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Daymak's latest all-electric ATV tackles all terrain for up to 223 miles

Daymak's latest all-electric A...
Daymak says its Beast ATV Ultimate is the longest-range electric all-wheel drive ATV on the market
Daymak says its Beast ATV Ultimate is the longest-range electric all-wheel drive ATV on the market
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The Beast ATV Ultimate also has an inverter onboard so devices can be charged using the onboard batteries
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The Beast ATV Ultimate also has an inverter onboard so devices can be charged using the onboard batteries
Daymak says its Beast ATV Ultimate is the longest-range electric all-wheel drive ATV on the market
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Daymak says its Beast ATV Ultimate is the longest-range electric all-wheel drive ATV on the market
The Beast ATV Ultimate also has an inverter onboard so devices can be charged using the onboard batteries via USB and a 110 V outlet
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The Beast ATV Ultimate also has an inverter onboard so devices can be charged using the onboard batteries via USB and a 110 V outlet
A look at the suspension on Daymak's Beast ATV Ultimate
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A look at the suspension on Daymak's Beast ATV Ultimate
Pricing for the Beast ATV Ultimate starts at US$9,999
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Pricing for the Beast ATV Ultimate starts at US$9,999
A rear tow ball, high-powered LED headlights and a winch come standard on Daymak's Beast ATV Ultimate
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A rear tow ball, high-powered LED headlights and a winch come standard on Daymak's Beast ATV Ultimate
A rear tow ball, high-powered LED headlights and a winch come standard on Daymak's Beast ATV Ultimate
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A rear tow ball, high-powered LED headlights and a winch come standard on Daymak's Beast ATV Ultimate
Daymak's Beast ATV Ultimate features heated hand grips
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Daymak's Beast ATV Ultimate features heated hand grips
New instrument cluster on the Beast ATV Ultimate
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New instrument cluster on the Beast ATV Ultimate
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After first adding to its line of electric two- and three-wheelers with a four-wheeled variant a couple of years ago, Canada's Daymak has followed up with another electrified all-terrain vehicle. After making some refinements, the new 4WD Beast ATV Ultimate carries over the clean-burning fun of its predecessor, while more than doubling its possible range.

Where 2016's Ultra Beast ATV featured three motors for a total power output of 2,000 W, the Beast ATV Ultimate packs exactly the same punch, but sourced from twin 1,000 W electric motors instead. The new model is also six inches (15 cm) slimmer, with the front wheels brought within the wheel wells to keep muddy midriffs to a minimum.

"That was definitely one of our most common requests, for sure," says Daymak's Akili Sylvester. "We wanted to bring in the front wheel distance without increasing the total price of the unit drastically, so we took some time in the development process and came up with a cost effective solution that does both perfectly."

Pricing for the Beast ATV Ultimate starts at US$9,999
Pricing for the Beast ATV Ultimate starts at US$9,999

The Beast ATV Ultimate draws its juice from a 60-V, 40-Ah lithium-ion battery, with a 60-V, 50 Ah lead acid battery also onboard for backup. This standard configuration will afford the vehicle a range of around 100 km (62 mi). But up to seven extra batteries can be built into the vehicle for customers eying longer jaunts, making for a total range of 360 km (223 mi).

Daymak says this makes its new vehicle the longest-range electric all-wheel drive ATV on the market, and it has made a few other tweaks to go with the makeover. Gone is a removable Android tablet and in its place is a more traditional instrument cluster, while the new model also features heated hand grips and a "turbo mode," with top speed listed as 65 km/h (40 mph).

New instrument cluster on the Beast ATV Ultimate
New instrument cluster on the Beast ATV Ultimate

There is an inverter onboard, so mobile devices can be charged using the vehicle's batteries via USB and 110 V outlets. A rear tow ball, high-powered LED headlights and winch also come standard on every model.

Pricing for the Beast ATV Ultimate starts at US$9,999, which includes the single lithium-ion battery and the lead-acid backup. Each additional battery will bump up that price by $2,000 apiece, bringing the total cost of a fully kitted out Beast ATV Ultimate to $23,999.

It is available now from Daymak dealers around the world, and you can check it out in the promo video below.

Source: Daymak

Beast ATV Ultimate - The Longest Range AWD Electric ATV

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8 comments
notarichman
nice, but expensive! now to help sell your atv you need to cut the music so we can listen to the "quiet" close up for at least a few seconds. we can't tell how much drive train noise there is!!!
ChairmanLMAO
Nice looking machine for sure - great idea too. about that music...
Expanded Viewpoint
Where does this ever growing madness for coal-powered machines end?? Is everybody so darn myopic that they can't see the futility of chasing this "green dream" that does not offer any real advantages? I hope that we don't have to wait a hundred years or more, before people begin to see this stupidity as something akin to blood letting and leeching! Until we have discovered and developed a REAL means of generating/collecting electricity with no pollution, all of this garbage is just a pipe dream that is supposed to make people feel good about their destructive habits and needs. It seems that so long as the appearance of doing good is seen, it matters no one whit that the reverse is true! Randy
Mr T
Randy, what are you blathering about? You seem to be parroting the same "EVs are coal fired" rubbish that most EV haters do. In many places, the majority of electricity is not coal generated, and it's easy to install PV panels on your home or workshop to charge your EV, no matter what EV that is. PV panels pay off their own energy debt in under 2 years, and their entire system's energy debt in 3-4 years, after that it is zero carbon electricity.
guzmanchinky
Randy, the future of vehicles IS electric, no matter how much you want to deny it or anything else. This is simply a step in that direction. As an avid off road enthusiast I can't wait for SILENT machines that are allowed FAR more places because they don't anger people with their noise and pollution.
Johannes
Randy, Canada's electricity mix is 60% hydro and coal fired is only about 10%, so your comment is way off the mark. Take 5 seconds to check some facts before commenting.
Mark Roest
These 2,400 Wh lithium batteries that cost $2,000 are $833.33 per kWh capacity. Lots of batteries for cars are being made for under $200 per kWh. A total of 9 batteries for $18,000 does not make sense, when even at $400/kWh (keystoning a fair cost), 21.6 kWh would cost only $8,640. Subtract $4,000 for the base battery pack capacity, and the rest of the bike is $5,999; add $8.640 to get $14,639, all lithium. Consider next-generation batteries that will cost half that much, and the price of the ATV could fall to $10,319, with more range because less weight.
kelly29
Randy, It has nothing to do with "Green" to me. An electric ATV is simply more practical in my situation. I have a Polaris Xplorer. But I can't ride it where I live due to living in a suburb. I don't have the time to or convenient way of loading into my truck to take it somewhere to ride. And as you know, if you don't use an internal combustion engine regularly, it doesn't work when you need it. And that was it's fate, always something wrong with it. It's an ordeal just to use it. So it's just taking up space in the garage and won't start. I'm rebuilding the carb just to sell it. With an EV, it won't have a lot of those issues. It will be a lot easier to use, and I can run that around the yard for utility reasons, or take the kids for rides. I can buzz the neighborhood and the park across the street and not piss people off. I can put my plow on it and do the snow removal. I can also take it hunting. Is it green? I don't care. Will it compare to a good running gas ATV, absolutely not. But it doesn't have too. But, at this price. Yeah right. No chance in hell. I own a sourcing/ contract mfg/ importing business and actually know which China manufacture makes this Daymak. I can get the same thing for a fraction of the cost shipped on one of my containers. Interesting that I can't find impartial user reviews of these things online. I'd sure like to see what actual users are saying about it. For those interested in a Daymak, get one because it's practical for your situation, not because you think you are saving the planet. A better way to do that is just not buy an ATV at all.