Polaris announced some new 2017 off-road models today, with the big side-by-side news being the expansion of Ride Command on General models.
Minneapolis, Dec. 15, 2016 – Polaris RZR teamed with country superstar Brantley Gilbert and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to spread some cheer this holiday season to three veterans and their families.
Minneapolis – For the second Best in the Desert race in a row, Polaris RZRs swept both the Pro Turbo and Pro Production podiums. Polaris Factory Racers Marc Burnett and Justin Lambert would win each class with Burnett taking the overall and Polaris Factory Racer Branden Sims taking third overall.
MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced a strategic partnership with Ariens Company, a Brillion, Wis.-based manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. Ariens is a family-owned manufacturer of snow blowers, lawnmowers and other outdoor power equipment. In the 80 years since its founding, Ariens has driven exceptional growth across its product lines, sold under Ariens, Gravely, and other brands. Both companies will benefit from this arrangement, growing through exposure to adjacent markets while fostering innovation through shared technology and R&D investments.
“By partnering with Ariens, we bring together two leading and highly-respected companies that are well-positioned for growth,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO. “This partnership will enable Polaris to grow beyond our core powersports market, as we will reach new customers with innovative, relevant new products. We are looking forward to working with Ariens for many years to come.”
Minneapolis – 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.
Since the introduction of the RZR 800 for Model Year 2008, Polaris has defined and led the recreational side-by-side market. Since that first launch, the company has consistently introduced models with unmatched performance which are highly sought after by off-road enthusiasts. RZR side-by-sides are the gold standard in recreational vehicles due to their ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility for trail, high performance and multi-passenger recreation. Today, Polaris announces the launch of a RZR beyond compare, the 2014 RZR XP 1000!
The new RZR XP 1000 brings significant innovations to each of the hallmark Power, Suspension and Agility aspects of RZR. PLUS, the RZR XP 1000 adds an entirely new level of interior comfort and accessory customization to give riders the premium features they deserve.
Specifically built for the pinnacle of extreme performance, an all-new Polaris ProStar™ 1000 engine provides an industry-leading 107 horsepower with a true 999ccs of displacement, making it the most powerful and largest engine in its class.
Polaris recently announce at new ATV model specifically designed for the southern U.S. states. Polaris today announces it is offering an all-new Sportsman 400 H.O. South Edition built specifically to meet the needs of the southern consumer.
The new Sportsman 400 H.O. SE features industry-exclusive durable steel/LOCK&RIDE front and rear racks with multiple tie-down locations. It is highlighted by a new 31.5-inch seat height and features a tighter turning radius than the standard Sportsman 400 H.O.
Team Rockstar Energy Polaris Racing dominated Round 1 of the CSRA National Snowcross title hunt at Calabogie Peaks Resort near the nation’s capital this past weekend. While Friday and Saturday were on the mild side temperature wise, Sunday was much colder and felt more like winter and sledding weather.
Defending Pro Open National Champion Iain Hayden came, saw, and conquered the competition both days of the Capital Cup National Snowcross event. His teammate Lee Butler also nailed down a solid performance in the Pro Open while young up-and-comer Jacob Rosko-Fong raised some eyebrows in the Pro-Lite class.
TORRANCE, CA: The 14th Annual Sand Sport Super Show has fluctuated in size with the economy and is excited to announce another increase in industry demand to be part of the show. The Sand Sports Super Show will be taking over the Orange County Fair & Event Center Friday September 14 through Sunday September 16th. “There is a positive vibe as I talk to companies about this years show,” said Shawn Parker. “I am ecstatic to see the market coming back and companies that haven’t been able to display in a couple years joining us again!”
Big news includes Can-Am unveiling their brand new UTV Friday September 14th at 6 p.m. Can-Am has joined as a primary sponsor and will have a large display behind building 10. Chaparral Motorsports will take up all of building 16 which will now be named the Chaparral Pavilion. Half will be packed with accessories and gear and the other half lined with Yamaha, Kawasaki, Can-Am and Polaris OEM vehicles.
As part of its annual summer sales meeting and its presence at the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally, Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), Victory Motorcycles and the Company’s dealers donated $154,125 to the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP). The donation was part of Polaris’ continuing relationship with the WWP, an organization that raises awareness and aids injured servicemen and women. Earlier this year, Polaris also gave away three special, blacked-out RANGER RZR XP 4 900 Side-by-Side vehicles to WWP veterans.
“Our relationship with the Wounded Warrior Project allows Polaris and our dealers to support the men and women who selflessly sacrifice for our nation through their military service,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Industries CEO. “We consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that lends a hand to those who merit it most. We hope this donation helps these brave men and women return to the rich, active lives they truly deserve.”