Income Down in Polaris 3Q 2016 Financial Report

Highlights : Motorcycle retail sales increased high-single digits percent, and as expected, ORV retail sales were down high-single digits during the quarter. Total Company North American retail sales were down nine percent for the quarter, in-line with expectations. ORV dealer inventory was down 16%, year-over-year. Total dealer inventory was down 10%. Third quarter results included […]

Polaris Celebrates Life of Co-Founder David Johnson

Polaris employees and Polaris riders worldwide are celebrating the life and mourning the passing of one of the company’s co-founders, David Johnson. He passed away yesterday in Roseau, Minn., after an extended illness. He was 93 years old. Since he helped start Polaris in the early 1950s, David focused his career on product engineering and […]

‘Grizzly’ Sets World Record on Victory Cross Country Tour

Victory Motorcycles is proud to announce that Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita has achieved a new world record by riding across five continents in less than 120 days aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour. Grizzly covered roughly 47,390 miles in 72 riding days and 13 hours by the time he reached a celebration in his […]

Indian Sales Up, Overall Sales Down in Polaris Industries 2016 Q1 Report

Polaris Industries posted its financial report for the first fiscal quarter of 2016. Sales are down five percent in Q1 2016 compared to year-ago totals, down to $983 million from $1,033.3 million in 2015. Net Income took a bigger hit, down 47 percent at $46.9 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, compared to 2015 Q1 […]

Celebrate the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week With Indian Motorcycle

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (Feb 22, 2016) – Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, loves making history at Daytona, whether it’s winning the first Daytona 200 or drawing the best crowds with our Daytona Bike Week events. This year Indian again has a full schedule of events, including demo rides, new models, vintage & custom bike […]

New Model Preview – 2016 Victory Magnum X-1

2016 Victory Magnum X-1 Ingredients for a sound performance text by Dain Gingerelli photograph courtesy of Victory Motorcycles With all the noise that came from Polaris Industries’ Indian camp this past year or so, it was only a matter of time before the other motorcycle company from Minnesota broke its silence. And when Victory Motor­cycles […]

2015 Victory Motorcycles New Bike Specs – Preview

NEW BIKE SPECS • by Steven Wyman-Blackburn The fact that Polaris industries’ first venture into the motorcycle world turned 15 years old last year is a pretty big deal. Victory’s base of operations is rooted in a country that prides itself for developing some of motorcycling’s firsts (some argue best) products, and putting them on […]

The All New Indian Motorcycle Thunder Stroke 111 Engine

Indian Motorcycle, the first American motorcycle company, announced the details of the all new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine that will power the model year 2014 Indian Motorcycle. The new engine was publicly unveiled to a gathering of press and motorcycling fans on Saturday, March 9 at Daytona Bike Week. This marks yet another critical milestone […]

Victory Motorcycle Dealers Ranked Highest

MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA – May 2, 2011 – The Victory Motorcycle brand from Polaris Industries, Inc. maintained its top ranking in the newly released 2011 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index® (PSI®) U.S. Motorcycle Industry Benchmarking Study. Harley-Davidson finished second, while Ducati and Triumph tied for third, followed by BMW and Yamaha, all of which scored above […]