Recreational toys are a blast. It’s like being a kid again, but with cooler, more expensive toys that you’ll never get tired of playing with. In fact, you’ll probably complain that there’s not enough hours in the day to fully enjoy them. The new three-wheeled vehicle from Polaris is exactly that kind of toy. The company who is known for recreational vehicles like snowmobiles and ATVs (in addition to Victory and Indian motorcycles) has been expanding their lineup, with last year being huge for them when theory released the new RZR XP1000 side-by-side ATV, which is the fasted vehicle of its kind yet!
Polaris is now going further and their new Slingshot motorcycle that’s touted as “a heart-pounding, mind-blowing, grip-tighening, breath-taking on-road rush” (according to their site). With all those adjectives, it’s as if they’re talking about a sports car on three wheels! Here are three reasons why every man will want to have in his garage to play with:
1. It Drives Like A Sports Car
The two-seater’s 2.4-liter GM Ecotec engine pushes out 173 bhp and 166 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to zoom from rest to 60 mph in about five seconds. And weighing in at only 1,735 pounds, it actually shares a power-to-weight ratio and straight line performance that’s equivalent to a $30K-plus Nissan 370Z! To provide it with more than enough stopping power, it has 11.8″ vented disc brakes that’ll stop on a dime!
2. But Costs Way Less
Even though it may be a speed demon, it doesn’t feature a price tag like one. Instead, it starts at $20K ($23,999 for the better-equipped SL model), which is actually pretty good for something that drives like a roadster. Besides, other recreational toys like ATVs and boats aren’t far behind with their price tags, either.
3. You Only Need A Motorcycle License
Even though your wife or girlfriend frown upon your motorcycle dreams, you can technically still have one with the Slingshot since it’s labeled a motorcycle. So all you’ll need to get is a learner’s permit from your local DMV to drive your new Slingshot home from the dealership and then go and use it to take the test (which you’ll pass because it’s more like driving a car than anything). (And like a motorcycle, you’ll have to wear a helmet, too).
The roadster trike is now available for purchase and comes with a two-year unlimited-mileage warranty that can be extended up to five years. You can check out a Slingshot at Polaris, Victory and Indian dealers across the nation.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.