Polaris’ Slingshot three-wheeled, open air cockpit roadster was first launched in 2014, and despite poor sales and recall issues, with more states opening up to registration of Slingshots as motorcycles or autocycles, Polaris CEO Scott Wine reaffirmed their determination to stick with the program when talking to investors, the media and analysts when the company unveiled their second quarter fiscals in July.
The 2018 model line-up sees four models, three of which now feature the 7” touch screen Ride Command infotainment system seen on select Indian Motorcycle models. Headlining the 2018 models is the all-new Slingshot SLR LE.
Said to represent “the biggest improvements since its introduction, the new Slingshot line-up takes style, performance and technology to a whole new level,” according to Polaris’ Motorcycle Division, which manages the product line.
The 2018 Slingshot line-up consists of Slingshot S, SL, SLR and SLR LE.
|The new top of the range of four Slingshot three-wheeled, open air cockpit roadster starts at $30,999|
The “ultra-premium” SLR LE “packs a suite of offerings, including Bilstein 10-way adjustable suspension, 200w Rockford Fosgate audio, premium sport seats with color-matched side bolsters, two-tone Ghost Gray with Lime Squeeze painted accents, and special edition graphics.”
Kevin Reilly, VP Marketing for Slingshot, says: “The introduction of Ride Command merges the conveniences of today’s latest technology with Slingshot’s high-adrenaline riding experience. The addition of the SLR LE rounds out our vehicle offerings with a premium model for those who demand the absolute best.”
The entry level Slingshot S starts at $19,999, with the SL selling at $25,499, the SLR starting at $28,999, and the new SLR LE will be available starting at $30,999.