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Top 4 Features of Polaris Slingshot

Written by David Glassman

Are you dreaming of a new motorcycle or perhaps a convertible? The Polaris Slingshot satisfies your need for a sleek and sporty ride while blending the best of both worlds in the new autocycle segment. Certified to run on any public road across America, its two front wheels and wide rear wheel provide the stability you find in a car while its open, minimal cockpit brings the spirit of a bike to the fore. In 40 states, you only need a standard driver's license to hop behind the wheel.

It's an affordable option when looking for a more comfortable bike for two. When you desire additional performance and conveniences, check out the Slingshot SL, the Slingshot SLR, or the Grand Touring with a covered cockpit and navigation. What else does this dazzling piece of automotive engineering deliver?

Feeling the Wind on Your Face

Nothing says freedom more than rolling over the highway on a bike while you experience the buffeting of the wind on your face a body. However, not everyone wants to cruise on just two wheels. When you crank up the Polaris Slingshot, its open-air design lets you experience the thrill of the open road while its trike design delivers the stability and comfort found in a two-door convertible.

With a stick shift and steering wheel, its low design hugs all the turns even as it turns every head that you pass. While you work your way through the gears, the rumble of the motor sings the song of road trips and youthful adventures. Worried about cleaning up the interior after a sudden shower? Its unique waterproof seats and dash just need a quick wipe down to remove raindrops and dust.

The Balance between Muscle and Weight

Perhaps you are thinking that the Polaris Slingshot probably has an underpowered engine that will leave you puttering at the back of the pack. The engineers at Polaris worked hard to find that perfect match of power and automotive design. Weighing just under 1,750 pounds, it is able to take advantage of all 173 horsepower produced by its 2.4L four-cylinder engine. Put the pedal down and its 165 pound-feet of torque leaps off the line without hesitation. Instead of feeling like you are working with an underpowered, oversized machine, you are treated to an athletic and responsive drive based on a stunning and sporty frame.

A Cockpit for Cruising

Discover all the perks of cruising in comfort inside the Polaris Slingshot. Its bucket seats are available in premium waterproof cloth or the quilted comfort design and support your entire body on those epic road trips. The available touchscreen infotainment system provides a premium Rockford Fosgate audio system, smartphone compatibility, and technology that works with your driving gloves. Step into the Slingshot Grand Touring and put your navigation system to the test.

When you want to escape the buffeting of high speed winds and wish to be able keep riding through a quick rain shower, check out the Slingshade roof available on the Grand Touring. The front windscreen deflects the worst of wind and dust, allowing you to enjoy your cruise instead of layering on bulky protective gear. Add a set of custom-fit storage bags that slide behind your bucket seat so you are able to pack for the long haul.

Built to Protect Both of You

The Slingshot is constructed on a tubular steel frame ready to stand up to the abuse of the open road. Traction and stability control helps to maintain contact with the pavement while navigating tight turns, leaving an improved sense of control in your hands. The steering adjusts to your speed, reducing the strain of reacting to sudden changes ahead. Anti-lock brakes bring you to a controlled stop. Buckle up using the three-point belt while forged aluminum creates roll loops that protect your head in case of an accident.

Good Looks that Steal the Show

Of course, you will want your Slingshot to stand out when you meet up for the big ride. The S arrives in classic white with black sport accents. Crank up the fun factor in the SLR with five two-tone color options like Envy Green or Red Pearl. Its 20-inch forged aluminum wheels and nine-inch windscreen round out its edgy and exciting appearance.

Are you ready to take a Polaris Slingshot out for a test drive? Tousley Motorsports in White Bear Lake, MN is your local Polaris Slingshotdealer. Come visit us today and get ready to hit the open road in style.


David Glassman

David Glassman

David Glassman is President of Tousley Motorsports.

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