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Old 08-15-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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I just saw this the other day. It's basically a track toy packaged as a 3 wheel motorcycle to avoid emissions and safety requirements. Priced at $20k it seems pretty reasonable.

I'm still questioning how well a 3 wheeled vehicle handles but they claim 0.9g's lateral acel. But all of the reviews give the vehicle positive comments on handling.


What's you thoughts on this? Do you think this would be a fun track toy and canyon runner?





2015 Polaris Slingshot | 3 Wheel Motorcycle - Reverse Trike

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ummmm..........
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Damn that thing is ugly.......... im buying one....
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The front reminds me of the BAC Mono


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isn't the reverse tricycle design the gayest thing ever that was attempted by bugatti or something decades ago and killed off?

I remember Leno talking about it in one of his garage shows
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would be way cooler with another rear wheel if it could look anything like that other car in this thread... bac mono or wtv.
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isn't the reverse tricycle design the gayest thing ever that was attempted by bugatti or something decades ago and killed off?

I remember Leno talking about it in one of his garage shows
at least the reverse tricycle handles better than a normal tricycle

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Damn that thing is ugly.......... im buying one....
my thoughts exactly... i'll wait to get one used though. it should be a fun little autocrosser.
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For that money, I think you could build an Exocet that would whup it's *** around a track...
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For that money, I think you could build an Exocet that would whup it's *** around a track...
you're absolutely right on that. on the other hand this is already built, financeable`, and (because it's a motorcycle) insurance will be 200-300 a year.

is anyone else thinking what i'm thinking... It has a ecotech motor, just swap in a saturn sky rear end..
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I bet five people get killed in the first year, and insurance goes through the roof.


I do think they're cool, and want to drive one, though.
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I bet five people get killed in the first year, and insurance goes through the roof.


I do think they're cool, and want to drive one, though.
Motorcycle insurance doesn't pay out medical payments. learned that one the hard way. after skidding on the highway @70mph, i got a nice big -o- bill in the mail.
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I'd rather the old Scorpion. This thing is fuckugly.

I would be seen in this:

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how about this guy... while we are on the topic of trikes

MEV Eco-Exo | Exomotive – US Dealer of Exocars & Kit Cars
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3 wheels, IMHO, always = MEH

2 or 4 FTW.
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3 wheels, IMHO, always = MEH

2 or 4 FTW.
why not 5 wheels?
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polaris got together all the top hack designers fired from design firms after 3 months, pulled them into a boardroom with a large assortment of bros and a budget of only 3 wheels and this is what they got.
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why not 5 wheels?
or 6?

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