Polaris Slingshot Gains Momentum with State Legislation, Reinforcing Its Unique Category-Creating Innovation
Polaris Slingshot®, a three-wheeled, open-air cockpit vehicle, announced Arkansas as the latest state to reclassify its operator licensing requirements. Drivers there can now operate Slingshot with a valid state driver’s license rather than the previously required motorcycle endorsement. With the addition of Arkansas, thirty-seven states require only a driver’s license to operate Slingshot.
When Slingshot was introduced to the market in 2014, most consumers were required to hold a motorcycle endorsement or license to operate it. Because Slingshot does not feature handlebars or straddle seating, but rather offers a unique three-wheel configuration with a steering wheel, five-speed manual transmission, and side-by-side bucket seats, state policymakers recognize the need to update their operator licensing laws for innovative new products like Slingshot.