Outdoors

Compact quad runabout forgoes a seat

The Ripper ATV is intended for applications such as getting around farms, ranches or campgrounds, or for reaching hunting/fishing spots
The Ripper ATV is intended for applications such as getting around farms, ranches or campgrounds, or for reaching hunting/fishing spots
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The Ripper ATV is powered by a 163cc Honda GX160 engine
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The Ripper ATV is powered by a 163cc Honda GX160 engine
The Ripper ATV has a top speed of 10 mph (16 km/h)
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The Ripper ATV has a top speed of 10 mph (16 km/h)
The Ripper ATV is intended for applications such as getting around farms, ranches or campgrounds, or for reaching hunting/fishing spots
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The Ripper ATV is intended for applications such as getting around farms, ranches or campgrounds, or for reaching hunting/fishing spots
The Ripper ATV's seat is an optional extra
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The Ripper ATV's seat is an optional extra
The Ripper ATV features independent front suspension with adjustable shocks
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The Ripper ATV features independent front suspension with adjustable shocks

Quads are great for traversing rough terrain, while golf carts are well-suited to short low-speed jaunts. So, what happens if you want a vehicle with the qualities of both? Well, that's where the Ripper ATV is designed to come in.

Designed and manufactured by Nebraska-based company Rogue10, the Ripper is powered by a 163cc Honda GX160 engine, taking it to a top speed of 10 mph (16 km/h).

It's pretty small compared to a regular quad, weighing 212 lb (96 kg) and measuring 52 inches long by 46.5 inches tall by 30.2 inches wide (1,321 by 1,181 by 767 mm). This means that it can be easily transported in an RV, the back of an SUV, or the bed of a pickup truck – in fact, one truck can reportedly haul three Rippers.

The Ripper ATV is powered by a 163cc Honda GX160 engine
The Ripper ATV is powered by a 163cc Honda GX160 engine

In order to keep things light and simple, it doesn't come standard with a seat. Instead, users stand up while riding it, utilizing an appropriately tall set of handlebars. Those bars fold down for transport, and a seat is available as an optional extra.

Some of its other features include front and rear cargo racks, independent front suspension with adjustable shocks, and a wrist-strap kill switch that shuts off the motor if the rider falls off. It should be noted that the Ripper is not four-wheel drive, although because it has a live axle, both rear wheels are always engaged.

The Ripper ATV has a top speed of 10 mph (16 km/h)
The Ripper ATV has a top speed of 10 mph (16 km/h)

If you're interested in getting a Ripper ATV, it'll cost you US$3,495 – the seat is an extra $300. And here's a fun fact: it was designed by engineer Brice Crawford, who previously brought us the Tomahawk all-terrain motorized wheelchair.

Finally, should you like the idea of a stand-up ATV but you want one that really boogies, check out the DTV Shredder.

Source: Ripper ATV

7 comments
vince
Dangerous top heavy design. Hit a rock and stop forward progress and your going to go flying through the air to the nearest hospital.
paul314
Standing up while zipping over rough terrain. Can't wait to hear what the knee surgeons think of this one.
Mr T
How ridiculous, making something like this as a petrol powered model, it is perfect as an electric model. It shows that many companies still refuse to give up the fossil fuel mindset, or they don't have the expertise to switch to electric drives. After all, any monkey can stick a petrol engine on a set of wheels...
toyhouse
I was reading along thinking, what a cool concept,....till I got to the $3,500 part. And three hundred more for the seat! Hahaha. Reminds me of ride-on lawnmower for some reason which got me thinking; I wouldn't be surprised if this concept morphs into something different than intended, (racing?),.Someone always goes there with things like this. They'll have to bust past the 10 mph though with an engine upgrade though. I'd watch that, lol.
Joshua Tulberg
@vince: Are we looking at the same pictures? I'd be willing to bet this thing has a lower CG than pretty much any sit-down quad. @paul314: It clearly has suspension. You think guys on motorcycles are sitting when they go over woops or rocks?
zr2s10
Looks like fun, but I'm not about to pay 3500 for a standup go-cart. Try knocking a zero off there.
kwalispecial
I like the idea, but I can't get past the top speed provided. It says it has a 163cc Honda engine; a Honda PCX scooter can get over 60mph from a 149cc engine. I know you can go faster on smooth pavement, but 10mph from a 163cc seems terrible. I wonder if it just has a single, low gear. Re-tune it to get a bit better on top (and drop the price $1000) and it might be a reasonable option for some uses.