Company Delivers First MVRS800 to the Army
MINNEAPOLIS (November 26, 2007) — Polaris Industries Inc. today
announced the Company has delivered a military version of Polaris'
"Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding" RANGER™ utility vehicle to the
U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
The MVRS800, is the newest addition to the Polaris family of Ultra
Light Tactical Vehicles produced for the military. It is powered by a
760cc, 40hp Patriot Engine™ that operates on JP8, the U.S. military's
standard fuel. This breakthrough engine was first introduced by
Polaris earlier this year on the militarized all terrain vehicle
(ATV), the MV800.
To withstand rugged terrain and the harsh environments the military
expects these vehicles to perform in, the MVRS features a rugged,
steel exoskeleton, high-capacity fuel tank, run flat tires and
completely sealed power train which can ford up to 30 inches of water.
For easy transport of soldiers or gear, the vehicle also has a front
storage rack, multiple D-rings, weapons storage and a rear bed with
fold-down sides. The rear bed is adaptable to accessories such as
litter racks and rear seating. Polaris also offers a gasoline powered
version of this vehicle called the MVRS700.
"Polaris continues to assess the needs of the Armed Forces
to provide them with vehicles that offer capability that can meet a
wide variety of needs," said Mark McCormick, managing director,
Polaris Defense. "The MVRS is based on our popular line of RANGER side
by side vehicles known for their toughness and smooth riding
capability. Basing the MVRS on the RANGER platform ensures a cost
effective Ultra Light Tactical Vehicle that can conquer the toughest
Polaris Defense has been successfully providing a family of vehicles
to the U.S. Armed Forces since 2001. Established to provide vehicles,
spare parts and training to the military, Polaris Defense is dedicated
to supporting its customers with a total capability for the demanding
needs they have in all environments worldwide.
With annual 2006 sales of $1.7 billion, Polaris designs,
engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs),
including 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 ATVs 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 motorcycle cruiser and
touring 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 the Company is included in the
S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products,
apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris
dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at