Polaris sues Arctic Cat over side-by-side UTV patent
The next stop in the race for trail compliant vehicle supremacy may be a courtroom as Polaris is accusing Arctic Cat of patent infringement.
Polaris says they’re protecting their design. It may also be an effort to protect their ownership of the trail-compliant UTV category they essentially created with 2007 introduction of the RZR, referred to in Polaris’ complaint as, “the industry’s only trail capable side-by-side.”
Design makes the difference for trail legality
While early side-by-side off-road vehicle designs had the engine set between the seats, Polaris created a design that mounted the engine behind the seats. The result was a vehicle that met the guidelines for trail riding; 50 inches wide and under 1000 pounds.
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