Born for the ultimate passability, what kind of off-road vehicle with UTV




Regardless of whether off-road enthusiasts are willing to admit it, this is an era in which hard-core off-road vehicles have declined. Most classic off-road vehicles are discontinued or transformed into full-field SUVs that take into account urban road conditions, and they are still insisting on the purest off-road performance models. Running out.


There are many reasons for this. One of the important reasons is the popularity of UTV models. So what kind of model is UTV? Why do they make hard-core off-road vehicles fall? This article will take you to learn about UTV models.


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The original design intention is different, UTV performance is far better than off-road vehicles


The full name of UTV is Utility Vehicle (all-terrain vehicle), and some translations are also called farmer vehicles. This translation is actually quite accurate, because UTV is also used on farms nowadays, and it is indeed a good helper for farm workers and farmers, but this Not within the scope of this article, we only discuss those UTVs that are fun for off-road purposes.


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Even if the off-road vehicle is hardcore, it still needs to consider both urban and off-road conditions and the daily use of people and cargo. Therefore, at the beginning of the design, there must be more or less compromises, while UTV is not. It is only designed for off-road conditions. They only consider the ultimate passability, so they are actually better than off-road vehicles in terms of off-road performance.


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The first is the advantage of thrust-to-weight ratio. You must know that in addition to the steel tube structure, the UTV body is the suspension and engine. It can be said that it has achieved the ultimate in lightweight. The body of several hundred kilograms has 100 horsepower level power, and the thrust-to-weight ratio is light and easy. Song has reached the level of 150 hp +/ton, some UTVs with good power can reach the thrust-to-weight ratio of 200 hp/ton, and the general off-road vehicle is at the level of 100-130 hp/ton.


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The second is that UTV's chassis suspension does not need to consider urban road conditions. The large-travel suspension and MT tires of more than 40 cm can provide the vehicle with a very strong passing ability, and many UTV original factories are not equipped with a differential. There will be no problem of loss of sliding force of tires. Finally, UTV can provide very good safety in the original state. The roll cage, bucket seat, and four-point seat belt can make the UTV occupants safe even if the car rolls over, which is not available in general off-road vehicles.


Ideal, plump and realistic skinny, the threshold for UTV use is not low


Success and failure are also failures. Although UTV has a better passability than off-road vehicles, it is a very good model for fun, but riders should also consider some practical problems before buying. Don't make an impulse to consume.


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First of all, UTV cannot be driven on highways. Not only is there no license plate. The design of UTV without rearview mirrors and turn signals also makes it a very dangerous behavior to drive on highways. Because UTV models cannot be driven on the road, UTV models need to be transported on a trailer from the starting point to the off-road field. This requires the owner to have a suitable tractor and trailer, and there must be a place to place the trailer and UTV at ordinary times. It is not easy for many people.


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In addition to daily driving experience, driving UTV also requires the most basic off-road experience. The switch between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, including how to choose the road, is what the driver needs to understand. In addition, the helmet is also a necessary equipment for driving UTV, and because of UTV driving The road conditions are complicated, including muddy, wading, and sandy roads. Drivers should not wear usual clothes at the end. A rally racing suit is the best choice.


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The last thing to note is that UTV needs to be maintained after each use, especially if the shock-absorbing sleeve is not cleaned in time after the sand is invaded, the formation of a large amount of sludge and continued use will affect its life.


There are not many brands to choose from, and the price is not cheap


At present, the mainstream UTV brand in China is basically monopolized by three international brands, namely Bombardier, Polaris and Arctic Cat. Because the power of Arctic Cat products is slightly weaker, the market share is relatively low, while the Bombardier Lone Ranger series and the Polaris Razor series are almost evenly divided. In the entire market, the turbocharged products of the two sides-the Razor S and the Maverick X3, have pushed the power to the extreme. The super power of more than 150 horsepower makes the acceleration of these two cars less than 5 seconds per 100 kilometers, allowing off-road vehicles We look forward to it.


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In terms of price, the three major brands are not cheap, basically around 200,000 to 300,000 yuan depending on the product model. This is indeed a lot of money for a fun model that is usually only opened a few times a year. For those who are shy and interested in UTV, second-hand UTV or domestic brands can also be considered, which can really be a lot cheaper.

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