2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR Review

2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR

TRACK-READY. STREET-LEGAL.

The 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR is equipped with everything you need to turn your driving skills up a notch. Sparco components, a 305mm wide rear tire, and forged aluminum wheels challenge drivers to shift faster, turn sharper and drift farther so you can keep moving closer to the edge. The SLR features a premium Ride Command infotainment system offering turn-by-turn navigation via a 7” multi-touch screen with additional features, including phone integration, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and six customizable vehicle information screens. The 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR is available in Orange Madness and new Electric Blue.

 

2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR 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 SLR Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The 2018 Polaris SLR doesn’t just feel like it was made for the racetrack. It was born from it. With Sparco racing components. An extra-wide 305mm rear tire. High-performance forged aluminum wheels. Premium SLR-branded bolstered sport seats for extra support in the corners. And the Slingshot Ride Command system with navigation, to help you find the most exhilarating routes. So,get in. Put on your driving gloves. And prepare for one intense ride.

Features
Ride Command w/ GPS
• Rockford Fosgate audio
• Back-Up Camera
• SLR Sport Seats
• Sparco steering wheel, shifter, and pedal covers
• Forged aluminum wheels
• 305mm wide rear tire
• Two-Piece Composite Brake Rotors
• Two-tone paint with full body graphics
• Tinted wind deflector
• 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 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $28,999 USD

Powertrain
  • 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
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 (Gallons/Liters): 9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters
Brakes
  • 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
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
  • Final Drive Type: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36mm x 147T
  • Final Drive Ratio: 2.312:1
Electrical
  • Battery: 30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
Lighting
  • Headlight: Projector H9 65w
  • Auxiliary Light: Projector H3 55w
  • Tail/Brake Light: LED
  • Tail/Brake Light: LED
  • Turn Signals: LED
  • Turn Signals: LED
  • License Plate Light: 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
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: Steering
  • 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 SLR – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $35,099 CDN

Powertrain
  • 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
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 (Gallons/Liters): 9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters
Brakes
  • 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
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
  • Final Drive Type: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36mm x 147T
  • Final Drive Ratio: 2.312:1
Electrical
  • Battery: 30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
Lighting
  • Headlight: Projector H9 65w
  • Auxiliary Light: Projector H3 55w
  • Tail/Brake Light: LED
  • Tail/Brake Light: LED
  • Turn Signals: LED
  • Turn Signals: LED
  • License Plate Light: 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
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: Steering
  • 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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