Tag Archives: Off-Road

Land Rover Defender given the touch of luxury by Vilner

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Vilner Studio Land Rover Defender | US$na | www.vilner.eu

we are accustomed to seeing souped up cars with luxurious interiors but going the luxe way for the interior of an automobile destined to go off-road is far and few between. however, that’s exactly what this Land Rover Defender was given: a luxury touch by Bulgarian customizer. what can i say? it’s so awesome that it beckons you to spend a night or two in it, instead of pitching tents or on your comfortable king sized bed, if you happens to be at home. heck, i would even hold a meeting in there than the conference room. Continue reading Land Rover Defender given the touch of luxury by Vilner

OSSA TR 280i Trial Bike – look Ma, no seat!

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(image credit: OSSA) OSSA TR 280i Trial Bike | US$tba | www.ossamotor.es

because it is a trial bike, therefore it is lacking of a seat (you don’t need one, really) but that doesn’t matter cos’ the OSSA TR 280i Trial Bike is looking pretty awesome and it will do the job anyway. this two-wheels off-roader is powered by a liquid-cooled 272.2 cc two-stroke single cylinder engine, mated to a six-speed gear box and thanks to its electronic fuel injection system, the engineers are able to redistribute the various components to a more sensible locations without the need to conform to traditional parts positioning like carburetor engines do. Continue reading OSSA TR 280i Trial Bike – look Ma, no seat!

Jeep Wrangler converts to Pickup form with official kit

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(credit: Jeep) Mopar JK-9 Independence Kit | US$5,499.00 | www.jeep.com

ever wonder why there isn’t a Jeep pickup truck? you might heard that Jeep might have a pickup truck soon, well, it’s official now: there will be one but in a kit form. for $5,499, Wrangler Unlimited owners can transform their lovely Jeep into a pickup truck. though the specified price is a kit-only price tag, meaning you will have to get your hands dirty to put them together yourself. however, the DIY route is recommended for skilled do-it-yourselfers and thus, if you are feeling less confident in your DIY skill, the dealer can do it on your behalf for a fee. Continue reading Jeep Wrangler converts to Pickup form with official kit

is Shadow Hawk STV the future incarnation of SUV?

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(image credit: Shadow Hawk) Shadow Hawk Super Terrain Vehicle | €1 million | shadowhawkvehicles.com

the automobile world is full of fancy acronyms, we have the MPV, the SUV and now STV is set to join the list. so what’s exactly is a STV? it simply means Super Terrain Vehicle but beyond its fancy namesake, is a vehicle that look more than like a pumped up Hummer complete with a full complement of armor plating and it is ready to tear up both on and off-road terrains at a moment notice. the folks behind this gorgeously menacing vehicle is Colorado-based Shadow Hawk, who promised to fill in the gap that the world been missing with its STV line of vehicles. Continue reading is Shadow Hawk STV the future incarnation of SUV?

concept Trakrok is a mash between an ATV and a snowmobile

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(credit: Alexei Mikhailov)

Alexei Mikhailov‘s concept All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), dubbed the TrakRok is everything but conventional. its lean, muscular design looks like a creature that is ready to tear the mud or snow terrain at a moment’s notice. i can’t decide if its a quad bike or is it a snowmobile which makes it a perfect machine by concept cos’ it probably has the best of both worlds. instead of a pair of rear wheels, it has an independent track, much like a snowmobile. Continue reading concept Trakrok is a mash between an ATV and a snowmobile

Scarpar off-road skateboard is now open for reservation

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(credit: Scarpar) Scarpar Off-Road Skateboard | From US$2,800.00 | scarpar.com

Love powered skateboarding but do not what a gas guzzler? Well, why not give the Scarpar All-terrain Powerboard a go? Created by Australia-based startup, the Scarpar comes in two versions: the Model S and Model X. the Model S comes equipped with two 750 W motors that’s capable of a top speed of 18 mph while the Model X has a pair of 1.5 kW DC motors that propels it up to 28 mph. That sounds kind of a little too fast for something that we have nothing to hold on to. Continue reading Scarpar off-road skateboard is now open for reservation

Mercedes-Benz new luxuriously appointed G-Class

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(credit: Daimler) (above) Mercedes-Benz G-Class – BA3 Final Edition will come in two variants

Mercedes-Benz recently announced two new, luxuriously appointed G-Class models to usher in the spring season. enhancements are restricted mainly to aesthetic which includes extensive stainless steel package and AMG body kits. the two models, one is based on the short-wheelbase Station Wagon, while the other is based on the long wheelbase vehicle. in general, chrome package and other “comfort-enhancing” extras dominate these two models. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz new luxuriously appointed G-Class

King Cobra ATV: a quad bike in a King Cobra’s body

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(image credit: Cectek) Cectek King Cobra ATV | US$tbc | www.cectek.com

i know there are a slew of electric vehicles coming up lately, but this ferocious-looking beast here isn’t one. straight out from Taiwanese firm, Cectek, is this King Cobra ATV that spells fun. beneath it’s menacing look lies a four-stroke 500 EFI single overhead cam engine mated to a CVT automatic transmission with Cectek knob selector (H, L,N, R). this liquid cooled engine pushes out 30 kW (40 hp) and 44 Nm of torque to its two wheels or four wheels, selectable by the rider. Continue reading King Cobra ATV: a quad bike in a King Cobra’s body

An Inside Look At The Custom Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trucks

the pair of custom Mercedes-Benz Zetros that we featured last week, are probably the coolest trucks ever. the highlight of these trucks are the interior and its amenities, therefore it would be a shame that we don’t get to see how the interior looks like. fret not, as today, we have the opportunity to take a peek inside these magnificent trucks. check out the (many) images after the break. tell me you aren’t impressed. Continue reading An Inside Look At The Custom Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trucks

Mercedes-Benz Zetros Turned Into a Luxurious Hunting Vehicle

hunting in the mountains of Mongolia requires a steadfast transport and usually that would be horses (for Mongolians, i reiterate). however, this pair of businessmen friends decided that the Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6×6 will get the job done more efficiently – probably, the hassle of pitching tents for multi-day hunt and the beating by the elements formed part of the consideration. not one, but two Zetros 6×6 outfitted with special bodies and interior fittings were delivered to Ulan-Bator, Mongolia. one of the Zetros even has a vehicle bay that’s sized to fit a Quad Bike. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Zetros Turned Into a Luxurious Hunting Vehicle