SZTV Media test drives new luxury Polaris “Slingshot” adult tricyle with ecotech engine

Celebrating 60 years in business, Polaris unleashes the adult tricycle “Slingshot” alongside the rapidly growing list of 3-wheeled exhilaration machines out there. Polaris is primarily known for manufacturing snowmobiles and off-road vehicles.
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Nov. 16, 2014 - PRLog -- The SZTV Media crew were lucky enough to get to test drive the brand new Luxury Polaris “Slingshot” out on the open road through the Santa Monica Mountains, CA yesterday.  Kicking off from a pit stop base in Santa Monica, our camera crew, took the Slingshot out on a two-hour 77 mile open road run through the  Santa Monica Mountains and back again.

A surprisingly gloomy overcast day in Santa Monica we all gathered for a light lunch and demo. Then helmet up,  good to go, the team got ready to try out the stylish looking tri-cycle or  “puppy” as she is referred to by the Polaris experts.Polaris  has just celebrated 60 years in the business by introducing the Slingshot  - an adult tricycle with unique features to set it apart from its competitors.  A lightweight machine at less than 1,700 pounds the Slingshot is a powerful beast with its 173 horsepower, 2.4-liter dual-overhead cam Ecotech engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Underneath the striking low-profile design sits a high strength steel space frame, lightweight aluminum swing-arm, and carbon fiber-reinforced drive belt. Whether you are the rider or passenger, the side-by-side open-air cockpit allows both parties to enjoy the ride at the same time at dual level.  First is the exhilaration that you can see, hear, and feel while riding in a Slingshot.  Second is the exhilaration you feel when people turn their heads to stare at Slingshot’s unique and exotic styling. By now a small crowd was gathering taking pictures as they revved up to go.

You have to test drive this clever tri-cyle by Polaris!  Said Frankie XO, 34 years  – SZTV Media Photographer, from Dallas, Texas “You literally feel the action from the moment you disengage the clutch, and Push to Start! Yes, it’s a stick shift.  Today really gave me an energizing burst of torque and the Slingshot’s beefy tires stuck to the road with the tightest grip ever. Just 5 inches off the ground, the air flows through the car whispering intrigue. So it’s all about the throttle vs the pedal, and this fine piece of high-tech carbon lite invention is super nimble The offering it gives received immediately as soon as you give into its power, you start to count your blessings for this great opportunity to take such an exhilarating open-air fun ride. Owning one of these fine pieces would mean not being able to resist taking it out for countless hours of freeing easy fun.  And stormy weather ahead, no problem, It’s smart looking nautical grade interior leaves you well protected if you do happen to catch some rare drops  in Sunny California!  This has to be the coolest way ever to cruise the famous open roads that have made Southern California landscapes some of the most Memorable in the World.  Both Driver and co-pilot can feel and communicate everything together. It’s designed perfectly to share the exhilarating experience. Try one for yourself and see and just like a new "puppy" you draw attention wherever you go! The verdict - you won’t be disappointed! Thanks Polaris!

With advanced motorcycle technology this three-wheeled wonder has electronic stability and traction control, three-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LED taillights and forged aluminum roll hoops. The three-wheeled cycle is offered in two trim levels. The base model retails for $19,999 and features titanium metallic paint, 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels up front, and an 18-inch wheel in the rear. The premium Slingshot SL model, which retails for an additional $4,000, comes with red pearl paint, larger 18-inch forged aluminum wheels up front, a 20-inch wheel in the rear, and a blade windscreen for wind protection. The luxury model also features a 4.3-inch LCD screen, back-up camera, Bluetooth integration, and a six-speaker audio system.

*Both models will be available this fall at Polaris Slingshot dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.

Writer: Jane S. Linter | Photos: Frankie XO
For SZTV Media images or video contact:
JulieAnne Christie PR | SZTV Media Group

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