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Polaris Defense Delivers New Military All Terrain Vehicles
MV800 4X4 ATV Features New Engine Powered by Military JP8 Fuel

MINNEAPOLIS (September 26, 2007) — Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the Company has completed first production and received orders from the U.S. Department of Defense for its newest military vehicle, the MV800 4X4 ATV. The MV800 is Polaris' first military machine to feature the Patriot Engine™ with Electronic Direct Fuel Injection, The 760cc, 40hp spark ignition engine is powered by JP8, the U.S. military's standard fuel.
The new engine, developed in partnership with Australian based Orbital Corporation, provides the new MV800 ATV with a patented, unique technology that allows the engine to significantly surpass traditional, diesel compression engines in this size with almost twice the horsepower.  This produces an overall vehicle performance that is the same or similar to the Company's gasoline-powered family of Ultra-light Tactical Vehicles for the military. In addition to running on JP8, the Patriot Engine™ can operate on emergency fuels including gasoline, JP5 and highway diesel.

"The JP8 powered MV800 and its Patriot Engine™ are major steps for Polaris as we continue to strive to produce cutting-edge products that meet requirements defined by those serving to protect our country" said Mark McCormick, managing director, Polaris Defense. "Our Warfighters are operating in some of the world's harshest conditions. We are committed to providing them with vehicles that can make their job easier and increase their mission effectiveness. The MV800 is built to do just that."

The MV800 follows in the footsteps of the MV700, the lead model in the Polaris Defense family of gasoline-powered tactical vehicles. Polaris Defense has been successfully providing a family of vehicles to the U.S. Armed Forces since 2001. Established to provide vehicles, spare parts and training to the military, Polaris Defense is dedicated to supporting its customers with a total capability for the demanding needs they have in all environments worldwide.

About Polaris
With annual 2006 sales of $1.7 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 cruiser and touring motorcycle 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 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 is available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at http://www.polarisindustries.com.


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