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Polaris Says Yoenis Cespedes Revved Up Demand for Slingshot

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Polaris (PII) says Yoenis Cespedes’ custom Slingshot, which was the talk of spring training this week, revved up demand for the three-wheeled motorcycle.

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According to the Minnesota-based company, the Slingshot’s Web traffic and consumer leads on Tuesday increased three-times over the site’s average. Consumer leads are tallied based on the number of Web visitors who submit their information and ask to be contacted by a dealer.

“We are excited by the interest that Yoenis Cespedes’ vehicle has driven for the Slingshot brand!” a company spokesperson told FOXBusiness.com.

The Slingshot, which made its debut in 2014, has a starting price of $21,499. The top model, a Slingshot SL LE, starts at $26,499.

Polaris, the maker of ATVs, snowmobiles and Indian motorcycles, has outperformed the market this year. Shares are up about 3.1% since the start of 2016, compared to a 5.1% drop in the S&P 500.

Cespedes, the star outfielder for the New York Mets, has generated a lot of buzz this week with a convoy of head-turning automobiles.

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In addition to his Slingshot, Cespedes drove a custom Ford (F) F-250, a Lamborghini Aventador and an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. All four vehicles were customized by Miami-based The Auto Firm, which counts several MLB stars among its clientele. Owner Alex Vega told FOXBusiness.com that he expected to deliver another new car for Cespedes, a Jeep, by Friday.

Cespedes signed a three-year contract reportedly worth $75 million last month to remain with the Mets.

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