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New York Reclassifies Polaris’ Slingshot

Residents in the Empire State can now experience the Polaris Slingshot with a standard driver’s license.

Polaris Slingshot, the three-wheel, open-air motorcycle, has announced that beginning April 20, drivers in New York can operate a Slingshot with a standard D-class driver’s license instead of the previously required motorcycle endorsement. The state of New York has both reclassified the three-wheeled motorcycle as a three-wheeled motor vehicle (often referred to as “autocycle”) and provided operator licensing requirements similar to nearly every U.S. state.

Polaris Slingshot does not operate like a traditional motorcycle, offering a unique three-wheel configuration with two wheels in the front, and one wheel in the rear, a steering wheel, side-by-side bucket seats, seat belts and an automated manual transmission or manual transmission option typically found in traditional automobiles.

“We’re excited to open up the door for more New Yorkers to experience the open-air driving experience only a Polaris Slingshot delivers,” said Chris Sergeant, vice president of Polaris Slingshot.

Currently, Slingshots are well-represented in the state with an engaged group of owners and dealers. Enabling people to enjoy the Slingshot ride with a driver’s license fulfills the desire heard by many who are eager to get behind the wheel and join in the community.

Whether it’s a beautiful backdrop of winding roads in upstate New York or the hustle-and-bustle of New York City, the state offers endless destinations to make the most of the Slingshot’s open-air experience. 

Fusing style and excitement with limitless personalization opportunities, the 2022 Slingshot lineup empowers drivers to make their mark by defining their ride and choosing their own adventure. From the entry-level S model (MSRP $20,799) to the top-of-the-line Signature LE (MSRP $35,799), there is an option for all interested in the driving exhilaration that only a Slingshot can deliver.

New product updates for 2022 — including an all-new Vented Sport Hood, stylish Excursion Top and premium Brembo Brakes — can be further enhanced by thoughtfully curated accessory collections from Slingshot, providing owners with endless personalization options to truly make their mark.

Slingshot offers four curated collections to dramatically enhance the Slingshot experience for the driver’s personal preference and driving style. Some of the enhanced features within these collections include a 100-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system, a 7-inch touchscreen display powered by RIDE COMMAND, Apple CarPlay and a Premium Interior Lighting Kit by XKGlow, which allows owners to outfit the interior of their Slingshot with six LED lights and LED light pods in various locations. With the mobile Slingshot LED app, owners can simultaneously set two different light zones to any color and choreograph the lights while music plays.

Learn more about the entire 2022 Slingshot lineup at Slingshot.Polaris.com.

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