Connecticut “Slingshot” Vehicle Sales to Begin in July

Connecticut Slingshot Vehicle Sales to Begin in JulyPolaris has officially launched the Slingshot: a brand new three wheeled automobile that even created a new category of vehicle- an autocycle. As this exciting new vehicle becomes state legal July 1st 2015, checking with your insurance agent about whether a CT Motorcycle Insurance or CT Auto Insurance will cover it is essential.

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed an autocycle bill that passed with state legislature sometime last month that enables the Department of Motor Vehicles to register this vehicle appropriately. The bill to legalize these vehicles was approved by a staggering 144-0 vote by the House and 34-0 by the Senate.

This three wheeled product consists of two wheels in front and one wheel in back, creating a unique look. The new law, as defined by Connecticut General Assembly, defines an autocycle as a motorcycle derivative that “(A) does not have more than three wheels in contact with the ground, (B) is designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and foot pedals for acceleration, braking or shifting, (C) has a seat or seats that are fully or partially enclosed and in which the occupants sit with legs forward and (D) is equipped with seat belts. Other similar products include the Morgan, T-Rex, and Elio which feature the same three wheeled design as the Slingshot.

Now that Connecticut has allowed for these vehicles to be driven legally, auto dealerships statewide are struggling to keep up with the recent demand increase for these cars. Some dealerships have already secured deposits on half dozen Slingshots while others are expecting their supply to reflect 2016 models due to the delay.

The functionality of owning a slingshot is ideal as a motorcycle license is not required to operate a slingshot. Further, drivers will not have to take any training courses for operation as the handling is similar to a typical car. What’s more, the MSRP of the Slingshot starts at $19,999.

At Byrnes Agency, we provide comprehensive insurance packages to ensure a variety of vehicles. Our markets are able to cover this latest development in the automobile world. To learn more about our offerings and how we can serve you, contact our knowledgeable experts today at one of our three locations.

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