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Polaris
1956-Present
In the winter of 1955, several men at a farm equipment shop in Roseau, Minnesota, took a grain elevator belt and some pieces of an old Chevy and built their first snowmobile. After selling the first model to make payroll, they continued to build what they called Sno-Travelers, which were larger than modern snowmobiles and could carry several people. They envisioned selling the machines to trappers, utility companies, and others who needed access to remote areas during winter.

In 1963, Polaris built their first front-engined snowmobile, designed more for recreation, called the Comet. After a successful test in Alaska (that nearly cost two employees their lives), they started selling the sled--and nearly bankrupt the company when components of the sleds failed and they failed to maintain traction on the snow in the lower 48 states. With some credit extensions, Polaris was able to get back on track with their Mustang and Colt models.

Snowmobiling reached a peak in popularity in the late 1960's and early 1970's, and Polaris led the way. As other manufacturers fell out of the game, Polaris continued to innovate, designing or improving upon such features as liquid cooled engines and independent fron suspension.

In 1980, a group of Polaris managers and investors bought Polaris from Textron, who had bought the company in the late 1960's. In 1985 they produced their first All-Terrain Vehicle, and in 1989 they introduced the Indy 500, which quickly became a legendary model. It was name Snowmobile of the Decade, and is still produced today.

Throughout the 1990's and the new millenium, Polaris continued to broaden it's product line, introducing Victory Motorcycles, Personal Watercraft (since discontinued), and broadening their ATV line. But snowmobiles remain at the heart of the Polaris Industries company.

The Legend of PolarisThe Legend of Polaris tells the story of the first 50 years of Polaris, their struggle to survive, their ascent to the top of the snowmobile market, and their forays into other markets.




