A revolutionary 3-wheel roadster that delivers head turning exhilaration…
The Slingshot™ SL 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 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.