Bearing the most heralded name and market share leadership in all-terrain vehicles, the Sportsman line again provides an incredible variety of features and functions to satisfy the needs of all ATV riders, spanning Polaris’ Premium, 2-Up and Value offerings, with a dozen unique models.Polaris enhanced its best-selling Youth lineup for 2013, again offering five models based upon the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America’s (SVIA) Youth ATV categories. Polaris continues to be a leader in rider safety and ensuring that young riders have all-terrain vehicles that are the right size and outfitted with the proper safety features to make riding a fun, and safe, pastime for all ages. On-Road Vehicle Division Long-known as the leader in developing the best off-road vehicles, Polaris has brought an innovative perspective to the on-road vehicle market since the first Victory motorcycles rolled off the assembly line. Polaris has since redefined consumer expectations for on-road vehicles. Model year 2013 is no different. Victory Motorcycles again leads the way with an exciting lineup of bikes that offer superior performance and style. Joining Victory in this year’s lineup is the first offering from Indian Motorcycle since Polaris purchased the legendary brand last summer. Victory Motorcycles® “For the past year, Victory confidently challenged consumers with one simple phrase, ‘Ride One and You’ll Own One,’” said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris. “Now we’re taking that challenge a step further. We’re crushing outdated expectations of how an American motorcycle should look and perform. Our latest bikes promise to deliver a riding experience that will help riders enjoy the ride as they never have before.” In concert with model year 2013, Victory is unveiling a new, modern logo that reflects the bold attitude of Victory bikes and Victory riders. The brand also is redefining how it looks at its lineup, now categorizing bikes in three distinct segments – cruisers, baggers and touring – to provide customers exactly what they want from their Victory motorcycle.
The all-new Victory Boardwalk headlines Victory’s 2013 cruiser class. With the look of a classic cruiser – wide beach handlebars, full floorboards and a healthy dose of chrome – Boardwalk performs like no other cruiser on the market. Powered by Victory’s trademark Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin engine, Boardwalk delivers power and torque few cruisers can match. Boardwalk is perfect for riders wanting a comfortable, relaxed ride on the open road. Joining Boardwalk in the 2013 lineup of cruisers are the Judge, High-Ball, Jackpot, and value-focused Vegas 8-Ball and Hammer 8-Ball.In 2013, Victory is providing options to bagger riders that want the style and power of a cruiser with a few additional modern perks. Built on an innovative, cast aluminum chassis for an incredibly smooth ride, Victory baggers also are delivering the convenience of large saddlebags and the peace of mind of standard ABS. The Victory Hardball shows off these features with head-turning style, effortlessly integrating 21 gallons of hard bagger storage among ape-hanger handlebars and custom pinstriping design. The rest of Victory’s baggers are updated for 2013 as well, namely the Cross Country, which is sporting KICKER audio, a shorty black windscreen and lockable, weatherproof saddlebags. Victory’s touring bikes continue to provide more comfort and storage than any other motorcycles in the touring category. The Cross Country Tour, Victory’s most popular motorcycle in 2012, offers more storage space than any other motorcycle in the world (41. 1 gallons) and the exclusive Victory Comfort Control System, allowing riders to manage airflow for ideal comfort. Joining the Cross Country Tour is the iconic Vision, which delivers unmatched styling and comfort, combined with world-class handling and wind protection for a great ride. The legendary Ness family again lends their custom touch to three Victory models in 2013, with the Arlen Ness Signature Series Victory Vision, the Cory Ness Signature Series Victory Cross Country Tour and the Zach Ness Signature Series Victory Cross Country. All three build on standard editions and add custom touches such as custom paint, billet wheels, additional chrome and stylish accessories.
Indian Motorcycle“Indian Motorcycle’s place in American history is undeniable,” said Menneto. “Indian’s legend was built not only on a dedication to innovation, but also on a dedication to its riders, an understanding that the brand was never bigger than those riding Indian bikes. We’re embracing that commitment to make riders proud to ride an Indian.” New for 2013, the Chief Vintage Limited Edition harkens back to Indian’s roots, offering head-turning style and versatility for those long rides on the open road. The LE looks the part of an Indian bike, featuring a Pearl White and Thunder Black two-tone paint scheme and stylish chrome accents that add a custom touch to this already striking motorcycle. The quick detach passenger backrest and luggage rack allows you to go from cruising around with your crew to riding your favorite scenic route in no time. Indian Motorcycle will produce only 35 LE units. Along with the limited edition, Indian will offer several bikes with the premium features and impeccable attention to detail synonymous with Indian. These include the Chief Vintage in three distinct color schemes, as well as the Classic in Solid Thunder Black or Solid Indian Red and the Dark Horse in Thunder Black Smoke. Pure Polaris® For 2013, Pure Polaris is offering more than 200 accessories for Polaris vehicles. The new Lock & Ride PRO-FIT cab is an industry-first, designed for total integration with the new RANGER XP 900. Developed in concert with the vehicle, this revolutionary cab connects directly with the vehicle’s frame, providing a secure fit, better seals and incomparable style. Changing out components on the cab takes seconds and doesn’t require tools, making it capable of adapting to changing conditions in real-time, another industry first. Additional accessories to ensure RANGER vehicles are hardest working include the new Glacier PRO Plow System, with Lock & Ride technology for easy installation and removal, and the Polaris PRO HD winch, with an incredible 4,500 lbs. rated pull available for all RANGER and RZR models. New accessories for Victory motorcycles enable riders to further customize their Victory with unique comfort features and more secure storage space to improve the riding experience. Pure Polaris isn’t just accessories for vehicles. The line also boasts an expansive range of comfort, safety and stylish apparel for every rider, on- or off-road.
About PolarisPolaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2011 sales of $2.7 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® 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 vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) and Goupil Industrie SA, and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships. 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 vehicles accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polarisindustries.com. Editor Note: For photography requests, please contact Jake Ricker at (952) 346-6029 or email@example.com