Polaris India has bagged third position in the highest Rally Raid in the world, the 14th edition of RAID DE HIMALAYA, and first in the Moto Quad category
Online PR News – 17-October-2012 – National – A name that marks the presence of robustness and ruggedness in the Indian power sports market, Polaris India has set another milestone by bagging the third position at Raid De Himalaya, and first in the Moto Quad category. Rolling ahead on the path of adventure and sports, Polaris India- the pioneer in off road industry in India, has emerged successful in the most grueling event on the Indian motorsports category, the highest Rally Raid in the world.
This thrilling event commenced on 5th Oct at Shimla, covered the following route: Shimla – Manali – Spiti – Lahaul - Rohtang – Kaada – Pang – Tang-Nangla - Kaumik – Kabo –Ladakh – Zanskar – Leh/Srinagar. The event was open to Indian and Foreign Motorcycles, Quads and 4 Wheelers.
Raj Singh Rathore, who drove RZR® S 800 brought home pride, after winning the Moto Quad category and bagging an overall third position. He has already been a two time winner in Raid De Himalaya. Also, representing Polaris was Jess David, who rode Sportsman® 550 and stood at 7th position OVERALL & 2nd position in Moto Quad category. Earlier, he had won the Desert Storm 2010 bike category and other races too.
On the success of Polaris at Raid de Himalaya, Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India said, “I am elated at the triumphant victory of Polaris at a race of marathon proportions. This win further affirms Polaris’ leading position in the Indian market, and proves why Polaris deserves all the love and admiration it has received for its products. This win is a testimony to the brand that has come be known for its spirit of adventure as well as the people who are so passionate for Polaris.”
14th version of Raid De Himalaya witnessed a participation of 33 vehicles in Extreme Moto Squad category including 3 foreign brands, 50 entries in Extreme 4 Wheeler and 60 Entries in Adventure 4 Wheeler. The robust and rugged Polaris vehicles maintained their poise and position throughout the 5 day long competition while passing through some of the most challenging conditions on the earth.
About Polaris Industries Inc.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the power sports industry with annual 2011 sales of $2.7 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® 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. Polaris 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 Mid-Cap 400 stock price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicles accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polarisind.in