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2015 Polaris Slingshot
2015 Polaris Slingshot

2015 Polaris Slingshot
2015 Polaris Slingshot

2015 Polaris Slingshot
2015 Polaris Slingshot

2015 Polaris Slingshot
2015 Polaris Slingshot



2015 Polaris Slingshot Review

2015 Polaris Slingshot on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

A revolutionary 3-wheel roadster that delivers head turning exhilaration…

The base Slingshot™, with a U.S. MSRP of only $19,999, features titanium metallic paint, 17 inch lightweight alloy wheels upfront, and an 18 inch wheel in the rear.

Polaris® celebrated 60 years of innovation by introducing the highly anticipated Polaris Slingshot™, an awe-inspiring 3-wheel roadster that represents the future of on-road driving exhilaration. “Slingshot was designed to deliver head turning exhilaration on two dimensions,” said Mike Jonikas, Vice President of Slingshot. “First is the exhilaration that you can see, hear, and feel while riding in Slingshot. Second is the exhilaration you feel when people turn their heads to stare at Slingshot’s unique and exotic styling.”

Established in 1954, Polaris this week celebrates its 60th anniversary and as part of this momentous occasion unleashed the radical new Slingshot. The three-wheeled Slingshot is a daring new machine, drawn from Polaris’ high performance adrenalin stable that has produced products that race the deserts of Dakar and the snowfields of the Rocky Mountains.

The Slingshot offers heart pounding acceleration with a 2.4 litre DOHC four cylinder engine delivering 173 horsepower. Boasting optimised weight distribution, sport-tuned double wishbone suspension, coil-over gas filled shocks and sway bar, the Slingshot has been made to charge corners at top speeds. The combination of an open cockpit and truly dynamic performance make the Slingshot one of the most exhilarating driving experiences…. on the planet.

The pilot commands the distinctive machine with a power-assisted steering wheel and five speed manual transmission and sitting only 5 inches off the ground, pilot are made to feel like they are surfing the asphalt.

Other features of this extreme machine include lateral weather proof seating, electronic stability control, traction control and ABS brakes.

“The Slingshot is a segment defining product and just another example of Polaris’ constant innovation and product leadership,” says Polaris Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Peter Alexander.

“The drive to create models and think outside the box means that models such as the Slingshot are created.

In the past 12 months Polaris has launched new and innovative adrenalin pumping products including the RZR XP 1000 and Sportsman ACE. The RZR XP 1000 is the most powerful SXS (side-by-side) performance machine in the world, while the Sportsman ACE offers a unique single cab design giving users a whole new Off-Road Experience. The ACE combines the size and nimble handling of the Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), and the confidence and comfort of the RANGER and RZR SXS.

With the launch of Slingshot, should it come to Australia, we fear the confusion of classifying another unique model could prove even more problematic,” Alexander continued.

“The whole definition table needs to be thrown out as we continue to define what the market will be, not how it was. Watching the debate of FCAI classification will be a real giggle from our perspective. No matter how they class it, the ongoing problem will be that the sales figures are unaudited, so who will ever really know how many sell.”

“We are interested to hear feedback from our consumers about our latest jaw dropping release as we believe there will be a high demand in our local markets for the Slingshot,” says Alexander.

* Slingshot is a 3-wheeled motorcycle it is not an automobile. It does not have airbags and does not meet automotive safety standards. 3-Wheel vehicles may handle differently than other vehicles especially in wet conditions. Always wear helmets and fasten seat beolts. Driver may need a valid motorcycle endorsement.


 

2015 Polaris Slingshot Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Inches off the ground – You can feel the road under your seat and in your chest.

Both driver and passenger – Get a front row shot of adrenaline.

Sport tuned to stick – You’ll want to charge every corner and let let off.

Light and powerful – Just punch it and you’re there.

Out in the open – It hits you iwht a 360° rush of sight, smell and sound.

3-Speed manual transmission

2.4L DOCH Ecotec Engine with 9.8 Gallon fuel tank

Short header exhaust

Media consoule

Tilt Steering

Locking glove box

Wide Stance – 77.6″

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Sport-tuned Suspension

High-Strength streel spaceframe.

Electronic power-adjusted streeting

Polymer body panels

Waterproof seats

Reverse tilt hood

Rool Hoops

LED Taillights

3-Point seat belts

Projector beam headlights.


