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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-27-2015, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Default Slingshot gets a shot in Texas

It's a motorcycle partner!!!!

New law legalizes three-wheel Polaris Slingshot in Texas
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/...shot-in-texas/


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I saw one in person a few weeks ago, It was raining and he was wet.
It's basically a car in my opinion. GM motor, you sit in it. A convertable but no top available.

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A big deal for the gov to pass a law designating it to be a motorcycle.


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You can put lipstick on it and its still,-well you know.
I doubt calling it anything you can think of will help sales other than from a novelty standpoint.

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They can't call it a car because it doesn't have any of the Government required safety equipment. Like air bags, side impact rails in the door panels, and the list goes on. So it needs to be classified as a motorcycle just to get it on the road. And states that require the use of helmets, guess what, they must be worn in the slingshot./

But I could buy a used MG that is just as much of a death trap and register that as a car.

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I thought I would like one until I got to see one...There is almost zero storage. The two compartments behind the seats are it and they are not very big. The local dealer said they were working on a roof rack system, thats what I want, one of those plastic turtle travel packs every soccer mom has on their minivan on the way to the beach strapped to my Slingshot...

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I've only seen one and it looked silly to see two guys driving (not riding) with helmets. I guess I could drive my wife's Z3 with the top down and wear my helmet pretending I'm in a slingshot. I'd Forget the 40 year old mg death trap comparison. (it has to be close to that since the MG was made). Why not just buy a Miata and have the same effect with out wearing a helmet to drive it.

I may be wrong, but I don't see these being huge sellers. I can't believe they sold this bill of goods to the BOD's. But maybe they don't need their approval for new projects.

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"Silly" pretty much sums it up.
They're selling just fine though and that will continue for awhile I imagine. Someday though new will wear off but silly will always be silly.

As far as the gummint of Tejas decreeing what is what... oh yeah, I already covered silly.

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I've only seen one and it looked silly to see two guys driving (not riding) with helmets. I guess I could drive my wife's Z3 with the top down and wear my helmet pretending I'm in a slingshot. I'd Forget the 40 year old mg death trap comparison. (it has to be close to that since the MG was made). Why not just buy a Miata and have the same effect with out wearing a helmet to drive it.

I may be wrong, but I don't see these being huge sellers. I can't believe they sold this bill of goods to the BOD's. But maybe they don't need their approval for new projects.
I would probably never even consider one, but if I did the helmet would be the deal breaker. I live in MA so we are forced to wear one. I think I'd rather be seen in a rusted out MG than in a slingshot wearing a helmet.

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Polaris has done it again! The last time they made such a terrible mistake was when they built the Vision in 2007. Interestingly, they sell and have for 8 years now. Whodda thunk? The famous Kingpin didn't last that long in the lineup.

I think it is great that Polaris has the balls to dare to be different and build something that is outside of the proverbial box.

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