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The Venom Evil street legal quad

The Venom Evil street legal qu...
The Venom Evil road legal quad from QuadBike Ltd
The Venom Evil road legal quad from QuadBike Ltd
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The Loncin 4 stroke 249cc water-cooled engine
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The Loncin 4 stroke 249cc water-cooled engine
An outstanding feature of the Venom is the exclusive 14 inch alloy wheels
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An outstanding feature of the Venom is the exclusive 14 inch alloy wheels
Chrome finish on the crash bars, mirrors, speedos and grips
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Chrome finish on the crash bars, mirrors, speedos and grips
Road-hugging 51 inch wide track and chrome twin exhausts
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Road-hugging 51 inch wide track and chrome twin exhausts
Sure to be a head-turner - quads have never seemed so sexy
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Sure to be a head-turner - quads have never seemed so sexy
The Venom Evil road legal quad from QuadBike Ltd
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The Venom Evil road legal quad from QuadBike Ltd
Branding is everything
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Branding is everything
Riders will need to have a standard car license to take it on the road
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Riders will need to have a standard car license to take it on the road
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The "ultimate in road legal quad biking" is how the makers of the Venom Evil describe their creation. If its exclusive designer styling and the splash of shiny chrome on the front crash bars and speedos don't manage to turn heads, then perhaps the water-cooled 250cc engine, twin exhaust and sporty alloy wheels will.

Quads have been steadily growing in popularity on mainland Europe but are still a relatively rare sight on UK roads. But all that could change with the introduction of the road legal two-seater Venom from QuadBike Ltd. With its designer looks, stylish contouring, road-hugging 51 inch wide track, LED lighting and chrome alloy twin exhaust, attracting attention is almost guaranteed with this sexy four-wheeler.

Sure to be a head-turner - quads have never seemed so sexy
Sure to be a head-turner - quads have never seemed so sexy

Envious eyes will undoubtedly be drawn to the tasteful splattering of chrome on the grips, mirrors, retro-styled speedometers and crash bars to the front. Onlookers will positively salivate at the sight of the sporty low profile road tires gripping the exclusive 14 inch alloy wheels, the kind of design seen on so many concept renderings but rarely making it off the computer screen.

The safety conscious might also care to note another feature. The company's Paul Bullock told Gizmag, "The outer walls of the tyres are very tough polyurethane and can run at 0.5 psi, driven carefully a flat tyre would not come away from the rim and should get you to a repair shop."

Branding is everything
Branding is everything

The mechanically-minded may well appreciate the Loncin 4 stroke 249cc water-cooled engine, which develops 10.7Kw of power at 6500rpm and maximum torque of 17.5Nm/5000rpm. It offers a top speed of 55-60mph. There are four forward gears and one reverse, manual clutch, a powerful hydraulic disc braking system, double-A swing arm suspension with air shock absorbers in front and divided ballonet absorbers at the rear.

Petrol consumption is around 40 to 45 miles to the gallon and its 8 liter (1.75 UK gallons) fuel tank should get you about 80 miles before needing a fill up. The Venom is fully certified for registration throughout Europe and riders will need a standard car license to take it on the road.

QuadBike Ltd ship the basic bike from an ISO9001:2000 approved factory in China to the UK, where it's then treated to the unique design specifications you see here by Mitsubishi trained engineers. Each quad is then checked over by the company to ensure quality control.

Riders will need to have a standard car license to take it on the road
Riders will need to have a standard car license to take it on the road

Unlike the Swiss GG Quadster we featured last year, the Venom's price is not going to make spotting one in the wild a somewhat unlikely event. The on-the-road UK price is a wallet-friendly GBP3,245 - mainland Europeans are advised to contact the company for more information. Unfortunately for Stateside readers, the Venom doesn't currently have U.S. sales certification so you're unlikely to see one any time soon.

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18 comments
Craig Jennings
Just as well it has go fast looks.... it\'s be the only go fast thing about it. I\'d imagine it\'s a 250 for a reason though, slap a v-twin thou in there and nobody would let it on the roads. Much like a bloke here in NZ with his STI engined road going quad... too much biffo for the bureaucrats
geoff_thomson
Looks sweet... but 250cc?... did i miss something? Seems a shame to style something like that and then only put a 250 in it. Bang in a 750 guys! YEEOOO!!!
Terry Penrose
This thing looks great, but 45miles to the gallon from a 250 just wont cut it..sorry..no cigar unless they can get it up around 60mpg
robinyatesuk2003
I am currently looking for a quad or 3 wheeler. But as soon as I saw the maximum speed my interest went
Facebook User
With a top 55-60mph and 13ft lbs torque this is a glorified scooter.
jerryd
It may be street legal in some places but not a chance in he-- in the US as anyone who orders one will find out.
froginapot
Put an enclosed wind form for the passengers and you would get your 60 MPH and your safety.
froginapot
And with a wind form you would get a speed approaching 75 MPH and 60 MPG
axelowtl
A real \'tart\'s handbag\', fundamentally, a full-size, tacky toy. Good old quads - embodying the worst aspects of cars and motorcycles in one package.
heldmyw
In the U.S. it would be classified as a \"car\" (having 4 wheels), and you would be subject to the morass of byzantine car-defined requirements, such as windshield wipers, lap and shoulder belts (!), bumpers of specific performance, fenders, etc., etc.