Scott Sports of Sun Valley, Idaho recently announced their acquisition of Reima’s motorsports division, primarily Reima’s snowmobiling and street motorcycling apparel businesses. The deal includes Reima’s motorsports team in Finland and their country managers in both Scandinavia and North America. Frank Jornlin, Reima’s business leader for the USA and... Read more
While Polaris boasts about their “new” driveshaft design on their 2005 IQ chassis models (Fusion 900 & RMK 900) this hollow driveshaft was actually found on the 2004 Pro-X models, with little fanfare. This new design is two pounds lighter (that’s rotating mass) for quicker acceleration. It’s a full... Read more
In an effort to offer its customers more choices, excellent value and to better control their destiny as an ATV manufacturer, Arctic Cat has designed and will assemble its own ATV engine. It’s called the 650 H1, and it will debut on a new Arctic Cat 650 H1 4×4... Read more
Polaris CEO and president Tom Tiller recently broke ground at the site of the company’s future research and development center near Wyoming, Minn. Construction on the 100,000-square-foot facility has already started and is expected to be complete in Fall 2005. This new facility will serve as a hub for... Read more
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to defeat an amendment (proposed by Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey) to the Interior Appropriations bill that would have banned snowmobile use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The vote was 198 YES to 224 NO, far closer than it... Read more
After 37 years with Yamaha Motor Corporation, Jim Gentz, President of Yamaha Motorsports Group recently announced his retirement, effective July 1, 2004. As Motorsports Group President, Gentz has overseen nearly a decade of sales increases and steady market share growth in Yamaha motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, generator and accessories business.... Read more
The highlight of the weekend was the Saturday afternoon revival of the Polaris Thrill Team. In the late-1960s the original Thrill Team performed breathtaking stunts and precision riding at snowmobile races and winter festivals. During the 50th Anniversary Celebration, three riders performed the most famous stunt of all –... Read more
Arctic Cat Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has authorized the company to repurchase up to $20 million in additional shares of its common stock from time to time in open market transactions. This repurchase authorization represents approximately 800,000 shares, or about 4 percent of the company’s... Read more
Tri-City Polaris Inc. with locations in Centerville, Utah and Springville, Utah, is excited to announce a change in the way they look. In an effort to more closely identify their image with their primary focus (tested and proven performance products for the Polaris products they sell and service) they... Read more