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barrenjack
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:13 pm Post subject: ATV well-suited for hills 2020? Reply with quote Back to top

g'day, I want to buy an ATV or side-by-side which will work well climbing/descending long steep tracks in dry weather: think firetrails common in SE Australia: quite steep, loose surface with small rocks branches and leaf matter, mild to moderate erosion.

Going up, I'd like for it not to lose traction. (The traction control on 2 wheel bikes like the KTM 790 Adv works pretty well!). When its wet, I simply won't go up the hill, so you can assume its not muddy. I will still use it about the place in winter when it is a bit wet, but I'll avoid big hills.

Going down, same thing. It needs to be able to go slow without relying on brakes.

4 wheel drive with diff locks would make sense. Manual or auto? Dunno.

All other things being equal, I guess longer wheel base is better, bigger tyre contact patch is better, lighter machine is better.

Forgetting about ability to carry stuff on the back, or carrying a second person, is there any general advantage/disadvantage to a side-by-side over your classic ATV?

I weigh 90kg, and wouldn't carry much extra weight up the hill. Say 10 or 20kg max, which could go on the front on some ATVs.

What should I buy? Smile thanks...
 
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