If this were the equivalent of a Black Friday sale, Polaris Industries is reminding everyone just how strongly it can flex its credit card. The motorcycle manufacturer, among other things has announced its latest acquisition, confirming that it has acquired HH Investment Limited, a Shanghai-based company that sells gas-powered go-karts and light utility vehicles. If you’re not familiar with the company, then you might recognize it by the name it uses in the US: Hammerhead Off-Road.
So basically, Polaris Industries is the new parent company of Hammerhead, making it the former’s second major acquisition in as many months. Last month, the firm also brought Brammo’s EV development division, further strengthening its position in the electric motorcycle market. Oh, the company also owns Indian Motorcycles and Victory Motorcycles.
What’s next? Is it buying Gas Gas, too?
That much is less certain, but what’s becoming evidently clear is that Polaris is using it financial might to expand its business and cover as much of the motorcycle industry as possible. With the purchase of HH Investment Limited, the company can now turn its sights into building and expanding its off-road lineup while also gaining significant entry in the Chinese market.
You can’t blame Polaris for taking advantage of the game because it’s got the means to do so. Hopefully, these new purchases translate to a successful business move by the company, now and in the future. That will only grow the bike and off-road industries, and that’s going to be good for all of us.
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Meet the new 2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 EPS. With a starting price of $13,299 this new ATV is certainly not cheap but we’ll have to admit that is packed with a comprehensive list of special features that not only help it deal effortless with any type of terrain but also give it a fairly unique personality.
We especially like its radical style with many aggressive lines that manage to give it a pretty imposing stance. The angular body is paired with a set of grippy 14” 489 II performance tires that were especially designed for to maximize traction in mud and on loose terrain.
As far as power is concerned, the Scrambler XP 1000 EPS sports a 952cc, 4-stroke, SOHC, twin cylinder engine that delivers a maximum output of 89 hp. The engine sends its power to the wheels by means of an automatic transmission which features parking, forward and reverse gears, as well as dual ratio operation.
For enhanced handling abilities Polaris equipped its 2014 Scrambler XP 1000 with an electronic power steering system. You also get 11.5" (29 cm) of ground clearance, dual exhaust, Fox Podium X 2.0 shocks and an independent rear suspension.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 EPS.