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A Legend Reborn: Indian Motorcycle Unveils the 2016 Scout Sixty

To say Indian Motorcycle has had a tumultuous history would be a major understatement. The brand was founded in 1901 — arguably making it America’s first motorcycle company — and it enjoyed a significant amount of early success, growth, and technological breakthroughs. After World War II took its toll, however, its spot as America’s number one bike manufacturer was snatched up by Harley Davidson, and production eventually ceased in 1953. The nameplate was passed around by a variety of short-lived owners for years, but was eventually put down for good in 2003. Or so we thought.

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Indian Motorcycle came back from the dead in 2006, and its 2011 acquisition by Polaris Industries gave it new life. A reliable parent company with financial stability meant that the brand could invest in new projects and technologies, one of which just dropped at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy.

It’s called the Scout Sixty, an entry-level cruiser based on the Indian Scout that debuted in 2014. The bike shares its chassis, suspension, and brakes with the classically styled Scout, but it’s been fitted with a smaller, 61-cubic inch (999cc) V-Twin engine to bring the cost down and improve agility. With a starting price of $8,999 in Thunder Black, Indian hopes the Scout Sixty will introduce the company to a new group of customers.

“The Indian Scout has been a stunningly successful introduction for us, with balance, performance and maneuverability that appeals to a broad swath of riders here in America and around the globe,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The new Scout Sixty expands that reach even further to include newer riders and a younger demographic who long to experience the legendary quality and craftsmanship of an Indian motorcycle.”

As far as the specs go, the Scout Sixty creates 78 horsepower 64 pound-feet of torque in U.S. configuration, all of which is channeled to the ground via a 6-speed gearbox. Dry weight is 542 pounds from the factory, but as usual, buyers can choose from a variety of add-ons to personalize their ride to their liking. The Scout Sixty is en route to dealerships now.

Read more at: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/legend-reborn-indian-motorcycle-unveils-101536088.html;_ylt=A0LEV7ja1ExWYn0AYQwnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

POLARIS ENTERS 10-YEAR EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Minneapolis, MN (March 27, 2014) — 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.

 

“Polaris is proud to join forces with the Boy Scouts of America to develop a comprehensive off-road vehicle program that introduces youth to our sport with an emphasis on safety, responsible riding and respect for the environment,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are encouraged by the success of the pilot off-road programs and look forward to expanding the course to a national level.”

 

The partnership promotes youth off-road safety practices, environmental respect and the benefits of outdoor activities. Polaris has donated ORVs and safety gear to the BSA’s Northern Star Council’s Tomahawk Scout Reservation, the second largest Boy Scout camp in the nation, and the Northern Lights Council’s Camp Wilderness. The pilot programs at these camps were very popular, with more than 900 Boy Scouts learning basic riding and maintenance while earning safety patches. This 10-year partnership will improve and extend the reach of these courses.

 

“The off-road vehicle pilot we conducted in conjunction with Polaris and several local council camps proved to be both successful and very popular among the youth,” said Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock. “As we work to keep our programs relevant to the youth of today and tomorrow, we are grateful for this opportunity to work closely with Polaris.  We are excited that in the coming years, with the help of Polaris, we will be able to teach youth safe and responsible practices for the use of off-road vehicles.”

 

Polaris vehicles available to camp visitors for the program include the easy-to-use Phoenix 200, Sportsman 570 EPS and RZR 170 youth SxS. As part of the donation, Polaris will adjust models as needed and replace older units over time to ensure that Boy Scouts always have the most up-to-date and age-appropriate vehicles available.

 

As read on: http://www.polaris.com/en-us/company/news-item.aspx?articleID=229

2014 Polaris Sportsman Ace 4×4 – First Drive

A perfect entry-level vehicle

The all-new Polaris Sportsman ACE is the perfect combination of an ATV and UTV. It’s similar in size to a 4×4 quad and rides almost exactly like the new Polaris Sportsman 570 4×4, but it’s equipped with a single bucket seat, steering wheel, and a roll cage that provides a safe platform for newbies to the sport. This easy-to-use, nimble machine has the easiest learning curve of any ATV or UTV we’ve ever tested. If you can drive a car, you’ll feel right at home in the ACE.

