Polaris Industries inducts Ness family into Hall of Fame
ARLEN Ness Motorcycles are among three dealerships inducted into the Polaris Hall of Fame. The Ness family was honored for its "significant contributions to the company’s success" during a ceremony at the Polaris National Sales Meeting held in Minneapolis.
The Polaris Hall of Fame was established during the company’s 50th anniversary in 2004, and retired employees, Polaris dealers and key suppliers have been recognized annually for their roles in the company’s growth and success.
The Arlen Ness dealership and its principles, Arlen Ness and his son and business partner Cory Ness, were honored for having been Victory Motorcycles dealers since 1999 and for their outstanding work for the brand. Arlen, a 1992 inductee into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, is "an industry icon whose association with Victory Motorcycles has enhanced the brand’s credibility and distinctive style", according to the company.
Along with Cory he has been producing custom accessories for Victory since 1999, and they are also styling consultants for the brand, working with the Victory product developers and Industrial Design team to create Victory’s much admired modern and progressive style.
Starting with the ‘04 model year, Arlen has annually applied custom styling to a Victory model to create a limited-edition Ness Signature Series model. The Signature Series program then expanded to include a Cory Ness model, and later also included a model styled by Cory’s son Zach Ness, now a business partner in Arlen Ness Motorcycles.
“As Polaris celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, it’s an honor to recognize Arlen Ness Motorcycles for its tremendous contributions,” said Polaris CEO Scott Wine.