All good things must come to an end, and we have finally finished our long-term test and upgrade of the 2017 Polaris Slingshot SL. It’s been real. It’s been fun. It’s been real fun.
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We learned quite a bit along the way after the multiple upgrades we performed over the past six months. Some of the modifications were easy and took only a few minutes to perform. Others took a bit longer and required some decent mechanical know-how. One thing we walked away with is the build quality of the factory options offered from Polaris. Each upgrade we did was well thought out and went on as directed without any additional modifications.
One thing that was apparent is the Slingshot can take on much more than just a single personality. If it’s more flash and style you’re after, cosmetic upgrades can simply polish up the cool points. If taking the SS out for further than a short jaunt around town is what interests you, some simple add-ons can make the trip more comfortable along the way. If adding more go than show is the goal, some things certainly can be done for you go-fast gurus. That is where the true charm of the double S lies, in that it can be anything you want it to be with the right parts.
It’s been a fun journey living with and upgrading the Slingshot. It’s been passed around the office from person to person, and despite any preconceived ideas before taking the keys, no one walked away without a grin across their face. Hmm… What do you think of a making the ultimate 2018 SLR-LE? Might be time to call Mr. Slingshot again.