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2016 Polaris Slingshot
2016 Polaris Slingshot

2016 Polaris Slingshot
2016 Polaris Slingshot



2016 Polaris Slingshot Review

2016 Polaris Slingshot on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

A wide-open, 360° rush of adrenaline…

There’s no holding it back.
The roar surrounds you.
The power grabs you.
The rush rips your breath away.
And it eats up the light of day.

 

The base Slingshot™, with a U.S. MSRP of only $21,199; 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.

 

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.

 

FEATURES:

• Titanium Metallic Paint

• 17” Front Wheels

• 18” Rear Wheel

 




2016 Polaris Slingshot www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

STANDARD FEATURES

2.4 Liter DOHC Engine
5-Speed Manual Transmission
High-Strength Steel Spaceframe
3-Point Seatbelts
LED Taillights and Projector – Beam Headlights
Double-Wishbone Front Suspension with Sway Bar
Electronic Power-Assisted Steering
Electronic Stability Control
ABS Disk Brakes
Tilt Steering
Adjustable, Waterproof Seats
Lockable Storage Bins and Glove Box

 

 

 

2016 Polaris Slingshot www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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.

 

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.

 


 


 

2016 Polaris Slingshot – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $21199 USD

DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES
Dry Weight 1660 lbs.
Curb Weight 1718 lbs.
Overall Length (in/mm) 149.6 in/3800 mm
Overall Width (in/mm) 77.6 in/1971 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 799
Front Tire Size 205/50R17
Front Wheel Type Cast; 8 Spoke
Front Wheel Size 17×7 J
Rear Tire Type Kenda 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 H9 65w (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



 


 

2016 Polaris Slingshot – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $24499 CDN


DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES

Dry Weight 1657 lbs.
Curb Weight 1715 lbs.
Overall Length (in/mm) 149.6 in/3800 mm
Overall Width (in/mm) 77.6 in/1971 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


Features

Color / Graphics Titanium Metallic


WHEELS AND TIRES

Front Tire Type Kenda 799
Front Tire Size 205/50R17
Front Wheel Type Cast; 8 Spoke
Front Wheel Size 17×7 J
Rear Tire Type Kenda 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 H9 65w (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




 

2016 Polaris Slingshot – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA* GBP *plus pre-delivery charges and road registration fees.

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