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GROUND VEHICLE TESTING / NO. 13 / JANUARY 2009 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
Smoothing the Road for Victory
MTS rebuild and exchange programs
Recently enhanced software helps to optimize elastomer testing efficiency
  V13 - GV - Lead Feature
 
MTS helps Polaris get new award-winning motorcycle models to market with greater speed and cost-efficiency.
 
Smoothing the Road for Victory
 
Facing increasing competition in the cruiser motorcycle marketplace, Medina, Minnesota-based Polaris Industries recognized the need to get new Victory bikes to market with greater frequency. But the company saw little opportunity to shorten development cycles through its current mode of durability testing on the test track, without also jeopardizing the quality and cost performance that have made Victory such a favorite among critics and riders.

John Callahan, Engineering Director for Polaris Industries, discusses how MTS helped his company precisely simulate the loads and moments of the test track in the controlled and repeatable environment of the test lab. This move has made more insightful and repeatable testing possible in far less time and with greater cost-efficiency, allowing Polaris to get new and better Victory motorcycles to market more often.

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  V13 - GV - Material Feature  
MTS rebuild and exchange programs
 
In today’s tough economy where cash flow is tight, it makes sound business sense to focus on getting the utmost longevity from your existing investments. MTS Series 329 Rebuild and Exchange Programs offer a convenient, affordable means of keeping your MTS Series 329 Road Simulator in top operating condition over the longest possible functional life.

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  V13 - GV - Product Feature  
Recently enhanced software helps to optimize elastomer testing efficiency
 
MTS ElastomerExpress™ Software offers new features to help optimize the efficiency of both production quality and laboratory testing of elastomer materials.

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