2017 Polaris Slingshot SLR with SlingshadeEnlarge Photo
Polaris made a bit of a splash recently when it introduced the Slingshot. Back in 2014, Polaris had fully revealed its three-wheeled sporting machine that sought to blend the excitement of a motorcycle with the comfort and convenience of a car.
Since then the Slingshot has been a polarizing machine that draws either love or ire depending on the speaker. Regardless, Polaris is back with its 2017 Slingshot lineup, and there's a new addition to the group plus a whole bunch of new accessories.
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Slotting in above the base and SL models, the new SLR sits as the premium leader in the Slingshot family. It features forged aluminum wheels, a massive 305-series rear tire, and a whole bunch of Sparco bits in the cockpit. Aluminum pedal covers, shift knob, and steering wheel all come from Sparco.
2017 Polaris Slingshot lineup running down the coastEnlarge Photo
Further upgrades to the SLR include an open air intake, composite brake rotors, and an interior LED lighting kit. It's still powered by the same 173 horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, and it sends that power to the single rear wheel through a five-speed manual gearbox.
As folks like Tanner Foust have shown us, the Slingshot is primed for upgrades and shenanigans. Now Polaris has a few new accessories of its own too. In fact, the powersports company is adding 31 new Slingshot Engineered Accessories for trike owners.
The most notable of the new parts is the Slingshade. It's a lightweight roof panel that utilizes removable t-tops so you get some cover when you need it, and can let the sun shine in when you don't. This will likely be a welcome upgrade for current and future Slingshot owners.