In an article coming from CarAdvice.com, there might be a real possibility that the Slingshot will hit the Australian and New Zealand-ian markets.
As you and I already know, the Slingshot is a "segment defining product," and pretty much everyone that I talk to that knows about the Slingshot, it really excited about it! As far as we know, the Slingshot will be available for the US and Canadian markets upon it's release in the coming months, but the word on the street is that other markets are already exploring the feasibility of the Slingshot in their markets.
According to the Polaris Australia, and New Zealand managing director, Peter Alexander, "We will work with regulators in regards to what it will take to bring the unique Slingshot to our marketplace." There are some hurdles that will need to be overcome in the foreign markets just as there were many stipulations that Polaris had to meet with the Slingshot in the US and Canadian markets. The fact that the Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle is one of these stipulations. Other markets will have regulations unique to themselves, so it will be interesting to see what happens. Alexander also stated, that, like other Polaris products such as the Sportsman ACE, “should the Slingshot come to Australia, classifying it could also prove problematic.”
In reference to the Slingshot making the swim across the big water to AUS and NZ, the timing is still very grey, and they are “looking into the homologation and also the market for such a model in Australia, which at this stage is just exploratory.”
Do we have any Australians or New Zealanders among us? What do you guys think?