Polaris beats quarterly estimates as it prepares for Indian Motorcycle relaunch

  • Article by: Dee DePass , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 23, 2013 - 8:14 PM

The firm’s ATV sales helped it pull off a strong Q2 despite wet weather.

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elguevonJul. 23, 1311:25 PM

....hard to beat the 50 cents per hour labor of Mexico. Keep it up American companies....soon the very market you NEED to stay in business won't exist as AMERICANS won't have the income to purchase anything thanks to outsourcing of there jobs to foreign countries. Laugh now but check back in 10-20 years and see who is laughing.

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buckyharleyJul. 24, 13 7:08 AM

Congrats to the Polaris team. Always happy to see a local company do well. It's good for all of us.

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mrprogressiveJul. 24, 13 7:15 AM

I'd rather buy a Mexican made American engineered bike then a Japanese made Japanese engineered bike. Keep (some) money in the USA!

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hag221Jul. 24, 13 8:26 AM

I will agree with Elguevon in a way. I do find it funny that they would blame slumping sales on the weather not the fact that they outsourced to Mexico. I would say the latter impacted sales far more. Not a chance I would pay a premium price for an American bike that is no longer made in America. There truly is a price to pay with American consumers.

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thefastone1Jul. 24, 13 2:07 PM

Indian and Victory motorcycles made in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Not Mexico.

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IHATELOGINS0Jul. 24, 13 8:52 PM

Of course parts division is making money...you charge $30 for 5 cents piece of air cleaner foam. You are nuts and driving away consumers. I once heard a Polaris dealer say he only wants big spenders in his store. You see he didn't care about the little guy trying to keep 10 year old toy running for kid to take out couple times a year. Well this kid grew up now and remembers that stuff....enough said

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IHATELOGINS0Jul. 24, 13 9:01 PM

"...snowmobile sales receded with the end of winter..." ,huh, go figure, and you raise the price of them $300 each year while putting less features on them or just the same unit as last year. I really hope they keep out of klims way and let them be themselves and not run them into the ground like their own Poolaris branded junk where zipper only last half season.

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