Is the Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE a Motorcycle or Autocycle?
If you ever find yourself in the position of having $29,999 dollars ($30,299 dollars if you live in California) to spend and can’t decide between a sports car or motorcycle Polaris may have the solution to your dilemma. Available at Polaris Dealers starting this month the two-seat 2018 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE to is considered a motorcycle by the lawmakers in DC.
Because it has three wheels 41 one states begged to differ with Uncle Sam classifying the Slingshot as an Autocycle. How your state defines the Slingshot determines whether or not you need a motorcycle license and a brain bucket to operate it.
Introduced this year the Grand Touring LE version of the Slingshot comes with a roof standard. A roof can be purchased separately for other Slingshot versions. To paraphrase Henry Ford “You can have the Slingshot Grand Touring LE in any color you want so long as its Matte Cloud Gray with Indy Red accents.”
Reviews suggest that the driver’s and passenger’s backsides will be over the moon for the new quilted seats. Those seats are accessed via a set of gullwing doors. Convenience and safety items include the Ride Command Infotainment System, turn by turn navigation, a Rockford Fosgate sound system and a rearview camera.
The Grand Touring LE is propelled by the same engine as every other Slingshot Model. A 174 horsepower 2.4 liter four cylinder engineered by GM.