It was a only a few days ago we were contemplating the future of off-trail riding and the explosion in popularity of Timbersled’s motorcycle conversion kits. The “snow bike” has quickly become the “next big thing” out west, especially amongst younger riders or those looking to crossover to the snowmobiling experience from motocross, snowboarding, and other extreme sports. The growth of Timbersled has been impressive and while we had thought the growth was going unnoticed by the big OEMs, turns out Polaris has been keeping a watchful eye on the snow bike player. Last week, Polaris acquired the Idaho company and with the bold move will have a significant leg-up on the competition, especially if the blossoming sport continues to gain traction. Here’s the official word from Polaris and look for more insight in the months to come.
Polaris recently announced the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. a privately held Sandpoint, Idaho-based company that is an innovator and market leader in the burgeoning snow bike industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We are excited to add the Timbersled brand and team to Polaris’ strong snowmobile business. Timbersled has created a compelling product and revolutionized the sport of snow biking, and we are excited to see what they can accomplish with access to Polaris’ considerable engineering, manufacturing and distribution capabilities,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman & CEO. “Their Mountain Horse is the unequivocal choice of snow bike enthusiasts, emphasizing Timbersled’s relentless commitment to innovation, performance and quality. Our common culture and shared passion for the Powersports industry and consumer will create an exciting platform for continued innovation and accelerated growth.”
Timbersled will continue to operate as a distinct brand and the operations will remain near Sandpoint, Idaho.
“Timbersled is excited to be a part of the Polaris family. Our shared commitment to delivering exceptional performance to riders and history of innovation make this a great fit,” said Allen Mangum, President, Timbersled. “Timbersled’s success is built on a passion for delivering exciting products. We look forward to working with Polaris to take our product, customer relationships and the sport to the next level.”