2018 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE Announced

Kevin Duke
by Kevin Duke

A new model of Slingshot now factory-equipped with Slingshade roof

Polaris today announced a more luxurious variant of its Slingshot family, the Grand Touring LE. It features as standard equipment the Slingshade roof that was introduced as an accessory a few months ago, as well as quilted Comfort Seats that have previously been accessory items.

Additionally, the Grand Touring LE is equipped with a color-matched rear fender to harmonize with its Matte Cloud Gray and Indy Red paint finish, as well as Slingshot’s Ride Command with navigation infotainment system. It will retail for $29,999 when it hits dealers next month, slotting in just below the the $30,999 SLR-LE that features adjustable Bilstein shocks and forged aluminum wheels the GT-LE lacks; they are available as extra-cost accessory items.

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The media release below notes Slingshots are federally classified as motorcycles, although each state has its own distinctions. Some 41 states now classify it as an autocycle, which doesn’t require a motorcycle license to operate. More information is below.

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Fully Loaded Limited Edition Packs Premier Factory Accessories –Including Slingshade Roof, Color-Matched Rear Fender, Quilted Comfort Seats & Ride Command with Navigation

MINNEAPOLIS (February 1, 2018) – So much for slipping out of town unnoticed. Today, Slingshot®, the bold three-wheeled roadster, introduced a new premium limited-edition model, the Grand Touring LE. Fully loaded and accessorized straight from the factory, the Grand Touring LE is the ultimate in comfort, style and technology.

Fully outfitted from the factory with everything you need to make your escape, the Grand Touring LE features the most ergonomically-friendly Slingshade roof, which offers superb rider comfort and sun protection. Additionally, drivers will sit comfortably with Slingshot’s Quilted Comfort Seats and experience the industry-leading Ride Command® infotainment system with turn-by-turn navigation.

Adding to the style and design, the Grand Touring LE features a color-matched rear fender, Matte Cloud Gray and Indy Red paint finish, and a Limited Edition Graphics package.

“The Grand Touring LE is a fully loaded limited-edition model for the driver looking for the latest and greatest in technology, rider comfort and premium styling,” said Rachael Elia, Slingshot Marketing Manager. “The Grand Touring LE is the perfect offering whether looking to escape town for the weekend or turn heads while cruising Main Street.”

In celebration of professional football’s Championship Game taking place in Slingshot’s backyard of Minneapolis, Slingshot will display the new Grand Touring LE outside Nicollet Mall and at Maxim Magazine’s famed “Big Game Party” on Saturday, February 3. Each display will provide fans in Minneapolis and Maxim party guests with the first in-person look at the all-new limited edition from Slingshot.

Although federally classified as a motorcycle, driving requirements for the Polaris Slingshot are directed by legislators at the state level. Under a new classification known as “autocycle,” Slingshot drivers in 41 states do not need a motorcycle endorsement to operate. They can enjoy the fun and exciting ride only a Slingshot can offer with a valid state driver’s license.

Starting at $29,999, the Grand Touring LE will be available at Polaris Slingshot dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada starting in early March. For more information about Slingshot, or to find a dealer, visit PolarisSlingshot.com.

Follow Slingshot on social media: Facebook.com/PolarisSlingshot, @Slingshot on

Twitter and @PolarisSlingshot on Instagram.

About Polaris Slingshot

Polaris Slingshot®, a product of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is a three-wheeled motorcycle that delivers a ride like nothing else you’ve ever experienced. The Slingshot is powered by a 2.4-liter engine with a five-speed manual transmission and comes in a variety of models that will leave you grinning from ear-to- ear. To learn more, visit www.PolarisSlingshot.com.

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  • Vrooom Vrooom on Feb 05, 2018

    It look like a speed bump would rip the front side fairings off. Kind of impractical, maybe there's a bunch of luggage room you don't see, but a grand touring model should at least hold a couple of carry on size items.

  • Novi Novi on Feb 06, 2018

    Who is this made for? The motorcyclist who wishes they had a car but none of the storage, comfort or true all-weather uses? The sports car enthusiast who thinks they have one too many wheels? The banker who was going to set 31,000 dollars on fire but figured what the heck?

    Seriously, this is going to do nothing but lose a lot of money.