License Requirements

Q:

How is Slingshot classified?

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The classification of the Polaris Slingshot is state-dependent. The most common classifications are motorcycle, which requires a motorcycle endorsement or license, and autocycle which only requires a state drivers license. See your state laws for full details.

Q:

What are the licensing requirements in my state?

A:

Select a state to find out.

 

StateSlingshot State Law ClassificationOperator License Requirements
Alabama The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Alaska The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Arizona The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Arkansas The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
California The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Colorado The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. House Bill 17-1044 (regarding autocycles) was signed by Governor Hickenlooper, exempting Slingshot operators from having to carry a motorcycle endorsement and requiring a valid driver’s license. Seat belt use is mandatory for all passengers. Like other motorcycles, helmets are required for passengers
Connecticut The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Delaware The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Florida The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Georgia The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Hawaii Thank you for your interest in Slingshot. We are currently working to resolve Hawaii state licensure requirements. Our goal is to get Slingshots on the road in Hawaii as soon as possible. This information is not available at this time.
Idaho The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Illinois The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Indiana The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Iowa The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Kansas The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Kentucky The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Louisiana The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Maine The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Maryland The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license. 
Massachusetts The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a slingshot is required to have a drivers license and motorcycle endorsement or just motorcycle license.
Michigan The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and motorcycle endorsement.
Minnesota The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Mississippi The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and motorcycle endorsement.
Missouri The Slingshot is classified as a mototricycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Montana The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Nebraska The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Nevada The Slingshot is classified as a trimobile in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
New Hampshire The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
New Jersey The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
New Mexico The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
New York The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a motorcycle license.
North Carolina The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license. 
North Dakota The Slingshot is classified as an unconventional vehicle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Ohio The Slingshot is classified as a autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Oklahoma The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and motorcycle endorsement.
Oregon The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license. 
Pennsylvania The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Rhode Island The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license. 
South Carolina The Slingshot is classified as a passenger vehicle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
South Dakota The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Tennessee The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Texas The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Utah The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license. 
Vermont The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state.  The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Virginia The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.
Washington The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license. 
West Virginia The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Wisconsin The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license and have a motorcycle endorsement or just a motorcycle license.
Wyoming The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. Senate File 109 (regarding autocycles) was signed by Governor Mead, providing that Slingshot may be operated with a Class C passenger car driver’s license. Seat belt use is mandatory for all passengers. Like other motorcycles, helmets are required for passengers
District of Columbia The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle in your state. The operator of a Slingshot is required to have a drivers license.

**Polaris recommends always wearing a DOT approved full face helmet.

Q:

Where can I buy the all-new SLINGSHOT 2016 & 2017 from Polaris?

A:

Selected dealers from Polaris, Victory and Indian Motorcycle throughout North America sell the SLINGSHOT. Click hereto find a dealer near you.

Q:

Where can I find a safety course?

Q:

Can I take my SLINGSHOT to a non-SLINGSHOT Polaris, Indian, or Victory dealer for service or warranty work?

A:

In all warranty situations, you will need to take your SLINGSHOT to an authorized Polaris SLINGSHOT dealership to obtain service.  In addition, authorized Polaris SLINGSHOT dealerships will have special service training and tools to best address your SLINGSHOT service concerns.

Q:

Where can I purchase authorized Polaris SLINGSHOT parts, garments, and accessories?

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You can purchase authorized Polaris SLINGSHOT parts, garments, and accessories at authorized Polaris SLINGSHOT dealerships across North America.

Q:

How is Polaris SLINGSHOT classified in my state/province for licensing?

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Each state/province has its own laws for 3-wheeled vehicles.  Click here to learn more about your state’s/province’s laws for SLINGSHOT.

Q:

How many models are available?

A:

For model year 2016 & 2015, there are 3 model offerings:  the SLINGSHOT, SLINGSHOT SL, and SLINGSHOT SL LE.

Q:

Where is the SLINGSHOT being built?

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All model year 2016 & 2015 SLINGSHOT units will be built in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Q:

What is SLINGSHOT’s factory warranty?

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SLINGSHOT has a standard 2 year unlimited mileage, factory warranty with the ability to add an extended service contract (ESC) of up to 5 years.

Q:

How is Slingshot classified?

A:

The classification of the Polaris Slingshot is state-dependent. The most common classifications are motorcycle, which requires a motorcycle endorsement or license, and autocycle which only requires a state drivers license. See your state laws for full details.

Q:

How do I insure my Slingshot?

A:

We have partnered with Allstate to provide insurance coverage for Slingshot. To get a quote, click here

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