also handles a quick pace very well
as long as the bumps aren’t too big.
The Stampede isn’t a sport UTV, but
it handles sporty driving well for a
recreational utility machine.
HOW DOES IT HANDLE?
It’s surprisingly agile for a big
machine with a fairly long wheelbase.
The XTR’s 58-inch width gives it good
stability, and it has front and rear sway
bars like some sport UTVs, so there’s
less body roll when cornering than on
some recreational utility machines. The
Bad Boy’s longish wheelbase keeps
it steady at speed, though it’s not
designed to devour whoops.
HOW IS IT ON HILLS?
Very capable. The 900 has plenty of
power for tackling challenging climbs,
and the transmission’s low range is
extra low, so technical hills are no
sweat. The long wheelbase keeps the
machine’s front end well planted for
good traction and steering on steep
There’s no automatic engine braking
feature to help on downhills, but the
Bad Boy’s transmission stays engaged
for a bit even when you’re off the
Double-A-arm front suspension with 9. 5 inches of travel delivers a
comfortable ride. It can handle a respectably quick pace too.
The rear suspension has 10. 5 inches of travel. You can tow 2000
pounds with the Stampede XTR.
is in front of
easy to see.
USB port on
to a 12-volt
throttle, and it engages quickly when
you give it some gas. This machine has
four-wheel disc brakes, but they require
more pedal pressure than the brakes
on a Honda Pioneer 1000-5 or a Can-Am Defender HD 10. Even so, control
in steep terrain is very good.
Thanks to well-tuned suspension with
front and rear sway bars, Bad Boy’s
new Stampede XTR EPS+ is a roomy,
four-seat UTV that handles like a