Slingshot Legal to Sell & Register in Connecticut

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  1. NickJ

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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.

    Sincerely,

    The Slingshot team
     
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    About time!
     
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    TheRock Slingshot Aficionado

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    Welcome to the club, CT! Well... not CT as in @Contact Tower, but CT as in... YOU GUYS KNEW WHAT I MEANT!!

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    Its been fun being the only one driving around
     
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    Danbury Powersports doesn't even have the tools or manuals to service these yet. But the good news is CT dealers are now actually on the Polaris find a dealer map!
     
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    Finally. I pick mine up tomorrow in NJ..I don't think I'm gonna be able to sleep tonight...this is very exciting!
     
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