INNOVATIVE & COMFORTABLE

The Sportsman ACE is covered by a ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) cab frame that’s similar to the roll cages found on the RZR lineup, and offers an ergonomically friendly cockpit that’s both easy to ingress and egress for small or large riders. The secure, high-backed, adjustable bucket seat is paired with an adjustable steering wheel. It’s also equipped with a three-point seat belt and has side bolsters to keep the operator properly positioned in the center of the machine. The steering wheel offers 3.5 inches of tilt adjustment, and the driver’s seat slides back and forth by 4 inches to customize the fit for the rider. There is an integrated dead pedal for your left foot to rest on and an integrated heel pocket for your right foot with an easy reach for both the gas and brake pedals. You’re also kept in via dual side nets that feature a metal rod to easily secure for clipping and positioning the nets to the back of the vehicle while exiting. This net system is sure to be replaced by more stylish aftermarket door designs.

TRAIL-READY WIDTH

A huge selling point for the ACE is its trail-capable and easily-transportable 48-inch width, which means it can take on nearly every OHV trail in the country, since many ATV trails are limited to a width of 50 inches. It will also fit in the back of a full-size pickup truck. A nice feature, since most side-by-sides require the added costs of a trailer. To ensure a low center of gravity, Polaris positioned all the major components, including the driver, centralized between the four wheels for an incredibly responsive ride. Along with this low center of gravity, the Sportsman ACE boasts 10.25 inches of ground clearance and 9.5 inches of rear travel due to its fully independent rear suspension (IRS) outfitted with performance, twin tube shocks featuring adjustable preload. The front of the ACE features a MacPherson strut setup with just over 8 inches of wheel travel.

Veteran ATV riders will feel funny in the ACE, at first, but after only a few miles, you’re hit with an added sense of confidence and security; the same feeling that has helped to make side-by-sides the fastest-growing powersports industry. Beginner to expert riders will appreciate the ACE’s comfortable ride and nimble handling characteristics. The suspension feels stiff, compared to standard Sportsman ATVs, but it soaked up the rough, rocky test loop and was difficult to bottom out. The machine felt stable, even around quick, 90-degree corners and even at top speeds your always feel in control.

32-HP PROSTAR POWERPLANT

The Sportsman ACE 4×4 is equipped with a new Polaris ProStar Electronic Fuel-Injected powerplant. It’s a dual-overhead-cam, single-cylinder, four-stroke design that is similar to the 570 RZR and Sportsman, which Polaris released last year. Its displacement is in the sub-400cc category, and it packs a solid 32 hp with a top speed of 45 mph, perfect for the entry-level to intermediate rider. It didn’t hit hard out of the hole, but its power range is wide and very easy to adjust to. This is the perfect powerplant for the rookie trail enthusiast. The motor provided plenty of excitement, the power doesn’t overwhelm or scare, and it’ll provide an excellent platform for learning.

The transmission is identical to the 570 RZR’s and provides the driver with the option of both high and low range, neutral, reverse, and a park mode that acts as the emergency brake. In high, the 32-hp ProStar pulled the 850-pound ACE up and over every obstacle on our technical, 50-inch-wide test loop. We used Low range for ascending and descending the steeper trails, and we powered through deep ruts, mud holes, and rock gardens without so much as a scent from the CVT.

The Sportsman ACE is equipped with the same On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system found on all Polaris ATVs and UTVs. The system eliminates the guesswork by automatically engaging AWD when you need it and then reverts back to two-wheel drive automatically when the AWD is no longer needed. It would be great to have a locking front differential, but this On-Demand system is used and loved by an outstanding number of enthusiasts.

Braking is solid, thanks to four-wheel hydraulic discs with dual-bore front calipers, and the little ACE rides on Carlisle 489 tires, mounted on stamped steel wheels, that provide great traction on most terrains. We put a good pounding on these meats and didn’t come to close to a flat.

Storage on the Sportsman ACE is exceptional with its integrated 2.8-gallon semi-dry, front storage compartment and a high-capacity Lock & Ride cargo box with rack extenders and rear tie-down rails that also accepts the accessory Lock & Ride cargo box for additional dry storage. The vehicle can carry up to 575 pounds of gear and can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The ACE is also pre-wired for the installation of a winch with up to 3,500 pounds of capacity, and Polaris offers more than 25 accessories for the Sportsman, including doors, winches, cabs, and storage to suit their driver’s needs. The Sportsman ACE is available in White Lightning and will be in dealerships in February.