 

2015 Polaris Slingshot Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

SLINGSHOT™ HEAD TURNING EXHILARATION

Slingshot™ is an entirely new on-road driving and riding experience. The open air cockpit of Slingshot™ hits you with a 360 degree rush of sight, sound, and smell. With side by side seating, both driver and passenger experience a front row shot of adrenaline. Its wide stance and sport-tuned suspension will make you want to charge every corner and never let off. With a low to the ground vehicle stance, you can feel the rush of pavement under your seat and in your chest. Slingshot™ is lightweight and powerful, making for heart pounding acceleration. Just punch it and you are there.

SLINGSHOT™ EXHILARATING DESIGN

Slingshot™ is powered by a 2.4 liter dual-overhead cam engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. It features a high strength steel spaceframe, a lightweight aluminum swingarm, and a carbon fiber reinforced drive belt. With a dry weight of less than 1,700 lbs., a very low center of gravity, and an engine that produces 173 horsepower, Slingshot™ delivers heart pounding acceleration and astonishing cornering power. Slingshot™ has advanced motorcycle features such as electronic stability and traction control, 3-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LED taillights, forged aluminum roll hoops, and 3-point seat belts. Slingshot™ can also be personalized with premium accessories that are designed for your vehicle: larger tires with forged aluminum wheels, media console, windscreens, and vehicle covers.

SLINGSHOT™ TRIM LEVELS

The base Slingshot™, with a U.S. MSRP of only $19,999, features titanium metallic paint, 17 inch lightweight alloy wheels upfront, and an 18 inch wheel in the rear. Model will be available this fall at Polaris Slingshot™ dealerships across the United States and Canada.

 

 


 

2015 Polaris Slingshot – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $19,999 USD

DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES

Dry Weight 1666 lbs.
Curb Weight 1725 lbs.
Overall Length (in/mm) 149.6 in/3800 mm
Overall Width (in/mm) 77.6 in/1960 mm
Overall Height (in/mm) 51.9 in/1318 mm
Track 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


POWERTRAIN

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


PERFORMANCE

Rev Limit (RPM) 7000 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, 298mm diameter
Brake Rotors (Rear) Vented, 298mm diameter


WHEELS AND TIRES

Front Tire Type Kenda “Slingshot” 799
Front Tire Size 205/50R17
Front Wheel Type Cast; 8 Spoke
Front Wheel Size 17×7 J
Rear Tire Type Kenda “Slingshot” 799
Rear Tire Size 265/35R18
Rear Wheel Type Cast; 8 Spoke
Rear Wheel Size 18×9.5 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
Bevel Drive Ratio 2.312:1
Final Drive Type Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36mm x 147T
Final Drive Ratio 1.590:1


STEERING

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


ELECTRICAL

Battery 575 CCA


LIGHTING

Headlight 2x Projector Hi/Lo H3 55w (Center)
Auxiliary Light 2x Projector H3 55w (Outboard)
Tail/Brake Light LED
Turn Signals LED
License Plate Light 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


 

 


 

2015 Polaris Slingshot – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $21999 CDN


DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES

Dry Weight 1665 lbs.
Curb Weight 1724 lbs.
Overall Length (in/mm) 149.6 in/3800 mm
Overall Width (in/mm) 77.6 in/1960 mm
Overall Height (in/mm) 51.9 in/1318 mm
Track 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


POWERTRAIN

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


PERFORMANCE

Rev Limit (RPM) 7000 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, 298mm diameter
Brake Rotors (Rear) Vented, 298mm diameter


WHEELS AND TIRES

Front Tire Type Kenda “Slingshot” 799
Front Tire Size 205/50R17
Front Wheel Type Cast; 8 Spoke
Front Wheel Size 17×7 J
Rear Tire Type Kenda “Slingshot” 799
Rear Tire Size 265/35R18
Rear Wheel Type Cast; 8 Spoke
Rear Wheel Size 18×9.5 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
Bevel Drive Ratio 2.312:1
Final Drive Type Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36mm x 147T
Final Drive Ratio 1.590:1


STEERING

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


ELECTRICAL

Battery 575 CCA


LIGHTING

Headlight 4x Projector H3 55w (Outboard)
Auxiliary Light N/A
Tail/Brake Light LED
Turn Signals LED
License Plate Light 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

 

Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice.

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