Saturday, October 18, 2014

Polaris Launches Three Additional Off-Road Products: RANGER CREW 900-6, ACE 570 SP and RZR 170 EFI

Polaris ACE 570 SP
Polaris ACE 570 SP
Minneapolis, Oct 16, 2014 - Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced three additional Off-Road Vehicle offerings, the RANGER CREW® 900-6, Polaris ACE™ 570 SP and RZR® 170 EFI.

To accommodate multi-passenger customers who are looking to haul more people, Polaris is excited to announce the all-new RANGER CREW 900-6. The RANGER CREW 900-6 has all the same premium features as the RANGER CREW 900 with an additional seating space in the front row -replacing the center console- that ups the carrying capacity to six passengers. The vehicle offers the same features as the five-passenger RANGER CREW 900: class-leading 60 horsepower ProStar™ 900 engine, big towing and payload capacity, monstrous storage, comfortable ergonomics and state-of-the-art accessory integration with the industry-exclusive Pro-Fit cab system. The RANGER CREW 900-6 will be available in Sage Green. Electronic Power Steering (EPS) models include Sunset Red, White Lightning and Polaris Pursuit® Camo.
RANGER CREW 900-6
RANGER CREW 900-6

Polaris adds to the newly-introduced Polaris ACE line-up with the new ACE 570 SP. The vehicle offers an even more capable, confident and comfortable driving experience with the addition of Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and an Engine Braking System (EBS).

To ride all day with less fatigue, the ACE 570 SP’s EPS is the smoothest, most-responsive Power Steering available with Variable Assist for easier steering at low speeds. For optimum control and smooth, even deceleration, the EBS works to control braking directly from the engine. These two new features found on the ACE 570 SP work in tandem to provide even more comfort, capability and confidence. The ACE 570 SP is the third vehicle in the ACE family to be announced by Polaris this year and will be available in Black Pearl Premium Paint with 12 in/30.48 cm cast aluminum wheels and a cut-and-sew, adjustable seat.
Polaris RZR 170 EFI
Polaris RZR 170 EFI
The RZR 170 is the only side-by-side vehicle available for youth riders 10 years old and older. For Model Year 2015, Polaris is adding EFI to the popular youth model for easier starting, improved idle quality, smooth throttle response and improved speed limiting. The RZR 170 EFI will continue to include a wide variety of safety features such as an adjustable throttle limiter to enable adults to set a maximum speed control limit, daytime running lights to increase daytime visibility, full floorboards, seatbelts, color-coded pedals, parking brake and side nets. The vehicle will be available in Indy Red and Voodoo Blue.

The RANGER CREW® 900-6 in Sage Green and Polaris Pursuit Camo, Polaris ACE 570 SP and RZR 170 EFI will be available at Polaris dealerships nationwide starting in November. The additional RANGER CREW® 900-6 EPS colors will be available in January.

About Polaris

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.Minneapolis, Oct 16, 2014- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced three additional Off-Road Vehicle offerings, the RANGER CREW® 900-6, Polaris ACE™ 570 SP and RZR® 170 EFI.

To accommodate multi-passenger customers who are looking to haul more people, Polaris is excited to announce the all-new RANGER CREW 900-6. The RANGER CREW 900-6 has all the same premium features as the RANGER CREW 900 with an additional seating space in the front row -replacing the center console- that ups the carrying capacity to six passengers. The vehicle offers the same features as the five-passenger RANGER CREW 900: class-leading 60 horsepower ProStar™ 900 engine, big towing and payload capacity, monstrous storage, comfortable ergonomics and state-of-the-art accessory integration with the industry-exclusive Pro-Fit cab system. The RANGER CREW 900-6 will be available in Sage Green. Electronic Power Steering (EPS) models include Sunset Red, White Lightning and Polaris Pursuit® Camo.

Polaris adds to the newly-introduced Polaris ACE line-up with the new ACE 570 SP. The vehicle offers an even more capable, confident and comfortable driving experience with the addition of Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and an Engine Braking System (EBS).

