Polaris Unveils New Slingshot 2016 Spring Line-Up

While a jewel in the crown of Polaris, its three-wheeled roadster the Slingshot rides between the powersports and motorcycle worlds.

The Slingshot attracts those who want the freedom a motorcycle offers, but for a variety of reasons, they would never get in the saddle. Judging on its apparent success, that quite a niche.

Building on its continuing success, Polaris is adding to the Slingshot line-up with a splash of color and bevy of accessories. Just to show the two worlds in which the Slingshot lives, the 2016 model range was introduced at both the 2016 Chicago Motorcycle Show and the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

Polaris Unveils New Slingshot 2016 Spring Line-Up (PRNewsFoto/Polaris)
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Featured in this new model year, a new Limited Edition White Pearl SL. This new model showcases powder coated red accents, an interior lighting kit and blacked-out cast aluminum wheels, making it the most eye-catching vehicle on three wheels.

Slingshot is also introducing two new colors to its line-up: Gloss Black and Turbo Silver SL, while keeping the highly popular Red Pearl SL. The 2016 spring line-up is also outfitted with new all-black seats and the SL models feature bold new graphics to stand out on the road.

"In 2015, Slingshot roadsters turned heads around the country, sparking huge demand and a rapidly growing owner and fan base. We are releasing the new 2016 spring line-up to provide some terrific new color options for our future owners," said Craig Scanlon, vice president of Slingshot®. "With spring fast approaching, if you haven't experienced the Slingshot first hand now is the perfect time to go to your local dealer for a test ride."

The unique Slingshot experience includes:

  • A low, wide stance allowing drivers to feel the rush of pavement under the seat
  • An open-air cockpit for a 360-degree rush of sight, sound and smell
  • A shared riding experience, giving the driver and passenger a front row shot of adrenaline
  • Optimized weight distribution and proprietary low-profile tires for maximum cornering
  • A lightweight design for powerful acceleration

Add to this, the Slingshot is now offered in three distinct trim levels for a limited time only.

Polaris Unveils New Slingshot 2016 Spring Line-Up (PRNewsFoto/Polaris)
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The base Slingshot has a starting U.S. MSRP of only $21,499 featuring Gloss Black paint, 17 inch lightweight alloy wheels upfront and an 18 inch wheel in the rear.

The premium Slingshot SL, with a starting U.S. MSRP of only $25,499 features either Red Pearl or Turbo Silver paint, larger 18 inch cast aluminum wheels upfront and a 20 inch wheel in the rear, as well as a blade windscreen for wind protection.

It also features a media console with a 4.3" LCD screen, back-up camera, Bluetooth integration and a 6-speaker audio system.

The Slingshot SL LE offers all of the same upgrades as the Slingshot SL, but on top of that will include the stunning White Pearl paint color, Indy Red powder coated frame, swing arms, springs and front-arm suspension, a tinted wind deflector, an interior lighting kit and blacked-out cast aluminum wheels.

The Slingshot SL LE in White Pearl has a U.S. MSRP of $26,499.

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