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Polaris Slingshot


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A three-wheeled vehicle produced by Polaris beginning with model year 2015.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Polaris Slingshot page on 15 August 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled motor vehicle. The first edition of the model was introduced in 2014 as a 2015 model.

The Slingshot is manufactured by Polaris Industries, in the United States (Alabama), which claims that "It's a three-wheeled motorcycle!" It has a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, side-by-side bucket seats, and does not lean. It has no roof, doors, or side windows and the whole interior is waterproof so it can be hosed down and drained out using drain holes in the floor. The standard Slingshot has two 17-inch (430 mm) front wheels and a single 18-inch (460 mm) wheel in the rear of the vehicle, while the Slingshot SL and SL LE Edition have two 18-inch (460 mm) forged aluminum front wheels with a 20-inch (510 mm) rear wheel. All models have a double-wishbone front suspension with an anti-roll bar. An optional five-speed automatic transmission is set to become available by April 2018. A small windshield is an optional extra on the base model, and fitted as standard on the SL model. There is also an optional fiberglass wind and sun cover, which Polaris calls a "Slingshade", that features inset polycarbonate windows and snaps onto the Slingshot's tube frame, acting somewhat like a hardtop roof. The steering wheel, gear stick, and brake, clutch, and throttle pedals have a conventional automobile layout.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
3 August 2016Costco Auto Program Adds Slingshot to Polaris Special OfferCostco Auto Program
16 August 2016The Polaris Slingshot is Coming to Pete's Cycle Co.Pete's Cycle Co.


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