#342: 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE - Coolness Factor = 35.7%

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#342: 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE - Coolness Factor = 35.7%

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2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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FOR THE DEVIL ON BOTH SHOULDERS.

Slingshot’s ultra-premium SLR LE packs a suite of factory-custom offerings, including 10-way adjustable BILSTEIN shocks, 200w Rockford Fosgate audio, premium sport seats with color-matched accents, two-tone Ghost Gray paint with Lime-Squeeze accents, and special edition graphics. The SLR 2018 Polaris Slingshot LE also features all the great standard features of the SLR. Including the all new Ride Command infotainment system offering turn-by-turn navigation.



2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The 2018 Slingshot lineup consists of Slingshot S, SL, SLR and SLR LE. The all new, industry-leading 7” multi-touch Ride Command is available as an accessory for Slingshot S, and comes standard in SL, SLR, and SLR LE models. Ride Command is equipped with great features like phone integration, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and customizable vehicle information screens. Additionally, Ride Command offers turn-by-turn navigation in the SLR and SLR LE models as standard equipment and can be added as an accessory upgrade to the S and SL models.




2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


Equipped with factory-custom features that will make you surrender to temptation. Like Bilstein® 10-way adjustable shocks. Premium SLR-branded sport seats with color-matched side bolsters. And a 200-watt Rockford Fosgate® audio system that feels as intense as the drive itself. Top it all off with special-edition Ghost Gray and Lime Squeeze paint and graphics, and you have one vehicle that cannot be ignored—or denied.


Features
• 10-Way Adjustable BILSTEIN Shocks
• Premium 200-Watt Rockford Fosgate® Audio
• Ride Command® w/ turn-by-turn navigation
• Exclusive Color-Matched SLR Sport Seats
• Ghost Gray Two-Tone Paint with Lime
Squeeze Painted Accents
• Special Edition Graphics
• Sparco® steering wheel, shifter, and
pedal covers
• Forged aluminum wheels
• 305mm wide rear tire
• Two-Piece Composite Brake Rotors
• Tinted wind deflector
• Back-up Camera
• Lockable rear storage & glovebox
• Adjustable water-proof interior
• ABS disk brakes
• Speed sensitive electronic power steering
• Electronic traction & stability control
• Projector beam headlights & LED taillights





2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $30,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $37,499 CDN




Powertrain
◾Engine: GM Ecotec 2.4L DOHC 4 Cylinder
◾Displacement (cid/cc): 2384 cc
◾Bore and Stroke: 88mm x 98mm
◾Compression Ratio: 10.4:1
◾Valve Train: DOHC, VVT
◾Fuel: 91 octane or higher

Performance
◾Rev Limit (RPM): 7200 RPM
◾Peak Power (HP): 173 HP @ 6200 RPM
◾Peak Torque (ft-lbs): 166 ft-lbs @ 4700 RPM

Fluid Capacity
◾Fuel (Gallons/Liters): 9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters

Brakes
◾Brake Rotors (Front): Vented cast iron rotor, aluminum center hub, 298mm diameter
◾Brake Rotors (Rear): Vented cast iron rotor, aluminum center hub, 298mm diameter

Wheels and Tires
◾Front Tire Type: Kenda SS-799
◾Front Tire Size: 225/45R18
◾Front Wheel Type: Forged Aluminum
◾Front Wheel Size: 18×7.5 J
◾Rear Tire Type: Kenda SS-799
◾Rear Tire Size: 305/30R20
◾Rear Wheel Type: Forged Aluminum
◾Rear Wheel Size: 20×11.0 J

Transmission
◾Clutch Type: Dry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated
◾Transmission Type: 5 Speed Synchromesh with Reverse
◾1st Gear Ratio: 3.753:1
◾2nd Gear Ratio: 2.258:1
◾3rd Gear Ratio: 1.512:1
◾4th Gear Ratio: 1.000:1
◾5th Gear Ratio: .729:1
◾Reverse Gear Ratio: 3.672:1
◾Gear Shift Pattern: H
◾Final Drive Type: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36mm x 147T
◾Final Drive Ratio: 1.590:1
◾Final Drive Ratio: 2.312:1

Electrical
◾Battery: 30AH, 12V, 400 CCA

Lighting
◾Headlight: Projector H9 65w
◾Auxiliary Light: Projector H3 55w
◾Tail/Brake Light: LED
◾Turn Signals: LED
◾License Plate Light: LED
◾Speedometer: LED
◾Speedometer & Indicator Lights: LED

Driver Aids
◾ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes): Standard
◾ESC (Electronic Stability Control): Standard
◾Traction Control: Standard

