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    Zero partners with Polaris

    It looks like Zero will be providing the power trains and battery packs for Polaris off-road products, while Polaris provides the chassis design, manufacturing, marketing, retail dealers and distribution network for a new line of battery-powered commercial and recreational vehicles, perhaps including snowmobiles and watercraft. Here is a link to the news: https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/custom/polaris
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    Polaris bought Brammo in 2015, rebranded as Victory, then shut it all down in 2017. Hope a partnership will work better for them this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElMotoMike View Post
    Polaris bought Brammo in 2015, rebranded as Victory, then shut it all down in 2017. Hope a partnership will work better for them this time around.
    It should. The partnership has a 10-year expiration date and I am sure everyone at Zero knows the Polaris/Brammo story and doesn't want to see that repeated. No doubt they will keep their company at arms length from Polaris.

    I just saw a post in the Electric Motorcycle Forum that mentioned that a Cycle World article in the past discussed that Polaris sold their Brammo tech to Cummings a couple of years ago. I guess that partnering with Zero to develop EV products is likely less expensive than trying to build up EV tech from scratch. And this partnership should help to insure Zero's financial future.
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    Here is more spin regarding their new partnership by the two new partners. Polaris has more to say about their company than does Zero:
    https://electricmotorcycles.news/pol...o-motorcycles/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElMotoMike View Post
    Polaris bought Brammo in 2015, rebranded as Victory, then shut it all down in 2017. Hope a partnership will work better for them this time around.
    This is exactly my fear. A partnership seems better than buying the motorcycle brand like they did with Brammo.
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    Here is the news that likely spurred Polaris to enter into their arrangement with Zero: https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/dir...ikes-ban-2035/
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