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April 14, 2015

2015 Polaris Ranger Crew Diesel Preview

Diesel-powered side-by-side vehicles like the John Deere Gator 855D and Kawasaki MULE 4010 Diesel won't stand a chance when pitted against the all-new 2015 Polaris Ranger Diesel, available in both standard, single-row configuration and optional, multi-passenger (Crew) configuration. [more]

February 10, 2015

2015 Polaris 800 Rush Pro-S Preview

Polaris made some big changes to its performance lineup for 2015. Although styling may lead you to think otherwise, the machine itself and the feeling you'll get on the trail are pretty different. [more]

January 06, 2015

2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS Desert Edition Preview

Polaris made a lot of people very excited last year with the launch of the all-new RZR XP 1000 sport side-by-side vehicle. And those who've actually tried it out are raving about its amazing handling and phenomenal performance. Competitors like the Can-Am Maverick 1000R and Arctic Cat Wildcat X need to take the threat very seriously. [more]

December 15, 2014

Top 10 Best Snowmobiles of 2015 presents the top 10 best snowmobiles of 2015. These purpose- built machines have all the necessary attributes to excel in their respective segments, and they naturally deliver above-average performance. [more]

November 18, 2014

2015 Polaris RZR S 900 Preview

Polaris' trailblazing sport side-by-side vehicle has enjoyed huge success since launching seven years ago. And for 2015, it gets even better. [more]

October 01, 2014

Polaris opens new assembly plant in Poland

Polaris Industries has just inaugurated a brand new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. It's the company's first-ever plant to produce off-road vehicles outside of North America. [more]

April 08, 2014

2014 Polaris Ranger Crew 900 Preview

Compared to the 2013 Ranger Crew 800 EFI, the new 2014 Polaris Ranger Crew 900 is 50% more powerful and can tow up to 907 kg (2,000 lbs). The engine now sits under the rear cargo box to make this multi-passenger side-by-side utility vehicle one of the quietest in its class, while the numerous storage compartments come in very handy. [more]

March 03, 2014

2014 Polaris 550 Indy Adventure Preview

Polaris' legendary Indy family, which was resurrected last year, expands in 2014 with as many as nine new models -- arguably none more versatile than the 550 Indy Adventure, which borrows its name and some features from the more powerful 600cc and 800cc Switchback Adventure models. [more]

February 18, 2014

2014 Polaris Indy Voyager Preview

Polaris' legendary Indy family, which was resurrected last year, expands in 2014 with as many as nine new models and the return of another classic name to fill a niche: Voyager. While the philosophy is the same -- getting you out into the wilds and back again for light utility duties -- today's version is lighter, faster, and more nimble than the original. [more]

January 27, 2014

2014 Polaris 800 Rush Pro-R Preview

Are you a performance-minded snowmobile enthusiast looking for a missile to scorch some bumpy trails? There's great selection out there this year. Returning with no major changes except a sleek new white package, the 2014 Polaris 800 Rush Pro-R takes sharp handling and quick acceleration to new levels. [more]

December 09, 2013

2014 Polaris 800 Indy SP Preview

The legendary Indy family, which made its return to the Polaris lineup in 2013, is all about working the trails and, well, doing actual work. Its most powerful member, the new-for-2014 Polaris 800 Indy SP, delivers time-tested performance in a smooth, fun-to-ride sled that's big on utility and versatility. [more]

November 11, 2013

2014 Polaris Sportsman Touring 570 Preview

Polaris offers a number of Touring models for ATV riders who want to bring a passenger along. One of them is based on the all-new 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570, which we recently previewed here on [more]

October 28, 2013

2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 Preview

Polaris will tell you that the Sportsman 500 was nothing short of the best 4x4 ATV on the market -- until now. Meet the new 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570, which is available in one-up and two-up configurations (a preview of the latter is also coming to soon). [more]

October 14, 2013

2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 Preview

Polaris recently made a lot of people very excited with the launch of the all-new 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 sport side-by-side vehicle. Some of the first consumers who had the chance to try it out during DuneFest 2013 in Oregon raved about its amazing handling and phenomenal performance. [more]

May 06, 2013

2013 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS Preview

Fully intent on crushing every other premium utility side-by-side vehicle in the industry, Polaris returns with a next-generation Ranger XP for 2013. Expect this one to redefine the company's "Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding" motto, bringing even more muscle and capability to the trail. [more]

