Polaris was seeking the designation to allow owners to register the vehicles and use them on Connecticut roads.
The Waterbury Republican-American reports 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.
Related: Texas explains why the Polaris Slingshot missed the mark
19/12/2014 16:19 by: Fox New
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Bike Week is the largest motorcycle meet in the world, held for 10 days in Daytona Beach, Florida. The highlight of the week is the Daytona 200 race, which attracts competitors from all over the world. Other races include a three-hour U.S. Endurance Championship race and vintage motorcycle races on Classics Day. These events take place in the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium and on the Daytona International Speedway. Another popular feature of the week is a parade of over 5,000 motorcycles, and concerts and trade shows are held throughout the week. More… Discuss
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Gibson was an American film actress, producer, trick rider, and rodeo performer, but her greatest claim to fame was that she was the first professional American stuntwoman. She got her start in stunt work doubling for Helen Holmes in The Hazards of Helen adventure film series and eventually took over the role entirely. She suffered a series of setbacks in the mid-1920s but persevered and managed to revive her Hollywood career. What are some of the dangerous stunts she performed?More… Discuss
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