Hitting top speeds in your off road buggy
Whats the most fun you can have on four wheels? It might just be taking on the great outdoors driving a powerful, all-action off road buggy. Whether youre into thrill-seeking weekends with mates or even thinking about getting serious with your amateur racing career, youve clearly got your eye on these awesome vehicles. Drive a buggy around the wide open spaces in Australia and have the absolute time of your life.
Vehicle size, power and safety features
So what do you need to consider before you buy an off road buggy? Its all about getting a machine that can take on the tough terrain and hit the speeds youre craving. At the XXL size level, assess the key features like a power grip steering wheel with hand lever controls, a high-quality front chassis with independent suspension, a middle chassis to fit users up to 180cm, 16-inch off road wheels and a full roll cage with mirrors. Thats just to get you started. In terms of power, youre after around 270cc OHV fully unleaded engine, 11HP and 5400rpm.
If youre chasing a slightly less intense experience perhaps a 200cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled, 12V battery, electric start twin-seater is the buggy for you. Enjoy a fully automatic gearbox with reverse gear and sports seats with robust safety harnesses. The 10-inch rims will get the job done in most conditions, while coil spring suspension and padded roll bars help keep you safe.
Another step down the size and power scale youll find yourself tearing it up in a 90cc go-kart style buggy with 2 gears, manual transmission and centrifugal clutch.
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