RANGER CREW 900-6, ACE 570 SP and RZR 170 EFI added to product mix
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced three additional UTVOff-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 UTV RANGER CREW 900-6. The UTV 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 UTV 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 UTV 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.
Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is excited to announce the launch of the DAGOR™ ultra-light combat vehicle, at the 2014 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting, in Washington, D.C. , Oct. 13-15. The DAGOR was designed and tested, and is now under contract and in production – all in less than two years – leveraging Polaris’ world class off-road engineering and design capability, to meet an emerging threat to SOF and light infantry forces.
“The DAGOR was engineered to meet a very demanding set of light-mobility needs for our customer,” said Jed Leonard, manager of Advanced Mobility Platforms, and Polaris Defense. “It provides the optimal balance of rapid air transportability, payload and advanced mobility. The design offers our customers a modular, light-weight platform to support a variety of expeditionary missions.”
The DAGOR has world-class capability in extreme off-road terrain at full payload. The purpose-built vehicle is designed with trophy truck-inspired suspension to carry 3,250 lbs of payload or a 9-man infantry squad at a higher rate of speed over terrain usually traveled on foot. This allows the warfighter to move quickly to the objective with mission-critical equipment.
DAGOR’s unique design allows for ease of operation, maintenance and sustainment in support of combat operations. The vehicle uses a readily available commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) driveline, controls and components streamlining mechanic and operator training. The diesel/JP8 COTS engine was selected for its combination of power, weight and size. The open design of the cargo bed maximizes loading space, flexibility and access for mission-essential equipment.
The vehicle curb weight is less than 4,500lbs to maximize aircraft operational range. The width of DAGOR allows rapid loading into the CH-47 Chinook platform without modification and the weight allows it to be sling loaded under the UH-60 Black Hawk. The vehicle has completed government durability testing and is certified for CH-47 Chinook Internal Air Transport (IAT), air drop, and UH-60 Black Hawk Sling Load.
“DAGOR is under contract with elements of U.S. SOCOM and international SOF customers,” said Rich Haddad, Polaris Defense General Manager. “DAGOR is larger than our previous offerings like the MRZR and MV850, and represents a step up in size for Polaris and in payload for our customers. DAGOR highlights Polaris Defense’s ability to fill an urgent need, with an affordable purpose-built MILCOTS solution that can be maintained anywhere with a COTS supply chain.”
Pratt Brothers Win Heartland Challenge; Three in Top Five at Vegas To Reno
Team ITP Pro-level side-by-side racing teams competed in three different off-road series over the August 15-17 weekend, earning several podiums along the way. At the 2014 Heartland Challenge in Iowa, Marcus and Mouse Pratt took the UTV Open class win on ITP tires. At the Vegas To Reno leg of the 2014 Best In The Desert series in Nevada, the Murray Racing / Can-Am / ITP team scored a third-place podium finish as three ITP-backed teams earned top-five finishes in the 1900 P class. And Nick Thompson took second place in the Pro 1000 class at round seven of the Dirt Series in Southern California. "We had some good results this weekend competing in several different events in three different states. I couldn't be happier for the Pratt brothers, who have worked their tails off all year to put ITP on top of the box no matter what series they compete in. They proved that ITP is THE tire choice for competing in such demanding race as the 4-hour Heartland Challenge" said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support.
HEARTLAND CHALLENGEThe 2014 Heartland Challenge endurance race featured several different classes for ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. However, unlike last year's dust fest, this year's event offered much better course conditions, despite heavy rains Friday and light rain on Saturday. The challenging hills, complete with new rain ruts and traction grooves and manmade obstacle course kept all the racers honest in their approach and strategy. ATV racers competed for 10 hours, while SxS teams circled the course for four hours.
Despite a poor start and venturing off course - which ultimately required more time to catch the leading teams - pilots Marcus and Mouse Pratt (Team Jack's Excavating / Can-Am / ITP) managed to outlast all the other SxS teams to notch their first career Heartland Challenge victory. They won the UTV Open class, completing the four-hour race in a time of 3:53:48, and took the overall as well against more than 50 others.
ITP racers scored two other class wins in Iowa. Team I Love Hooters won the 900cc UTV class using ITP tires. ITP also won the 30+ class, as Team Media All Stars took home the class win aboard their Suzuki dressed in ITP tires.
BITD VEGAS TO RENO Described as America's longest off-road race, the Vegas To Reno leg of the Best In The Desert series is popular for its location (both in the US and Las Vegas), the challenging Nevada desert and the fact that it is a double-points round. The 2014 course, which measured some 530-some miles, was more difficult because heavy rains created plenty of erosion and ruts as well as a course reroute over a dry lake bed. Even the promoter, Casey Folks, had to remind drivers to remember that the first 20 miles and last 20 miles of the course are notoriously treacherous due to the extremely rocky conditions. In other words, teams had to pace themselves as well as push themselves to earn a podium at this round.
