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    2016 Arctic Cat ZR Limited

    Arctic Cat says it plans to invest nearly $27 million in its manufacturing facilities in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, Minn., resulting in the creation of approximately 50 jobs.

    “We are excited to strengthen our Minnesota manufacturing footprint and position the company for continued long-term success,” says Christopher T. Metz, Arctic Cat president and CEO. “We will be adding a new state-of-the-art production line in Thief River Falls and expanding our engine manufacturing operations in St. Cloud, in order to meet the demand for our innovative, quality products. We are grateful to the local leadership of Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, and the state of Minnesota, for their support as we invest in our shared future.”

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      Timbersled Snow Bike

      Polaris gobbled up another interesting asset with the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. This Sandpoint, Idaho-based company produces snow bikes – basically a dirt bike outfitted with a snowmobile-like track. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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        Polaris RMK 408 Rosseau

        Jeff Pelowski, mayor of Roseau, Minn., has declared April 8 as Polaris RMK Day. The day’s date (4/08) reflects the 408-pound dry weight of the new 2016 Polaris 800 Pro-RMK 155, which is built at Polaris’ manufacturing facility in Roseau.

        “Roseau is the proud Birthplace of Polaris and home to the company’s snowmobile engineering and production facility,” Pelowski said. “April 4 – 4/08 – is the ideal day to celebrate the industry-leading innovation and amazingly light weight of the new PRO-RMK model that was developed by the Polaris staff right here in Roseau.”

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          2015 Polaris 800 RMK-Pro

          Polaris racers won 10 Pro classes – including every Stock and Modified class – and all three King of the Hill titles at the RMSHA Pine Creek Hillclimb on March 7-8 in Pinedale, Wyo.

          Polaris racers used this Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Assn. event as a strong final tune-up prior to the season’s premier event, the Jackson Hole [WY] World Championship Snowmobile Hillclimb, March 26-29.

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            Ski-Doo Limiter Strap

            BRP has developed a quick way to change the handling of a Ski-Doo mountain snowmobile with the flip of a lever. Riders can choose more or less chassis transfer to keep their skis higher or lower depending on snow conditions, terrain or riding style.

            The tMotion Adjustable Limiter Strap’s slim design fits tightly along the running board without intruding on the rider’s feet. It uses a unique spring-loaded cam to shorten or lengthen the limiter strap, which allows the lever to be very compact because it doesn’t directly move the strap. The net effect between short and long positions is significant; equal to two hole positions on a conventional limiter strap adjustment, letting a rider tune their snowmobile’s handling effortlessly.

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