The SAE BAJA India series witnesses participation from engineering students across the country, where they design and build Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) from ground up. The participants and their ingenious efforts are graded on the basis of engineering practice while designing the ATV, the agility of the vehicle in terms of gradability, speed, acceleration and manoeuvrability and finally its ability to endure the durability test. Polaris India, the world leader in Off-Road and All-Terrain Vehicles, partnered with the recently concluded 8th edition of SAE BAJA India 2015 event at the NATRIP facility in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
The company provided ORV parts like tyres, hubs, knuckle, kill switch, suspension, steering wheel, calipers, brake disc etc., and assisted students in designing their ATVs for the event. About 323 teams had registered, out of which 118 teams competed for the title in the endurance round. Polaris India partnered and participated in the event by providing key technical support to the participants in designing their vehicles. They also showcased their products at the event, like the Sportsman 850, MV 700, Sportsman Tractor, RZR XP 900, RZR S 800 and Ranger 500. The three-day event was held from 20th February till 23rd February, 2015 and won by College of Engineering, Pune.
Speaking on Polaris India’s participation in the event, Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. said: “We are absolutely delighted with the innovations and inventions witnessed at this event by young engineers in India. The SAE Baja platform is extremely encouraging for budding automobile engineers to showcase their engineering talent and creativity. This forum has given us an opportunity to help and guide the budding engineers in designing their All Terrain vehicles and gain hands-on experience and exposure on high-end quality products like Polaris RZR and Sportsman series. Our most advanced engineering parts make Polaris vehicles agile enough to exemplify our standard and make us “World’s No. 1 Off-Road Vehicles.”