Tom-THUMB-Oestreich-Polaris-Defense-Team-Rubicon-11-25-13Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company is donating two RANGER 800 full-size, side-by-side vehicles, equipped with TerrainArmor™ Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT), to help with the tornado disaster relief effort in Washington, Illinois. The units will be donated to Team Rubicon, a non-profit disaster relief organization that unites the skills of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams worldwide.

“Off-Road Vehicles are a great ally in disaster relief due to their ability to traverse the difficult terrain usually found in these situations,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “Our thoughts go out to the people of Washington, IL and we hope the vehicles serve them well.”

The RANGER 800 full-size side-by-sides are outfitted with TerrainArmor NPTs to prevent down time. NPTs are built to never go flat and are virtually indestructible which is highly beneficial due to the terrain obstacles normally encountered in catastrophic situations. As part of their disaster relief effort, Team Rubicon will use the vehicles to assist with debris removal and transporting supplies and resources across affected communities.

Coastal-Racing-THUMB-Baja-1000-11-21-13Minneapolis – The Baja 1000 is a true test of a machine and driver and Polaris sent three race teams to the line to conquer the epic race.  It would be a true test of the RZRs ability and durability, and, in the end, Coastal Racing, Jagged X and Cognito Racing would be three of the five in the UTV Pro Class to finish the grueling race.

Coastal Racing would take on their first-ever Baja 1000 with drivers Scott Kiger, Mark Holz and RJ Anderson; and co-drivers Rob Utendorfer, Tyler King and Brian McLean. The Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR would be the first in the UTV Pro Class to cross the finish line. The race would take Coastal Racing 27 hours and almost 17 minutes to complete.

Sportsman-Thumb-WV850-H-O-2014-11-19-13Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is launching a new military-grade all-terrain vehicle (ATV) featuring Terrain Armor Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPT). The new Sportsman WV850 H.O. with Terrain Armor will be available to consumers looking for a true work vehicle, in December 2013, in very limited quantities.

“In early, 2013, Polaris announced we’d launch the NPT technology on an off-road vehicle built for consumers,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We have seen great success with NPTs in military and disaster relief scenarios and are excited to bring this technology to the consumer market for extreme work applications.”

Yokley-GNCC-Off-Road-10-30-13Minneapolis, October 30, 2013 – William Yokley and his Coastal / Polaris / CST / Yoshimura /Yokley Racing Holz-built RZR 900 took the GNCC “XC1 Modified” UTV Championship for fifth consecutive year with Yokley’s teammate, Scott Kiger finishing the season in fourth. RZRs proved to be a dominant force in the class taking the top five spots for the season, including Yokley’s nephew, John Yokley, taking second in his Big Country Powersports/Yokley Racing RZR 900.

Yokley finished out the season at the Ironman with a fifth in the “XC1 Modified” class and fifth overall, after breaking a rear axle, but had enough series points to seal the championship. Kiger also had mechanical issues and had to be conservative with speed and finished in fourteenth.

“We would like to congratulate Yokley on his fifth championship,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris. “The Yokley/Coastal Racing team has incredible dedication to the sport of side-by-side racing and the championship was, once again, well deserved.”

Polaris-RZR-4-1000-10-25-13Minneapolis – Three months ago, Polaris introduced the RZR XP 1000, which brought incredible innovations to each of the hallmark Power, Suspension and Agility aspects of RZR, and added an entirely new level of interior comfort and accessory customization. In true Polaris fashion of aggressively bringing vehicles to market that suit the needs of all off-road enthusiasts, the company is introducing the all-new RZR XP 4 1000, which offers the ultimate RZR experience for four.

“RZR has defined the recreational side-by-side market, outselling the competition five to one, and owning a RZR has become a lifestyle allowing for social adventure,” said Craig Scanlon, general manager for the Off-Road Vehicle Division at Polaris. “Our four-seat RZRs provide off-road enthusiasts the ability to share that lifestyle with more of their family and friends, and the new RZR XP 4 1000 is the ultimate in outdoor adventure for four.”

German-Army-MV850-9-13-13Polaris Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company was awarded a contract to provide MV850 ultra-light tactical vehicles to the German Army.

“Defense forces around the world are seeking Polaris Defense Military vehicles to  take advantage of our ability to make modifications to our commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS), insert customer requirements and quickly deliver an end product that meets their needs,” said Rich Haddad, general manager of Polaris Defense. “It is our goal to match the warfighter’s mission requirements with our best value product.”

Dragonfire-UTV-Off-Road-9-4-13Mesa, AZ September 4, 2013 — If you missed DragonFire’s latest “Project X” build on the Destination Polaris TV show earlier this year, it is time to set your DVR for the repeat of the ReadyForce episode that airs this Sunday, September 8th, on Fox Sports Net. The third rig built for the popular TV show is the biggest, most ambitious DragonFire build to date and based on a Polaris Ranger rather than the RZR of previous seasons.

“Research indicates the vast majority of UTVs are actually used for ‘utility’ applications rather than racing,” says DragonFire Social Media Manager Chris Moore. “So this time around, we concentrated on real world practicality rather than adding some bling to a RZR racer.”

RJ-Anderson-Polaris-XP-1000-8-22-13Mad Media, and UTVUnderground.com launched an extraordinary viral video on August 8th dubbed “XP1K”, that features off-road champion and factory Polaris off-road racer RJ Anderson behind the wheel of a custom built, 190 horsepower, 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 UTV.

The video is a non-stop blitz of off-road action, jaw dropping close calls, and precision driving – and features a climactic world distance record-breaking ending. It is this record – the longest UTV jump in history, (129’ 9”) that continues to push the popularity of the video, which has taken the automotive industry by storm. XP1K has racked up nearly 700,000 views in two weeks, and has been featured on Jalopnik, Top Gear, Drift.com, Complex, BBC, Car and Driver, Autoblog, Offroad.com, Supercross.com, and Powersports Business, to great acclaim.

BRUTUS-THUMB-New-Model-8-16-13MEDINA, Minn., – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, has expanded its purpose-built commercial vehicle line, Polaris® BRUTUS™ to include the BRUTUS base model with cab, heat and air conditioning, which is now available for order through authorized BRUTUS dealers in North America.

In March 2013, Polaris introduced the three-model BRUTUS lineup as the first side-by-side utility vehicle in the market to deliver front-end power take-off (PTO) capability. The new BRUTUS model enhances the level of comfort, versatility and productivity by integrating key offerings from the BRUTUS HD and BRUTUS HDPTO models.

piplic-polaris-off-road-sxs-8-14-13Minneapolis – Polaris Racing’s Ryan Piplic, in his RZR XP 900, took the checkered flag this past weekend at the WORCS race, at Glen Helen. The win was the first of the season for Piplic who has three second place finishes on the year.

The win, moved Piplic into second in points for the class and has three Polaris Racing team members at the top of the class. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron took fourth and is still in the points lead. Polaris/Blingstar Racing’s Nick Nelson and his RZR XP 900 is sitting in third place for the class. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson finished off the podium and is currently sitting in fifth for the series.

The Production 1000 class was dominated with RZRs and saw Mitch Guthrie Jr. in his Holz Racing RZR XP 900 take the checkered flag. Robert Mowrer and Michael Gonzales in their RZRs finished second and third.

The Production 700 Class has been dominated by RZR 570s and this race was no different with the top four spots occupied by the vehicles. Polaris Racing’s Cody Rahders finished second and sits third for the series.

The next WORCS race is Honey Lake, in Milford, Calif., Sept. 13-15.