Polaris raised plenty of confusion when it showed its Slingshot three-wheeler last summer. This open-air trike is not officially classified as a car, but transcends traditional motorcycle territory with its high power output and wild looks. Now, the Slingshot is adding a Limited Edition trim level that gains a few more niceties along with a new Nuclear Sunset Orange color.
This new trim level is offered on top of the base, $19,999 Slingshot and the $23,999 Slingshot SL, which includes larger wheels, a 4.3-inch LCD infotainment screen, a backup camera, Bluetooth, and an upgraded audio system. On top of this, the Slingshot SL Limited Edition costs $1,000 extra and the orange exterior color, an interior LED lighting package with blue and white accents, and dual windscreens in place of the standard Slingshot’s single blade windscreen.
All 2015 Polaris Slingshot motorcycles are powered by a 173-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that sends power to the single rear wheel through a five-speed manual transmission. The Slingshot weighs 1,725 lb, and the double-wishbone, coil-over suspension is said to give it grip of a reported 0.88 g in corners.
Earlier this year, 1,896 units of the 2015 Polaris Slingshot motorcycles were recalled for a major problem with the steering rack that could cause the entire steering control to fail. Polaris began repairing these models in January, and replaced the entire steering rack at no cost to owners.
The Polaris Slingshot Limited Edition officially debuts at Daytona Bike Week in Florida, and will have a limited production run, though Polaris has not revealed specific numbers.