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Polaris Revolver Concept Featured in North American International Auto Show Michelin Challenge Design™ Exhibit

Polaris RevolverMinneapolis, January 3, 2006 – Polaris Industries today announced the award-winning Polaris Revolver concept will be on display at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), as part of the Michelin Challenge Design™ exhibit.

Michelin North America, Inc. created the annual Michelin Challenge Design™ to celebrate, promote, publicize and give visibility to original creative thinking and innovation in vehicle design. Michelin offers the challenge to designers around the world, individuals and small and large companies, to enthusiastically create, bring forward and display, significant design work that would normally not have an opportunity to be shown at a major auto show.

“Polaris is pleased to have the Revolver as part of the Michelin Challenge Design™ display,” said Gary Laskin, product manager for the ATV Division at Polaris. “The Michelin brand tires on this vehicle are a key design element that enhances the concept’s on-road performance and fits with Michelin’s ‘Safety for Everyone’ theme for the competition.”

Originally designed for the European market, the Revolver concept was created to propose a new solution. Many of the ATVs sold in Europe are homologated for on-road use as “quadricycles.” Virtually all of today’s active, street-legal, homologated quadricycles are off-road vehicles that have been adapted for on-road use. The Revolver concept is a purpose-built vehicle designed to deliver both off-road performance and a new level of on-road capability.

Polaris RevolverRevolver provides an awesome new driving experience with an uncommonly urban edge of sharp, aggressive attitude. The design of the Revolver includes such appointments as supple Italian leather seating, low-profile “floating” fender designs, modular deep-dish alloy wheels and stunning “light ring” headlights. In addition, a state-of-the-art iPod® entertainment system keeps driver and passenger in tune. Every sculpted detail works in concert with one another to create a look and feel that reflects the unheard of experience and attitude this vehicle provides.

Other Revolver features include:

  • A powerful 500cc liquid-cooled 4-valve engine
  • Five-speed transmission, disc brakes and massive, beefy, Michelin tires that that deliver the maximum amount of mobility – both on- and off-road
  • A heavy-duty suspension with a radically lowered and widened stance result in superior cornering maneuvers on all types of terrain
  • Hydraulic steering dampener and long wheelbase increases stability on all surfaces
  • Designed for two riders

The Revolver concept made its International debut at the Paris Motorcycle Show in November 2005. The Motorcycle Design Association nominated the Revolver as one of eight vehicles to be considered for their “Best of Show” award.

About Polaris
With annual 2005 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Victory motorcycles and the Polaris RANGER for recreational and utility use.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ATVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the motorcycle cruiser marketplace. Polaris also 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 and Pacific Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.


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