SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa, Oct 09, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Polaris Industries Inc. PII, -0.99%and local public officials gathered today at Polaris’ Spirit Lake, Iowa manufacturing facility to celebrate the launch of its Slingshot™ motorcycle into full production.
Slingshot has received significant attention since its introduction to the marketplace two months ago, offering an entirely new on-road driving and riding experience. Now, as Slingshot begins rolling off the production line, consumers will have the opportunity to experience this innovative new product for themselves.
“We continue to introduce new, innovative products and technologies that create opportunities for growth here and around the world. Today, we are excited to celebrate the revolutionary 3-wheel, Polaris Slingshot into full production here in Spirit Lake,” said Bennett Morgan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Polaris.
“Polaris is committed to both understanding the desired riding experience of our customers and then working to exceed those expectations,” said Brian Hines, Director of Operations at the Spirit Lake plant. “We could not be happier to produce such a high-quality vehicle at our Spirit Lake manufacturing facility.”
Initial shipments of Slingshot to Polaris dealers will commence by the end of this month.
With the production of Slingshot and increased production of other vehicles, Polaris announced in August it will add 300 jobs to its Iowa manufacturing facilities.
To find out more about Slingshot, visit www.polaris.com.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.
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