ATV or UTV?

Like it or not, these UTVs are transitioning from a hit fad to the future of ATVing. Since the release of the original RZR 800 seven years ago, Polaris has been the leading UTV manufacturer of such machines, and for $7,499, the Polaris Sportsman ACE is sure to be a hit for both beginners and experts alike. What’s next for Polaris? You can expect the company to follow up with more single-seat and steering-wheel-equipped models from the entry-level ACE all the way up to a mind-blowing 1,000cc rocket ship. Stay tuned.

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Spec Chart

2014 Polaris Sportsman ACE 4×4

Price: $7499

Engine type: 32-hp ProStar, 4-stroke, DOHC single cylinder

Fuel system: Electronic fuel injection

Starting system: Electric

Drivetrain

Drive system: On-Demand True AWD/2WD

Transmission: Automatic PVT with P/R/N/L/H; shaft

Suspension (Type/Travel)

Front: MacPherson strut/8.2”

Rear: IRS/9.5”

Tires/Wheels

Front: 25×8-12/489

Rear: 25×10-12/489

Brakes

Front: Dual hydraulic disc with dual-bore front calipers

Rear: Dual hydraulic disc with dual-bore front calipers

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 61.5”

Claimed dry weight: 835 lb.

Ground clearance: 10.25”

Length/width/height: 90/48/68″

Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal.

Load Capacity

Front/rear rack/box capacity: 120/240 lb.

Payload capacity: 575 lb.

Electrical

Lighting: Halogen, 55-watt low/ 60-watt high

Instrumentation: Digital gauge, analog speedometer, odometer, tachometer, tripmeter; gear indicator, fuel gauge, AWD indicator, high-temp/low-batt lights, DC outlet

Read more: http://www.atvrideronline.com/features/1401_2014_polaris_sportsman_ace_4x4_first_drive/index.html#ixzz2uXh07KOT

POLARIS INTRODUCES TWO NEW OFF-ROAD MODELS

Scrambler XP 1000 EPS and RANGER XP 900 Deluxe added to the line-up

Minneapolis, MN (December 3, 2013)- Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced the company is adding two more vehicles to its ever-expanding off-road offering. The Scrambler® XP 1000 EPS and the RANGER®  XP 900 Deluxe continue the company’s aggressive approach to reinvent its product lines and provide innovative products to meet the demands off-road enthusiasts.

“In just the past four months, Polaris has introduced nine new vehicles to its off-road line-up,” said David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “The Scrambler XP 1000 EPS and RANGER XP 900 Deluxe Editions provide off-road enthusiasts with more options for high-powered recreational vehicles.”

In 2013, Polaris introduced the Scrambler XP 850 H.O. which offered sport 4×4 performance complemented with a streamlined design and racks to carry necessities making it a great trail companion. The vehicle featured a proven, 77 horsepower, 850 twin, high output EFI engine with Polaris’ exclusive On-Demand, True All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with engine braking and a sport-tuned suspension for trail enthusiasts. The vehicle’s revolutionary rider ergonomics thanks to the narrow seat, Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) and high ground clearance made for an exhilarating and comfortable 4×4 trail experience. For the trail riding enthusiast who wants all the features found on the Scrambler XP 850 H.O., but desires even more high performance, Polaris is introducing the new Scrambler XP 1000 EPS, the ultimate sport performance machine.

The Scrambler XP 1000 EPS has the highest horsepower, fastest acceleration, highest ground clearance and longest suspension travel of any big bore ATV. The vehicle’s Polaris-built, single overhead cam 1000 twin engine is based upon the proven 850 twin. The fuel-injected big bore features a 270-degree offset crankshaft and dual balance shafts for in-your-face power that remains incredibly smooth and vibration free. From the instant the Scrambler XP 1000 EPS fires to life, the deep growling exhaust speaks extreme performance. An all-new dual exhaust system allows the engine to breath deep and produces maximum power and performance. For ultimate control on the trail, the unit features Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and Fox® Podium X 2.0 compression adjustable shocks, to tackle any trail obstacle in its way. The vehicle also features matte black cast aluminum wheels with 14 in/35.6 cm Carlisle tires, hand guards, a highly-visible digital gauge cluster, custom seat, dual LED headlights and White Lightning paint.

