The not-so-secret 2015 Polaris Slingshot has a steering wheel and bucket seats. So we shouldn’t even be reviewing it, right? I kinda felt that way when given the assignment. In hindsight, though, I’m glad I had the opportunity. The Slingshot’s an absolute blast, and at $19,999 for the base model, it’s gonna give Can-Am’s Spyder ($18,999 for the ST) some stiff competition.
You probably know the name Corbin as “those seat guys.” Fair enough, considering the company is one of the leading manufacturers of aftermarket seats and accessories for all kinds of motorcycles. However, transport yourself back to 1997 and we arrive at the topic for this week’s Church entry: the Corbin Sparrow. With visions of the next form of personal transportation anyone could afford, history tells us Corbin missed the mark. That doesn’t mean the Sparrow isn’t unique, and 17 years ago Contributing Writer D.C. Wilson profiled the three-wheeler. Check out the genesis of the Sparrow and how it performs in Wilson’s piece below.
The front end of the Piaggio MP3 looks a bit like an angry Mutant Ninja Turtle or, if you stretch it, like a big scary frog. It’s a quirky scooter but the French seem to love it, having purchased nearly 70,000 of them. So, it was appropriate that Piaggio chose Paris as the city in which to launch the newest version of the MP3.
Piaggio‘s MP3 has been one of the most distinctive motor vehicles of the past decade, using two wheels up front, but able to lean like a true motorcycle. And it’s attracted an amazingly large fan base. The Italian company says it has sold 150,000 MP3s since the model line’s introduction in 2007.
The stage is being set for the most important motorcycle exposition of the year, the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. EICMA is so large and so important that we’re making the trek to the Continent to give it our full coverage, including video updates from the media-only days, November 5 and 6.