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2016 Polaris Slingshot SL
2016 Polaris Slingshot SL

2016 Polaris Slingshot SL
2016 Polaris Slingshot SL

2016 Polaris Slingshot SL
2016 Polaris Slingshot SL



2016 Polaris Slingshot SL Review

2016 Polaris Slingshot SL on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

FULLY LOADED FOR ALL-OUT PERFORMANCE…

The Slingshot™ SL, with a U.S. MSRP of only $25,199, features red pearl paint, larger 18 inch forged aluminum wheels upfront and a 20 inch wheel in the rear, and a blade windscreen for wind protection. It also features our media console with a 4.3” LCD screen, back-up camera, Bluetooth® integration, and a 6-speaker audio system.

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 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.

 

SL FEATURES

– Slingshot Red Pearl Paint
– Blade Wind Deflector
– Premium 18” Cast Aluminum Front Wheels, 20” Cast Aluminum Rear Wheel
– Media Console: 4.3” LCD Screen, Backup Camera, 6 Speaker Audio System, Bluetooth® Integration

 

 




2016 Polaris Slingshot SL 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 SL 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 SL 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 SL – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $25199 USD

DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES
Dry Weight 1683 lbs.
Curb Weight 1741 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 225/45R18
Front Wheel Type Cast; 10 Spoke
Front Wheel Size 18×7.5 J
Rear Tire Type Kenda 799
Rear Tire Size 255/35R20
Rear Wheel Type Cast; 10 Spoke
Rear Wheel Size 20×9.0 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
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 SL – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $28999 CDN


DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES

Dry Weight 1679 lbs.
Curb Weight 1737 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 Red Pearl


WHEELS AND TIRES

Front Tire Type Kenda 799
Front Tire Size 225/45R18
Front Wheel Type Cast; 10 Spoke
Front Wheel Size 18×7.5 J
Rear Tire Type Kenda 799
Rear Tire Size 255/35R20
Rear Wheel Type Cast; 10 Spoke
Rear Wheel Size 20×9.0 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
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 SL – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £22999* GBP *plus pre-delivery charges and road registration fees.

Engine
Capacity cc 313
Bore/stroke mm 80/62
Output kW/hp 25/34 at engine speed rpm 9500
Torque Nm 28 at engine speed rpm 7500
Type liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine
No. of cylinders 1
Compression/fuel 10.6:1 / premium unleaded (95 RON)
Valve/accelerator actuation DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4
Ø intake/outlet mm 33.5/27.2
Ø Throttle valves mm 42
Engine control BMS-E2
Emission control closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

Electrical system
Alternator W 330
Battery V/Ah 12/8
Headlamp W H4 12 V 60/55 W
Starter kW 0.5
Power transmission – gearbox
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch
Gearbox constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox
Primary ratio 3.083
Transmission ratios I 3.000
II 2.063
III 1.588
IV 1.286
V 1.095
VI 0.955
Rear wheel drive O-ring chain

Suspension
Frame construction type Tubular steel frame in grid structure with bolt-on rear frame
Front wheel suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41mm
Rear wheel suspension Aluminium swinging arm in conjunction with a directly mounted spring strut
Total spring travel, front/rear mm 140/131
Wheel castor mm 102.3
Wheelbase mm 1374
Steering head angle ° 64.9
Brakes front Single-disc brake Ø 300 mm, rear Single-disc brake Ø 240 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Wheels 5-spoke light alloy die-cast, front 3.0 x 17″, rear 4.0 x 17″
Tyres front 110/70 R 17, rear 150/60 R 17
Dimensions and weights
Total length mm 1988
Total width with mirrors mm 896
Seat height mm 785
DIN unladen weight, road ready kg 158.5
Permitted total weight kg 345
Fuel tank capacity l 11
Performance figures
Fuel consumption (WMTC) l/100 km 3.33
Top speed km/h 145




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