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Volcon Brat E-Bike

Volcon Brat E-Bike
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Volcon’s electric pedal-assisted bicycle is ready for just about any terrain. It has four drive modes, ranging from urban cruising to high-speed off-roading. Its high torque motor offers up to 750 watts of power with a top speed of 28 mph. It has a full front and rear suspension setup and hydraulic disc brakes.

2024 Jeep Recon

2024 Jeep Recon

Jeep’s all-new electric SUV is offers outdoor adventures in blissful silence. Jeep says the 4×4 has the chops to cross the daunting Rubicon Trail, enabled by a traction management system, e-locker axle tech, skid plates, all-terrain tires, and tow hooks. Like the Wrangler, you can open its roof and remove its doors.

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Afreda S6 3-Wheeled Electric Scooter

Afreda S6 3-Wheeled Electric Scooter

This unique folding scooter features a flexible frame and suspension system that can lean up to 40 degrees. Its dual front wheels and springs provide stability and absorb shocks, while its hydraulic disc brakes stop with confidence. The 250-watt EU version tops out at 22 mph, while the 500-watt US version can hit 25 mph.

SHERP Unmanned Ground Vehicle

SHERP Unmanned Ground Vehicle

SHERP is known for their short-wheelbase all-terrain vehicles. Their regular models are designed to carry people, but their electric SHERP UGV can be operated remotely, making it ideal for search and rescue, firefighting, forestry, and surveillance tasks. Its massive low-pressure tires can be inflated and deflated remotely.

Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

Road America may be famous for its 4-mile road course, but tucked away at the eastern edge of the complex is a gnarly off-road park that’s been used to test the mettle of everything from Wranglers and Broncos to Raptors. Last week, we ran those trails in something very different, the 2023 Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic.

2023 Polaris General XP 1000 Sport

2023 Polaris General XP 1000 Sport
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This new addition to the Polaris General XP 1000 side-by-side UTV line offers the same versatility and capability as its brothers but at an entry-level price point. It has a 100-hp 4-stroke DOHC engine, on-demand AWD, 14″ of suspension travel, a 4500 lb winch, and a 600 lb capacity dump box. It comes in 2- and 4-passenger configurations.

Tesla Off-Road Tank

Tesla Off-Road Tank

Despite its acceleration abilities, the Tesla Model S is a relativelt tame-looking car from the outside. But that all changed after The Real Life Guys got their hands on one. The German YouTubers took a Model S and converted it into a Model T by lifting it more than two feet and equipping it with tank tracks. Turn on subtitles.

Sherp in the City

Sherp in the City

The Sherp is one of the most capable all-terrain vehicles we’ve seen.It can handle all kinds of muddy and wet terrain, but how does it do in the city? Grind Hard Plumbing Co., Rich Rebuilds, and Electrified Garage attempted to drive one to Boston via the Charles River, but their journey was not without its problems.

Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept

Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept

This powerful electric off-roader is one of the concepts headed to the 56th Moab Easter Jeep Safari. Its axial-flux electric motor cranks out 625 hp and 850 lb-ft. of torque, silently and effortlessly traversing rocky terrain. It’s 12″ wider than a stock 2-door Wrangler and has a 3″ lift kit, 20″ wheels, and massive 40″ all-terrain tires.

Dark Horse 6×6 Bronco

Dark Horse 6×6 Bronco

If a factory Ford Bronco isn’t enough for you, Apocalypse Manufacturing can set you up with an custom truck based on Ford’s hard-to-acquire off-roader. This insane mod adds a third axle, a truck bed, a 4-inch lift, custom wheels, 37″ all-terrain tires, and more. The first one hits the auction block 4.9.22 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach.

Lamborghini Jumpacan

Lamborghini Jumpacan

This insane vehicle started life as a Lamborghini Huracan, but now has an off-road suspension and an LS engine swap. B is for Build and the car’s owner Chris Steinbacher teamed up with Mint 400 and Mad Media head honcho Matt Martelli for a look at the car as it took to the desert for initial shakedown testing.

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor

The Ranger Raptor is coming to the US and Europe, rocking a twin-turbo V6 making 392 hp and 430 lb-ft. torque stateside or 284 hp and 362 lb-ft. in Europe. Both are mated with a 10-speed automatic. It has FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks, an active exhaust system, and is ready to conquer all terrain with power and confidence.

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

Ford Performance amps up the already impressive Ford Bronco with a model fine-tuned for high-speed desert hijinx and rock crawling. It packs a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 that makes at least 400 hp, a Raptor HOSS 4.0 suspension system, and rides on 37″ all-terrain tires. It’s also a whopping 9.8″ wider than a base 4-door Bronco.

