- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dec 11, 2014—Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII), celebrating 60 Years of Innovation, today announced that its awe-inspiring new 2015 Polaris Slingshot ™ three-wheeled roadster will make an appearance at this weekend’s Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in New York City. You can find Slingshot in Booth #661 at the Javits Center beginning Friday at 1 p.m. and running through Sunday at 5 p.m.

2015 Polaris Slingshot & Slingshot SL Overview Slingshot™ is powered by a 2.4 liter dual-overhead cam engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. It features a high strength steel spaceframe, a lightweight aluminum swingarm, and a carbon fiber reinforced drive belt. With a dry weight of less than 1,700 lbs., a very low center of gravity, and an engine that produces 173 horsepower, Slingshot™ delivers heart pounding acceleration and astonishing cornering power. Slingshot™ has advanced motorcycle features such as electronic stability and traction control, 3-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LED taillights, forged aluminum roll hoops, and 3-point seat belts. Slingshot™ can also be personalized with premium accessories that are designed for your vehicle: larger tires with forged aluminum wheels, media console, windscreens, and vehicle covers.

Slingshot is available in a “Titanium Metallic” paint scheme and features cast aluminum 17 inch wheels upfront and an 18 inch wheel in the rear. Slingshot SL is offered in “Slingshot Red Pearl” and comes equipped with 18 inch wheels in front and a monster 20 inch rear wheel – all in forged aluminum. The SL model also includes a windscreen, integrated backup camera, and a six-speaker Bluetooth-enabled audio system - all of which are available as upgrade options on the base Slingshot model.

“We are pleased to share Slingshot’s unique styling and its head turning exhilaration with motorcycle enthusiasts in the New York area this weekend,” said Mike Jonikas, VP for Slingshot. “With its open-air cockpit, Slingshot delivers a 360 degree rush of sights, sounds, and smell that motorcyclists crave, while its three-wheel stance and side-by-side seating offer an entirely new driving experience. This awesome roadster makes you want to charge every corner, and never look back.”

Pricing and Availability The 2015 Slingshot and Slingshot SL are available at Slingshot dealers across the U.S. and Canada now, with a starting MSRP of $19,999 and $23,999 respectively. Contact your local Polaris Slingshot dealer for details and availability.

NOTE: Slingshot™ is a 3-wheeled motorcycle. It is not an automobile, it does not have airbags, and it does not meet automotive safety standards. Three-wheel vehicles may handle differently than other vehicles, especially in wet conditions. Always wear helmets and fasten seat belts. Driver may need a valid motorcycle endorsement. Don’t drink and drive.

ABOUT POLARIS® INDUSTRIES Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P; Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

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

CONTACT: Skyya Communications

Rebecca Kufrin, 952-746-1309





SOURCE: Polaris Industries Inc.

Copyright Business Wire 2014

PUB: 12/11/2014 07:00 AM/DISC: 12/11/2014 07:00 AM


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