Polaris Slingshot SL LE ceases production

Autocycle is the newest motorcycle

Confusion about whether a three-wheeler is a trike, roadster or a three-wheel car seem to have been further confounded by Texas which has classed the new Polaris Slingshot as an autocycle. The Texas motor vehicle department wouldn’t let drivers register Slingshots as motorcycles when they were launched last year because riders sit inside the vehicles …

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Polaris Slingshot SL LE ceases production

Polaris Slingshot special unleashed

Chances of the three-wheeler Polaris Slingshot coming to Australia are fairly slim, despite the company shifting up a gear with a limited-edition model. While Polaris unleashed the Slingshot SL LE model at Daytona Bike Week at the weekend, the machine is no closer to resolution of licensing hiccups in several American states where it is …

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Victory recalls bikes over fuel issue

Polaris has issued a voluntary global recall on 2342 Victory motorcycles over a stalling issue. Affected models are 2013-14 Victory Cross-Country, Cross Roads, Hammer Eight Ball, High Ball, Jackpot and Vegas Eight Ball models; 2014 Cross Country Eight Ball, Cross Roads Eight Ball and Ness Cross Country; 2015 Victory Gunner; and 2013 Victory Hardball. The …

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Polaris Slingshot grows third wheel

Polaris Slingshot technically moves the company into motorcycles. The company’s first road-going three-wheeler has a steering wheel, seatbelt and floor-mounted five-speed transmission like a car, but it is technically and legally considered a motorcycle, so it will be governed by motorcycle licence requirements and helmet laws. Polaris is best known for snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side off-roaders, …

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Road to Sturgis: Day 4 Mega Harley

Las Vegas attracts more than 50 million tourists a year – double the population of Australia – and many go home with something Harley in their suitcases. That’s why there is not one, but three Harley dealerships in the city, and one of them is claimed to be the second largest in the world. On …

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Polaris calls for independent sales audit

Powersports manufacturer Polaris has called for an independent audit of ATV, motorcycle and scooter sales so consumers have a more accurate account. The American company dropped out of the Federal Chamber of Automated Industries two years ago over concerns for the accuracy of sales reporting, but its motorcycle companies, Indian and Victory, remain with the …

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Polaris Slingshot three-wheeler tease

Polaris has released a teaser video of a three-wheeler “Slingshot” machine that looks a little like the KTM Crossbow track car. The road-going Polaris Slingshot will be fully unveiled on July 27 and would be a departure for the company which has specialised in all-terrain and snowmobiles. However, Polaris has broken a lot of rules …

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