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Polaris Slingshot - July 29, 2014, 06:15 AM


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Polaris Slingshot Motorcycle

Calling it a motorcycle is a little disingenuous, since it's really a roadster but with only three wheels, the Polaris Slingshot Motorcycle is actually a bit of both. Powered by a 2.4L engine, this two-seat open-air vehicle sits just inches off the ground, with a 5-speed manual transmission and lightweight polymer body panels to create an exhilarating motoring experience. You might have to get your motorcycle license to drive it depending on local laws, but the first time you round a corner at speed, it'll be well worth the effort.


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July 29, 2014, 06:44 AM

Roughly $25k isn't bad but all the little bits on it are cheap looking plastic and the single rear wheel looks awkward.

Not to mention the sizable amount of body roll which rotates the rear wheel off its contact patch.


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July 29, 2014, 06:48 AM

The thing I hate about vehicles with this wheel configuration is that it makes it impossible to avoid debris in the road that you see last minute. If you straddle it you still hit it with the rear wheel.
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July 29, 2014, 07:06 AM

How is this US legal and the XBow isn't? Gay...
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probably 4 vs 3 wheels.

Which sucks because this ATLEAST needs 4 wheels.


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July 29, 2014, 08:12 AM

I bet it's fun, but it's going to be limited in its ability to put down power and corner with the single rear wheel. That said, it is less than 2,000 lbs so it's got that going for it. It'd be sweet if they made a 2 wheel kit for the back.
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July 29, 2014, 08:23 AM

My understanding is that 3 wheelers don't do well in the corners. That said, it still looks like a fun snowmobile for the streets.


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^I think they are just very prone to oversteer, though reasonably easy to correct and keep in control. In other words, more fun than fast.
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July 29, 2014, 08:31 AM

Maybe it just needs a 315 rear.


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And a bunch of hopes/dreams.


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July 29, 2014, 08:40 AM

4 wheels would make them meet all of the car safety standards and it would weigh 500 more pounds and cost another $10,000 at least. Air bags, crumple zones, crash testing, rollover testing, etc. etc.


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4 wheels would make them meet all of the car safety standards and it would weigh 500 more pounds and cost another $10,000 at least. Air bags, crumple zones, crash testing, rollover testing, etc. etc.
Lots of assumptions.


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July 29, 2014, 09:15 AM

Is the Ariel Atom not street legal?

If not, there goes one of my dreams...
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Is the Ariel Atom not street legal?

If not, there goes one of my dreams...
Depends on the state. Supposedly, in VA you can plate an Atom without much hassle, CA is much more difficult but still possible (considered a custom car and only 500/yea are plated).


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Depends on the state. Supposedly, in VA you can plate an Atom without much hassle, CA is much more difficult but still possible (considered a custom car and only 500/yea are plated).
Atom's are sold as kit cars so whatever the process for kit cars is in your state...
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