Polaris Introduces the Slingshot for 2015

They say: It’s a motorcycle with three wheels. We say: Four if you count the one you sit behind.

Polaris Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Polaris celebrated 60 years of innovation by introducing the highly anticipated Polaris Slingshot, an awe-inspiring three-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.”

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 is powered by a 2.4-liter dual-overhead cam engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. It features a steel frame, 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 (weight and power specs provided by Polaris), Slingshot delivers heart pounding acceleration and cornering power. Slingshot has advanced motorcycle features such as electronic stability and traction control, three-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LED taillights, forged aluminum roll hoops, and three-point seat belts. The Slingshot can also be personalized with accessories including larger tires with forged aluminum wheels, media console, windscreens, and vehicle covers.

The base Slingshot comes with a U.S. MSRP of $19,999, featuring titanium metallic paint, 17 inch lightweight alloy wheels up front, and an 18-inch wheel at the rear. The premium model called Slingshot SL has a U.S. MSRP of $23,999, and comes with red pearl paint, larger 18-inch forged aluminum wheels up front 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 six-speaker audio system. Both trim models will be available this fall at Polaris Slingshot dealerships across the United States and Canada. Learn more at www.PolarisSlingshot.com.

NOTE FROM POLARIS: Slingshot is a three-wheeled motorcycle. It is not an automobile, it does not have airbags, and it does not meet automotive safety standards. Three-wheel vehicles may handle differently than other vehicles, especially in wet conditions. Always wear helmets and fasten seat belts. Driver may need a valid motorcycle endorsement. Don’t drink and drive.

Specifications  
Price $19,999 (SL: $23,999)
Engine type l-c DOHC inline four
Displacement 2384cc
Transmission 5-speed w/reverse, belt
Frame Steel tube space frame w/aluminum swingarm
Front suspension double wishbone w/rack-and-pinion steering
Rear suspension single coil over shock
Front brake 298mm vented discs
Rear brake 298mm vented disc
Front tires 205/50R17 Kenda (SL: 225/45R18)
Rear tire 265/35R-18 Kenda (SL: 255/35R20)
Seat height N/A
Wheelbase 105.0 in.
Claimed fuel capacity 9.77 gal.
Claimed curb weight 1725 lb.
Contact PolarisSlingshot.com