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Manufacturer Seeks Connecticut's OK to Sell New Vehicle

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The Slingshot is a reverse tricycle with two wheels in front and one in back.

The maker of a new vehicle called the Slingshot is meeting with state motor vehicles officials to discuss whether they may sell the three-wheeler in Connecticut. 

The Republican-American reports that Polaris Industries said the Slingshot, a reverse tricycle with two wheels in front and one in back, is a motorcycle. It doesn't meet the state's definition of a motorcycle, and currently may not be sold in Connecticut.

A meeting set for Monday at the state Department of Motor Vehicles will include Connecticut retailers who say customers have put down deposits for the vehicle. Ernie Bertothy, a spokesman for the Department of Motor Vehicles, said state officials want to come up with a solution.

The base price of a Slingshot is $19,999, with the premium "SL" model going for $23,999.

This report includes information from The Associated Press.