Polaris India to participate in 15th Raid de Himalaya with RZR XP 900
Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. has officially announced its entry into the 15th Raid de Himalaya. The rally commenced on October 4th and will come to a conclusion on October 12, 2013 and it is for the second time round that Polaris India will be participating in the rally.
Company’s rider, Raj Singh Rathore will be representing Polaris in the recently launched RZR XP900. Last year as well it was Rathore who participated when he clinched the title in Moto Quad Category of Raid de Himalaya. The new Polaris RZR XP 900 is priced at INR 24,50,000/- (approx.) and will be available at all Polaris Dealerships across India.
Polaris RZR XP 900 comes in with a Polaris indigenous Optimized Mass Design. Its engine and all components are designed to offer the lowest possible centre of gravity which goes a long way in ensuring enhanced performance even of the most jagged of terrains. The vehicle is also designed to deliver excellent acceleration and less driveline noise.
Specifically built for an extreme performance Side x Side. The Polaris ProStar™ 900 engine features 88 HP, Dual OverHead Cams (DOHC), 4 large valves for high RPM power and 180 degree crank shaft for balanced performance. This delivers fast throttle response, ground breaking power and revolutionary acceleration. The innovative lightweight design features a helical cut final drive with optimized gear geometry to maximize efficiency.
Raid de Himalaya was flagged off from Shimla and will wind its way through Kaza and Monastery Necklace, Keylong and Debring when it will conclude at Leh. Polaris will be participating in X TREME 4×4 level of the rally which is the most competitive part in motorsport and which takes participants across the most complex of terrains.
Polaris India to participate in 15th Raid de Himalaya
RZR XP 900 with company rider Raj Singh Rathore set to create history
New Delhi 4th Oct, 2013:In a bid to showcase supremacy once again, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., the world leader in off-road and All-Terrain Vehicles will be participating in one of the most enduring mountain rallies, 15thRaid de Himalaya. The rally on the world’s most motorable road kick starts from October 4 and will go on till October 12, 2013.
Polaris India is participating for the second time in the rally. This year it is participating with its recently launched RZR XP 900 model driven by the company ace rider Raj Singh Rathore, who has clinched the title in Raid de Himalaya last year in Moto Quad Category. The RZR XP 900 is featured with Polaris exclusive Optimized Mass Design. The engine and other components are strategically placed to create the absolute lowest centre of gravity for ultimate razor sharp performance, even in roughest of terrains like the Himalayas.
Specifically built for an extreme performance, RZR XP 900 delivers fast throttle response, groundbreaking power and revolutionary acceleration. The design ensures more power to the ground, less driveline noise and lighter weight. The 3-Link Trailing Arm IRS to handle all that power, paired with Dual-A-Arm front suspension with 13.5″ of travel, further soaks up the rough stuff and delivers a smooth, precise ride every time.
Speaking about Polaris’s participation in the Raid de Himalaya rally, Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Raid de Himalaya is an exhilarating, adrenaline charging and an extreme endurance event for the participants and the vehicles alike. We are excited to be a part of this adventurous journey once again and we are confident of proving the endurance and power of our RZR XP 900 with Raj Singh Rathore.”
The rally will test the qualities of endurance, ingenuity, physical and mental toughness of the driver as well as the vehicle. Polaris is one of the regular participants of the rally. Besides, it has also participated in Desert Storm and Dakshin Dare and has emerged as a clear winner.
Polaris vehicles have established their high durability and low maintenance qualities in the rallies it has participated in the past. The vehicles have delivered high performance without demanding any service during the consecutives days of the rallies.
The rally will be flagged off from Shimla and traverse through the difficult stretches of Kaza and the Monastery Necklace, Keylong, Debring and will end at Leh. The first two days of the rally will be for the administrative and technical scrutiny of the vehicles to ensure adherence of safety norms issued by FIA, FIM and the Federation.
To prove the unmatched performance of its vehicles, Polaris is participating in the ‘X-TREME 4X4’ level of the rally. It is an extreme endurance event of marathon proportion and is considered the toughest motorsport. It routes through the most difficult terrains, putting extreme pressures on the participants.