2018 Polaris Slingshot SL Review

2018 Polaris Slingshot SL
2018 Polaris Slingshot SL
2018 Polaris Slingshot SL
2018 Polaris Slingshot SL
2018 Polaris Slingshot SL
2018 Polaris Slingshot SL
2018 Polaris Slingshot SL
2018 Polaris Slingshot SL
2018 Polaris Slingshot SL
2018 Polaris Slingshot SL

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT EVERY STOPLIGHT.

The 2018 Polaris Slingshot SL, available in Sunset Red and Navy Blue, will turn heads everywhere it goes. The SL packs the all-new 7” multi-touch Ride Command infotainment system, which features phone integration, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and six customizable vehicle information screens. Turn-by-turn navigation is available as an optional accessory for the SL. Additionally, the SL features Rockford Fosgate audio system, cast aluminum wheels, and custom graphics package.

 

2018 Polaris Slingshot SL 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 SL Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Style that makes a bolder statement. Available in two attention-grabbing colors. With cast aluminum wheels. Premium Rockford Fosgate® audio, for a sound as powerful as its presence. And the multi-functional Ride Command® touchscreen that lets you keep an eye on what’s important. While everyone else has their eyes on you.

Features
 • Color / Graphics: Sunset Red
 • Ride Command®
• Rockford Fosgate® audio
• Back-up camera
• Color accented cut & sew seats
• Ripper series windscreen
• 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 SL – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $25,499 USD

Powertrain
  • Engine: GM Ecotec LE9 2.4L DOHC
  • 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: 9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters
  • Fuel (Gallons/Liters): 9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters
Brakes
  • Brake Rotors (Front): Vented cast iron, 298mm diameter
  • Brake Rotors (Rear): Vented cast iron, 298mm diameter
Wheels and Tires
  • Front Tire Type: Kenda SS-799
  • Front Tire Size: 225/45R18
  • Front Wheel Type: Cast
  • Front Wheel Size: 18×7.5 J
  • Rear Tire Type: Kenda SS-799
  • Rear Tire Size: 255/35R20
  • Rear Wheel Type: Cast
  • 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
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
  • Fuel Capacity: 9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters
  • 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: 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.

 

 

2018 Polaris Slingshot SL – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $30,999 CDN

Powertrain
  • Engine: GM Ecotec LE9 2.4L DOHC
  • 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: 9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters
  • Fuel (Gallons/Liters): 9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters
Brakes
  • Brake Rotors (Front): Vented cast iron, 298mm diameter
  • Brake Rotors (Rear): Vented cast iron, 298mm diameter
Wheels and Tires
  • Front Tire Type: Kenda SS-799
  • Front Tire Size: 225/45R18
  • Front Wheel Type: Cast
  • Front Wheel Size: 18×7.5 J
  • Rear Tire Type: Kenda SS-799
  • Rear Tire Size: 255/35R20
  • Rear Wheel Type: Cast
  • 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
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
  • Fuel Capacity: 9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters
  • 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: 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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