Also launched in 2013, the RANGER XP 900 defined an all-new class of Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding. Innovations such as the ProStar™ 900 engine, all-new chassis, restyled cockpit, more suspension, accessory integration, easier serviceability and a quieter ride catapulted it to one of Polaris’ best-selling RANGER vehicles. For off-road enthusiasts who want to work hard and play hard, Polaris is introducing the RANGER XP 900 Deluxe. The vehicle has many of the same hardest working, smoothest riding features found on the RANGER XP 900 EPS with the addition of some new key features providing the ultimate combination of sport and utility.

The RANGER XP 900 Deluxe in Nuclear Sunset Orange takes the power of the RANGER XP 900 EPS and couples it with a new cockpit to appeal to the recreational rider. The more-utilitarian bench seat was replaced with bolstered cut-and-sew bucket seats featuring an adjustable driver’s seat and center console with integrated storage for improved comfort and ergonomics. Color-matched half doors provide trail riders with more protection from branches and mud, while the factory-installed audio system in the dash provides endless tunes on the trail. When the operator is done having fun, the RANGER XP 900 Deluxe is still a formidable work partner due to RANGER’s hardest working features such as On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive, one-ton/907.2 kg towing, 1000 lb/453.6 kg box capacity and 1500 lb/680.4 kg total payload. For added convenience, the RANGER XP 900 Deluxe’s cab frame also readily accepts Polaris’ Pro-Fit™ Cab systems and the vehicle’s bed is Lock & Ride® capable making it quick and easy to turn the unit into a recreational vehicle or work partner.

The RANGER XP 900 Deluxe and Scrambler XP 1000 EPS will be available in dealerships in January.

As read on: http://www.polaris.com/en-us/company/news-item.aspx?articleID=181

An Early American, Ready to Try Again

On Sept. 17, 2003, an all-new model from the Indian Motorcycle Company of America was delivered to me for a review.

Two days later, the Gilroy, Calif., company locked its doors and went out of business. Its disappearance was so sudden and so complete that I had no idea where to return the motorcycle.

The comings and goings of would-be makers of motorcycles carrying the Indian brand name have for years been a steady source of work for reporters. But this was the first time that I recall having to write a birth announcement and a death notice in the same week.

A list of the various entities that have claimed ownership of the Indian name, trademarks or motorcycle brand would be long indeed. The original Indian motorcycles came from Springfield, Mass., in 1901 — two years ahead of Harley-Davidson’s arrival — and lasted until 1953, along the way establishing a strong reputation on racetracks.

Since then, at least a dozen purveyors have used the brand name and logo, some legitimate, some clearly not. In fact, in 1998, the Gilroy-based company had to consolidate rights from nine claimants before it could begin the process of creating its own short-lived version.

So it was with a measure of wariness — even suspicion — that the news was received in 2011 that Polaris Industries, known for its snowmobiles and watercraft, would be the latest to acquire the rights to Indian.

But it’s worth noting that Polaris also is the parent company of the well-regarded Victory Motorcycles, which it established 15 years ago. So Indian’s newest owners at least were experienced and competent in the art of making motorcycles.

Polaris, a company with $3 billion in sales based in Medina, Minn., also offered the Indian name something it had lacked for decades — the deep pockets required to build no-compromises bikes.

In the two years since its purchase, Polaris has invested tens of millions of dollars, expanding the research and development department, production capabilities and other infrastructure it determined were needed to give Indian a fitting revival.

At the huge Sturgis, S.D., motorcycle rally in August, the company unveiled a new lineup of heavyweight cycles bearing the Indian logo: the Chief Classic ($19,399 including shipping), Chief Vintage ($21,399) and Chieftain ($23,399).

The 111-cubic-inch (1.8 liters, if you prefer) Thunder Stroke V-twin engine that powers all three is billed as Indian’s first all-new power plant in 70 years.

“People questioned whether we were just going to slap an Indian logo on a Victory motorcycle and call it ‘mission accomplished,’ ” Steve Menneto, vice president for motorcycles at Polaris, said in an interview before the introduction.

“Our new Indians are just that: new, all new,” he said. “They share less than 1 percent of content with Victory.”

Although the Indian models are built in shared facilities with Victory in Spirit Lake, Iowa, Mr. Menneto said the personnel, equipment and production lines were all separate.

