2017 Polaris Slingshot SLR Announced

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Polaris announced updates to its Slingshot lineup for 2017, including a new race-inspired Slingshot SLR model as well as a host of new accessories including a removable roof.

Joining the base Slingshot and the Slingshot SL, the SLR model adds several premium features including a two-tone paint scheme, sporty cut-and-sew seats, open air intake, interior LED lighting and Sparco steering wheel, pedal covers and aluminum shift knob.

The SLR uses higher-end forged aluminum wheels as well as a wide 305mm rear tire (compared to the SL’s 255mm tire and the base model’s 265mm rubber) and composite brake rotors. For better wind protection, the SLR comes with a tinted Ripper series wind deflector.

The Slingshot SLR is otherwise the same as the other models, using a 2.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder Ecotec engine from General Motors, a steel spaceframe, rack-and-pinion steering and double-wishbone front suspension. ABS and electronic stability control are also standard.

The 2017 Slingshot SL received some minor updates including a clear Ripper series wind defelctor, accent hood graphics, cut-and-sew seats and a speaker system from Rockford Fosgate.

Polaris added 31 new accessories to the Slingshot catalog, the most notable being the Slingshade roof. The Slingshade follows the lines of the Slingshot while providing some protection from the elements. The roof has removable T-top panels with tinted windows and can be quickly detached when needed.

The 2017 Slingshot SLR is priced at $28,499 and will be offered in Orange Madness or Turbo Silver. For $25,499, you can get the Slingshot SL in either Sunset Red or Black Pearl colors, while the base model Slingshot comes in Gloss Black for $21,999.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Frank Padilla Frank Padilla on Jul 28, 2016

    I saw one being towed on h-78 east, Carlsbad.

  • Douglas Douglas on Jul 28, 2016

    They might as well come up w/a canvas top addition, as the sun where I live gets pretty intense in the summer....and while they're at it, some snap-in side curtains and a for real windscreen (w/a wiper), for if you get caught in the downpour, you could safely motor to the homesite...