To ride all day with less fatigue, the ACE 570 SP’s EPS is the smoothest, most-responsive Power Steering available with Variable Assist for easier steering at low speeds. For optimum control and smooth, even deceleration, the EBS works to control braking directly from the engine. These two new features found on the ACE 570 SP work in tandem to provide even more comfort, capability and confidence. The ACE 570 SP is the third vehicle in the ACE family to be announced by Polaris this year and will be available in Black Pearl Premium Paint with 12 in/30.48 cm cast aluminum wheels and a cut-and-sew, adjustable seat.

The RZR 170 is the only side-by-side vehicle available for youth riders 10 years old and older. For Model Year 2015, Polaris is adding EFI to the popular youth model for easier starting, improved idle quality, smooth throttle response and improved speed limiting. The RZR 170 EFI will continue to include a wide variety of safety features such as an adjustable throttle limiter to enable adults to set a maximum speed control limit, daytime running lights to increase daytime visibility, full floorboards, seatbelts, color-coded pedals, parking brake and side nets. The vehicle will be available in Indy Red and Voodoo Blue.

The RANGER CREW® 900-6 in Sage Green and Polaris Pursuit Camo, Polaris ACE 570 SP and RZR 170 EFI will be available at Polaris dealerships nationwide starting in November. The additional RANGER CREW® 900-6 EPS colors will be available in January.

About Polaris

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.
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BLUEWATER DESERT CHALLENGE A BUST FOR 1910

Polaris RZR 1000
1910 LSR Polaris RZR 1000
Mesa Arizona - Bluewater Desert Challenge is a unique format. Two days of racing on the shores of the Colorado river make this race a fan favorite. Your total time decides your overall position for the weekend.

Dan Fisher in the 1910 LSR Polaris RZR 1000 started forth off the line. Two cars start side x side, a drag race ensues as the driver push their machine into the rising sun and the lingering dust hovering just feet above the desert floor. Being first into the desert is in a win in itself.

There is no prerunning for this race. So Dan would use his first lap to learn the course and feel out the machine. After an issue free first lap and as they passed where everyone was camping they started getting a noise. No clue what it was but did not take long till they knew it was a major issue. As the pulled of the course to inspect the machine they heard a loud crash from the back and they knew this was not a belt. A bearing failed in the tranny and it made a mess of things. They say to always trust your gut, when we asked Dan what happened he said "I have a feeling this is collateral damaged from when we got hit at Vegas to Reno". On the track its a battle but off the track UTV racers are like family. Branden Sims and he had a spare tranny. Team LSR tore into machine and repaired it for the Sunday race.

On Sunday Dan was not able to race because his family was getting a new member. So Garrick Lastra would take over the driving duties. This was Garrick's first desert race. By day he is one of LSR's lead fabricator and an excellent driver. The course took a beating on Saturday from the unlimited classes. The rolling whoops were now huge square edged pits. Things were going smooth till they blew a belt and at the same time notice a flat time. Easy fix back on course and moving up the ranks steady. Running a solid pace all day with a few miles left for the day power issues and could not get back up and running. This was not our weekend for sure but LSR was out there in full force and had a great time. Cannot wait to tackle this course again next year and will come home with one of those finish pins!!!


LSR would like to thank all their great sponsors.


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Factory UTV UHMW Protection for the new Polaris RZR 900 Series UTV's

Polaris RZR S 900
Factory UTV the first name in UTV Protection Products offers the Ultimate UHMW Protection for the new Polaris RZR 900 Series UTV's. Our Ultimate kit's come complete with Skid Plates and A-Arm Guard Protectors for full undercarriage protection and are available in 3/8 in and ultra tough 1/2 in UHMW. These are the same protection products Factory UTV Support racers use to protect their race UTV's to win multiple major 2014 Pro UTV Endurance Championship races including the Baja 500, Mint 400, King of Hammers, San Felipe 250 and Silver State 300 and BITD Bluewater Challenge. #FUTVArmy support racers took 14 of 18 overall podium spots in those races. The pro's can't afford to run less than the best protection on their UTV's, neither should you. Factory UTV the gold standard of UTV Protection Systems.

