Polaris Sportsman Burn & Fire Hazard Recall

Polaris Sportsman Burn & Fire Hazard Recall

This recall involves all model year 2015 and 2016 Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 model all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) due to potential Burn and Fire Hazards. “Polaris” is printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 850” or “Sportsman 1000” is printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. The following models are included in…

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Polaris Recalls 13,500 RZR & General ROVs

Polaris Recalls 13,500 RZR and General ROVs

Name of Product being Recalled: 2016 – 2017 Polaris RZR 900, 1000, Turbo and General Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) Hazard: The vehicle engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby components can get too hot and cause the components to melt, and/or a contaminated brake master cylinder may cause unintended brake drag, posing burn and fire hazards. Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7…

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Polaris Developing Electric Indian Motorcycle

Polaris to introduce Indian Electric Motorcycle

After Polaris Industries Inc. announced in January that it would wind down the operations of its Victory motorcycle brand, the status of the company’s electric motorcycle program remained unclear. But now that has changed under Polaris’s Indian brand of Motorcycles. Polaris motorcycles division president Steve Menneto recently said that the Medina, Minn.-based company is planning to roll out electric motorcycles under the company’s growing Indian brand in the next four to five…

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Polaris Announces Kids 150cc Side by Side

Polaris releases 150cc ACE Kids SxS

Polaris has announced a single-seat Polaris ACE 150 EFI, the industry’s only single-seat youth model with a protective cab frame. Modeled after Polaris ACE vehicles, the new Polaris ACE 150 EFI gives kids and youth 10 years old and older the single-seat freedom enjoyed by their adult counterparts. It retails for $3,799 and is expected in dealerships by the end of March. “Polaris continues to innovate its youth line up to…

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Polaris Donates Engines to Technical College

Polaris Indian Motorcycle Engines Donation to WITC

New Richmond’s Power Sports program recently received two brand new Indian Scout motorcycle engines to use as teaching tools from Polaris in Osceola. According to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Instructor Dave Brown, the engines offer an excellent opportunity to show others what they’ll learn in his program. It also aids in classroom demonstrations and discussions. “I plan to partially disassemble one of the engines allowing learners to see the internal…

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Polaris to Shut Down Victory Motorcycles

Polaris Shutting Down Victory Motorcycle Brand

Polaris Industries, a global producer of motorcycles and off-road vehicles, is pulling the plug on its Iowa-made Victory Motorcycles brand, the company announced Monday. The brand launched in 1998 and attempted to compete head-to-head with Harley Davidson. Victory assembles its motorcycles at its Spirit Lake plant. It was not immediately clear how many local jobs would be impacted by Victory’s elimination. In April 2011, Minnesota-based Polaris acquired Indian Motorcycle, the nation’s…

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Polaris Sportsman 570 Fuel Rail Recall

Polaris Sportsman 570 ATV Fuel Rail Recall

This recall involves model year 2014 through 2016 Sportsman 570 Touring and X2 model ATVs and model year 2017 Sportsman 570 6×6 model ATVs. The recalled ATVs have one or two seats with four or six tires. “Sportsman” and the model type are printed on the side of the steering column and “Polaris” is printed near the front grill. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The vehicle identification numbers…

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Polaris Wins $20M Canadian Special Forces Contract

Polaris Wins $20M Canadian Special Forces Contract

Canada’s special forces will be receiving a fleet of new combat vehicles that resemble a dune buggy on steroids. The vehicle, designed with the help of NASCAR engineers, will be able to carry up to nine commandos. Polaris Industries of the U.S. has been awarded the $20 million contract to deliver 78 of what Canadian special forces are calling the Ultra Light Combat Vehicle or ULCV. The first 52 vehicles…

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3 Arrested in Victory Motorcycle Fraud Scheme

Victory Dealer Fraud Scheme

Only nine months after police began investigating the possibility that a local company was committing fraud and larceny, three people have been arrested. After a joint investigation between Connecticut State Police, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command, two employees and the owner of Shark Cycle, a former Stafford Springs business, have been charged with identity theft, fraud and larceny. Police arrested owner Robert Charland, 53, and employees Risa Bazinet, 26, and…

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Stolen Bike Craigslist Ad Leads to Police Chase

Stolen Motorcycle Craigslist ad leads to police chase

A man was sent to the hospital after he crashed an allegedly stolen motorcycle early Tuesday morning while leading police on a chase in southwest Houston. The incident began about 4 a.m. near Woodhead and West Gray near the River Oaks Shopping Center, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department. Crowson said a man told investigators his motorcycle had been stolen a few days ago and he noticed…

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