Polaris Industries Inc., a Minnesota-based global power sports company, has debuted a new three-wheel concept motorcycle at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas that pays tribute to Kid Rock, a musical artist from Detroit.
Built by Polaris’ Slingshot division and Bob Fehan Motorsports in Detroit, the Slingshot Kid Rock SS-R Concept features a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine, which pushes 400 horsepower through the three-wheeler’s rear wheel. The motorcycle also boasts suspension upgrades, custom induction and exhaust systems, an integrated navigation and in-vehicle video system, custom high-performance racing enhancement accessories and lighting, and a custom-embroidered “Kid Rock SS-R” logo on the seat.
Visually, the concept vehicle also features custom carbon fiber body panels, a bold wing spoiler, custom lighting, and Kid Rock graphics. The cockpit has custom racing seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, short-throw shifter, and more.
“The Kid Rock SS-R concept takes the Slingshot experience to the next level of customization and performance,” says Bob Fehan, president of Bob Fehan Motorsports. “It’s a combination of elements that come together cohesively to create a unique statement about the freedom of the Slingshot and the free expression of Kid Rock.”
All Slingshot models are constructed with a steel frame and powered by a 173-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that drives the rear wheel with a five-speed manual transmission. All models also feature an electronic stability control system and disc brakes with ABS.
Founded in 1954, Polaris produces off-road vehicles, all-terrain off-road vehicles, midsize and heavyweight motorcycles, and snowmobiles. The company had annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion