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    Polaris Sportsman Steel Plow

    Polaris Industries Inc. has acquired Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., a Wisconsin-based company that builds ATV and UTV accessories. This acquisition adds Kolpin to Polaris’ growing parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    “Acquiring Kolpin Outdoors, Inc. creates a multitude of growth opportunities for our PG&A business, which is a key contributor to Polaris’ top-line growth and profitability,” says Steve Eastman, Polaris’ vice president of PG&A. “Kolpin is a trusted brand among ORV riders, hunters, outdoorsmen, and landowners who value the quality and reliability Kolpin builds into their powersports accessories. Their lineup of exceptional products and deep consumer and retail relationships will help Polaris expand our aftermarket accessories portfolio and enhance our traditional and online distribution channels. ”

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      Polaris Boy Scouts Partnership

      Polaris Industries Inc. has entered a 10-year, exclusive partnership with the Boy Scouts of America 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,” says 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.”

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        Jagged X Mint 400

        Photo courtesy Ernesto Araiza/UTVUnderground.com

        This past weekend, Polaris RZRs picked up wins in three different series across the country. From Best in the Desert’s The Mint 400, to WORCS Round 3, to the first side-by-side race in GNCC, RZRs found the top step of the podium.

        The Mint 400 is the oldest, roughest, most spectacular off-road race in North America and has attracted thousands of racers and celebrities who have tried to master the harsh Nevada desert. This year, Polaris, once again, sponsored the race and had one of their sponsored teams took top honors in the Pro Class, Jagged X’s Brandon Scheuler and Blake Van De Loo, in the No. 1919 RZR 4 900. Despite their terrible draw of the 28th starting position, Scheuler piloted the No. 1919 to victory for his first Mint win, fourth BITD win in a row and second this season.

        Read our Polaris RZR XP 1000 Review

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          Chris Robinson TORN

          Chris Robinson won the TORN opener. (Photo by PD Mokry Photography)

          The 2014 ATV Racing series has officially started and Polaris’ new ATV factory racing teams were out in full force.

          The Texas Off-Road Nationals (TORN) Round 1 was held in Boyd, Tex. the first weekend in March. UXC Rider Chris Robinson piloted his Scrambler XP 1000 to a first-place finish. The course was a 5.5-mile loop consisting of whooped out sand sections, a few tight wooded areas, some dry creek beds and a few rocky hill climb sections.

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            2013 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI Polaris Industries has initiated a recall of the Ranger 500 EFI and the four-seater Ranger Crew 500 EFI because of a risk of the throttle cable melting. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, heat from the exhaust pipe may damage the cable, causing a loss of throttle control. Polaris has received one report of a throttle failing to return to idle after accelerating. The operator lost control and was thrown from the Ranger, scraping a shin.

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