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Royal Rajasthan Rally 2016: Polaris to participate for second consecutive year

07 Jan 2016 / 0

ATV manufacturer Polaris India Pvt Ltd, has announced that it will be participating in the 2016 Royal Rajasthan Rally. This will be the second consecutive year that the company will be participating in this event. From Polaris’ RZR range, two models will be competing in the rally – the 760cc RZR S800 and the 875cc RZR XP 900.

The Royal Rajasthan Rally is now in its fifth year and will be held from January 7-10, 2016. The rally, sponsored by Polaris this year, will be divided into two categories – Adventure and Extreme. The course will span over 1000km, which is 250km more than the distance covered last year. The rally will start and end in Jaipur, with the competitors halting for the night at the luxury palaces in Rajasthan.

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The Adventure category, which is for two-wheel drive vehicles, will take participants through scenic hills, dry river beds and deserts. The Extreme category on the other hand, is for four-wheel drive SUVs only and will take participants through terrains that are a lot more challenging. This year, Polaris will be competing in these categories with three women participants for the first time.

Pankaj Dubey, managing director of Polaris India said, “Sponsoring our superlative vehicles and supremely abled drivers has given us confidence of trumping this year. Previously held RRR events have been extremely tough and stimulating. This year is going to be even more challenging and exciting. Our flagship RZRs are designed for high durability and low maintenance qualities in such events and have emerged as the preferred vehicle by rally enthusiasts all around.”

Press release - Polaris India set to participate in India’s most gruelling ‘Royal Rajasthan Rally 2016’ in Jaipur

New Delhi, January 6th, 2015: Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., the world leader in off-road and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), is once again all set to participate in the 5th edition of the Royal Rajasthan Rally 2016 in Rajasthan, one of the most demanding off-road rallies in the world. Second year in a row, Polaris India is also the titled sponsor of the event. The rally will be held from 7th - 10th January, 2016 and will be called Polaris Royal Rajasthan Rally 2016.
Speaking about Polaris’ participation in the Royal Rajasthan Rally 2016, Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Sponsoring our superlative vehicles and supremely abled drivers has given us confidence of trumping this year. Previous held RRR events have been extremely tough and stimulating. This year is going to be even more challenging and exciting. Our flagship RZR®s are designed for high durability and low maintenance qualities in such events and have emerged as the preferred vehicle by rally enthusiasts all around. For the first time, we have three women participants- Ashima Kaushik, Khyati Mody and Smitha Prasad taking part in the rally. I wish the Polaris team the very best for the event.”
In its fifth edition, the Royal Rajasthan Rally is divided in two categories: Adventure and Extreme. Adventure (TSD) will span over 4 days running through approximately 1000 kms. The rally will span through desert with night halts at regal palaces and end at Jaipur. Navigation skills along with vehicle capability will be put to test in the ‘Mind & Metal’ challenge. In RRR –Extreme category, the challenge has been upped. The vehicle and driver’s abilities will be tested to the utmost through 1000 kms of harsh travelling with close to 450 kms of extreme competitive sections. This year, for both the categories, an additional 250 kms have been added to further test the grit of man and machine as compared to last year’s rally distance of 750 kms.
Polaris is also looking forward to the newly introduced RRR – Shakedown, that will add to the excitement of the event. With a 760cc twin-cylinder engine churning out 52bhp, RZR® S 800 is specifically designed to take on off-road terrain. The rear placement of the engine ensures a lower center of gravity, thus providing sharp handling capabilities with good rough-terrain stability.
The RZR® XP 900 is powered by an 875cc 4-Stroke Dual OverHead Cams (DOHC) Twin Cylinder that puts the vehicle in the niche segment. It is equipped with new bolstered bucket seats with driver’s side slider that gives a smooth ride. The design ensures more power to the ground, less driveline noise and lighter weight. The three-Link Trailing Arm IRS creates the smoothest, most precise ride with no excess parts to add weight.


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