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Old 01-16-2015, 01:03 PM   #1
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Maybe time for a new toad :
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Finally, something to compete against the overpriced ($65K) Campagna T-Rex...I know, $20K is still not cheap.
Probably needs a drive disconnect to flat tow


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I saw two of these pull up at the local Harley dealer yesterday. Interesting looking toys and certainly very fast. I thought I heard one of the driver say Texas was considering outlawing them due to the top speed and three wheels. I thought that was ironic as I recently drove on one of their toll roads and its speed was 80 MPH.
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I saw two of these pull up at the local Harley dealer yesterday. Interesting looking toys and certainly very fast. I thought I heard one of the driver say Texas was considering outlawing them due to the top speed and three wheels. I thought that was ironic as I recently drove on one of their toll roads and its speed was 80 MPH.
Does this mean they would also make laws to outlaw motorcycles because they only have two wheels? I am sure the person was just BS'ing.
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The underlying problem, as I have heard it, that parts and service are not yet up to speed. Don't think you can tow that 3 wheels down or toy garage it.
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Some states are refusing to register them as they are neither motorcycles nor cars under existing laws.

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It was released in 2013 as a 2014 model and should have the same support system as any other Polaris model (which includes Victory motorcycle). We are not talking Chevy or Ford, but I would submit it's still better than many European toys.

I was only kidding about using it as a toad...but it has a free wheeling front axle and cogged belt drive, so technically I think an owner could pull the drive belt and flat or dolly tow it.

Can you imagine what the drive is like with a 2400cc engine and 5 speed powering that tiny thing...must be like riding like a missle.
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There's a couple of them running around where we live here at Lake Havasu AZ. It's kind of a pretty neat thing. It all depends on your outlook on something like that. In one of the write ups on it, the test driver was quoted as saying, "it's a bit intimidating when you pull up to a stop light and, you're looking UP at compact car drivers"

I've been riding motor cycles for decades, I'd like to try one. Maybe someday.
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I saw two of these pull up at the local Harley dealer yesterday. Interesting looking toys and certainly very fast. I thought I heard one of the driver say Texas was considering outlawing them due to the top speed and three wheels. I thought that was ironic as I recently drove on one of their toll roads and its speed was 80 MPH.
They are classified by the feds as a motorcycle, but Texas considers them a car because of the seating arrangement, and the fact it has a steering wheel instead of handlebars. Since they are not built to meet car safety standards they cannot be registered in Texas - Polaris is working on this so it may change.
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My wife gave me the following No sale, no ride recall on the Slingshot until a few recalls are repaired.

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My wife gave me the following No sale, no ride recall on the Slingshot until a few recalls are repaired.

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That's too bad - but on the flip side, kudos for Polaris making the call to announce the recall, instead of trying to hide the issues like some auto makers are being accused of recently.
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It's a minor setback but not the end for that vehicle. Nice rig!


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