The power source for the Indian line is a fuel-injected 49-degree V-Twin that produces 119 pound-feet of torque. It hews to tradition with air cooling, and considerable effort was devoted to preserving nostalgic styling cues like the angled cooling fins on the cylinder heads and the positioning of the exhaust pipes. Before its introduction, Mr. Menneto said, the engine had been subjected to the equivalent of more than two million development miles.

Engineers also lavished considerable attention on the sound it would make — a key consideration for a motorcycle that is aimed directly at the Harley constituency.

Indeed, the engine roars to life with a deep, satisfying-but-not-deafening report. Hammer on the throttle and the resulting bam-bam-bam is almost like that of an old fighter plane. Well played.

The Thunder Stroke 111 is meant to trump Harley-Davidson’s largest offerings in every way. Lacking a scientific side-by-side comparison, I can only say that from a subjective standpoint, it’s game over.

The engine feels particularly well-sorted, even when subjected to the harshest environments. I rode 400 miles from Southern California to Utah recently, with only two brief stops for fuel; the trip lasted six hours and averaged 70 m.p.h. up and down several mountain ranges, up to 10,420 feet in elevation in Utah, through 107-degree temperatures in Baker, Calif., and even in some stop-and-go traffic around Las Vegas.

Yes, the heat roiling off the engine then was duly noted. But there was nary a hesitation from the Thunder Stroke 111. The power at all speeds was instant and gratifying.

Gary Gray, Indian’s product director, had told me before the trip that I could expect to average “low to mid-40s” in my fuel economy.

That sounded optimistic, as I typically see mileage from the high 20s to mid-30s in long-distance tests of heavyweights from Harley, Honda and Moto Guzzi. But I averaged a commendable 42 m.p.g. for my Indian romp.

The bike was also all-day comfortable, in seating and riding position, implacably stable and easy to ride. It did not feel the least bit tippy or cumbersome at slow speeds, as some heavyweights do. The brakes provided good stopping power, and I liked that the antilock system did not link front and rear brakes.

The new Indians are easy on the eye, too. The Chief and the Vintage are such singular Indian classics that they almost designed themselves, Mr. Menneto said. “They each have five or six iconic styling cues, and we brought those forward and added modern-day tech.”

Along with the valanced fenders, teardrop fuel tank, leather saddle and lighted mascot on the front fender, the base bike, the Chief Classic, has a 6-speed transmission, air-adjustable single-shock rear suspension, cruise control, belt drive, antilock brakes and keyless starting with central remote locking.

A step up to the Vintage adds fringed tan leather quick-release saddlebags, a matching leather two-place seat, additional chrome trim and a quick-release windshield.

The most intriguing offering is the top-line Chieftain. It is the first bagger — a model with hard saddlebags and front fairing — that has ever worn the Indian badge.

“The Chief and the Vintage are quintessential Indians,” Mr. Gray said. “With the Chieftain, we weren’t as restricted in what we could do from a styling standpoint. The fork-mounted fairing is shaped with a streamlined 1930s locomotive in mind.”

The Chieftain also is equipped with an audio system (including fairing-mounted speakers), 12-volt power plug, Bluetooth capability, tire pressure sensors and motorized windshield adjustment.

“The bagger segment is one of the largest in the industry, and we knew that is one of the arenas we had to play in,” Mr. Menneto said.

Reminded that Victory has a similar offering in the Vision, Mr. Menneto said internal research indicated there was little chance of one brand cannibalizing sales of the other.

Still, during one of my brief stops on the test ride, a Vision owner pulled up to admire the Chieftain.

“I love my bike,” the rider told me. “I won’t trade it for anything. Except maybe that.”

As read on: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/automobiles/autoreviews/an-early-american-ready-to-try-again.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1381858096-RAgWve6HAWR7huSbUEhXGw

POLARIS RANGER RZRS CONTINUE TO DOMINATE RACE SCENE

MINNEAPOLIS (March 21, 2012)- With GNCC and WORCS races this past weekend, Polaris’ factory racers were out in full force doing what they do best, winning.

The GNCC UTV race season kicked off this weekend in Washington, Georgia and Polaris’ factory sponsored race teams all finished in the top five. National Guard/Polaris/ Coastal/Yoshimura/DragonFire/Yokley Racing Team Driver William Yokley took the checkered flag in his RZR XP 900 in the XC1 Modified Class with National Guard/Polaris/Coastal/Yoshimura/Yokley Racing Team Driver Scott Kiger finishing third. Polaris’ newest sponsored team, Team Hendershot, and their new RZR XP 900 took fourth despite some setbacks and Rath Racing finished fifth.

