The APS team – consisting of representatives from APS, our parent company Tropicars Golf & Utility Vehicles, and Simone Ricci from Maxali (our Authorized Sub-Dealer from Malindi), had a great experience attending the Polaris Industries 60th Anniversary Celebration and Distributors meeting which was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota from July 27-29. Over 7,700 people attended the celebration, representing 4,500 Polaris dealers and distributors from across the globe.
The incredible 3 day event included the 2015 model year rollout, seminars, social events – and even a concert performed by C&W stars, The Zac Brown Band. The 2015 product line is amazing. Polaris will be releasing 18 new models in 2015, including the Sportsman Ace 570, the Sportsman XP 1000, the Ranger ETX and the RZR S, to name only a few.
The highlight of event was our full day tour of Polaris’ massive R&D facilities (sorry, no photos of the facility itself were permitted!). Polaris’ commitment to developing new and innovative products – and improving existing products – is unbelievable. Their stand-alone R&D facility exceeds 350,000 square feet and houses more than 600 employees dedicated solely to R&D. In addition, the center includes 8 miles of all terrain outdoor test tracks. We were blown away at the sheer size of the facilities and the number of employees dedicated solely to R&D. No wonder Polaris is consistently the industry leader when it comes to quality and product innovation.
While we were at the facility we had the opportunity to test drive the Brand New Polaris Ace
, the RZR 800 and the RZR 900 on all terrain cross country tracks. These are truly incredible vehicles- fun, fast, rugged and responsive! We dented a couple of cowlings, but everyone had fun!
Thank you Polaris! The event and your hospitality were outstanding! For more information on the new 2015 Polaris product line, please visit our website or check out the Polaris website at www.polaris.com