05 Oct The DTV Shredder is the Coolest Offroad Toy We’ve Seen Yet
What exactly is the DTV Shredder? At first glance, it appears to be halfway between an offroad Segway and an upright ATV, but with tank treads instead of wheels. BPG Werks describes it as combining the best of MotoX, skateboarding and jetskiing; it’s designed to handle absolutely any terrain and season, and is just at home on deep powder as it is in the heat of summer, or slinging mud in the spring.
The DTV Shredder stands for Dual Track Vehicle, and uses BPG Werks’ patented DUAL-CTV Transmission system, which converts the riders body movements into smooth carving turns that simulate the freedom snowboarders feel while racing down a mountain, for a completely dynamic ride. There’s a 6-point, independent articulating suspension, and the engine is a 196cc, 4-stroke that creates 14 horsepower at 5400 RPM, which is more than enough to propel you across any terrain at a top speed of 25 miles an hour. It has what BPG Werks calls a Pivoting Deck Steering Mechanism, which they compare to a skateboard.
If you’re still a little confused as to what exactly it is the DTV Shredder does, we can only compare it to shredding on a snowboard, but on any terrain you like – dirt, sand, woods. BPG Werks says it ” combines the best characteristics of traditional board sports with the power of off-roading into a brand new riding experience…a vehicle that could be ridden year round in any environment and yet be compact enough to fit in the trunk of almost any car.” It looks like a total blast, for sure, but we can’t help seeing it as more of a toy than a serious offroad vehicle. A very cool toy, nonetheless.
Sound like something you’d like to try out? The DTV Shredder retails for $6000+. You’ll probably own the only one on the trails.