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Polaris Snowmobiles
ATX
ATX - 1972
Apollo
Apollo - 1979, 1980
Centurion
Centurion Indy - 1981, 1982
Centurion - 1979, 1980
Charger
Charger SS - 1972
Charger TX - 1971
Charger 295 - 1973
Charger 400 - 1973
Charger 530 - 1973
Charger 127500 - 1969
Charger 129800 - 1969
Charger 130000 - 1969
Charger 131700 - 1969
Charger 137200 - 1969
Charger 138000 - 1969
Charger 139900 - 1969
Charger 150000 - 1969
Charger 163400 - 1969
Charger 7212900 - 1972
Charger 7214000 - 1972
Charger 7215400 - 1972
Charger - 1970, 1971
Cobra
Cobra 340 - 1978
Cobra 440 - 1978
Cobra - 1979
Colt SS
Colt SS 250 - 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974
Colt SS 295 - 1973
Colt SS 336 - 1974
Colt SS 340 - 1977, 1976, 1975, 1973
Colt SS - 1972
Colt 72C1700 - 1972
Colt 72C2500 - 1972
Colt 72C2900 - 1972
Colt 80 - 1967
Colt 100 - 1967
Colt 130 - 1967
Colt 140 - 1967
Colt 150 - 1967
Colt 175 - 1976, 1974, 1973
Colt 244 - 1978, 1977
Colt 250 - 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973
Colt 295 - 1974, 1973
Colt 340 - 1976, 1975
Colt 127500 - 1968
Colt 129200 - 1968
Colt 227500 - 1968
Colt 229700 - 1968
Colt 229800 - 1969
Colt 230000 - 1969, 1968
Colt 230300 - 1969
Colt 231700 - 1969
Colt 232000 - 1969
Colt 237100 - 1968
Colt 237200 - 1969, 1968
Colt 238000 - 1969
Colt 239900 - 1969
Colt 250000 - 1969
Colt 260600 - 1969
Colt 263400 - 1969
Colt 274400 - 1969
Colt - 1966
Cross
Cross Country - 1983
Custom II
Custom II 250 - 1974
Custom II 398 - 1974
Custom II 530 - 1974
Cutlass
Cutlass SS - 1981, 1982
Cutlass - 1981
Electra
Electra 250 - 1977, 1976, 1975
Electra 340 - 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974
Electra 432 - 1974
Electra 440 - 1977, 1976, 1975
FS
FS Classic / FST Classic - 2006
FS IQ Touring - 2008
FS Touring
FS Touring / FST Touring - 2006
FS Touring - 2009
FST
FST IQ Touring - 2008, 2010
FST Switchback - 2006
FST Touring - 2009
Frontier
Frontier Classic - 2003, 2004
Frontier Touring - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Galaxy
Galaxy - 1980, 1981
Gemini
Gemini - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983
IQ
IQ Cruiser - 2008
IQ Shift - 2008
IQ Turbo
IQ Turbo Dragon - 2009, 2010
IQ Turbo Drago - 2008
IQ Turbo LX - 2008
Indy
Indy Classic - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Indy Clsc
Indy Clsc Tour 2-Pass - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy Clsc Touring 2P - 1993, 1994, 1996
Indy EFI
Indy EFI RMK - 1996
Indy EFI SKS PdlTrack - 1995
Indy Lite
Indy Lite Deluxe - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Indy Lite GT 2-Passenger - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Indy Lite GT 2-Pass - 1997
Indy Lite GT - 1992
Indy Lite Tour 2-Pass - 1998
Indy Lite - 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Indy RXL
Indy RXL SKS - 1993
Indy RXL Touring 2-Pass - 1994, 1995
Indy RXL - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Indy Sport
Indy Sport GT - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Indy Sport SKS - 1994
Indy Sport - 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Indy Spt
Indy Spt Tour ES 2-Pass - 2001
Indy Spt Touring 2-Pass - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy StarLite - 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Indy Storm
Indy Storm RMK - 1996, 1997
Indy Storm SE - 1997
Indy Storm SKS PdlTrk - 1995
Indy Storm SKS - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Indy Storm - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Indy StrLt GT 2-Passenger - 1993, 1994
Indy Super Sport - 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy SuperTrak - 1992
Indy Trail
Indy Trail Deluxe - 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Indy Trail Dlx 2-Pass - 1994, 1995
Indy Trail ES - 1987, 1988, 1989
Indy Trail RMK - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy Trail SKS - 1988, 1989
Indy Trail SP - 1988, 1989
Indy Trail SuperTrak - 1989, 1990, 1991
Indy Trail Tour 2-Pass - 1999, 2000
Indy Trail - 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Indy Tran
Indy Tran Sport 2-Pass - 1997, 1998, 1999
Indy Tran Sport - 1996
Indy Triumph - 2000
Indy Trl
Indy Trl Dlx 2-Passenger - 1993
Indy Trl Touring 2-Pass - 1996, 1997, 1998
Indy Ult Touring 2-Pass - 1997, 1998
Indy Ultra
Indy Ultra RMK - 1996
Indy Ultra SKS - 1996
Indy Ultra SPX SE - 1997
Indy Ultra SPX - 1997
Indy Ultra SP - 1996, 1997