For the Murray Racing / Can-Am / ITP team, the Vegas To Reno round meant a chance to earn valuable points and climb in the class 1900 P (UTV Pro) standings. Brothers Derek and Jason Murray, who sat fifth in the class point standings coming into the race, did just that with a solid third-place podium finish in Nevada. Despite starting 18th, Derek put the hammer down and was able to climb into the top 10 (eighth) after the first 200 miles. Once Jason took over, the team gained even more positions, moving into third place and podium contention. Derek resumed control of the No. 1917 Can-Am Maverick shod with 30-inch ITP Ultracross tires and pushed hard all the way to the finish. With a time of 11:44:31.261, the Murray team ended up third overall for their best BITD finish of the year.
"We managed to pull a podium spot for the fourth time in five years at this race. The Can Am ITP Maverick ran perfect all day. This makes 29 consecutive BITD finishes for us," said Derek Murray.
ITP drivers Brian Bush (Bush Racing / ITP / Polaris) finished fourth, a little more than 15 minutes behind the Murrays. John Angal was five minutes behind Bush and rounded out the top five in the UTV Pro division, giving ITP three of the top-five finishing teams.
DIRT SERIES, ROUND 7Nick Thompson scored a huge second-place finish in the SxS PRO 1000 class at round seven of the Dirt Series held at Lake Elsinore MX Park in Lake Elsinore, Calif. The podium finish was not only his fourth time on the box for the season, but it also propelled him into the class points lead heading into round eight at Glen Helen. Thompson currently holds a four-point lead with his No. 176 Polaris outfitted with ITP Black Water Evolution tires.
Charity Ride to Benefit: JDRF
(Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
May 30th - 31st 2014
Frederic Township Community Center
6470 Manistee St. Frederic, Mi.
ALL Offroad Atv, UTV Side x Side, Motorcycle, Jeep, RZR and Trucks Welcome
(All required state vehicle licensing is owner's responsibility)
Self guided and Guided Scavenger Hunt
Guided Night Ride
Event Tee Shirt
Lunch and Catered Dinner
Prize Drawings / Raffles
(must be 18 and present to win)
$50 Pre-Registered per Vehicle/Driver (Includes all the above)
$50 Adult Additional Passenger (Includes all the above)
$25 Adult Additional passengers (includes meals only)
$15 Youth under 18 (includes meals only)
$15 Additional Tee Shirt
(All at the door registrations same price, will not include catered dinner)
Event Organized BY:
ATV OFFROAD CLUB of MICHIGAN
Questions Call Mike Darnell 517-294-5811 www.atvoffroad.net
Military style UTV RZR
Polaris Industries Inc. the leading manufacturer of UTV off-road vehicles, announced the company was awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide RZR MRZR Lightweight UTV Tactical All Terrain Vehicles. This contract award spans up to five years, and allows SOCOM to manage their ultra-light tactical mobility needs to meet mission demands and emerging threats.
The RZR MRZR2 and MRZR4 (RZR) are highly-mobile, CV-22 transportable, multi-configurable UTV off-road platforms, and will be supplied with accessories, spare parts, mechanical and operator training.
“Polaris is proud to supply the U.S. Special Operations Forces with our high-performing UTV RZR MRZR vehicles,” said Rich Haddad, general manager of Polaris Defense. “As a recognized industry leading original manufacturer of off-road vehicles, Polaris is uniquely positioned to rapidly develop and provide the military with purpose built mobility platforms.”
This award comes on the heels of the five-year contract awarded to Polaris, in August, to provide MV850 ATVs to USSOCOM. The MV850 is a highly-mobile single operator ATV platform, designed for the U.S. military and allied forces. These recent contract awards reflect Polaris’ commitment to serve the U.S. military and favorably positions the company to supply the US and allied militaries with ultra-light tactical vehicles and mobility solutions. “These platforms are a modular design to meet the demanding needs of U.S. and international special operations, expeditionary and light infantry forces,” added Haddad. “Both of these vehicles are deployed and in use around the globe, in all of the U.S. military branches and special operations forces along with several allied militaries and special operations forces.”
2014 Honda Pioneer 700
In 2014, Honda's Pioneer™ 700 sets the standard as the ultimate in hard-working, hard-playing side-by-sides. Whether you're off to the job site or a weekend adventure in the woods, this newest version carries two people and a load of gear and supplies—up to 1000 pounds—to those spots that are especially tough to reach. Quick acceleration, good top speed and smooth-riding long-travel suspension are some of the keys to what makes the Pioneer 700 so special. The handy tilt bed adds lots of versatility, and being a Honda, it also features industry-leading safety features—plus outstanding value. Available in three colors, Red, Olive and the new Honda-designed and trademarked Honda Phantom Camo™, this workhorse of a machine can also be dressed up, modified and personalized by choosing from the full line of more than 50 Honda Genuine Accessories/Honda Signature Accessories.
