Limited Edition White Pearl SL Debuts at 2016 Chicago Motorcycle Show
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 12, 2016) – Polaris Slingshot is broadening its color palette with the introduction of the new 2016 spring line-up. Consumers at the 2016 Chicago Motorcycle Show and the 2016 Chicago Auto Show will be able to see the new line-up first hand, including 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
Slingshot Trim Levels:
Slingshot is now offered in three distinct trim levels for a limited time only. 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...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Polaris is recalling more than 9,000 2015-16 Slingshot vehicles because the headlight relay may fail, causing a loss of headlight capability while riding.
Involved are the following:
Slingshots manufactured from April 21, 2014 to Oct. 22, 2015,
Slingshot SL models made from April 28 to Oct. 23, 2015, and
Slingshot SL SE models manufactured from Dec. 15, 2014, to Oct. 22, 2015.
"In conditions of high underhood heat, the amperage rating for the headlight circuit relay may become marginal," Polaris reported. "In addition, the temperature at the female terminal pin is higher than what is desired. These two issues can cause the relay to fail intermittently and/or cause the wiring at the relay to become damaged. These issues could cause the headlights to intermittently or completely turn off while the vehicle is in operation."
The first indication that a problem exists is that the headlights may intermittently flash on and off for brief periods of time, and then otherwise operate normally, the OEM told NHTSA. "This can continue for quite some time before the headlight circuit becomes damaged enough to completely shut the headlights off," it noted.
Total number of vehicles affected, according to Polaris: 9,182. Polaris estimates that 8 percent of the total have this defect.
Polaris is notifying owners. Dealers are asked to replace the single headlight relay with a circuit that uses two headlight relays, free of charge. The recall (Polaris No. SLI-15-05; NHTSA campaign No. 15V777000) is expected to begin Dec. 4.
"Everyone loves a great American comeback story. In addition to building Indian and Victory motorcycles, the flexible factory assembles a new three-wheeled product called the Slingshot, which is a cross between a motorcycle and a roadster. Assemblers will also soon begin building a new all-electric motorcycle called the Empulse TT.
Scott Wine, chairman and CEO of Polaris, credits that phenomenal success to an aggressive product development strategy and an operational excellence initiative."
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a partnership between three-wheeled moto-roadster Polaris® Slingshot® and Mad Media, the driver for the highly anticipated film campaign Slingshot X was unveiled today: three-time U.S. rally cross champion and four-time X-Games gold medalist Tanner Foust. Additionally, the Slingshot X vehicle – a 2016 Polaris Slingshot SL – will be on display for the first time at Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Fla. from October 16 – 18.
Details of the Slingshot X film remain highly guarded outside of a film teaser released on Slingshot X.com. Fans can expect to be wowed with a film that will capture what the unique and exhilarating Slingshot roadster is capable of – especially with one of the most respected precision car drivers behind the wheel. The film is set to release later this year.
"When Polaris Slingshot and Mad Media approached me about being a part of this project, I was intrigued to say the least," Foust said. "The second I laid my eyes on a Slingshot I knew it was going to be a unique machine to throw around. I'm stoked to show fans what this one-of-a-kind vehicle can do!"
Foust is a versatile and multi-talented driver known for his supreme car control and proven track record of podium placements, national championships and world records. In addition to his accolades on the race track, Foust translates his expertise on-camera as host for History Channel's Top Gear and performing stunts for various films, television shows and commercials.
A video launched today introducing the Slingshot X vehicle that will be featured in the film and can be viewed at Slingshot X.com and on the Polaris Slingshot Facebook page. This new three-wheeled moto-roadster will also be on display throughout this weekend at Biketoberfest. The highly modified Slingshot X vehicle built by...