Great test drive and narration, Matt. You hit all the key technical points and still gave us a sense of your own enjoyment (or disappointment). Plus, I really admire your honesty; you admitted you were in the wrong gear for one of the turns.
I'm 59 years old, a grandfather, and have physical maladies which make motorcycling increasingly difficult for me, even though I've been riding since 1970. These circumstances make my wife increasingly apprehensive when i ride, if not downright afraid. I ride a 2014 CB1100 Deluxe "cafe" bike now--a Polaris Slingshot SL will be my next "motorcycle." It has seat belts, ESC, ABS, a reverse gear, a back-up camera, and side-by-side seating. These features will make both my wife and my daughter-in-law much more comfortable when I "ride," especially with my granddaughters. And that will increase my quality of life much more than owning a fine "traditional" bike.
Watch Jessica's face and you'll see what this vehicle is all about. Yes, for experts like Matt, and for those of us who've been riding bikes for decades, or who simply love the two-wheel essence, the Slingshot will most definitely not provide the same experience we find on a capable motorcycle. But for those who don't like the "instability" of a two-wheeled vehicle, especially at low speeds, or who aren't physically capable of handling a large motorcycle anymore (which this thing approximates), then this is a great choice.