proud to announce the release of our latest video project done in conjunction with sponsor Pro Armor. The short film now dubbed "The Movie" was produced during the 2012 Soboba GP weekend which was held the first weekend in January 2012 at the Soboba Indian Reservation. Together Pro Armor and UTVUnderground.com set out to create a video piece that did justice to the awesome event and race that the Soboba GP is and was. From the now famed "Soboba Leap" jump contest to the exciting land rush start to the big race, UTVUnderground and Pro Armor were there to cover it all.
San Diego, CA- 1/20/12 - UTVUnderground.com along with the industries top media outlets were invited to Parker, AZ in early January by Polaris Industries for a special event surrounding Polaris' newest sport model UTV. Polaris staff unveiled the new 2012 Polaris RZR-4 XP900 in spectacular fashion and during one of the area's busiest weekends.
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.
Dumont, Glamis and High Lifter event attendees caught a glimpse of the new RZR XP 4 900 during the past month. The special, blacked-out vehicles were used as part of the introduction of the newest member of the RZR family. Now, the three unique “Phantom 4s” will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
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.
Win a New Polaris Ranger RZR in the RZR Sweepstakes
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.
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.
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’ successful completion on an earlier multi-year contract awarded by the Army in 2007.
Since 2008, Polaris has introduced a new RANGER RZR model every year and Model Year 2012 will be no different, introducing the new RANGER RZR 570, the second trail-capable side-by-side in the RANGER RZR family. Priced at $9,999, the single-cylinder unit offers a value trail machine that stays true to the RANGER RZR family promise of being the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility.
“The launch of the RANGER RZR 800 introduced the industry to the first trail-capable Side-by-Side,” said Matt Homan, vice president and general manager of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “With the success of the RANGER RZR 800, we saw the need for a single-cylinder model at a price point that will allow more customers to enter the trail-capable Side-by-Side segment.”
2012 is sure to be the biggest season of Destination Polaris to date. Hosts Jared Christie and Laura Schara travel to Alaska to cover the Iron Dog Snowmobile Race, the world’s longest and toughest sled race. They make their first visit to High Lifter’s Mud Nationals in Texas and a return trip to Europe for a once-in-a-lifetime ride in Poland. They also travel to Hatfield McCoy in West Virginia, the Grand Canyon, Southern California, Missouri and North Carolina. All that plus some of the most extreme Project X vehicles ever built. The new season starts in January and the show airs Monday nights on The Outdoor Channel.
Polaris recently donated a stock White Lightning RANGER RZR XP 900 to the American Sand Association (ASA) to help raise funds to keep the public desert riding areas open. The unit was accessorized with other donations and will be given away at the 2012 Sand Sports Super Show.
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 Defense. “The features and superiority of our product make them highly sought-after for military applications.”
Polaris to have representation in various series
Minneapolis, January 4, 2011 –Polaris comes into the 2011 race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), TORC, LUCAS and Mud racing. Polaris also will continue to offer their ATV racing contingency program.
BIG NEWS from Polaris- Polaris has introduced a new class of side-By-side with the Ranger RZR 900XP. Below is the press release from Polaris along with the Introduction video for it. We have looked at the specs and details of this beast, and will give more of a breakdown of the machine later, but suffice it to say it is the fastest side-by-side to ever roll off a production line. It has 88 horsepower and 14 inches of travel along with a 3-link suspension. This thing is a beast. Check out the photos and video below. ATVESCAPE will bring you more info on this in the coming weeks.
Big news from Polaris today, as they will be introducing a new class of side-by-side on 1.1.11! We have no idea what it will be, but we can't wait to see what it will be. We will pass the news onto you as soon as we find out. We also can tell you ATVESCAPE will be getting a test unit ASAP. Next, Polaris has announced a sweepstakes to win a Polaris RZR of your choice.
MEDINA, MN (Nov. 22, 2010) – The new Pure Polaris® website makes it quick, easy and efficient for riders to find the premium-quality accessories and branded apparel they want to enhance their riding experience. With more information than ever about Pure Polaris products customers can choose from among several easy, flexible ways to search for everything from windshields to plows and full cab enclosures.
Nine months ago, Polaris announced a relationship with Robby Gordon and today we’re proud to introduce the first Robby Gordon edition, the all-new RANGER RZR 4. Before today, Sport Side-by-Side enthusiasts looking to carry multiple passengers had no option; that is no longer the case with the announcement of the industry’s first four-seat Sport Side-by-Side.
Polaris has taken its extremely-popular, value-priced Sportsman 500 H.O. and coupled it with one of its best-selling colors, Orange Madness, for a special Limited Edition model. The Sportsman 500 H.O. Orange Madness will be available at U.S. and Canadian dealerships in November 2009 and will retail for $5,999 (U.S.) and $7,499 (Canada).
Minneapolis, Aug. 19, 2009 – Polaris Industries today announced the RANGER HD has been awarded “Best of the Best” by “Field & Stream” Magazine. “Field & Stream” also named the vehicle one of the “Best Off-Road Rides for 2009” in a previous issue. “Polaris would like to thank ‘Field & Stream’ for naming the RANGER HD as the ‘Best of the Best,’” said Jan Rintamaki, marketing director of the Off-Road Division for Polaris. “It’s an honor to have the world’s leading outdoor magazine recognize the RANGER HD as a premier product for its readership.”
Polaris has now released their 2010 lineup, and they have definitely made some changes to take note of. We will hit the highlights and then come back later to go into all the specifics. ATVESCAPE will also be putting together a buyers guide for 2010 models. Having recently ridden 562 or so miles on the Sportsman 850 XPS (a power steering version), I can tell you the Sportsman XP's are an incredible quad to consider when buying. So let's get to looking at the 2010 models.
MEDINA, MINN. (July 16, 2009) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the introduction of a low emission electric powered Neighborhood Vehicle, the Polaris Breeze, which is the first new product to be launched by the recently announced On-Road Vehicle Division.
Polaris Industries today announced the company’s limited edition ATV and Side-by-Side offerings for Spring, 2009.