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The three-motored, two-batteried Daymak Ultra Beast
The three-motored, two-batteried Daymak Ultra Beast
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The three-motored, two-batteried Daymak Ultra Beast
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The three-motored, two-batteried Daymak Ultra Beast
Two 500W motors drive one front wheel each, while the third 1,000W unit handles both of the rear wheels
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Two 500W motors drive one front wheel each, while the third 1,000W unit handles both of the rear wheels
According to Daymak, a single charge is good for a range of up to 120 km (75 miles)
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According to Daymak, a single charge is good for a range of up to 120 km (75 miles)
Instead of a traditional instrument cluster, the Ultra Beast utilizes a removable Android tablet
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Instead of a traditional instrument cluster, the Ultra Beast utilizes a removable Android tablet

If you already know of Daymak, it's likely because of its off-road electric scooters. What you might not realize, however, is that the Toronto-based company recently ventured into the world of four-wheelers. Its latest creation is the fully-electric all-wheel-drive Ultra Beast ATV.

The Ultra Beast has not one but three motors. Two 500W motors drive one front wheel each, while the third 1,000W unit handles both of the rear wheels. Those motors are in turn powered by two separate battery packs, one for the two motors in front and one for the rear.

According to Daymak, a single charge of those two packs is good for a range of up to 120 km (75 miles) depending on the vehicle model – it's available in Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate versions. If one of the battery packs does run out, the ATV can still be driven in 2WD using either the front or rear wheels.

Instead of a traditional instrument cluster, the Ultra Beast utilizes a removable Android tablet
Instead of a traditional instrument cluster, the Ultra Beast utilizes a removable Android tablet

Additionally, instead of a traditional instrument cluster, the Ultra Beast utilizes a removable Android tablet. Not only does this display data such as current speed and battery level, but it also lets users wirelessly tweak parameters including torque, acceleration, top speed, regenerative braking and engine lock.

Pricing varies with the model. The Standard, with its lead acid battery and 35 km/h (22 mph) top speed, can be preordered for CAD$5,999 (about US$4,546). At the other end of the scale, the 50 km/h (31 mph) lithium-battery-equipped Ultimate goes for CAD$9,999 ($7,577). Deliveries are expected to begin next month.

The Ultra Beast can be seen in action, in the video below.

Source: Daymak

Daymak Ultra Beast ATV AWD

9 comments
Bob
Why is the front tread so much wider than the rear? How waterproof is it? Those rear view mirrors are just about in the right place to punch you in the face in rough terrain. What does this thing weigh? The 31 mph top speed isn't going to get much interest either.
VincentWolf
I'd be really curious if they have a plow for this! I love my Polaris but I use it for plowing. But hate the gas when I use solar and EV's and everything is electric like mowers, trimmers, blowers, snow blowers, etc. Hate having to use the gas plow once in a while so I would hope they have a plow that works with it with electric left/right and up/down.
Derek Howe
The tablet is dumb on every level. This is priced too high and 31 mph is a terrible top speed. Electric ATV's are the future, but this proves, that EV ATV future...is still in the future.
michael_dowling
Video of an electric ATV,and that damn f**king loud music! I want to hear how loud this thing is!
guzmanchinky
As a long time ATV rider and electric enthusiast I'd say this is a good step. I'd love to have the quiet of an electric ATV (and am considering purchasing a Zero FX soon). But this one seems oddly put together, the tablet would need to be waterproof, and the solid rear axle makes for a very uncomfortable ride...
zr2s10
The price actually isn't that bad, but I question the mechanical design. I certainly wouldn't take this places that I've ridden off-road. VincentWolf, Polaris used (they still may) have some electric options. I believe there was both a Ranger and Sportsman that were offered electric. They are likely hard to find. They even had a diesel, but I think those can only be gotten in their "Brutus" utility vehicle now. It's highly work oriented with hydraulics, and quite expensive. But you may be able to pick up an old electric on the used market if you look for a while.
MikeTate
I was expecting this. Seriously, how can one not have an electric ATV, when just about every other form of transport is breaking ground with newly designed electrically powered vehicles. They've even broken ground with new light aircraft (!) that are quiet, powerful and becoming less expensive every day. I do have a complaint though. Everytime I see a "new" product video, it seems as if it was geared for a very juvenile audience. Lots of rock and roll music, lots of action shots, lots of hollywood style action. Only thing missing with some of these videos is James Bond hanging on for dear life, racing across the rooftops whilst shooting back at the bad guys... Come on, if you are going to show us a new quad, show us how well it can carry a fresh deer kill or survive a serious fall of a bank into a icy stream or bog. You know, real world stuff. And kill the rock and roll soundtrack, it's like those videos on Youtube where the producer just has to include music because, you know, "it makes the video better"..
LynnVollmer
For the off grid person, no more gas to buy.
ljaques
Cool concept, but it sure looked bumpy and kinda slow. Too bad they didn't hire a pro videographer. I confirmed (late in the video) that the thing did have suspension. The Ultimate is priced close to a Zero, but sure doesn't have anywhere near the same level of performance. One downside is, when you run out of electricity in the wilds. Hopefully, the 3 motors can be decoupled so you can push/tow them.