MEDINA, MN--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2014) - Indian Motorcycle®, America's first motorcycle company, today announced "Two-Wheel Salute for a Hometown Hero," a contest that encourages community members across the nation to nominate their local heroes to salute their heroism and possibly garner nationwide recognition. Indian Motorcycle will honor the three selected finalists with a one-year VIP loan of one of the all-new Indian Chief motorcycle models.
Indian Motorcycle recognizes that many local heroes go unsung. In response, the company is aggressively seeking stories of those heroic men and women across the country who are passionate about helping others in their communities -- and passionate about motorcycles and motorcycle riding. Three hometown heroes will be selected and offered a VIP loan of an Indian Chief Classic, Chief Vintage or Chieftain for a year. Should their nominee be selected, the person nominating that local hero will also be recognized with a $1,000 cash prize.
"We see reports of heroes in the news every day, yet in today's fast paced hectic world we don't often take the time to fully recognize these selfless and heroic acts," said Rod Krois, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle. "We wanted to find a way to celebrate those local heroes who have directly impacted their communities in a positive and meaningful way. It's a nod to the brave men and women of our military, fire and police departments, as well as teachers and those in other service positions whose heroic work demonstrates their passion for others and represents the best in their communities. All of us at Indian Motorcycle are honored to play a role in thanking them for their heroism."
Nominations will be accepted via an online form on the Indian Motorcycle website and must include a short description of why a particular individual deserves to be recognized with a one-year VIP loan of an Indian Chief. Nominees must be at least eighteen years old, and those selected must have an existing motorcycle license. Entries will be judged on; the quality of content relating to why the nominee is a hometown hero, creativity and clarity in storytelling, passion showed of motorcycling and the motorcycle culture, and proper spelling and grammar of the entry. For official contest and entry rules please visit the Indian Motorcycle website.
ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America's first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America's most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
ABOUT POLARIS® INDUSTRIES
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and small vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII", and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.