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Inside the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon

Inside the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon

Reporting for Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk, automotive journalist and friend of The Awesomer, Micah Wright headed to the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon for an up-close look at some of the weird and wonderful custom SUVs, trucks, and vans on display on the show floor. That Daihatsu Midget truck is bonkers. Watch part two here.

AMPD 2

AMPD 2

Baja 1000 champ Alan Ampudia is back with a sequel to his epic trophy truck stunt film AMPD. This time, he drove through Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to catch some crazy air, kick up lots of dirt, and show off sponsor Toyo Tires’ rugged Open Country A/T III tires.

Lexus ROV Concept

Lexus ROV Concept

While it’s unlikely to be more than a showpiece, we appreciate Lexus’ chutzpah with the reveal of their ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle) Concept. The upscale 2-seater differentiates itself from other UTVs by running on clean-burning hydrogen that propels a custom 1-liter direct-injected engine.

Driven: 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

Driven: 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

Like many 4×4 fans, we’ve been dying to get behind the wheel of the new Ford Bronco. Well, we finally got our wish times two with a chance to drive both the 2-door and 4-door versions in the same week. Suffice it to say, we were blown away by the SUV’s design, ride, and capabilities in both on- and off-road settings.

Polaris RZR Turbo R + RZR Pro R

Polaris RZR Turbo R + RZR Pro R

Polaris has unwrapped two powerful UTVs for 2022. The RZR Turbo R packs a 181 hp turbocharged engine, while the RZR Pro R has a 2.0L naturally-aspirated engine with 225 hp. Both ride on a 74″ wide track, and offer suspension travel of 28″ to 29″, with the Pro R adding adaptive damping. Both come in 2-seat and 4-seat configurations.

Ford Bronco DR

Ford Bronco DR

Ford Performance will make just 50 of its $200,000 Bronco DR, a production desert racer with a 5.0L Coyote V8. Ready to race, it has a roll cage, Multimatic suspension with 15.8″ front travel and 17.4″ rear travel, and body and chassis upgrades to handle high-speed off-road travel in the Baja 1000. It rides on massive 37-inch BFG tires.

Chevrolet Beast Concept

Chevrolet Beast Concept

Chevy turned up at SEMA 2021 with this over-the-top desert runner truck. It’s based on the chassis of a Silverado short bed with a shortened frame, a Chromoly roll cage, and an extra-wide stance. It rocks a custom off-road suspension, massive 37″ tires, and is powered by a 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 that makes 650 hp.

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Lux LX Off-Road Electric Longboard

Lux LX Off-Road Electric Longboard

This rugged electric longboard is ready for any terrain. The 40″ long bamboo and maple board has dual 1500-watt motors and 8″ pneumatic all-terrain tires. Its top speed is 30 mph, its max. range is 25 miles, and it can climb hills up to a 35% gradient. It also comes in an Extreme model with aluminum guards and off-road lights.

1000 HP Halo Warthog

1000 HP Halo Warthog

The Warthog from Halo is one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of video games. There have been many replicas built over the years, but none as badass as Hoonigan’s, an off-road race truck with a 1000 hp twin-turbo V8 engine and 4-wheel steering. Here’s the first of 10 episodes showing how they built it.

Off-Road Tesla

Off-Road Tesla

The Tesla Model 3 is a modern and zippy electric daily driver. Now it’s off-road capable thanks to Rich Rebuilds and Grind Hard Plumbing Co.. They started with a totaled Model 3 with all-wheel-drive, fixed its electrical issues, widened its wheel spacing, lifted it 2″, and added a 12,000 lb. winch and Falken Wildpeak off-road tires.

Big Bus Tows Little Bus

Big Bus Tows Little Bus

What do you do when you need to transport a school bus across a dry lake bed? You tow it with a bigger bus, naturally. That’s what the guys from DieselSellerz did with their red-white-and-blue “Freedom Bus” which dwarfed the little yellow school bus bringing up the rear.

Morgan Plus Four CX-T

Morgan Plus Four CX-T

Morgan’s two-seaters are usually driven on tracks or for touring. But the Plus Four CX-T can take drivers across rugged off-road terrain. Built with Rally Raid UK, the car has a custom suspension offering 9″ of ground clearance, larger tires, skid plates, and a rear storage area for tools and spare tires. Just eight of the cars will be produced.

Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

Inspired by the Defender Works V8 Trophy, Land Rover will make just 220 of the 2022 Defender Trophy Edition. Based on the Defender 110 P400 X-Dynamic SE, it has a special yellow and black wrap, black trim and wheels, air suspension, an 11.4-inch touchscreen, the Cold Climate, Off-road, and Advanced Off-road Capability packs.

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