Thrills and spills aside, the off-road market is also occupied by users of ATVs and bikes that are used for work, e.g., farmers. Normally in today’s market, a prospective buyer has to be ready to pay big money for a decent unit—which could be hard to justify for use as work equipment.
With the introduction of two new models to the Parklander range, entry level ATVs and dirt bikes are not only more affordable, but do not compromise on quality and durability.
Recently released by Parklands Power Products (Aust) , the RT250ST ATV is a compact, yet powerful unit that features forced air cooling, with thermomatic fan to take tough Australian conditions. The compact 1145 mm wheelbase belies a tough and gutsy performer.
The 250 cc 4-stroke engine powers a two-wheel drive train that allows the RT250ST to take on more modest terrain than its larger siblings. The lighter weight though means the ATV can be a more than nimble performer, with a top speed of 65 kmph.
To round out their off-road range, Parklands has also released its first dirt bike, the RT200GY. With a spirited 200 cc four stroke air-cooled engine, this unit is a great machine for work or play in the dirt.
The bike surprises with a suspension that helps provide a really great ride. A mono shock absorber with more travel means that a rider can take the roughest terrain at speed, without the bone jarring offered by older style double shock absorbers.
A heavy duty luggage rack makes carrying workloads easy and allows this unit to be a great farmer’s tool. The large fuel tank means that the rider can do a good day’s work on one tankful. Electric and kick start gives the user both flexibility and peace of mind in any situation.
With these new machines the Parklander off-road range of ATVs and bikes is now a more complete offering, from entry level to the heavier and more powerful units.