Warranty
◾Factory Warranty: 2 Years, Unlimited Miles

Dimensions / Capacities
◾Overall Vehicle Height: 51.9 in/1318 mm
◾Overall Vehicle Length: 149.6 in/3800 mm
◾Overall Vehicle Width: 77.9 in/1980 mm
◾Max Wet Weight: 1749 lbs.
◾Overall Width (in/mm): 69.1 in/1755 mm
◾Wheelbase (in/mm): 105.0 in/2667 mm
◾Ground Clearance (in/mm): 5.0 in/127 mm

Steering
◾Actuation: Rack-and-pinion
◾Assist: Rack-and-pinion Polaris EPAS, Speed Sensitive
◾Steering Turns, lock-to-lock: 3.2


NOTES:

Slingshot is a three-wheeled motorcycle, not an automobile. It doesn’t have airbags, meet automotive safety standards, and it may handle differently than other vehicles, especially in wet conditions. Always wear helmets, seat belts, and don’t drink and drive. Drivers may need a valid motorcycle endorsement.
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Polaris is relentless! New for 2018, the 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE brings 3-wheeled motorcycle action to the streets!

Note: Myself, I call these "Trikes", like Harley-Davidson does, the Slingshot series is actually what they call a "REVERSE trike".

No matter what it's called, a Trike, 3-wheeler or Spyder, is it a motorcycle to you? Is there one you would wave at others you don't?

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#3 Unread post by montanalifter »

It would get you out in the wind and looks like more fun than looking out your car windows for sure. A lady at work has one and is getting a roof for it, she is having fun with it. Looks like a car to me. I would think at that price a convertible car would be better. Was going to vote cool but changed my mind, uncool.

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Hey neat. A car made it on the cool wall.
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OK... there are a number of three (3) wheelers (aka: tricycles) that are currently being marketed as motorcycles, including the T-Rex which is manufactured right there in Canada, but this is by far the most offensive and disturbing of the bunch. It doesn't even have a motorcycle engine, it has an automobile engine. The T-Rex has the BMW 1600 6 cylinder and the Can-Am Spyder, well let's face it is just a snowmobile on wheels, but this monstrosity has a GM 4 cylinder car engine. Add to the fact that very little if anything on this POS resembles a motorcycle the fact that the price is simply insane. I could buy two (2) Cooper Minis (one for each foot) and have a lot more fun. This is very UNCOOL......

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#6 Unread post by JackoftheGreen »

Caveat up front, I think these lititle bundles of edgy are awesome for what they are. They look like they'd be insanely fun to tear down the interstate in, I love the looks and I just about lose my mind when I see one out in traffic. There's a local guy who I see all the time on I-15 in his, he wears a Batman mask behind the wheel.
Behind the what? The wheel?
Yep. Steering wheel. And pedals, and a hand-operated shift lever. Whatever else the Slingshot is, it definitely isn't a motorcycle. It's not even close, like the other 3-wheelers that have made an appearance, at least those there's still bars and a saddle. So as cool as the Slingshot might be, here on the TMW Cool Wall, it has to be a Fail. If Polaris wants to sell me a motorcycle, they shouldn't have killed Vic.

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Fail. Not a motorcycle.
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I always find it fascinating putting up a Polaris Slingshot and reading the responses!

I assure you, Polaris officially calls the Slingshot a motorcycle, not a car"

"We dare you to ignore it. We dare you to categorize it. We dare you to rationalize it. The Slingshot® open-air roadster – 3 wheel motorcycle. Absurdly powerful. No roof. No doors. No regrets. Choose a model. Throw it in gear. And go. We dare you." - Polaris

Of course, that's up to you if you accept that or not. I completely agree that it is on the "edge" of being a carcycle. I think we can agree, that maybe it's the car engine, but doesn't the Triumph Rocket III almost use a car engine as well? 3-wheels, well, that's a Harley-Davidson Trike... maybe it's the doors and the steering wheel? If it wasn't for the 3-wheels, I'd call this an Ariel Atom!

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So, what do I think? Well, I'm biased as I have put it up on Total Motorcycle, I think it is on the side of a motorcycle, but just barely. At least you get out of it a little more "motorcycle" than you would a convertible car.

Would I try one? You bet. For what it is, it is awesome; but I wouldn't pretend it's a motorcycle or a car, it is unique. But I'd like it even more with 4-wheels and a roof though!

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2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE - Coolness Factor = 35.7%
Featured: September 15th, 2017 - September 22nd, 2017
Most popular vote category: Fail

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE

Awesome 3
Cool 1
Uncool 4
Fail 6

Total votes: 14

= a Coolwall Factor of 35.7%


Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: Unique. Different. Controversial. Polaris calls it a 3-wheeled motorcycle, what do you think? Sure, the Slingshot SLR LE is awesome on its own, but start calling it a motorcycle and riders respond! Is it the doors? The steering wheel? Maybe it just looks "too much" like a car, or the GM engine? Take it for what it is, it is a motorcycle-like experience; and that is pretty cool in-itself.


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