WHAT ABOUT THE LT SUSPENSION?
Excellent! Only the Massimo Militia
1000 has equal travel, which is the
same as the Can-Am Maverick 1000
at 14 inches front and rear. Our test
unit had the optional Fox Factory
Series shocks. The ride was super
plush with good bottoming resistance
up front, but the rear was too soft and
bottomed. We also tried out the 800
X4 with air-adjustable shocks, and the
ride was more balanced but not nearly
as smooth. The Vi-Lock boxed arms
are super strong and have attached CV
guards and stainless steel brake-line
HOW DOES THE DOMINATOR HANDLE?
Predictably. Turning is on the
slow side with the longish 79-inch
wheelbase, but sliding is predictable
and straight-line stability is excellent.
The aggressive tires aid in hook-up and
turning, and the rear torsion bar helps
fight body roll with the long suspension.
The 64-inch-wide stance also makes
the Dominator good on off-cambers
and in corners.
IS IT COMFORTABLE ON THE TRAIL?
Oh, yeah. The high-back seats have
good support, and the center console
is shielded well to keep noise down and
the temperature low in the cabin. Metal-
framed doors supply confidence and
comfort, and the stowing windshield
is innovative and protective when the
weather turns bad. The roof encloses
the top cage tubes and has front-to-
rear channels for drainage. We’d like
to see more effective passenger hold-
points. The Dominator has one loop
high on the cage, like an old Teryx,
and there is a matching loop on the
left, which is handy for getting in and
out of the cab. The steering wheel is
comfortable but doesn’t tilt. EPS makes
ODES uses the same V-twin engines as CFMoto, HiSun, Bennche and
Massimo. Two 91mm pistons, a 75mm stroke, 10.5:1 compression and
Delphi 46mm EFI produce a claimed 86 horsepower, about equal to a
Can-Am Commander in output and trail speed.
The Vi-Lock Dominator has 16. 5 inches of ground clearance, a
64-inch width, aggressive 29-inch Marsway tires, and the LED brow
lights are also blinkers. The huge front bumper has crinkle coating for
extra grip, and over-fenders keep mud out of the cab.
A dash toggle raises and lowers the 800-pound-capacity bed
electronically, and the bed also has locking toolboxes in the side rails,
a rubber bed mat with traction blocks and a tailgate with locking
latches for extra security. Check out the standard rear winch, bumper
and 2-inch receiver with chrome ball.
and air shocks
The large, dual-fan radiator
Fox remote-reservoir shocks
and a Two
($799) are also