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Minneapolis, January 7, 2015 – Polaris Industries today announced the company’s newest ATV and RANGER® offerings. These units will be in addition to the Model Year 2015 line up announced in July. All units will be available in dealerships in late January.
Launched for Model Year 2015, Sportsman XP 1000 leads the Big Bore category in power and performance. Based on the revolutionary XP chassis, the Sportsman XP 1000 offers the smoothest, most-refined ride in the industry coupled with the highest performance in its class due to its 88 horsepower ProStar® single overhead cam 1000 twin-cylinder Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) engine. Other features found on the Sportsman XP 1000 are the new high-performance, close-ratio, On-Demand, True All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system for improved traction; Electronic Power Steering (EPS); Polaris’ Engine Braking System (EBS) with Active Descent Control (ADC) to control downhill braking for optimal control and smooth, even deceleration to all four wheels; a Polaris HD 2500 lb/1133 kg winch and new plow accessory integration so the vehicle can work harder.
Additional features on the limited edition model include:
· Polaris Interactive Digital Display with GPS- An integrated, industry-leading LCD display and gauge with... [Read More]
Minneapolis, January 7, 2015 –This past July, Polaris® introduced one of the biggest RZR® line-ups ever and continued to fuel the RZR lifestyle by offering the widest variety of vehicles for every type of sport riding. With the introduction of the new 2015 RZR 900 and RZR S 900, Polaris redefined the first two RZR products ever built by providing the vehicles with unequalled power, highly-capable suspensions, unmatched agility, and revolutionary ergonomics and styling.
To continue RZR’s tradition of offering the most-complete line-up of sport side-by-sides, Polaris is introducing the new RZR 4 900 EPS, one of the most versatile, multi-passenger side-by-sides available.
Whether you ride in the trail or desert, the RZR 4 900 EPS delivers a multi-passenger option that can tackle a wide variety of terrains at a lower price than a premium model. The vehicle shares many of the same attributes as the RZR S 900; 75 horsepower, ProStar® 900 EFI engine, Dual A-Arm Front and Rear Suspension, High-Performance All Wheel Drive (AWD), 60 in/152.4 cm width, revolutionary ergonomics and styling, and accessory integration; with a 106.5 in/270.5 cm wheelbase that accommodates two more passengers so more family and friends can experience the RZR lifestyle.
Adding Pro Armor strengthens Polaris’ aftermarket offerings for performance side-by-side and ATV markets
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of certain assets of LSI Products Inc. and Armor Holdings, LLC, privately-held Riverside, Calif.-based companies that design, develop, manufacture, source, sell and distribute accessories for performance side-by-side vehicles and ATV markets under the Pro Armor brand. This acquisition adds Pro Armor to Polaris’ growing parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“The acquisition of Pro Armor adds another industry-leading brand to our growing stable of PG&A aftermarket brands, a key contributor to Polaris’ growth and profitability,” said Steve Eastman, Polaris’ vice president of PG&A. “Pro Armor is a leading brand in performance side- by-side accessories with a relentless commitment to innovation, style, performance and quality. The addition of Pro Armor to Polaris’ aftermarket brand portfolio allows us to extend our channel and customer reach in the performance side-by-side and ATV markets. Our common culture and shared passion for the Powersports industry and consumer will create an exciting platform for continued innovation and accelerated growth.”
Pro Armor will continue to operate as a distinct brand and the operations will remain in Riverside. Both Polaris and Pro Armor will continue to develop independent product plans while leveraging development, sourcing and distribution capabilities.
“Both Pro Armor and Polaris are driven by a high degree of passion and determination to develop the best customer-focused product solutions in the industry,” said Alex Danze, President and CEO, Pro Armor. “Pro Armor’s success is built on an intimate understanding of the rider and we look forward to becoming a part of the Polaris family where we can take our market leadership and customer relationships to the next level.”
Photos of select Pro Armor products and a slide summarizing Pro Armor’s business and its fit... [Read More]
Proposed U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission mandates negatively affect handling and performance capabilities of Side-by-Side Vehicles
Minneapolis, November 7, 2014- Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today asked off-road enthusiasts to stand up and let their voices be heard regarding the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) proposed mandates for off-road, side-by-side vehicles (ROVs).
Despite willingness by Polaris and other manufacturers, along with the Recreation Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA), to work in unison with the CPSC to develop ongoing safety improvements for all off-highway vehicles, the CPSC appears determined to mandate handling and performance capabilities, and require excessive and potentially unsafe restraint systems for future ROVs. If not halted, the mandate will unnecessarily limit design freedom in the off-road industry and negatively impact off-road customers.
The proposed CPSC “rule” would require Polaris and other manufacturers to make arbitrary design changes to all future side-by-side vehicles. The proposed changes could lead to future off-road vehicles with reduced steering response, reduction in ground clearance, and more restrictive driver and passenger restraint and seatbelt systems.
“As an off-road community, we have a tremendous challenge in front of us,” said Paul Vitrano, VP, global government relations for Polaris. “As a unified community, we can protect our right to design, build and ride for today and the future.”