Indy Ultra - 1997, 1998
Indy WideTrak
Indy WideTrak GT 2-Pass - 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Indy WideTrak LX 2-Pass - 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy WideTrak 2-Passenger - 1993
Indy WideTrak - 1990, 1991, 1992
Indy XCF
Indy XCF SP - 2001
Indy XCF - 1997, 1998, 1999
Indy XCR
Indy XCR 120 - 2000
Indy XCR - 1993, 1994
Indy XLT
Indy XLT Classic - 1998, 1999
Indy XLT Limited - 1997, 1998
Indy XLT RMK - 1996, 1997
Indy XLT SKS PdlTrack - 1995
Indy XLT SKS - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Indy XLT Special - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Indy XLT Tour 2-Pass - 1999
Indy XLT Touring 2-Pass - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Indy XLT - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Indy 120 XC SP - 2001
Indy 340
Indy 340 - 1999, 2004
Indy 340 Deluxe - 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy 340 Touring 2-Pass - 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy 400
Indy 400 - 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Indy 400 Classic - 1988
Indy 400 SKS - 1988
Indy 440
Indy 440 - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Indy 440 XCR - 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999
Indy 440 SKS - 1993, 1994, 1995
Indy 440 XC - 1997
Indy 500
Indy 500 - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Indy 500 Classic - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy 500 EFI SKS - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Indy 500 EFI - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Indy 500 SKS - 1989, 1990, 1992, 1991, 1996, 1997
Indy 500 SP - 1990, 1991, 1992
Indy 500 RMK - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy 500 XC SP - 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy 500 XC - 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy 600
Indy 600 - 1985, 1986, 1987, 1984, 1983
Indy 600 Classic - 2001
Indy 600 Edge X - 2001
Indy 600 RMK 1.75 - 1999
Indy 600 RMK 2.00 - 1999
Indy 600 RMK - 1998, 2000, 2001
Indy 600 SE - 1985
Indy 600 LE - 1986
Indy 600 Touring 2-Pass - 2000
Indy 600 XC Deluxe - 2000
Indy 600 XC SP - 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy 600 XCR SE - 1997
Indy 600 XCR SP - 1996
Indy 600 XCR - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Indy 600 XC - 1997, 1998, 1999
Indy 600ClscTour 2-Pass - 2001
Indy 600
Indy 600 PROX - 2001
Indy 650
Indy 650 - 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Indy 650 SKS - 1988, 1989, 1990
Indy 650 RXL SKS - 1991, 1992
Indy 650 RXL - 1991, 1992
Indy 700
Indy 700 Classic - 2001
Indy 700 RMK 1.75 - 1999, 2000
Indy 700 RMK 136 - 2001
Indy 700 RMK 144 - 2001
Indy 700 RMK 2.00 - 1999, 2000
Indy 700 RMK - 1997, 1998
Indy 700 SKS - 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy 700 XC Deluxe - 2000
Indy 700 XC SP - 1999, 2000, 2001
Indy 700 XCR - 1998, 1999
Indy 700 XC - 1998, 1999
Indy 800
Indy 800 LE - 2001
Indy 800 RMK 1.75 - 2000
Indy 800 RMK 144 - 2001
Indy 800 RMK 151 - 2001
Indy 800 RMK 2.00 - 2000
Indy 800 RMK SP 144 - 2001
Indy 800 RMK SP 151 - 2001
Indy 800 XC SP - 2001
Indy 800 XCR - 1999, 2000, 2001
IndyTrail
IndyTrail - 1983
Lil'
Lil' Andy - 1965
Long
Long Track - 1983, 1984
LongTrak
LongTrak - 1985, 1986, 1987
LongTrk
LongTrk w/Reverse - 1987, 1988, 1989
Mustang
Mustang H12H - 1965
Mustang J90H - 1965
Mustang KA80H - 1965
Mustang 400 - 1973
Mustang 530 - 1973
Mustang 900 - 1966
Mustang 1000 - 1966
Mustang 1300 - 1967
Mustang 1400 - 1967, 1966
Mustang 1500 - 1967
Mustang 329700 - 1968
Mustang 330000 - 1968
Mustang 330300 - 1969
Mustang 337100 - 1968
Mustang 337200 - 1969, 1968
Mustang 338000 - 1969
Mustang 339900 - 1969
Mustang 350000 - 1969
Mustang 363400 - 1969
Mustang 7234000 - 1972
Mustang - 1970, 1971, 1972
Playmate
Playmate - 1970, 1971
RMK
RMK Shift 155 - 2008
S/S
S/S 340 - 1978
SS
SS - 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Sport Touring
Sport Touring 2-Passenger - 2002
Sport Touring - 2003, 2004
Sport - 1983
Sprint
Sprint ES - 1988, 1989, 1990
Sprint 340
Sprint 340 - 1986, 1987
Sprint 340 ES - 1986, 1987
StarTrak
StarTrak - 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
Star
Star - 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
Super
Super Sport - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
SuperSport
SuperSport - 2008
TC175
TC175 - 1974, 1975
TC244
TC244 - 1975
TC250
TC250 - 1974
TL-L