April 16, 2013

Recall on 2011 Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900

Polaris is recalling 937 RZR XP 900 side-by-side vehicles in Canada (all from the 2011 model year) due to a problem with the firewall, which can deform and melt after long exposure to heat from the engine. [more]

March 19, 2013

2013 Polaris Scrambler XP 850 H.O. Preview

Polaris steps up to the plate with an all-new, sportier Scrambler that promises to handle work and racing like few other machines. So, if you're looking for a high-performance ATV with all-wheel drive and plenty of capability, your search might just be over. [more]

February 25, 2013

2013 Polaris RZR 570 Trail Limited Edition Preview

When it comes to sporty side-by-side vehicles, the Polaris RZR (since its launch in 2007) has been a name to be reckoned with. For 2013, the manufacturer keeps pushing the envelope and has made a number of significant improvements across the line, including the addition of a Limited Edition model to the base RZR 570, a trail-oriented machine introduced barely one year ago. [more]

November 07, 2012

Polaris recalls 95 Pro-RMK snowmobiles

Nearly a hundred Polaris Pro-RMK 600 and Pro-RMK 800 snowmobiles from the 2013 model year are being recalled due to a front lower left shock bolt that may have been improperly tightened. [more]

October 02, 2012

Recall on 2013 Polaris Ranger 400

The throttle cable on 23 Ranger 400 SxS ATVs from the 2013 model year may have been manufactured without an inner liner, which could prevent the throttle from opening and closing normally. [more]

October 01, 2012

Polaris expands development facilities

Last Friday, Polaris Industries broke ground on an expansion of its Product Development Center near Wyoming, Minnesota, which has been pivotal in the company's ascent to the top of the global powersports market since opening in 2005. [more]

March 29, 2012

2013 Polaris snowmobiles: what's new

Polaris' snowmobile lineup has kept improving since the launch of the revolutionary Pro-Ride platform. This chassis uses a progressive-rate rear suspension with single shock that offers both firmer compression and larger travel than a traditional suspension. Meanwhile, the race-proven independent front suspension features a patented variable caster design that eliminates bump steer and improves overall handling. [more]

December 20, 2011

2011 Polaris Ranger XP 800 Review

In a world where four-wheelers all look a bit the same, one species stands out and delivers unique thrills. The 2011 Polaris Ranger XP 800 fits that bill. Designed for work and play, this side-by-side utility vehicle paves the way to a whole new realm of excitements and possibilities. [more]

March 26, 2011

2011 Polaris Sportsman Touring 550 EPS Review

After rejuvenating its entire ATV lineup in 2009, Polaris is taking on the 2-up, off-road segment with the Sportsman Touring 550 EPS based on the revolutionary XP chassis. [more]

March 01, 2011

2011 Polaris 600 Rush LX Review

Since the launch of the new Pro Ride chassis at the end of 2009, Polaris has kept impressing us with the constant evolution of its lineup and the remarkable quality of its products. For 2011, the American manufacturer is serving up no less then five models equipped with the Pro Ride rear suspension. The 600 Rush LX is part of this new vintage, a solo touring sled that arrives like a breath of fresh air in a slightly humdrum segment. [more]

February 18, 2011

2011 Polaris Rush Pro-R Review

Launched for 2010, the Polaris Rush aims to attract younger customers and revitalize the brand. The model not only met these expectations but also revolutionized the industry with its innovative style, ergonomics and rear suspension. [more]

December 03, 2010

2011 Polaris Ranger RZR 800 Review

With the 2007 launch of the stunning Polaris Ranger RZR 800, the very first purebred sport side-by-side vehicle in the world, the entire industry had no other choice but to follow in the footsteps of the innovative manufacturer. [more]

March 05, 2010

2010 Polaris 600 Rush Review

The new 600 Rush is rewriting the rules in terms of what we find normal on a snowmobile, with its unconventional and surprising style as well as its remarkable long-travel suspension system. The Rush is obviously designed to relaunch Polaris and break new ground. [more]

December 18, 2009

2010 Polaris ATV Lineup Preview

Following last year's complete overhaul of its utility ATV lineup, Polaris launches a major assault on the recreational segment with two new 2010 Ranger models and two Sportsman models, based on the extended XP chassis. In addition, the Trail Boss, Trail Blazer and Scrambler 4x4 all receive a facelift and some important upgrades. [more]

