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VIDEO: 2020 Slingshot Review

The great thing about a Slingshot is that it feels natural to drive. It handles much like a car, and the single rear Kenda 305/30R20 is big enough to hold the grip in most corners along with the revised twin-tube gas-charged coil-overs and upgraded swingarm.

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Is it a car or a motorcycle? The questions about what a Slingshot is have gone on since its introduction in 2015. The fact that a powersports manufacturer builds it probably makes it easier to slot into the motorcycle category, but then there’s the Morgan 3-wheeler, which has been around since the early 1900s. 

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Seeing a Morgan 3-wheeler in England was not that strange, since they had been around since the first automobiles. There were 1,000 hand-built “autocycles” by the end of WWI, and there wasn’t an NHTSA around to regulate them as something else.

The Slingshot is a far different story, but Polaris found a loophole, and they’ve slowly been making progress with their concept. BRP/Can-Am has been a three-wheel believer for years, selling more than 100,000 Spyders and introducing a lower-priced version in 2018, the Ryker, for new riders. 

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