MINNEAPOLIS (February 1, 2018) – So much for slipping out of town unnoticed. Today, Slingshot®, the bold three-wheeled roadster, introduced a new premium limited-edition model, the Grand Touring LE. Fully loaded and accessorized straight from the factory, the Grand Touring LE is the ultimate in comfort, style and technology. Continue reading SLINGSHOT® INTRODUCES THE ULTIMATE IN COMFORT, STYLE & TECHNOLOGY WITH NEW GRAND TOURING LE
Reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith Extends Win Streak to Four
SPRINGFIELD, ILL (MAY 30, 2017) – In its return to flat track racing in more than 60 years, and on an all-new race bike, Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 are undefeated through six races – finishing ‘1-2’ in each event and sweeping the podium three times. Led by reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, along with Jared Mees and Brad Baker, the Indian “Wrecking Crew” have captured 15 of 18 podiums this season.
Smith crossed the finish line .005 seconds before Mees – extending his season’s win streak to four. Both Smith and Mees have podiumed in each of the season’s six races. Smith has reached the top of the podium four times, and has earned a second and third place finish, while Mees has won twice this season, and finished second three times and third once.
“Winning at Springfield for the first time in my career is a rewarding feat,” said Smith. “But continuing Indian’s undefeated season with this victory on the Scout FTR750 is nothing short of incredible.”
Through a third of the season, Smith leads the field with 137 points, while Mees is 10 points behind with 127. Baker, who earned a fourth-place finish at the Springfield Mile, is currently 14 points behind the third-place rider and has earned 75 total points this season.
“It’s an incredible accomplishment for our entire team to have this level of success in our first season back to flat track,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “There’s still plenty racing to be had, but we couldn’t be prouder of the performances from Bryan, Jared and Brad.”
Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, will look to continue its incredible run as American Flat Track heads to the Red Mile in Lexington, KY, on June 3.
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback®and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.
The SL LE Midnight Cherry Combines the Thrill of the Open Road
with the Ultimate in Comfort and Style
MINNEAPOLIS (April 17, 2017) – Slingshot®, the bold, three-wheeled roadster, today launched its newest SL to the lineup, the LE Midnight Cherry, which boasts new style features for an exhilarating, shared adventure. The all-new vehicle features an exclusive dark cherry red paint, luxurious side-by-side foam-padded pleated bucket seats, and fresh graphics.
“We are excited to introduce the SL LE Midnight Cherry, as it delivers the ultimate three-wheeled experience for riders,” said Kevin Reilly, Slingshot Marketing Director. “This limited edition model was created for riders to discover the exhilaration and adventure of the open road in the most luxurious and stylish SL available, while not compromising comfort.”
With the Slingshot owner in mind, the accessories available for the LE Midnight Cherry include side storage, driver and passenger overnight bags and apparel to enhance the entire Slingshot experience and lifestyle.
Slingshot LE Midnight Cherry details:
Available in dealerships this April, the LE Midnight Cherry comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $26,999. Key new features include:
Midnight Cherry Paint
White Pearl Accents (Muscle stripes, gas cap, swing-arm and control arms)
Touring-only grey accented graphics
Comfort 5/8” additional padded seats with pleated cherry color accent stitching
Along with the additional SL models, the LE Midnight Cherry includes key standard features:
Unique 3-wheel design
2.4L 4 Cylinder Ecotec engine
Clear wind screen
Media console with back-up camera and Bluetooth™ integration
Rockford Fosgate® premium speakers
18” front wheels & 20” rear
Slingshot Engineered Accessories
Owners can customize and personalize their Slingshot with dozens of Slingshot Engineered Accessories, including styling enhancements, tech and audio components, storage options, wind deflectors, riding gear, helmets, driving jackets and street wear. Most of the vehicle accessories are offered in a variety of factory color-matched options.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback®and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electricvehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.
Polaris Industries to wind down Victory Motorcycles operations strengthening its position in the powersports industry
MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2017) — Polaris Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it will immediately begin winding down its Victory Motorcycles brand and related operations.