For more info: Contact your local Honda Dealer
2014 Honda Pioneer 700-4
Now you don't have to choose between a two-person or four-person UTV Side-by-Side: The all-new Honda Pioneer™ 700-4 boasts an innovative convertible design that allows the two rear seats to fold into the bed. Owners can opt to use the Pioneer with two-seat, three-seat or four-seat configurations. Best of all, the
rear seats fold quickly and easily without the need for tools, and once folded
away the Pioneer's tilt-bed space can be fully utilized. Long-travel suspension
combines a comfortable ride with high-performance handling, and helps give the
Pioneer the load capacity to haul up to 1000 pounds or tow 1500 pounds.
Available in three colors, Red, Olive and the new Honda-designed and trademarked Honda Phantom Camo™, this workhorse of a machine can also be dressed up, modified and personalized by choosing from the full line of more than 50 Honda Genuine Accessories/Honda Signature Accessories.
For More Info: Contact your Local Honda Dealer
We now carry Beard seats for UTV
Beard seats for UTV are the most popular seats on the market. With killer performance including their suspension technology you cant go wrong. Seats are easy install for Polaris RZR Can-Am Commander, Maverick and Arctic Cat Wildcat.
One day after Polaris Industries unveiled the 107 horsepower RZR®XP 1000 to Polaris dealers, consumers attending DuneFest in Winchester Bay, Oregon were able to catch a glimpse of the biggest and baddest Side-by-Side of the RZR
“This is the fastest we’ve ever brought a RZR product to consumers,” said Jason DiFuccia, marketing manager for RZR. “We are extremely excited to be part of DuneFest and show off the new king of sport side-by-sides.”
Polaris’ RZR is the No. 1 line of recreational side-by-sides on the market with a diverse line up including trail, high performance and multi-passenger options with the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility. Today, Polaris extends the product line by introducing the new, limited edition RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition!
“We’re very excited to offer the Jagged X Edition which provides a whole new customer solution featuring the most popular options straight from the factory,” said Craig Scanlon, general manager, Recreational Off-Road Vehicles for Polaris. “This vehicle is the most complete RZR ever built, combining the ultimate
The RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition has the most power, most comfort and
most premium options ever offered on a RZR. The vehicle features the
first high output engine on a RZR, a 94 horsepower ProStar™ 900 Twin EFI
engine coupled with a stainless steel SLP® exhaust; a long wheelbase for a
smoother ride; comfort features such as premium Walker Evans 2.5 inch Body Rear Shocks, Electronic Power Steering and PRP seats; and premium features such as a custom cab frame, factory-installed doors, dual removable cargo boxes, Bighorn tires on painted Walker Evans beadlock rims and a Jagged X-inspired graphics package
“Off-road racing is incredible proving grounds for our machines and Polaris has been working closely with one of the premier off-road racing teams, Jagged X, for a number of years,” said Donna Beadle, Polaris Off-Road Racing Team Manager. “Last year, for the introduction of the RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X raced a nearly-stock car for the Best in the Desert Series. The successful season,
which included five podiums in six races, showed the capability of the unit,
provided a whole new customer solution and is the inspiration for the
RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition.”
To give the new RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition more power, Polaris took
the class-leading 88 horsepower ProStar 900 that’s been powering the RZR
XP 900 and RZR XP 4 and made it a high output engine. Changes include
new profiles on the intake and exhaust camshafts, and the addition of stiffer
valve springs. These changes were paired with a new engine calibration and a
stainless steel SLP® exhaust with dual outlets for increased exhaust flow and
an aggressive race-inspired sound. To accommodate the power increase, the
clutches were updated with new weights to provide increased acceleration
performance. The ProStar 900 H.O. now boasts 94 HP, with acceleration on par with the RZR XP 900 and 17 percent faster acceleration (0-60mph) than
the RZR XP 4 900
Along with having more power, The RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition is the most comfortable side-by-side available due to its 26-inch longer wheelbase for a smoother ride and Walker Evans 2.5” Body Rear Shocks. For comfort in the cabin, Polaris added deep-bolstered, five-point, harness-ready PRP seats, the most-comfortable seats on the market, an easily-adjustable driver seat and more than an inch of additional legroom. To reduce rider fatigue and steering effort, the vehicle also features electronic power steering to tackle the toughest terrain.
As the most-premium RZR ever, the RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition offers thousands of dollars in factory-installed add-ons for incredible visual appeal and even more performance. Along with its black, blue and white Jagged X-inspired graphics, the vehicle sports matching factory-installed doors, Voodoo Blue painted suspension springs and valve cover, a race-inspired, color-matched, custom cab frame with integrated rear cab frame extension that wraps around the rear bed and Bighorn tires on Black painted Walker Evans beadlock wheels with color-matched beadlock rings. For added storage, the unit also features
weather-sealed, dual cargo boxes in the rear cab area that have lockable lids
and are easily removed.
The RZR XP 900 H.O. Jagged X Edition will be available at Polaris dealerships in very limited quantities in late January.
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