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MINNEAPOLIS, March 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- After unleashing the much buzzed about Slingshot®, Polaris® debuts the most exclusive Slingshot® yet at Daytona Bike Week today. Delivering on the same high-octane experience, the limited edition Slingshot® SL LE is packed with head-turning features including striking Nuclear Sunset Orange coloring throughout. This sharp 3-wheel roadster is also equipped with dual windscreens and an interior LED white and blue lighting package for an exhilarating nighttime driving experience.
"The public response to Slingshot has been phenomenal and the head-turning exhilaration it delivers is in high demand," said Mike Jonikas, Vice President of Slingshot. "We are offering Slingshot fans the chance to be one of just a few to own the exclusively striking Slingshot SL LE. We encourage you to see and experience it for yourself."
The unique Slingshot® experience includes:
- A low, wide stance which lets you feel the rush of pavement under the seat
- An open-air cockpit for a 360-degree rush of sight, sound and smell
- A shared riding experience allowing both the driver and passenger to get a front row shot of adrenaline
- Optimized weight distribution and proprietary low-profile tires for maximum cornering
- Lightweight and powerful, the Slingshot delivers exhilarating acceleration
Slingshot® is now offered in three distinct trim levels for a limited time only. The base Slingshot® with a U.S. MSRP of only $19,999features titanium metallic paint, 17 inch lightweight alloy wheels upfront and an 18 inch wheel in the rear. The premium Slingshot® SL, with a U.S. MSRP of only $23,999 features red pearl paint, larger 18 inch forged aluminum wheels upfront and a 20 inch wheel in the rear, as well as a blade windscreen for wind protection. It also features a media console with a 4.3" LCD screen, back-up camera, Bluetooth® integration and a 6-speaker audio system. The...
Three-wheeled vehicles don’t roll easily into existing Kansas motor vehicle laws, so a pending bill would create a new classification: the autocycle.
House Bill 2044 rolled through the House last month on a 122-0 vote and awaits action in the Senate.
The Kansas legislation is moving forward as Elio Motors, with offices in Phoenix, Arizona, and a production plant in Shreveport, Louisiana, prepare production of three-wheel autocycles.
Elio Motors Inc. has taken about 40,000 reservation orders and hopes to deliver the first of the small vehicles in 2016.
The $6,800 Elio autocycle weighs about 1,250 pounds and has two front wheels and a third wheel in the rear. The vehicle seats two people: The passenger sits directly behind the driver, and there is only one door. The vehicle runs on gas and can surpass the legal 75-mile-per-hour limit on Kansas highways. It gets an estimated 84 miles per gallon on the highway, according to the company.
As a prelude to the rollout, Elio and its backers are seeking changes in state laws so drivers aren’t required to obtain a motorcycle license to drive the autocycle or wear a helmet.
Jeff Porter, Norton, is an Elio enthusiast, and it was his state representative, Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady, R-Palco, who spearheaded and helped draft House Bill 2044.
Porter and Couture-Lovelady provided testimonty to the House Transportation Committee, as did Joel Sheltrown, vice president of governmental affairs for Elio Motors. Sheltrown is a former Democratic state legislator in Michigan.
Equipped as a car
“This bill is important,” Porter said in his written testimony, because it would enable drivers of the Elio autocycle to be on the road with a driver’s license.
Motorcycle driving skills are not needed when driving an autocycle, Porter stated.
He also described the Elio’s car-like equipment:
“The Elio autocycle will have automotive driving controls such as a steering wheel,...
To our passionate Forum members,
Thank you for your continued support and patience. Polaris continues to work overtime to get existing and new owners back on the road.
Since our last forum communication, please note the following important updates:
We are making great progress in swiftly resolving the stop ride service bulletin. To date, over 50% of consumer owned Slingshots impacted have been updated with the necessary service work. However, we need your help in updating the remaining 50% of impacted Slingshots. If you haven’t already done so, please contact your dealer to schedule a service appointment as soon as possible. Please refrain from operating your Slingshot vehicle until the necessary updates are completed. Upon completion of all safety bulletins, Polaris will automatically extend your factory warranty 60 days.
Polaris is working overtime to catch up to the incredible demand for Slingshot. Fortunately, our February shipments are significantly ahead of schedule and we are on track to beat our March shipment schedule, too. The result is faster than expected vehicle deliveries, and shipment dates are improving. Additionally, we are working to increase production capacity which will also shorten our shipment timelines. Please know we are working diligently to accelerate shipments. We thank you in advance for continued patience.
I, and everyone at Polaris, thank you for your continued support and passion.
Vice President, Slingshot
To our passionate Forum members,
Your on-going support and passion is most appreciated! Since our last forum communication, Polaris has made important progress to get our riders and fans back on the road with Slingshot.
For Slingshot Owners
Every replacement part has been shipped from Polaris to local dealers, and many owners have already had the service updates completed for their vehicle. If you haven’t already done so, do ensure that you have scheduled a service appointment with an authorized Slingshot dealer. For your safety, please refrain from operating a Slingshot vehicle until the necessary updates are completed. As a reminder, Polaris will add 60 days of additional warranty for your Slingshot to demonstrate our quality confidence and to assist with your overall satisfaction. We will take care of the paperwork after you have the service updates completed, and no action is required by Slingshot owners to receive this warranty extension.
For those that have Purchased or are Considering Purchase
Factory production is back on track and continues to ramp-up. This past week Polaris provided dealers with future shipment dates for existing orders. It will take multiple weeks for Polaris to fulfill the strong quantity of existing orders. Please know that everyone at Polaris is literally working overtime to maximize production output to expedite delivery of your Slingshot.
I thank you for your continued support and patience.
Vice President, Slingshot
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