Continuing on the three wheeled theme, I stumbled across this motorcycle in Battery Park City over the weekend. The Slingshot also puts two wheels up front, with one in the back. Why would you design a car with only three wheels? To avoid safety and emissions standards of course!
The bottom of their FAQ reads:
SLINGSHOT® IS A THREE-WHEELED MOTORCYCLE. IT IS NOT AN AUTOMOBILE, IT DOES NOT HAVE AIRBAGS, AND IT DOES NOT MEET AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY STANDARDS. THREE WHEEL VEHICLES MAY HANDLE DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHER VEHICLES, ESPECIALLY IN WET CONDITIONS. ALWAYS WEAR DOT APPROVED FULL FACE HELMET AND FASTEN SEAT BELTS. DRIVER MAY NEED A VALID MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENT. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. ©2015 POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC.
The Slingshot is being produced by snowmobile manufacturer Polaris – and you can pick one up for only $22K …. airbags not included.
They have a number of videos pointing out how much fun it is.
I wonder if they consider riding in an ambulance fun?