Daring to be different with the Polaris
When the original Polaris Slingshot, launched back in 2015, it took some time to even define its own nature. It had the Batman shape, was a three-wheeler, two-seater whose nature wasn’t very well defined.
Fast forward to 2020 and Polaris has finally taken care of most of the misgivings it had. For instance, it can do 203 horses, up from 173.
This comes from an in-house designed engine that takes in 2.0-liter four with an 8500-rpm redline. Bear in mind that the Slingshot has a sport bike-inspired approach. There are a couple of power iteration options that come with different pricing.
From the look of things, the Slingshot does promise to deliver a good time. Stepping into the cabin, you get in touch with the more gifts of modern motoring such as keyless ignition, touchscreen infotainment with navigation, and a Rockford Fosgate audio system.
It is said that Polaris emphasized on the Slingshot being designated as an autocycle. This would help significantly to beat automotive safety or emissions regulations. It would also mean that there is no need for a motorcycle license to operate. This presents a good opportunity to have the best of both worlds.
If you are to use one in New York and Massachusetts, you will still need a motorcycle license for a Slingshot. There is evidently some laudable improvement on the Polaris Slingshot. How widely this is accepted in the long run is a matter only time will tell.