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Which Quad?

Postby SuspiciousSausageRoll » Sat May 05, 2018 10:41 am

Hi guys,

I’m hoping to buy my first quad soon which will be used on the road and to commute occasionally.
The whole idea of me getting a quad is so me and my partner can commute in the snow and for fun.
If I get a 2wd road quad will this be capable in the snow?
Also what is a reliable quad to get that’s not going to be too slow?
I’ve been looking at Suzuki LTZ400s. I have basic mechanical skills and can do services etc
Also having never ridden a quad but have a background in motorbikes what are quads like to ride on the road?

Sorry for all the questions but thank you in advance for any help or pointers!
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Re: Which Quad?

Postby DatGuyAsh » Sat May 05, 2018 11:03 am

Quads are a different story than a motorbike.
On a quad you need to lean to turn bends, roundbounts etc otherwise it'll tip.

I have a 14 model LTZ 400 EFI - Fuel Injection.
It's one of the best reliable quads on and off with the handling, it's also fast it'll keep up with a Yamaha 450R no problem..

But a Yamaha 700R is a different quad all in all faster but not as good as off road as a LTZ 400.
I am happy with my LTZ 400 can get around 73-75 mph out of it fast enough for a quad. :D

2WD quads aren't really made for snow the 4x4 quads/farm quads are made for snow and deep mud off roading etc.
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Re: Which Quad?

Postby SuspiciousSausageRoll » Sat May 05, 2018 9:41 pm

Thank you for your reply.
I was reading that a pair of BearClaw tyres (?) on a quad makes them a lot better in the snow? Worst case scenario would be commuting in a foot or two of snow on it in winter?

I definitely like the LTZ400 i also see a lot of chinese looking quads but im assuming these shouldnt be touched due to non reliable engines and bits?
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Re: Which Quad?

Postby Dale700 » Sun May 06, 2018 5:12 am

"2WD quads aren't really made for snow"
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2wd are great fun in the snow. Get yourself a set of Bearclaws & only the deeper stuff will stop you. :thumbup:
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