The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has rejected an attempt to vehicle maker Polaris to have its three-wheeledSlingshot classified as a motorcycle.
Polaris was seeking the designation to allow owners to register the vehicles and use them on Connecticut roads.
The Waterbury Republican-American reports the DMV sent a letter to Polaris last week saying the Slingshot more closely resembles an automobile, a designation that would require it to meet more stringent safety standards.
The DMV has suggested Polaris go to the state Legislature to create a new classification for the vehicle.
The state definition of a motorcycle excludes vehicles that have an enclosed driver's seat and an enclosed motor, and the Slingshot has both.