Polaris buys Timbersled

Polaris has added yet another powersports manufacturer to their fold of acquisitions, with the purchase of Timbersled.

Timbersled isn’t exactly a household name, but for motorcyclists in northern climates, their products are extremely lustworthy for those in the know. Timbersled makes ski/track kits for dirt bikes, allowing riders to tackle snow drifts, instead of looking out the window and waiting for spring.

Timbersled will continue production at their Idaho facility, as their own distinct brand. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

It’s an odd purchase for Polaris, at least on the surface, because while they own two motorcycle manufacturers (Indian and Victory) and also build quads and UTVs under the Polaris brand name, they don’t build or sell dirt bikes (although they do sell snowmobiles, and Timbersled does sell snowmobile products). On the two-wheeled side, Timbersled’s products are aimed at high-end offroad machines like KTM. Is Polaris planning a future selling parts that fit other manufacturer’s machines, or is this part of a larger plan?


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