Published on April 20th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Why can’t i OWN this kind of motoring excitement?
This is the 3-wheel Polaris Slingshot motorcycle which has been a hit in North America ever since it was first introduced.
In the US it is called a trike which means that it is not a motorcycle. The Slingshot is different from other three-wheelers in that where the competition had riders sitting one behind the other, Polaris designed its trike to seat them side-by-side, making it feel more like an automobile than a motorcycle.
When you look at a Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide, for example, you know you are seeing a modified motorcycle. Even a Can-Am Spyder, which positions two wheels upfront like the Slingshot does, still gives you the sleek look of a motorcycle.
Not so with the Polaris three-wheeler, which looks every bit a car, but with Batmobile-like styling. The perception it’s an automobile and not a motorcycle is further enhanced by it having a steering wheel instead of a handle bar.
Now where can I buy this and how much will it cost?
Maybe I would be better of looking at the KTM X-BOW R which has a 300bhp, 2.0-litre TFSI engine from Audi. The KTM X-BOW R is designed and built by motorcycle manufacturer KTM down to the very last detail to be an uncompromising driving machine. Many of the conventional elements aimed purely at comfort have been omitted. Dispensing with a roof and the windscreen as well as the omission of air-conditioning and entertainment systems all takes a little getting used to. But it allows concentration on the most important aspect: the driving experience!
(pictured below here is the KTM X-Bow)
Now this we can buy in Malaysia, but at a steep price of about RM280,000 before additional options.