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    Victory motorcycles shut down according to Polaris Ind. One less American motorcycle option I guess.
    Blue ZR7 with...color matched swing arm, heel plates, bar end mirrors, passenger pegs, F&R blinkers with smoked lens, oil cooler with mesh, carbon fibered side covers with mesh, custom made chin fairing, along with a tail trim, LED underbody lighting, Yoshimura RS3 muffler, Corbin seat, F15 windshield, 17t front sprocket, oil temp gauge, rim tape, custom grips, front spring preload adjusters, different handlebars with risers, Ivans jet kit with air box mod and snorkel removal and AIS removal.

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    Losing another riding choice...

    I posted a link to the article here last night.
    Skill is what keeps you on two wheels.

    Situational awareness combined with skill is what keeps you out of harm's way.

    ATGATT combined with Situational Awareness and Skill means you might live to ride another day when that deer runs into your bike or that drunk blows through that stop sign.

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    Sorry, TWA. Missed it.
    Blue ZR7 with...color matched swing arm, heel plates, bar end mirrors, passenger pegs, F&R blinkers with smoked lens, oil cooler with mesh, carbon fibered side covers with mesh, custom made chin fairing, along with a tail trim, LED underbody lighting, Yoshimura RS3 muffler, Corbin seat, F15 windshield, 17t front sprocket, oil temp gauge, rim tape, custom grips, front spring preload adjusters, different handlebars with risers, Ivans jet kit with air box mod and snorkel removal and AIS removal.

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    Wow, I really didn't see that one coming. Hmm I wonder if Indian is next ?
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    Indian is actually doing pretty well, and has a very well known name...Polaris is probably just slimming up.

    Not that I care. After their bull**** in Texas I can no longer register my buggies for highway use...they also started the process that had every Ariel owner in Texas to have their registrations revoked, as well as a lot of kit car owners. Polaris and all their brands can go get ****ed.

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    I had no idea about any crap being caused by Polaris. Please enlighten me.
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    The short of it is when they tried to get the Slingshot legal in Texas, the state said no because it doesn't have any of the safety equipment required in cars. Polaris responded with "uuuhhuhuhoohohuhuhuh but Ariel!!" They brought to the states attention that none of the kit cars, which were allowed, had any of the safety equipment...which resulted in the state changing the rules about kit cars. Every Ariel Atom owner, and MANY kit car owners, had their registration revoked...they got letters asking them for their plates back. After Polaris ****ed this up for everyone, they lobbied to have special rules set in place that would allow the Slingshot and left everyone else to fend for themselves.

    All for the Slingshot...which sucks as a motorcycle and sucks as a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makenzie71 View Post
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    All for the Slingshot...which sucks as a motorcycle and sucks as a car.
    My thoughts as well. It is NOT a motorcycle and in many states you have to wear a helmet while driving this car like vehicle that doesn't have a roof or a trunk.

    I'd rather spend a little more money and get a proper convertible.
    Skill is what keeps you on two wheels.

    Situational awareness combined with skill is what keeps you out of harm's way.

    ATGATT combined with Situational Awareness and Skill means you might live to ride another day when that deer runs into your bike or that drunk blows through that stop sign.

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    They're having the same issues with Elio, and other developing "vehicles". All the rules, regulations had became so subjective that they opened the door for dirt-bikes and various ATV's to now be licensed for road use in MN. 10 years ago you couldn't license a YZ, or quad, side-by-side, etc. Now you get head/tail/brake lights, and you can find a way to license and insure it for at least "in town" use.
    Blue ZR7 with...color matched swing arm, heel plates, bar end mirrors, passenger pegs, F&R blinkers with smoked lens, oil cooler with mesh, carbon fibered side covers with mesh, custom made chin fairing, along with a tail trim, LED underbody lighting, Yoshimura RS3 muffler, Corbin seat, F15 windshield, 17t front sprocket, oil temp gauge, rim tape, custom grips, front spring preload adjusters, different handlebars with risers, Ivans jet kit with air box mod and snorkel removal and AIS removal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carryall View Post
    They're having the same issues with Elio, and other developing "vehicles". All the rules, regulations had became so subjective that they opened the door for dirt-bikes and various ATV's to now be licensed for road use in MN. 10 years ago you couldn't license a YZ, or quad, side-by-side, etc. Now you get head/tail/brake lights, and you can find a way to license and insure it for at least "in town" use.
    Which is a good thing. I would have a side by side if I could drive it on the road out here in the country. Having to haul it somewhere just doesn't make sense to me. Might as well buy an old jeep.
    Skill is what keeps you on two wheels.

    Situational awareness combined with skill is what keeps you out of harm's way.

    ATGATT combined with Situational Awareness and Skill means you might live to ride another day when that deer runs into your bike or that drunk blows through that stop sign.

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    I had no idea. That really sucks.
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