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Slingshot track day at Canaan?

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    Slingshot track day at Canaan?


    Trying to convince my old man to take his Polaris Slingshot to a track day. He's pretty leery of the whole thing and thinks its just a good way to smash up his toy.
    My goal is to convince him that track days can be a fun and safe way to push your vehicle and learn it's limits. Having ridden Canaan on my bike my thoughts are that this is a good track for someone new to tracks (short, easy to learn, lots of runoff)

    I'm unfamiliar with car track days and not sure which groups would be welcoming to a three wheeled machine. I know some of you guys run cars so looking for any helpful advice.

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    The slingshot is so ridiculous that it makes the Can-am look like a reasonable purchase.

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhawley View Post
    The slingshot is so ridiculous that it makes the Can-am look like a reasonable purchase.
    more like ridiculously fun! in all seriousness ive been on a can-am and it sucked. felt like driving a 4 wheeler on pavement. the slingshot has motorcycle plates but lets be real its a car. it handles surprisingly well and it would be a blast on a track i think.

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    i agree. the wife and i took one for a test drive. way more fun than i thought it would be. the traction control button can be pressed without even taking your hand off the shifter. if i could justify it, we would have one.

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    There are a lot of Slingshot haters, but I love the look of them. Every time I drive by Mom's south, which is often, I have an urge to take one for a rip and see how it is on the road. And if I had the space to house one inside year round, I would be looking at getting one.

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    In Vegas they park them right outside the link because they "loom good"!!

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    I would much rather have a T-Rex

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    So would I. But at $35k more than the Slingshot I'm good haha.

    Pops already owns a Slingshot. I just wanna know if anybody knows a car org that will let a three wheeler do TDs with them.

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    T Rex is at much different price point...

    Edit he got it...I'd rock a slingshot...more reasonable price, bad ass looks, carpool lane access in CA!

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    So would I. But at $35k more than the Slingshot I'm good haha.

    Pops already owns a Slingshot. I just wanna know if anybody knows a car org that will let a three wheeler do TDs with them.
    I have noticed that, when Campagna introduce them they were similar price as the Slingshot, actually a little less, then they tripled in price

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    KTM X-Bow

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    Quote Originally Posted by South of Heaven View Post
    KTM X-Bow
    not a motorcycle.
    but if want to go completely off the rails, the x-bow is a little portly. id prefer an atom or id entertain a caterham.

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I would much rather have a T-Rex
    i really do like the T rex but too expensive. i remember when RMS had them. i thought they were around 40-50k when they had the zx11 motors in them. theyve really shot up in price

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    Re: Slingshot track day at Canaan?

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    i really do like the T rex but too expensive. i remember when RMS had them. i thought they were around 40-50k when they had the zx11 motors in them. theyve really shot up in price
    When they first had them (and Miles took me for a test ride), the base price was $19,995 and with options, they were going for in the $25k-$30k range, then the price escalated rapidly within 2-3 years, so much so that they dropped the franchise when they got to the 40k-50k range, I'm told the Slingshots are much easier to drive, but nowhere near the cornering performance

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