Early Slingshot patent photos - Nostalgic

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  1. Sling ding-a-ling

    Sling ding-a-ling Well-Known Member

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    Ran across these photos today. Wouldn't surprise me if they have been posted before. Thought I would bring them back for nostalgia purposes. I think these were submitted to the patent office late 2013.

    What do you notice that intimately changed before production? Check out that swing arm!! lol. Looks much beefier.

    Polaris-Slingshot-nose-patent.jpg Polaris-Slingshot-patent-630x430.jpg Polaris-Slingshot-rear-patent-630x419.jpg Polaris-Slingshot-side-patent.jpg

    Click them for a closer look.
     
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    Blitzkrieg Well-Known Member

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    Looks like an enclosed drive shaft to me - ala BMW style.
     
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    They had the mirror arms correct the first time.
     
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    WI_Hedgehog Winner of the "Most Factory Defects" award Staff Member Moderator

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    Did it start as an automatic, or they just forgot to draw a stick & ball in there? Car headlights... Tubular roll hoops. Modified tail lights. No fly screens. No tuning-fork rims...

    I love the size of the rear brake rotor, bench-style passenger seat, and incredible foresight on the suspension.
     
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