On roads outside of Polaris’ Wyoming, Minnesota, R&D facility, the 2015 Polaris Slingshot was remarkably easy to drive, nothing cantankerous or awkward about it. Although it’s not exactly sportbike quick, the Slingshot has plenty of power, and it’s a kick to see the road blurring by so close to your elbow. The small windscreen directs most of the air up and over your helmet, and the tilt steering wheel allows the Slingshot to accommodate most anybody. The electric-assist steering felt a little heavier than expected, and the transmission, apart from having an unusually wide center gate, boasts easy-to-find gears. Moreover, the light-effort clutch feels natural, and the pedals are arranged for easy heel-toe downshifting. In shoes, not boots.