Camp RZR 2015

Camp RZR is coming back to Brimstone! The world’s greatest trail riding celebration is hitting Huntsville, Tennessee on September 18 and 19.  Join the action, and Ride to Rock with more than 300 miles of trails.

Dates: September 18-19

Location: Brimstone Recreation – Huntsville, TN

Prizes and more! – This year at Camp RZR Brimstone® the more you ride, the more you win with up to $200K in rider giveaways.

Epic live music each night from all-starts Jon Pardi & Jake Owen

Get tickets and learn more at CampRZRBrimstone.com.

Ride Activities:

  • Searching for Sasquatch – presented by Jack Links
  • Sign up for text alerts to get clues on where to find Sasquatch on Friday from 2pm-4pm.  Find all 3 to be entered to win a years worth of Jack Links Beef Jerky.
  • Run & Gun – presented by FOX
  • Think biathlon but with a Polaris RZR twist!  There will be 2 paintball stations where you have to hit the target before you can move on.  Join us at the RZR Ridge (Half Cabin Overlook) on Saturday from 11am-3pm to participate.  Must be 18 and wear a helmet.  All participants will receive more entires to the grand prize giveaways.
  • RZR Ridge – presented by MTX Audio
  • Enjoy complimentary snacks while you take in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains Saturday 3-5pm.  Be on the look out for Old Dominion to do an acoustic set.
  • Camp RZR Breakfast Club
  • Join us for a group ride along the winding trails of Brimstone® and enjoy a complimentary breakfast with scenic views of the Appalachian Mountains. All are welcome to join.  Meet in the event area at 7:30am Saturday morning.

2014.5 Polaris Sportsman ACE

Polaris Sportsman ACE single seat sit-in ATVWhen I got back from Texas where I was test driving the 2014.5 Polaris Sportsman ACE, I showed my wife Robin some video footage of the new machine. She said, “I’d like to drive one of those.” Wow, Polaris really does get their target audience. They wanted to build a machine that would appeal to the everyday motorist and introduce them to off-roading. Robin could step right out or her WRX and into the ACE and feel right at home. That Robin would be attracted to this cute, new little machine by Polaris will come as no surprise to Polaris’ David Longren, vice president of Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “In creating the Sportsman ACE, we wanted to not only appeal to current off-road enthusiasts, but develop a vehicle that brings new customers to off-road recreation,” said Longren. ” We accomplished this by coupling an easy-to-use, nimble platform with a confident and secure ride that, together, provides drivers of all experience levels a new way to experience the outdoors.” At first glance, the Sportsman ACE looks like a single seat version of the ubiquitous Polaris RZR side-by-side. But Polaris emphasizes the “revolutionary, sit-in chassis” of the Sportsman ACE because the primary architecture is not that of the RZR. It comes from the Polaris Sportsman ATV, which is a utility quad. Because the ACE is the only Sportsman that places its riders in a car seat where they can’t shift weight for cornering and for negotiating side hills like you can on a quad, they had to significantly lower the center of gravity with a mid-engine and much lower seat position.Polaris Sportsman ACE single seat sit-in ATV crossing mud hole In addition, the seat is centered side-to-side, which also helps with vehicle balance. Another goal for this newbie-friendly, off-road machine was to make it easy to get in and out of. While experienced motorheads may like the idea of climbing into a cockpit like you do with the RZR, it can be an imposition to the casual rider. McPherson style front struts helped make this ingress and egress requirement happen by leaving enough room behind the front wheels for nice curb-less door openings on both sides. Even with a low center of gravity, the ACE suspension provides an impressive 10.25 inches of ground
clearance, which we put to good use on our test rides in Marble Falls, Texas where we frequently drove over bowling-ball sized rocks and negotiated deep ruts. The suspension also provides 9.5 inches of rear travel due to its fully independent rear suspension (IRS), twin tube shocks and adjustable preload. The suspension works well, but it’s better on a Sportsman
quad, which lets you take advantage of an additional suspension system, your bent knees. Powering the Sportsman ACE is an all-new 32 horsepower ProStar Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) Engine featuring an internal counter-balance shaft for smooth, vibration-free power. Dual overhead camshafts and a 4-valve cylinder head deliver solid power with nearly instant throttle response. The engine is designed to reduce internal friction, which means it’s quiet and very fuel-efficient. The Sportsman ACE has a unique ROPS cab frame to deliver peace of mind previously found only on side-by-sides. In our testing, we noticed that the
trapezoidal shape of the roll cage, not possible in a side-by-side, allows the ACE to get through brushy trails with a minimum of brush contact. This can be important for a machine designed to travel ATV trails. The high-backed, well bolstered bucket seat is both comfortable and secure. The seat adjusts 4 inches front to back, which is another feature drivers are accustomed to in their cars and will be appreciated when finding a comfortable position for off-road driving. Also adjustable is the steering wheel, which
has 3.5 inches of tilt adjustment. The Sportsman ACE is equipped with the Polaris On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, which, when switched on, automatically engages when needed. Of course we had to test the four wheel drive by finding some deep mud holes, which the ACE handled quite well. The AWD system together with exceptional ground clearance and hi-lo transmission selection makes the ACE a true off-road performer. Overall Polaris Sportsman ACE single seat sit-in ATV fits in truck bedI found the Polaris Sportsman ACE to be fun to drive. I appreciated the easy ingress and egress . The adjustable seat and steering wheel meant I could find the right setup for comfort and control. The 32hp power plant provided good acceleration for this light, one-person machine. The low center of gravity and well balanced suspension felt stable when taking corners at aggressive speeds, which means it doesn’t require advanced driving skills to keep
it upright. With all of these features at only $7,499 it looks like Polaris has another winner.

RZRs Fill Podium at WORCS Round 6

Minneapolis, July 14, 2014- Iron Mine Motorcross Park, in Cedar City, Utah hosted WORCS Racing Round 6 for the first time and Polaris Factory Racers, once again filled the Podium.  

Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic in his Cognito Motorsports RZR XP 1000 would capture his first win of the season. Beau Baron, another Polaris Factory Racer, in his Holz/Maxxis/Polaris RZR XP 1000 would take second. Polaris Factory Racer RJ Anderson in his Holz/Walker Evans/Polaris RZR XP 1000 would take third with Polaris Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr. taking fourth. The top five finishes in the Pro SxS class would be RZRs and the competition is heating up with just three races remaing.

The next WORCS race is in Straddleline, Washington, August 1-3.

About Polaris

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.

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 vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.