The Polaris Slingshot is as weird as it is cool. It’s a motorbike, but it’s not. The part that makes it like a motorbike is that you don’t drive it, you ride it. You don’t sit on a motorbike-like seat, instead, there’s a pair of bucket-style seats and the steering isn’t like on a conventional trike with controls on a handlebar, there’s a legit steering wheel. Like a trike, there are three wheels in the mix, but in this configuration, there’s a pair of wheels up front with a rear end like a motorbike. The front side is very car-like and it even has headlights and power comes from a single wheel at the rear on a swingarm. The regular Slingshot is a rather good-looking thing, and not being able to call it a car or a bike makes for great conversation. They’re proper attention-grabbers, and you don’t need to wear a full leather riding suit to stay alive, not that can fall off one. There are a few of these in SA and when they pop up I never have my camera with me, which sucks a fair bit because no one ever believes me. Yeah, I could snap a quick phone pic, but they usually pass by at speed because the driders (yeah, I made that up) open the gas to show off and they’re usually past before a phone camera activates. They’re mad popular in the US of A, you can see Slingshots starring in popular rap videos by the likes of Chris Brown, DMX and the Ruff Ryders and they’ve been seen in movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadow, Free Guy and Jumanji. Not forgetting TV appearances in Hollyoaks, Black-ish and even the Tiger King documentary.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off the already cool Polaris Slingshot, but with some extra tweaking from the house of Roush Performance. Yes, that same Roush that became a household name thanks to tuning Mustangs and Fords properly: Introducing the Slingshot ROUSH® Edition | Slingshot | Polaris Slingshot
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