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Future of Atv's.


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I wanna see a retractable cup holder....

Sun visors.....

Air conditioning.....

Keyless entry.....

Airbags in the shape of Catherine Zeta Jones......

Yes....I'm off my meds.....

-TD

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All I want in the future is an solid, extremely reliable quad that I never get bored of. So far the Brute has been great but I know the time will come when I'm ready for something new, and I hope there will be something awesome enough to grab my heart's desire.

What I think will exist:

EFI 450s

More big-bore sport quads

More IRS sport quads

More 800cc or bigger 4x4s

And honestly, I think in about 5 years, the companies will begin to consider electric quads. Once the Chevy Volt starts being sold, a whole new realm of possibilities will exist.

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I agree, that would be AWSOME. The TRX is actually the lowest costing 450. At 7 grand! :rolleyes:
This gives me an idea for a new thread. I got a deal on my '05 at $4999back in Oct of '06. It was $5499 OTD. I had never ridden a quad in my life. I had 6 grand on me that day and was planning on buying a Mustang. For some strange reason thats beyond me, I stopped in Hillsboro MotoSports on the way home from work. I was sitting on an '05 when the salesman walked up and asked... "Can I help you?" Without hestitation I pulled 60 Ben Franklins outta my front pocket and said load it up in my truck. Since then, I have become totally addicted to quads. I love them. Couldnt imagine not owning at least one. Luckily I have two. My "07 was $6500 OTD in July of '07.

Here is the Mustang I was going to buy instead.

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Yeah there is no way I can afford a new quad. I would still like

to see some larger body smaller displacement quads from the major

manufacturers for the teens. So that they can ride a quad that fits

them but is not against the law or whatever.

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Oh, and how about more 4WD sport quads? Like a Raptor that can power the front 2 wheels? Or more Renegade style quads...

And finally, LIGHTER UTILITY QUADS. It's getting ridiculous. Next thing we know, they will weigh 900-1000 pounds!

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Oh, and how about more 4WD sport quads? Like a Raptor that can power the front 2 wheels? Or more Renegade style quads...

And finally, LIGHTER UTILITY QUADS. It's getting ridiculous. Next thing we know, they will weigh 900-1000 pounds!

4WD sports sounds cool...

But, even though I'm in the "scene" for about 1 1/2 years, I don't understand the "HUGE" bore quad....e.g. the AC 1000.

Heck, my BF 650 wants to dig to China when I mash the throttle standing still.....

-TD

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And finally, LIGHTER UTILITY QUADS. It's getting ridiculous. Next thing we know, they will weigh 900-1000 pounds!

Sport quads I understand your concern about weight , but as far as an utility quad needs a certain amount of weight for utility purposes. I agree they need to produce more sport 4x4's.Also think they need more 5 speed utility quads and more bigbores with an SRA .
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I agree about the utilities, but how much is enough?

My BF is about 620 lbs. wet...that's a LOT of weight, and has a towing capacity of 1200 lbs.

Ok....that's it.....me and my BF against Bigfoot in a tug-o-war!

:lsfight:

Tom D

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Yeah, I'd say with the ITP wheels/tires I have my Brute is over 650 pounds without me on it. The tires (TerraCrosses) do a great job of making it feel a lot lighter, but when it starts to lean, you can really feel it. Gets scary in off-camber situations.

I was being conservative then about the weight....

I have th '07 BF 650 4x4i (should be in my sig) with the ITP TerraCross' as well....

And MAN, do I agree about off-camber situations.

THEY SUCK!!!!!

And me being 6'2" doesn't help balance either....

If you've ever been to BRUTECENTRAL HOME , do a forum search on "lowering kits". I'm SO tempted to try it out.

But...since this has nothing to do with the future of ATVs, I'll stop now ;)

Tom D

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I have the SAME quad as you! '07 650i...great in everything except those off-camber parts. I would try out a lowering kit too if I were a trail-only rider, but I'm doing more and more mud each ride, so lowering it would do the opposite of what I want.

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I have the SAME quad as you! '07 650i...great in everything except those off-camber parts. I would try out a lowering kit too if I were a trail-only rider, but I'm doing more and more mud each ride, so lowering it would do the opposite of what I want.

I read some reviews on Brute Central that the lowering kit didn't effect some of the mudders....

But, I guess it all depends on where you ride.....

I ride on some rocky trails at times.....that's my only concern...

-TD

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It was on topic...all related to the weight of the quads and how all of it affects our riding.
FUTURE of ATVS is the name of this thread. TB was just trying to ask you nicely to stay on topic.It would have been been on topic if yous said Kawasaki needs to lower the Brute force.So please either start a new thread about that topic and respect this thread. I say start a new thread about because some BruteForce riders might agree with you.

TB sorry to hijack your thread, but it looked like nobody else is going to back you up.

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FUTURE of ATVS is the name of this thread. TB was just trying to ask you nicely to stay on topic.It would have been been on topic if yous said Kawasaki needs to lower the Brute force.So please either start a new thread about that topic and respect this thread. I say start a new thread about because some BruteForce riders might agree with you.

TB sorry to hijack your thread, but it looked like nobody else is going to back you up.

appreciate it man.:yes:

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