Polaris is about to release the 2018 Slingshot lineup, and I’ll be spending some time with the oddball 3-wheelers this week. Is there anything specific you’d like to know?
In my mind, there are 3 significant changes:
1. Polaris is adding a new Limited Edition of the SLR so now there are four models in the lineup: S, SL, SLR, and SLR LE. The LE gets 10-way adjustable Bilstein suspension, a Ghost Gray/Lime Squeeze paint job, “premium” sport seats with color-matching bolsters, some graphics, and a 200W Rockford Fosgate sound system. MSRP is $30,999.
2. On the other side of the price spectrum, it’s now cheaper than ever to pick up a Slingshot. The 2018 base model S is $19,999, which represents a $2k discount from the asking price of the 2017 base model.
3. All but the base model get Polaris’ Ride Command system – you may have utilized it on Indian’s baggers. It’s a 7″ touchscreen that will now control all the information and entertainment for the Slingshot.
The other models are basically carryovers and I’ll get into the differences when I do my review. Check out the Slingshot website here, and let me know in the comments if you’ve got unanswered questions (or if there’s anything you’d like me to cover).
Photos courtesy of Polaris.