WETHERSFIELD, CT: Polaris was hoping it would change their minds, but despite the December 8th demo rides given to officials from the State's DMV, officials were unconvinced and refused to change it's mind and classify the Slingshot as a motorcycle. This means the three wheel vehicle cannot be sold or registered in Connecticut.
The DMV reaffirmed its earlier ruling that the reverse trike cannot be classified or registered as a motorcycle, finding it more akin to a car than a bike, according to the Waterbury Republican-American.
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According to a report in DealerNews, the attorney for the DMV outlined the board's view on the Slingshot.
“It is the consensus of the DMV that this vehicle closely resembles an automobile in appearance, and is equipped (brake, clutch, accelerator, steering wheel, four cylinder engine, seatbelt, gear shifter, etc.) and handles like an automobile rather than a motorcycle,” DMV senior attorney Sharon Geanuracos said in a Dec. 10 letter to Polaris.