Connecticut rejects request to allow registration of 3-wheeled Polaris Slingshot

Associated Press

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has rejected an attempt to vehicle maker Polaris to have its three-wheeled Slingshot classified as a motorcycle.

Polaris was seeking the designation to allow owners to register the vehicles and use them on Connecticut roads.

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The Waterbury Republican-American reports (http://bit.ly/1GTGxnl ) the DMV sent a letter to Polaris last week saying the Slingshot more closely resembles an automobile, a designation that would require it to meet more stringent safety standards.

The DMV has suggested Polaris go to the state Legislature to create a new classification for the vehicle.

The state definition of a motorcycle excludes vehicles that have an enclosed driver's seat and an enclosed motor, and the Slingshot has both.

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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com