Polaris Slingshot is a crazed two-seater demon of a motorcycle

Yes, it's technically a motorbike – and probably the most fun you can legally have on three wheels

Hmm, it doesn’t look like a motorcycle…
Yes, the Slingshot seems to defy categorisation. It looks more like a lightweight roadster than a bike, but then it only has three wheels. When you’re driving it you’ll need to wear a helmet and – depending on where you live – may need to hold a full motorcycle license.

It’s like an incredibly sexy Robin Reliant
If you say so. With a 2.4L engine and five-speed manual gearbox, we’re going to go out on a limb and say it’s probably a lot more fun to drive than a Reliant. It doesn’t have a roof though, so maybe Del Boy’s motor has something on it in the rain.

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How does it handle?
We haven’t driven (ridden?) it yet, so we can’t say for sure. But the makers claim the sports-tuned suspension means you can feel the road under your seat: “it’s like surfing asphalt!”. Dude.

It looks quite stripped back
Well, there are no airbags, but there are seat belts, storage lockers, a locking glovebox and a media console with 4.3in LCD screen, Bluetooth, USB playback and six speakers.

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How much for this three-wheeled demon?
It starts at US$23,999 (RM76,496), although it doesn’t appear to be available outside of the US and Canada at the moment.

[Source: Polaris]


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