Cool Wall Bike #342: 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE

2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE

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2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE


2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Race Review by TOTAL MOTORCYCLE

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.

#342: 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE – THIS WEEK


2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE 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 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.

• 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 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $30,999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $37,499 CDN

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Battery: 30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Actuation: Rack-and-pinion
  • Assist: Rack-and-pinion Polaris EPAS, Speed Sensitive
  • Steering Turns, lock-to-lock: 3.2

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.



#342: 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE – THIS WEEK

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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

ImageMotorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54492
Total Motorcycle model page: … -le-reviewYour Coolness Factor of the 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LEAwesome 3
Cool 1
Uncool 4
Fail 6Total 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.Best comments of the week: “Hey neat. A car made it on the cool wall.” – NorthernPete

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