Polaris Industries paints a better picture

  Polaris Industries is patching up its painting facilities after a debacle involving cost-cutting by executives that underestimated motorcyclists’ penchant for a glossy finish. The company is now buying a building near Sturgis, South Dakota, to use as additional liquid paint capacity for Indian and Victory motorcycles. This follows the debacle where executives cut about …

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Polaris India boss Pankaj Dubey on an indian Scout

Indian Motorcycle assembled in India

Indian Motorcycle could be assembled in India for the local market from 2018 under expansion plans by owner Polaris Industries. Polaris India boss Pankaj Dubey dropped the first hint in July when opening the third Indian Motorcycle dealership in the country and he has been more emphatic at the opening of the fourth dealership. “We …

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Polaris head honcho Peter Alexander joins riders for the first Brisbane Victory and Indian Motorcycles shop ride.

Indian Motorcycles riders’ group offers more

A gift registry and mapping software that puts Victory and Indian Motorcycles owners in touch with other owners are part of a new riders’ group program. While American Pickers TV star Mike Wolfe announced the new Indian Motorcycles owners’ group today at Daytona Bike Week, Indian Motorcycles Australia country manager Peter Harvey confirmed they are …

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Polaris WV850 with Terrain Armor tyres

Polaris adds world-first puncture-free tyres

The Polaris Sportsman WV850 features the world-first application of Terrain Armor army-spec tubeless, puncture-less tyres on a civilian vehicle. And the revolutionary tyres could be coming to motorcycles down the track. The honeycomb-structured tyres are non-pneumatic so they can even withstand a bullet without stopping the rider in their tracks. They have been used in …

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Indian and Victory new showroom

A former Lamborghini showroom will become the new home for Victory and Indian motorcycles in Brisbane late next month. Polaris Industries followed up their company-owned Sydney and Melbourne stores with their own showroom in Brisbane and are expected to do the same in Perth next year. The current Victory dealer in Brisbane is Rollies Speed …

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Indian to grow Polaris profit

Indian Motorcycles are the key to growth success for Polaris Industries. The American snowmobile and off-road vehicle company bought Indian Motorcycles in 2011 and has invested heavily in moving production from North Carolina to Iowa and developing and launching a totally new range of bikes. The Indian Chief Classic, Vintage and Chieftain will face their …

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Indian motorcycle video

The rundown to the eagerly awaited new Indian motorcycle next month continues with the company releasing a four-minute film called The Spirit of Munro. It pays tribute to Kiwi Burt Munro who broke the under-1000cc land-speed record in 1967 at Bonneville on his 1920 Indian and was the subject of the popular Anthony Hopkins movie, …

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