In WORCS, Walker Evans/Polaris Racing’s RJ Anderson was back on top at Round 3, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Anderson took the checkered flag in the SxS Production 1000 class with Beau Baron finishing second. RANGER RZRs dominated the class taking the top 13 finishes and Anderson regained the points lead in the series with the win.

“It is nice to kick off the season with such a strong start” said Donna Beadle, Polaris Race Team Manager. “We congratulate all our teams on their successes this past weekend and look forward to another exciting year.”

The next GNCC UTV race will be Big Buck, in Union, SC, April 14-15, and the next WORCS race will be the Speed World MX, in Surprise, Arizona, April 13-15.

As read on: http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/Company/News/Pages/News-Item.aspx?articleID=51

POLARIS REPORTS RECORD 2011 FOURTH QUARTER

MINNEAPOLIS (January 25, 2012) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today reported record net income of $0.90 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011, up 15 percent over the 2010 fourth quarter.  Net income for the fourth quarter 2011 was a record $63.9 million, an increase of 17 percent over the same period in 2010.  Record sales of $782.0 million for the fourth quarter 2011 increased 26 percent over 2010 fourth quarter sales of $618.4 million.

 

Full Year Results

For the full year ended December 31, 2011, Polaris reported record net income of $227.6 million, or a record $3.20 per diluted share, compared to $147.1 million, or $2.14 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2010.  This represents a 50 percent increase on a diluted share basis and a 55 percent increase in net income.  Sales for the full year 2011 totaled a record $2,656.9 million, an increase of 33 percent compared to sales of $1,991.1 million for the full year 2010.

 

”Our record fourth quarter results were a fitting ending to a year in which we generated record annual sales and earnings and significantly exceeded our initial expectations.  Our top and bottom-line expansion, and the momentum we are sustaining throughout our business, directly results from our focus on driving innovation, enhancing our product offering, reducing costs, and growth through new global markets and adjacencies,” stated Scott Wine, Polaris’ Chief Executive Officer.  “Specifically, during the year we furthered our leading market share position in off-road vehicles while continuing to gain market share in motorcycles and snowmobiles.  Moreover, we introduced over 20 new vehicles, including award-winning products like the RANGER RZR 570 value recreational off-road vehicle, the 800 Pro-RMK snowmobile, and the Victory Cross Country Tour motorcycle.  Our operations team managed to meet the increased demand for these vehicles while bringing our new Monterrey manufacturing facility online on time and on budget, driving initial 2011 savings on plan with future projections in line with stated expectations.  Building on our surging core businesses, our military and Bobcat adjacencies continue to gain momentum, and we have made considerable progress in expanding our international presence with increased sales in Europe, China, and India.  Lastly, we added to our small electric vehicle portfolio with the acquisition of Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) and Goupil Industrie SA, which expands our ability to compete in this fragmented, fast-growing $4 billion market.”

 

As read on: http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/Company/News/Pages/News-Item.aspx?articleID=32

It’s time for the 2012 INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Visit Jeff and the Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles sales team at this year’s International Motorcycle Show!!

Located at the SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE 46100 Grand River, Novi, MI. 48374

JANUARY 6th-8th, 2012 The 2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Show is part of the largest motorcycle show series in the world! It features hundreds of new bikes, scooters and entertainment for the entire family.

This year’s show will again be held at the Suburban Showplace in Novi Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 6th, 7th and 8th, 2012. This great event allows power sports enthusiasts to see the latest and greatest innovations, products and services, as well as the hottest new motorcycles, custom bikes, ATVs, scooters and more.

Get your Polaris Utility Vehicle!

Take advantage of the great year end Polaris Deals this Month!
If you are looking for a new Polaris 4×4 or Side x Side now is a great time to do it!
Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles is OPEN
Tuesday-Friday 10am-7pm
and
Saturday 10am-5pm
We have a GREAT Selection of Polaris Utility Vehicles, Gear & Accessories!
Come on in and check out all the New Inventory and get some great Year End Deals!
Winter is almost here take advantage of great pricing on Snow Plow Accessories too!
Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles and Powersports
36534 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
734-524-8000

THIS Friday and Saturday the Victory Demo Truck is HERE!