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Polaris Introduces 2010 Off-Road Line Up

Model year 2010 continues where model year 2009 left off with another year of exciting and innovative Off-Road offerings.

Model year 2009 brought the most-significant product launch in Polaris RANGER history with the introduction of the next generation RANGER utility vehicles that worked EVEN harder and rode EVEN smoother. For 2010, the line is more powerful with the addition of the 500 H.O engine for the RANGER 4x4 (now called RANGER 500 H.O.) and 800 EFI engine for the RANGER 800 XP, RANGER 800 HD, RANGER 800 CREW and RANGER 800 6x6. The new RANGER 800 XP also will have a power steering model available for the 2010 model year.

Polaris also expanded the new RANGER XP chassis, upgraded ergonomics and dual A-Arm front suspension to all full-size RANGER vehicles, including the six-passenger RANGER 800 CREW and RANGER 800 6x6. As part of the upgrades, the RANGER 800 CREW gets increased front and rear leg room by two inches, and RANGER 800 6x6 is updated with a new harder-working, truck-like job box between the cargo box and cab, one-ton total payload, and a fully-independent front, middle and rear suspension.

New additions to the RANGER family include the hardest working, smoothest riding Midsize RANGER 400 and the clean and quiet, electric RANGER EV. These two-passenger units share many of the features of their full-sized counterparts: On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, heavy-duty front end protection, high ground clearance, and the longest suspension travel in their classes. The RANGER 400 fits in the bed of a pickup truck and offers a 455cc high output carbureted engine with 29 horsepower, 40 mph top speed, 500 lbs of cargo capacity, 1,000 lbs payload and 1,250 lbs. of towing, making it a true “Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding” RANGER, at the value price of $7,999.

Sharing the same Midsize chassis as the RANGER 400, is the all-new RANGER EV Electric Side-by-Side. The RANGER EV is the smoothest riding electric vehicle on the market with the longest travel suspension in its class, eight inches front and nine inches rear; high ground clearance at 10 inches; and an Independent Rear Suspension for smooth travel in the roughest terrain. Built for clean and quiet operation, the RANGER EV has a 30 horsepower electric motor with the longest range (35-45 miles) due to its largest 11.5 kilowatt battery pack, 25 mph top speed and two hours of riding time between charges. Hardest working features include a 500 lb Lock & Ride cargo box, 1,250 lb. towing and 1,000 lb. total payload.

Along with offering a full line of RANGER utility vehicles to fit every customer’s needs, Polaris also has the ultimate line up for the recreational rider. Last model year, Polaris introduced the RANGER RZR S, the ultimate, pure-sport Side-by-Side built for the desert, dunes and open spaces to complement the 50-inch, trail-capable RANGER RZR. For 2010, RANGER RZR reaches a new top speed of 60 and both the RANGER RZR and RANGER RZR S feature a ROPS certified cab.

Last year, Polaris introduced the Sportsman XP models which received countless accolades from the industry. For 2010, the 99 percent new Sportsman XP chassis, motor and features have been expanded to the Sportsman 2-Ups with the introduction of the Sportsman 850 and 550 Touring EPS, and Sportsman 550 X2. Known as the most-comfortable 2-ups on the market, the 2010 Sportsman Touring models have standard electronic power steering and an exclusive shock absorbing passenger seat, the Polaris comfort ride seat suspension, for vastly-improved comfort.

The Touring models also have exclusive dual cup holders with tensioned beverage holders to secure rider’s and passenger’s beverages in place. The most-versatile Sportsman 550 X2 also will be available with the new Sportsman XP chassis improvements and 550cc engine with 42 horsepower. To round out the 2-Up line, Polaris is offering a value-priced Sportsman 500 H.O. Touring with the original Sportsman body style and features.

The 2010 Sportsman line up also includes the Sportsman 850 XP, Sportsman 850 XP EPS, Sportsman 800 EFI, Sportsman 800 Big Boss 6x6, Sportsman 550, Sportsman 550 EPS, Sportsman 500 H.O., Sportsman 400 H.O. and Sportsman 300.

Polaris’ 4x4 Sport and Value category, welcomes the redesigned the Trail Boss 330, Trailblazer 330 and Scrambler 500 4x4. All models have updated styling, improved ergonomics, 25 percent more-powerful lighting, thicker disc brakes with new master cylinder, remote fuel gauge and centralized front Hilliard (Scrambler 500 4x4 only). To maximize its utility, the Trail Boss 330 has been outfitted with Lock & Ride-capable steel racks and an increased suspension travel. The trail oriented Trailblazer and Scrambler 500 4x4 have a new suspension and chassis for better ride and handling on the trail. The Phoenix 200 rounds out the 4x4 Sport and Value line up.

In 2009, Polaris redesigned the Outlaw line up and will continue to offer the Outlaw 525 IRS, Outlaw 525 S and Outlaw 450 MXR for 2010. Youth riders can choose from three different, 4-stroke models from Polaris’ best-selling line of youth off-road vehicles, the Sportsman 90, Outlaw 90, Outlaw 50 and RANGER RZR 170.

“Polaris continues to stay on the gas with new products and enhancements to our existing ATV line,” said Matt Homan, vice president and general manager for Polaris Off-Road Vehicles.

“With products such as Touring models featuring the exclusive comfort ride seat suspension, more power for the RANGER utility line, a new Midsize RANGER and the introduction of Polaris’ first electric vehicle, RANGER EV, our 2010 product line up offers innovation, power and value for the most complete off-road vehicle offering in the industry.”

To support the 2010 Off-Road product line, PURE Polaris will have a wide variety of accessories available including cabs, plows, brushguards, storage and specialty items to get more out of your Polaris Off-Road Vehicle. In addition, PURE Polaris will offer a new Off-Road Jacket and Transform Pant that can be used in a wide variety of weather conditions.

About Polaris
With annual 2008 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry, and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs 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 theCompany 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

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