The Challenger 750 isn’t an
updated Challenger 700; it’s a whole
new vehicle with new styling, more
power, more suspension travel and
numerous upgrades to improve
comfort and usability. The engine
is larger, and the chassis is longer
and narrower than the 700’s.
A new formed cab over the ROPS
cage features an integrated roof,
and it creates a frame for the sealed
windshield and the doors. The cab
can be weather sealed in minutes with
the optional upper doors and rear
window. Sculpted seats, a tilt wheel and
automotive-style analog instrumentation
located in front of the steering wheel
give the vehicle a car-like feel.
In addition to the roof, windshield
and doors, the base Challenger 750
includes premium features, including
a 3500-pound winch, aluminum
wheels, side mirrors, LED headlights
and turn signals. Power steering is
available as an option, along with
numerous accessories, and there is a
power steering model on the way.
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
The Challenger 750 is $10,999 or
$11,299 in camo. Honda’s Pioneer
700 Deluxe is $11,899. Kawasaki’s
Mule Pro-FX is $11,999. Polaris’
Ranger XP 900 starts at $12,299.
Hisun’s Sector 750 is $9999.
WHAT POWERS IT?
A single-cylinder, single-overhead-
cam, five-valve, 735cc engine with 35. 8
horsepower. The engine is based on the
Challenger 700’s. The bore is the same
at 102mm, and a 6mm-longer stroke
boosts the displacement and power.
WHAT KIND OF TRANSMISSION
DOES IT USE?
A dual-range, belt-type, fully automatic
continuously variable transmission
with engine braking. A centrifugal
clutch on the primary clutch provides
the engine braking and protects the
belt in severe driving conditions.
WHAT KIND OF 4WD SYSTEM
DOES IT HAVE?
Selectable 2WD/4WD with lockable
front and rear differentials. Lockable
front differentials are pretty common
on UTVs, and they come in handy
when you need more traction than
standard 4WD can provide. Unlocking
the rear differential lets the vehicle turn
tighter, and it protects delicate turf.
HOW FAST IS IT?
It’s fast enough to maintain a quick
pace on the trail and powerful enough
for tough hills and obstacles. Like many
recreational utility machines, the 750
isn’t a rocket; top speed is 45 mph.
HOW IS THE POWER DELIVERY?
The Challenger 750 has smooth,
strong, low and midrange power and
enough top-end pull for relaxed cruising
at higher speeds. It’s a good, usable
combination for steep, difficult trails
littered with turns and obstacles. The
machine also pulls well in soft, power-sapping sand. The Challenger isn’t tuned
for snappy throttle response like sport
UTVs, so it’s reluctant to break the rear
wheels loose and slide around turns.
Excellent suspension with front
and rear sway bars give the
Challenger 750 sure, stable
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