Am I right in saying the major difference between the two models is the wheel and tire size, along with the stereo and back up cam on the SL?
Isn't the speedo going to be off due to the tire size difference? Could that be corrected by using a VSS from an SL?If you turn a base into an SL by adding the items to it you will spend an extra 1500 or so. But you will have the old wheels and tires as spares. My dealer matched the price of the SL and threw in the 499 trailering cover.
And from my dirt track experience that will make the gray ones quicker with more Torque to rear wheel too asphalt less stress on bevel gear box to drive belt and YES increase horsepower too rear wheel ! I would guess somewhere around 5 to 7 additional horsepower..I just checked and compared the tire specs, and it will cause the speedo to be off. The base uses a 265/35/18 tire, which has an overall height of 642.7mm. The SL uses a 255/35/20, which has a taller 686.5mm height. The circumference difference is 2019.1mm for the base VS 2156.7mm for the SL. I'm not sure what the formula is to determine how much of a difference it will make, but the SL tire has a 6.8% larger circumference than the base. Not sure if that means the speedo will be off 6.8% or not. Maybe someone who knows the formula can chime in.
19,999 vs 23,999. I figured the accessories like my dealer would at the common dealer discount of 20% on accessories. If you pay retail for your accessories your paying to much. I have never paid full retail for parts and accessories for a bike I bought at that same dealership. Triumph dealers give a 30% discount most of the time and Can Am usually has 25%. These are typical. Now you can't usually just walk in a strange dealer with no relationship and get that discount. But if you have made a purchase of a bike you can usually get that kind of treatment. I think the guys on here would say I'm close to the correct numbers.It's not just 1500 to turn a base to an SL. The 'infotainment center' alone costs like 2100 or something. There is no listing for color change options either. Interior lights are like 250 or maybe 500, windshield is 500, idk wheels, think that's all?
All correct except that HP is not increased; that higher torque at the wheel is offset by the lower road speed at that rpm.And from my dirt track experience that will make the gray ones quicker with more Torque to rear wheel too asphalt less stress on bevel gear box to drive belt and YES increase horsepower too rear wheel ! I would guess somewhere around 5 to 7 additional horsepower..