TL-L - 1980
TX
TX Charger - 1970
TX Colt - 1970
TX Playmate - 1970
TX-C
TX-C - 1980, 1981, 1982
TX-L
TX-L Indy - 1980, 1981, 1982
TX-L340
TX-L340 - 1978
TX-L
TX-L - 1979, 1981, 1982
TX250
TX250 - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
TX340
TX340 - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
TX440
TX440 - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
TX500
TX500 - 1974, 1975
TX
TX - 1979, 1980
Trail RMK
Trail RMK 136 - 2006
Trail RMK - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010
Trail Touring
Trail Touring Deluxe - 2005
Trail Touring / Trail Touring Deluxe - 2006
Trail Touring 2-Passenger - 2002
Trail Touring - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010
Turbo
Turbo LX - 2010
Turbo SwitchBack - 2008
Turbo Switchback - 2009
Vertical
Vertical Escape - 2003
Voyager
Voyager 2300 - 1967
Voyager 2400 - 1967
Voyager 2500 - 1967
Voyager 437100 - 1968
Voyager 437200 - 1968
Voyager 438000 - 1969
Voyager 459405 - 1968
Voyager 460005 - 1968
Voyager 463400 - 1969
Voyager - 1970, 1971
Wide
Wide Trak LX - 2006
WideTrak
WideTrak IQ - 2009
WideTrak LX
WideTrak LX 2-Passenger - 2002
WideTrak LX - 2003, 2008, 2009
Widetrak
Widetrak IQ - 2010
Widetrak LX - 2004, 2005, 2010
120
120 Dragon - 2008, 2009, 2010
120 PRO X - 2004, 2005
120 XC SP - 2002, 2003
120 - 2006
250
250 Starfire - 1976
340
340 Classic - 2004, 2005, 2006
340 Deluxe - 2002
340 Edge
340 Edge Classic - 2003
340 Edge - 2003
340 Starfire - 1976
340 Touring
340 Touring 2-Passenger - 2002
340 Touring - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
340 - 2008
340 Transport - 2008
440
440 Pro X Fan - 2002, 2003
500 Classic
500 Classic Touring - 2003
500 Classic - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
500 Clsc Touring 2-Pass - 2002
500 RMK - 2002
500 XC
500 XC SP - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
500 XC - 2002, 2003
550
550 Classic - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
550 IQ Shift - 2009, 2010
550 LX - 2008
550 PRO X - 2004
550 Super Sport - 2006
550 Transport - 2009
600 Classic
600 Classic Touring - 2003
600 Classic - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
600 Clsc Tour 2-Passenger - 2002
600 H.O.
600 H.O. Fusion - 2006
600 H.O. RMK 144 - 2006
600 H.O. Switchback - 2006
600 PRO
600 PRO X2 - 2004
600 PRO X - 2003, 2004
600 RMK
600 RMK 144 - 2003, 2008, 2010
600 RMK - 2002, 2004, 2005
600 Switchback - 2004, 2005, 2009
600 Touring - 2004, 2005, 2006
600 XC SP - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
600RR
600RR - 2008
600 Dragon
600 Dragon IQ - 2008
600 Dragon SP - 2009
600 Dragon SwitchBack - 2008, 2010
600 Dragon Switchback - 2009
600 IQ
600 IQ LX - 2008
600 IQ Shift 136 - 2009
600 IQ Shift - 2009, 2010
600 IQ Touring - 2008, 2009, 2010
600 IQ - 2009, 2010
600 LX - 2010
600 RMK
600 RMK Shift 144 - 2009
600 RMK Shift 155 - 2009
600 RMK 155 - 2008, 2010
600 Rush - 2010
600 SwitchBack - 2008, 2010
600 WideTrak IQ - 2010
700 Classic
700 Classic Touring - 2003
700 Classic - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
700 Dragon
700 Dragon IQ - 2008
700 Dragon RMK 163/155 - 2008
700 Dragon SwitchBack - 2008
700 Fusion - 2006
700 IQ - 2008
700 PRO
700 PRO X2 - 2004
700 PRO X - 2003, 2004
700 RMK
700 RMK 136 - 2002
700 RMK 144 - 2002, 2003
700 RMK 151 - 2002, 2003
700 RMK 155 - 2009, 2010
700 RMK 159 / 700 RMK 151 / 700 RMK 144 - 2006
700 RMK - 2004, 2005, 2008
700 SKS - 2002, 2003
700 SwitchBack - 2008
700 Switchback - 2004
700 Touring - 2004, 2006
700 XC SP - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
800
800 Assault RMK - 2009, 2010
800 Classic - 2004
800 Dragon
800 Dragon IQ - 2010
800 Dragon RMK 155 - 2009, 2010
800 Dragon RMK 163/155 - 2008
800 Dragon RMK 163 - 2009, 2010
800 Dragon SP - 2009
800 Dragon Switchback - 2009, 2010
800 IQ - 2009, 2010
800 PRO
800 PRO X2 - 2004
800 PRO X - 2003, 2004
800 RMK
800 RMK Shift 144 - 2009
800 RMK 144 - 2002, 2003, 2010
800 RMK 151 - 2002, 2003
800 RMK 155 - 2009, 2010
800 RMK 156 - 2002
800 RMK 159 - 2003
800 RMK - 2004, 2005
800 SKS - 2003
800 Switchback - 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010
800 Touring - 2004, 2005
800 XC SP - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
800 XCR - 2002, 2003
900
900 Fusion - 2005, 2006
900 RMK
900 RMK 166 / 900 RMK 159 / 900 RMK 151 - 2006
900 RMK - 2005
900 Switchback - 2006

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