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    Snowmobile Sales

    According to the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA), snowmobile sales for North America grew in 2014-15.

    Supported by a strong snowmobile sales season and great snow cover in 2013-2014, sales of new snowmobiles in 2015 grew 8% in the United States and 4% in Canada.

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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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            Clean Snowmobile Challenge

            (Photo courtesy Michigan Tech/Bill Ray)

            The 16th Annual SAE Snowmobile Challenge was held at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. from March 3-7, 2015.

            This year 21 teams from the US and Canada and one from Finland participated in the weeklong event. The members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association: Arctic Cat, Bombardier Recreational Products, Polaris, and Yamaha were proud Gold-level sponsor of the event. Representatives from the Manufacturers were involved in the event and supported the skilled students participating from the Universities and Colleges from around the world.

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