Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries – the world leader in off road segment, emerged winner at the 10th Desert Storm Rally bagging the first prize in the Moto Quad category of the Desert Storm 2012 Rally with RANGER RZR S 800 side-by-side. The vehicle finished first with an amazing lead of 1 hour 40 minutes leaving the competitors in the category far behind.
Polaris India participated the Desert Storm Rally for the first time with its powerful off-roaders, RANGER RZR S 800 side-by-side and Sportsman 550 EPS (Hunter) in the Moto Quad category with two teams, Raj Singh Rathore behind the wheels of side by side RZR S 800 and Rahul Soni riding the powerful Sportsman 550 EPS.
Commenting on the win, Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India, said, “This victory is very special for us since this is our first official entry in the grueling Desert Storm Rally. The achievement underlines the incredible capabilities of our off-road vehicles and their stellar performance in Motor Sports. Polaris is best known for its powersports vehicles, which handle unforgiving terrains with ease and offer the smoothest rides even in extreme conditions. Desert Storm is an apt platform for Polaris to showcase the sturdiness and the amazing capabilities of Polaris off roaders”.
The notable thing about Polaris vehicles is that they did not require any kind of servicing or modification during the continuous stretch of five days of the Rally unlike most of the participating vehicles. The Polaris vehicles truly stood the test of unmatched performance, safety & reliability.
The annual Desert Storm rally, known as India’s longest and amongst the toughest motor events was flagged off from New Delhi on February 20, 2012 and concluded on February 25, 2012 in Ahmedabad. The rally traversed across Delhi – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Barmer – Bhuj – Rann of Kutch – Ahmedabad covering some of the most difficult and challenging terrains of northern and western India.The participants competed on the TSD (Time Speed Distance) format to cover the distance of over 3,500 kms in a span of six days, culminating in Ahmedabad on February 25.
RANGER RZR® S 800 – Only Sport Performance
The 2012 Polaris RANGER RZR® S delivers true sport performance with an incredible HP-to-weight ratio, dominating in the desert, dunes and wide-open places. Wherever you ride, it gives you Razor Sharp Performance.
• Long Travel Suspension with 12″ of Travel
• Anti-rattle passenger grab bar.
• 33% thicker skid plate for long life.
Sportsman® 550 EPS – Xtreme Performance
The 2012 Sportsman® 550 EPS is built for Xtreme Performance, with the hardest working and smoothest riding technology. Electronic Power Steering with variable assist adds easier steering at lower speeds for less fatigue out on the trail or hunt.
• Electronic Power Steering (EPS) for easy steering effort
• Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 550 engine delivers smooth, efficient power
• IRS shocks are angled rear-ward for a smoother ride.
• On-Demand True AWD maximizes traction.