ATV

 

CF MOTO TERRALANDER 800

We drove a Terralander 800 which is a Chinese ATV from CF MOTO. This model was launched in the spring of 2012. It is a big and very powerful machine. We enjoyed driving it very much.

Specifications:

Engine V-Twin, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

cc. 800

Fuel system E.F.I. (DELPHI)

Max Torque 72.0N.m/6300rpm

Horse power 62

Transmission CVT

LxWxH 2310x1180x1400 mm.(93,34x46,46x55,12 inch)

Ground clearance 275 mm. (10,8 inch)

 

CECTEK GLADIATOR T6

We also drove a Cectek Gladiator T6 which is a Taiwanese ATV, also this was launched during 2012. This ATV is very nice to drive, it responds immediately and is powerful considering the size of the engine.

Specifications:

Engine 4 stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

cc. 600

Fuel system E.F.I. (LITEON)

Max Torque 44N.m/4500rpm

Horse power 43

Transmission CVT

LxWxH 2180x1240x1370 mm.(85,82x48,82x53,94 inch)

Ground clearance 260 mm. (10,24 inch)

 

General adjustments

We actually did a few adjustments to the machines before we started the journey. We focused on 2 major issues:

Shock absorbers

Everything that we brought on the trip had to be loaded directly on the ATV:s because we did not use trailers or similar. The total weight of load and driver was approx. 150 kgs (330lbs) on each ATV. Considering this weight and a total distance of 13.000 km (8.078 miles) we used special shock absorbers from the Swedish premium brand ENGANS RACING.

It was not that we misstrusted the standard shock absorbers that was originally on the ATV:s, but again considering these extreme conditions of weight and distance we thought it was “better to be safe than sorry”.

 

Accelerator

Another thing we modified on the ATV:s was that we replaced the thumb accelerator in favor of gas handle (like used on regular MC). ATV:s in general have thumb accelerator is for safety reasons. But bearing in mind the 55 days of driving, gas handle is the only option if you don’t plan to amputate your thumb.