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Mar 31, 2011

Victory Salutes U.S. Military Members With Motorcycle Giveaway

Special Bike's Fuel Tank Was Signed By Victory Bike Assembly Team in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

MEDINA, MN (March 31, 2011) As part of its ongoing recognition and support of United States military personnel, Victory is sponsoring the "Warrior Made" series that recognizes the 12 greatest innovations in military history, and is giving away a special 2011 Vegas 8-Ball.

The fuel tank of the "Warrior Made" Vegas 8-Ball was signed by the entire production team that built the bike at Victory's Spirit Lake, Iowa, final assembly plant. Several of those team members are military veterans themselves.

"Knowing the bike they were building would be awarded to the winner of the 'Warrior Made' give-away, the Victory team built the bike with a special sense of gratitude for our nation's military personnel," said Victory General Manager Steve Menneto. "We have the greatest respect for our military's service and sacrifice, and are honored to support them through this and other Victory promotions."

Registration for the "Warrior Made" bike give-away is available at, which also has complete contest details. The entry deadline is June 4, 2011. The website currently features the Victory-sponsored "Warrior Made" series, which recognizes "12 icons of American fighting forces that have come to symbolize true-grit ingenuity and the can-do spirit." These innovations include the Jeep, the continuous track, camouflage, Kevlar, the Global Positioning System (GPS) and more.

Victory Military Support

Sponsorship of the "Warrior Made" series and the special Vegas 8-Ball give-away are the latest examples of Victory's continuing support for active U.S. enlisted personnel. Victory has also teamed with Operation Gratitude to collect personal items for troops deployed worldwide, made a special contribution to Fort Hood in Texas in the aftermath of the 2009 incident, and featured military personnel and their motorcycles in Victory Rider magazine and on the Victory website.

Victory is currently offering the "Victory Full Throttle Salute," which provides enlisted personnel with $1,000 cash back on the purchase of any new Victory motorcycle. This offer has been extended through June 30, 2011. Details and a downloadable coupon are available at

The Vegas 8-Ball

The "Warrior Made" Vegas 8-Ball is a custom cruiser that's long on style, value and performance. The Vegas 8-Ball is sleek and stylish, with a raised spine on the bodywork running the length of the bike, a split-tail fuel tank, and a tall front wheel. It is powered by the Victory Freedom 106/6 engine with a displacement of 106 cubic inches and a 6-speed transmission. The black bodywork and numerous blacked-out components give the Vegas 8-Ball a distinctive look, and make it an ideal candidate for customizing.

Like every Victory motorcycle built since the first bike rolled off the assembly line on July 4, 1998, final assembly of the "Warrior Made" Vegas 8-Ball took place at the Victory plant in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

About Polaris

With annual 2010 sales of $1.99 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the Polaris RANGER® Side x Sides, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use and has recently introduced a new on-road electric powered neighborhood vehicle.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also 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 MidCap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at