September 14, 2009

Polaris announces Ranger EV "Eco-Friendly" ATV

Known traditionally as "gas and oil" machines, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Side-by-Sides are also starting to "go green." Polaris Industries recently introduced their new RANGER EV, a Side-by-Side built specifically for clean and quiet operation. [more]

April 10, 2009

2010 Polaris Snowmobiles Preview

Since the introduction of the new IQ chassis in 2005, the constant evolution of Polaris snowmobiles has been nothing short of impressive, not to mention their quality levels. The company is at it again for 2010. Say hello to the hard-working 600 Widetrak IQ and the 600 Rush built on the revolutionary new Pro Ride chassis. [more]

April 04, 2009

2009 Snowmobile Show in Laval

The snowmobile industry is doing well despite the global recession, as evidenced by the attendance at 2009 snowmobile shows recently held in Western Canada. Here's what to look for at the 2009 Snowmobile Show at Place Forzani, in Laval, Quebec, which opens this Sunday, April 5 [more]

April 01, 2009

2009 Snowmobile Show, April 5 at Place Forzani

All 2010 models from the four manufacturers will be on display under one roof, a timely event coming at the end of an excellent season with great snow and riding conditions. Over 100 machines from Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo will be on display, as will be the gamut of new accessories and clothing, with specialist on site to answer all your questions. [more]

December 20, 2008

2008 Polaris FST Touring Review

Admittedly, American manufacturer Polaris surprised us last year with the introduction of the new IQ chassis and its numerous variations. After dominating the market for several years, the renowned firm had to completely revise its design and commercialization strategies. The rethink bore fruit, and the new crop is more mouthwatering than ever. Its chassis are valiant, its engines are efficient and its overall value meets the expectations of the brand's enthusiasts. The new FST Touring is no exception. It represents the future of the manufacturer in an increasingly popular class, that of the long, lazy trek. [more]

December 07, 2008

2009 Polaris ATVs Preview

As with its snowmobile lineup, Polaris is returning in force with its range of considerably improved ATVs and has a surprise in store for us. It's well known that the manufacturer never stops improving its products, year after year. [more]

October 17, 2008

2009 Polaris Sportsman XP 550 EFI Review (video)

The American manufacturer has announced a new and improved lineup of ATVs and has several surprises in store for us, such as the new Sportsman XP 550 EFI. You'll remember that the Sportsman 500, launched in 1996, was an immediate success thanks to a bunch of avant-garde features and a high-performance engine, one of the most powerful at the time. The revolutionary ATV has constantly evolved since then, and its engine is still Polaris's most popular today. [more]

May 27, 2008

2009 Polaris snowmobiles Preview (video)

The 2008 Snowmobile Show recently took place at Place Forzani, in Laval, Quebec. Winter sports enthusiasts were able to get a close look at the upcoming 2009 models from four different manufacturers. Here's a preview of the new 2009 Polaris snowmobiles. Since the introduction of the new IQ chassis, the American manufacturer keeps finding ways to impress consumers and the media. With ever-evolving products and surprising quality, the new and improved 2009 model lineup offers more power and performance. [more]

April 21, 2008

2009 Polaris IQ 800 Review (video)

Fans of high-performance snowmobiles have been eagerly waiting for it. Polaris is finally introducing the all-new IQ powered by the 800 HO Cleanfire. Adding this powerful 795-cc 2-stroke engine to the IQ family is big news, just like the launch of the IQ chassis last year. Since coming to market, the Cleanfire engines have never ceased to amaze us. The 800 HO is no exception; while boasting a ratio of nearly 200 hp per liter, it feels even more powerful than it actually is. In fact, this new mill generates 35 percent more mid-range power than the 700-cc unit and 20 percent more than the old 800 VES. With 154 horsepower on tap, it's quite simply the most potent 800-cc engine in the industry. [more]

January 21, 2008

2008 Polaris IQ Dragon First Impressions

The American manufacturer announces a new and improved line of snowmobiles for 2008, including several surprises like the new IQ Shift, which combines the performance of a 120-hp, 2-stroke, twin-cylinder engine with a ridiculously low price. Considering all the money you save upon purchasing your new sled, you can further customize it by selecting one of three graphics packages and then adding many of your favorite accessories. The IQ Shift is by far the most affordable 600-cc liquid-cooled snowmobile on the market. By offering such interesting value, Polaris is trying to reproduce the success of its popular Indy 500 of the 1980s and '90s. [more]