About Factory UTV Products
Factory UTV, Inc. FUTV is leading UTV parts and accessories manufacturer well known as the industry pioneers who brought UHMW protection systems to the UTV Marketplace. A family owned and run enterprise, our Sacramento CA based manufacturing facility prides itself on delivering innovative new products to the ever growing UTV aftermarket and backing those products with unparalleled customer service. We are first and foremost enthusiast and bring decades of off roading experience to UTV parts design and fabrication. Check us out at www.factoryutv.net or give us a call 916-383-2730

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TOWING SAFETY EDUCATION FEATURED ON AIR LIFT WEBSITE

Air Lift


No matter what vehicle you drive or what load you tow, Air Lift air spring suspension products can make the trip safer and more comfortable. Whether it's an SUV towing a boat, a half-ton pickup with a trailer camper, or a one-ton truck hauling equipment to a work site, adjustable air springs solve the common problems related to towing and hauling. Air springs are a relatively small investment that pays off over and over, providing noticeable improvements to a vehicle's handling, ride, safety, and reduced wear and tear.

Air Lift Company, a dedicated suspension specialist company, is focused on designing, engineering and manufacturing high-quality products for a wide range of towing applications. For over 65 years, the company has made safety-for both driver and cargo-their top priority, currently offering air suspension kits for over 540 different vehicle makes and models.

To help consumers learn about the benefits of air springs, and why air support is an important aspect of safe towing, the Air Lift website features the Workshop: a comprehensive, online learning resource that addresses numerous issues about towing and hauling. Everything you need to know about air suspension, towing, and hauling is covered in the Workshop-including air suspension basics, how to properly load a trailer, buying tips, and a primer on vehicle weight ratings. The Workshop can be found at http://www.airliftcompany.com.

"Air Lift air springs are engineered to accommodate a range of applications and are for drivers who put their vehicles to the test with hauling for work, fun, and sport," said Aaron Lundy, product manager, Air Lift. "The Air Lift Workshop helps explain the many advantages provided by air springs."

About Air Lift
Air Lift Company, founded in 1949, is a third-generation, family-owned suspension specialty company based in Lansing, Michigan. Air Lift is committed to engineering, manufacturing and selling the highest quality suspension product kits that fit, work, and last. Air Lift products are available at retailers across the country as well as internationally. For more information, contact Air Lift Company by calling (800) 248-0892, or via the web at http://www.airliftcompany.com.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Jagged X Takes Best in the Desert’s Bluewater Desert Challenge

Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the No. 1919 RZR XP 1000

Minneapolis, October 13, 2014 - Polaris Factory Racers would be out in force at the Bluewater Desert Challenge this past weekend. The race, different than the other Best in the Desert Races, would be two days of three 25-mile laps, with results based on times from both days, so it not only takes great strategy but a fast car.

Thirty-two side-by-sides would take the line with the Pro Class having the majority of entrants. Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the No. 1919 RZR XP 1000 would start in front and never look back taking first place the first day. The top five would all be RZRs with Lone Star Racing’s Branden Sims finishing second, Coastal/Holz Racing’s Scott Kiger in third, Cognito’s Justin Lambert in fourth and Jagged X’s Craig Scanlon in fifth.

Day two would see Schueler and Sims line up together with the rest of the top five from the day prior behind them. It would be a hard battle between the top five with some unlucky breaks but, in the end, Sims would take the checkered flag for Day 2; with combined times from both days giving Schueler the overall win. Sims would settle for second overall with Coastal/Holz Racing taking third.

The next and final BITD race for this year is the Henderson 250, in Henderson, Nevada, Dec. 5-7.

Photo Credit: Rusty Baptist // UTVUnderground.com

About Polaris

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.
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