A recent announcement from Slingshot determined that Montana will become the 46th state to reclassify its driving requirements. The autocycle classification will allow residents to operate a Slingshot with a standard driver’s license rather than the previously required motorcycle endorsement. Driving requirements for Montana three-wheel vehicles will officially transition on Oct. 1.
The Treasure State provides endless destinations to fully maximize all the fun the three-wheeled, five-speed, manual transmission roadster has to offer. Because of the Slingshot’s unique classification–operating with a steering wheel, and without handlebars or straddle seating–state policymakers recognize operator skills mirror those of a valid state driver’s license rather than a motorcycle license.
“Since introducing the one-of-a-kind Slingshot in 2014, we have partnered with state officials to properly classify the operating requirements to a standard driver’s license,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles. “Our efforts have led to incredible results with 46 states reclassifying three-wheeled vehicles. We continue to work diligently, educating policymakers in the remaining states, and giving consumers more opportunities to experience all the fun Slingshot has to offer.”
With four distinct models, the 2019 Slingshot lineup takes style, technology, and comfort to a whole new level. Select 2019 models feature the seven-inch touchscreen RideCommand infotainment system with turn-by-turn navigation, while all Slingshot models are powered by a 2.4L GM engine that creates 173 horsepower and 166 ft-lbs of torque. Slingshot’s 2019 lineup includes four models: the S, SL, SLR, and Grand Touring. Pricing ranges from $20,999 (S) to $30,999 (Grand Touring).
Owners can personalize their Slingshot with a variety of Slingshot Engineered Accessories, including the revolutionary Slingshade, a color-matched top offering superb rider comfort and sun protection. Also available are interior upgrades and technology enhancements, such as Rockford Fosgate audio, Ride Command infotainment system, wind deflectors, and storage bags. For the ultimate customization, most accessories are available in a variety of factory color-matched options.