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Dear Slingshot dealer,
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we worked diligently to resolve Connecticut state licensure requirements. Our goal has been to get Slingshot owners on the road in Connecticut as soon as possible. Please find below an important licensure update. We look forward to partnering with you to grow a successful Slingshot business.
We are pleased to announce that on Friday, June 5th, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill allowing the Polaris Slingshot to be registered and operated as an ‘autocycle’ in the state of Connecticut. The new bill will take effect July 1st, 2015.
Below is an overview of bill:
Senate Bill 936 was sponsored by the Joint Transportation Committee
Vehicle type: Autocycle
o "Autocycle" means a motor vehicle that meets the requirements of a motorcycle under 49 CFR Part 571
o Does not have more than 3 wheels in contact with the ground
o Is designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and foot pedals for acceleration, braking, or shifting
o Has a seat or seats that are fully or partially enclosed and in which the occupants sit with their legs forward
o Is equipped with safety belts, in accordance with section 14-100a, for all occupants
Titling: An autocycle is considered to be a motorcycle
Operation: Automobile driver license (Class D)
Insurance: Same requirements as two-wheel motorcycles
Helmets: Same requirements as two-wheel motorcycles
Registrants will receive a motorcycle license plate, but can operate Polaris Slingshot with an automobile license. Additionally, our recommendation is that all Slingshot drivers and passengers should wear a helmet while operating the vehicle at all times.
We thank you for your patience as we worked towards this resolution. Please contact your DSM with any additional questions.
The Slingshot team
Join us for the 1st Annual Sturgis Slingshot Owners Ride as we take in the beautiful scenery and exhilarating roads of the Black Hills. Below you will find details regarding the day’s events. Check in will commence at 3:00 PM and we will depart at 4:00 PM on a 70 mile trip through the Black Hills. The ride will end with a complimentary dinner at Murphy’s Pub & Grill in Rapid City where you will be able to connect with fellow Slingshot owners and have the opportunity to meet the Slingshot leadership team. Register now to lock in your spot—you won’t want to miss it!
Need help? Email us at email@example.com.
You can fill out the form here: https://slingshotownersride2015.formstack.com/forms/ssownersride_com
Schedule of EventsMonday, August 3rd – Rapid City, SD
Check in: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
Note: all drivers must present proof of current license and insurance to operate a Slingshot at check-in. All participants are responsible for their own vehicle and safety equipment, including helmets.
Ride: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Approximately 70 mile group ride through the Black Hills with lead and chase vehicles
Dinner: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Murphy’s Pub & Grill
510 9th St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Enjoy a complimentary dinner, connect with fellow Slingshot owners, and meet the Slingshot leadership team.
No need for a Motorcycle license either!
Starting July 1, citizens of Connecticut will be able to legally purchase and register their three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot. Last Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law that puts the Slingshot into a new category of vehicles, the "Autocycle." This also will enable the Department of Motor Vehicles to other three-wheeled vehicles, such as the Elio, T-Rex and Morgan.
Apparently, however, consumer demand is far out weighing the state supply. "They're so popular. Its going to be forever before I get one in," said the owner of Libby's Motorworld, a Slingshot dealership in New Haven, Conn. He predidcted that he wont see a Polaris Slingshot in his dealership until August, and that it might very well be a 2016 model.
Despite the supply/demand issues, the DMV will begin licensing autocycles on July 1. One of the biggest differences between motorcycles and autocycles will be that you wont need a "M" classification on your license to operate an autocycle.
Part of the reason why the bill was passed was that lobbyists were able to promote the benefits to the State, including increased revenue from sales tax and property tax, and increased activity for dealers. Additionally, Alinabal Inc. of New Millford, Connecticut, makes many components for the Slingshot, including "stabilizing linkage, ball joints, outer tie rods and steering gear."
This is the definition of an autocycle, according to Connecticut law: a motorcycle derivative that “(A) does not have more than three wheels in contact with the ground, (B) is designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and foot pedals for acceleration, braking or shifting, (C) has a seat or seats that are fully or partially enclosed and in which the occupants sit with their legs forward, and (D) is equipped with safety belts…”
The bill was approved last month by the House in a 144-0 vote and approved 34-0 by the Senate.
To our passionate Forum members,
Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for Slingshot! It has always been our goal to get Slingshot owners on the road in all states and provinces across North America as soon as possible. We are pleased to announce that Slingshot is now approved for sale in the State of Texas!
On Friday, May 22nd, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill allowing the Polaris Slingshot to be registered and operated as an ‘autocycle’ in the state of Texas. The new bill took effect immediately, meaning Texas residence can now title Slingshot in the State of Texas.
Below is an overview of bill:
- Senate Bill 449, sponsored by Senator Paul Bettencourt (District 7) & Representative Larry Gonzales (District 52)
- Vehicle type: Autocycle
"Autocycle" means a motor vehicle, other than a tractor, that is: (1) designed to have when propelled not more than three wheels on the ground, (2) equipped with a
steering wheel, (3) equipped with seating that does not require the operator to straddle or sit astride the
seat; and (4) manufactured and certified to comply with federal safety requirements for a motorcycle
- Titling: An autocycle is considered to be a motorcycle
- Operation: Automobile driver license
- Insurance: Same requirements as two-wheel motorcycles
- Damage: Slingshot is subject to motor vehicle damage disclosure requirements
- Seatbelts: Occupants must adhere to all seatbelts laws required for passenger cars
Effective date: Immediately
Registrants will receive a motorcycle license plate, but can operate Polaris Slingshot with an automobile license. Additionally, our recommendation is that all Slingshot drivers and passengers should wear a...
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