Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers competed in roughly 17 events for more than $22,000 in prizes at the 2014 High Lifter Mud Nationals at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas. Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am, Performance Power Sports / Can-Am and S3 Racing / Can-Am and others combined to earn 24 podiums and win seven classes, including both RUV classes, in the Can-Am / BRP Mud Bog and Mudda Cross competitions.
Featured locations this year include Glamis, The Rubicon Trail, Tennessee, Colorado and even a special international ride in Dubai! Plus, there’s the ever popular Project X episodes featuring over-the-top custom builds.
Destination Polaris is in its fifth season and can be seen across North America on these channels: Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Wisconsin, MSG Plus, MASN 2, Sun Sports, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain, ROOT Sports Northwest and WILD TV Canada.
MINNEAPOLIS (April 1, 2014) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., a privately held, Wisconsin-based company that develops branded and private label powersports accessories. Committed to innovation and growth, Kolpin is a leading aftermarket accessory brand delivering purpose-built and universal-fit Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) accessories and outdoor lifestyle products. This acquisition adds Kolpin to Polaris’ growing parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Acquiring Kolpin Outdoors, Inc. creates a multitude of growth opportunities for our PG&A business, which is a key contributor to Polaris’ top-line growth and profitability,” said Steve Eastman, Polaris’ vice president of PG&A. “Kolpin is a trusted brand among ORV riders, hunters, outdoorsmen, and landowners who value the quality and reliability Kolpin builds into their powersports accessories. Their lineup of exceptional products and deep consumer and retail relationships will help Polaris expand our aftermarket accessories portfolio and enhance our traditional and online distribution channels. ”
Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc., (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles is set to show off its RZR vehicles in the United Arab Emirates. Camp RZR UAE will take place March 28 through March 29, 2014 in Dubai, UAE. The United Arab Emirates is home to some of the world’s best sand dunes, making it the perfect place to hold the first Camp RZR event outside of North America.
Polaris is bringing its top RZR engineers, Jagged X race team and XP1K riding star, RJ Anderson, to meet and ride with off-roaders in the UAE. The event will feature riding activities, engineering displays, giveaways, food, music and more. Camp RZR UAE is modeled after the popular U.S. Camp RZR event that takes place annually in Glamis, CA. Each year, more than 20,000 riders travel to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area to attend.
Minneapolis — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), today announced the company has entered a 10-year, exclusive partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, the largest youth organization in the U.S., to provide all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides (SxS) and safety equipment to select Boy Scout camps across the country.
Chandler, AZ — Can-Am’s new Maverick has been one of the hottest sellers this spring, but now it is time to really “feel the heat” as DragonFire introduces its popular HiBoy doors for the Maverick and Commander. Precision fit and superior finish at an affordable price makes these doors an open and shut case for any Can-Am 2-seater.
March 25th – 2014 Las Vegas - The largest and most prestigious off-road race event in America, The General Tire Mint 400, presented by Polaris, announced today that they have received a 5-year permit from the Bureau of Land Management to operate the iconic race and festivities through 2019. The announcement comes after three years of successful partnership between Mint 400 owners Matt and Joshua Martelli, Mint 400 Race Director Casey Folks and his team from the Best In The Desert “The American Off-Road Racing Series”, and the Southern Nevada District Office of the BLM.
Mooresville NC – JRi Shocks ATV and UTV racers battled one of the most challenging WORCS courses to date at the last round of the World Offroad Championship series as record numbers of ATV, UTV and Motorcycle racers turned out for the final Lake Havasu WORCS race held at Crazy Horse Campground. Over the years, the Havasu round has become a favorite among racers despite consistently being dubbed one of the harshest, most abusive courses on the circuit.
Minneapolis – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the company has signed an endorsement agreement with Powersports Racer RJ Anderson. The agreement includes sponsorship of Anderson’s new No. 37 Polaris RZR / Monster Energy PRO-2 Truck for the Lucas Off-Road Racing Series (LORRS).
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — A new report focused on the accessorization of utility task vehicles (UTVs, also known as side-by-sides) reveals that approximately 670,000 UTV models were sold in the United States in 2010-2012. Released by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the 62-page report provides auto accessory businesses with an understanding of the needs and purchase habits of UTV owners and aids in their marketing, sales and product development efforts.
“This is the first time we have done such extensive research into the powersports market,” said Gavin Knapp, SEMA senior manager of market research. “This report validates the belief many have had that there are great opportunities in the powersports market, and furthermore, that there are many similarities with the automotive aftermarket.”