Polaris will assist dealers in liquidating existing inventories while continuing to supply parts for a period of 10 years, along with providing service and warranty coverage to Victory dealers and owners. Today’s announcement does not affect any other Polaris business units.
“This was an incredibly difficult decision for me, my team and the Polaris Board of Directors,” said Polaris Industries Chairman and CEO Scott Wine. “Over the past 18 years, we have invested not only resources, but our hearts and souls, into forging the Victory Motorcycles brand, and we are exceptionally proud of what our team has accomplished. Since inception, our teams have designed and produced nearly 60 Victory models that have been honoured with 25 of the industry’s top awards. The experience, knowledge, infrastructure and capability we’ve built in those 18 years gave us the confidence to acquire and develop the Indian Motorcycle brand, so I would like to express my gratitude to everyone associated with Victory Motorcycles and celebrate your many contributions.”
Several factors influenced today’s announcement. Victory has struggled to establish the market share needed to succeed and be profitable. The competitive pressures of a challenging motorcycle market have increased the headwinds for the brand. Given the significant additional investments required for Victory to launch new global platforms that meet changing consumer preferences, and considering the strong performance and growth potential of Indian Motorcycle, the decision to more narrowly focus Polaris’ energy and investments became quite clear.
“This decision will improve the profitability of Polaris and our global motorcycle business, and will materially improve our competitive stance in the industry,” said Scott Wine. “Our focus is on profitable growth, and in an environment of finite resources, this move allows us to optimize and align our resources behind both our premium, high performing Indian Motorcycle brand and our innovative Slingshot brand, enhancing our focus on accelerating the success of those brands. Ultimately this decision will propel the industry-leading product innovation that is core to our strategy while fostering long-term growth and increased shareholder value.”
Any one-time costs associated with supporting Victory dealers in selling their remaining inventory, the disposal of factory inventory, tooling, and other physical assets, and the cancellation of various supplier arrangements will be recorded in the 2017 income statement in respective sales, gross profit and operation expense. These costs will be excluded from Polaris’ provided 2017 sales and earnings guidance on a non-GAAP basis.
Polaris will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results and provide 2017 guidance on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. A webcast and conference call will be held at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on January 24, 2017 to discuss the results. A slide presentation and link to the webcast will be posted on the Polaris Investor Relations website at ir.polaris.com. To listen to the conference call by phone, dial 877-706-7543 in the U.S. and Canada, or 478-219-0273 Internationally. The Conference ID is #45015597.
Victory owners with concerns or questions can call +1-866-521-1683
Indian Motorcycle has announced it is sponsoring the Pro/Am Hooligan and RSD SuperHooligan races during an action-packed AMA Finale weekend in Santa Rosa, California on September the 24th.
Nine classes of bikes will compete in a day of handlebar-to-handlebar action beginning at 4:30 pm PDT at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in the Chris Beck Arena.
Roland and his team from Roland Sands Design (RSD) will be racing their custom Indian Scout Sixty dirt track racers, which made their racing debut at the “Superprestigio of the Americas” in Las Vegas in 2015.
The RSD SuperHooligan class will be part of the schedule, with tickets and more information about the full weekend of activity available at http://santarosamile.com/.
Tickets for Saturday’s shenanigans are available at https://www.showclix.com/events/22716.
Racers interested in signing up for the SuperHooligan class can register here.
“Over the last year we’ve stepped up to the plate as a key sponsor of RSD SuperHooligan events across the country to grow this action-packed, entertaining and uniquely accessible sport,” said Reid Wilson, Director of Marketing for Indian Motorcycle. “The popularity of the SuperHooligan class and the ease with which our Scout and Scout Sixty models can be transformed into highly competitive racers has helped fuel our involvement. We look forward to a full weekend of entertainment, fun and awesome racing, knowing that the SuperHooligan class will clearly be one of the highlights.”
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
ABOUT POLARIS® INDUSTRIES
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence globally in adjacent markets with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com