HISUN HOME RUNS:
• Fully loaded standard features at a
• Smooth power and EFI throttle
• Locking front differential with
• Weak brakes and parking brake
• Low range should be lower
• No glovebox or in-cabin storage
FINANCING & FACTORY INCENTIVES
• 5.99% financing for 60 months
Hisun’s Strike 800 is part of its sport SxS line, but it’s more closely related to the old HS
utility line than the Strike 1000 tested in April. With only 5-- 6 inches of travel and oil-emulsion
shocks, this is as sporty as the Strike 800 gets.
Strike is fun to drift into corners and
slide out with throttle. Feedback
through the non-EPS steering wheel is
HOW IS THE SUSPENSION?
It’s the chink in the Strike 800
UTV’s armor. The oil-emulsion, coil-
over shocks work with dual-A-arm
suspension to deliver only 5. 12 inches
of front and 5. 91 inches of rear travel.
Although linked with front and rear
torsion bars to fight body roll, the
suspension can’t perform as well as the
Rhino 660’s suspension.
HOW STRONG ARE THE BRAKES?
Not very for sport riders. Although it
has four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes,
pedal throw is excessive and the
parking brake is also weak.
WHERE IS THE STRIKE HAPPIEST?
Cruising forest trails. Rack-and-pinion
steering has a light feel at the wheel
despite no EPS, so it carves turns on
forest-service roads and provides good
feedback in slides. With a little over 5
inches of suspension travel, it doesn’t
want to slam water bars, rocks, roots
or rain ruts.
HOW ABOUT TRAIL COMFORT?
This is the Strike’s strong point.
The high-back seats are comfortable
and fully adjustable, and the shoulder/
seat belts work well. The steering
wheel is strong and looks like a tilt
unit, but it takes wrenches to set it
to the desired angle. The dash has
blanks for accessories but no glove box
(there’s a storage bin under the hood).
The curved T-handle passenger bar
is adjustable and sturdy as well. The
steering column has turn signals on the
left and horn and light controls on the
right lever, plus an emergency flasher
switch on top. The plastic roof is nice
but doesn’t have a rain gutter along the
front, so rain runs into the cabin and
onto the occupants’ legs. The winch
control plugs underneath the dash and
has a metal mount.
WHAT’S OUR FINAL ANSWER?
While the 800cc EFI V-twin is closest
in performance to the Strike 1000, the
Strike 800 has suspension travel more
like that of the youth Strike 250 2WD.
Its standard features and comfortable
seats make it a pleasure on the trail,
though, as long as you don’t over-drive
the suspension. The Strike is street-legal in more than 20 states. We’d like
to see more suspension travel and
optional doors instead of the wimpy
side nets. ❏
Width is 61
pound winch is
controlled by a
that rides under
is 10. 2 inches,
and the center-exit exhaust has
built-in O2 sensors
for the Delphi
EFI system. Rear
travel is 5. 9 inches,
which is only 0.1
inch more than the
Strike 250 youth
UTV. The bed
holds 350 pounds
of cargo, and the
taillights and turn
signals are cool.