Minneapolis, May 7, 2008 -The Outlaw 525 IRS is seeing successes abroad. In the recent Dakar Series, the Outlaw 525 IRS finished on the podium in First and Third place.
The race, which took place in Hungary and Romania, consisted of extremely difficult terrain which proved no match for the Independent Rear Suspension of the Outlaw 525 IRS. France's Hubert Deltrieu won the race aboard his Outlaw 525 IRS, two weeks after winning the prestigious Lybia Desert Challenge. Along with Deltrieu's Outlaw, five other Outlaw 525 IRS ATVs were amongst the 18 starters, with all six finishing within the top 11. The Overall Lady win went to Camelia Liparoti of Italy who also piloted an Outlaw 525 IRS.
With annual 2007 sales of $1.8 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all terrain vehicles (ATVs), including the Polaris RANGER(tm), 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 cruiser and touring motorcycle 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 is available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at http://www.polarisindustries.com.