Go on an off-road adventure with the best quads right now
When you want to experience the thrill of driving fast over any terrain, there is only one adult vehicle for the job, the quad. Also known as an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), they are the ultimate off-road addition to any thrill-seeking collection.
While the best dune buggies offer a special kind of fun, there’s nothing quite like getting up to speed on a quad and being completely immersed in the natural elements. If you want to buy a quality off-road toy, these are the best quads to look at.
From approximately AUD 9,816
Multi-selection electronic power steering
26 “Duro tires
Considered the smoothest, strongest and most versatile ATV, the new Sportsman 570 features industry-exclusive technology including GPS navigation and group connectivity. The 44 hp engine is powerful enough to provide a towing capacity of 612 kg, and there is a combined storage capacity of 122 kg.
From around A $ 10,290
High performance Ultramatic transmission
686cc Big Bore engine designed for exploration
Trailer nearly 600 kg
High-quality off-road capabilities are contained in a comfortable and ergonomic design. This modern quad is perfect for long, full day rides, runs around a farm or trail adventures. This rugged machine features a four-wheel drive engine brake, two- or four-wheel drive options, and double-wishbone front and rear suspension.
From around A $ 12,186
Produces a powerful 91hp
7.6 inch wide / 4.5 inch bright digital display
The Can-Am Outlander combines power with the best hauling and towing capacity of any ATV. The Rotax V-Twin engines produce 91 hp, easily capable of tacking on any task and any terrain. Other upgrades include Fox shocks, a locking front differential, and a 1587.5kg winch. Even with industry leading horsepower, the Can-Am Outlander is remarkably stable, meaning riders have the confidence to push the quad to its limits.
Starting from approximately $ 12,185.50 MSRP
Electronic power steering
Front differential lock and selectable drive modes
Generous 9.4-inch ground clearance
Powered by a fuel-injected 749cc V-twin engine, the Brute Force 750 ATV delivers top-level performance for any outdoor adventure. Plus, it’s a handy quad with almost 110kg of carrying capacity, 567kg of towing power and an optional storage box. The independent suspension including both front and rear double wishbones also makes the Kawasaki a comfortable ride when the terrain gets rough.
From around A $ 11,915
Honda TraxLok 2WD / 4WD System
Front and rear racks
Digital meter display with maintenance reminder
Reliable and easy to maintain, the Honda Fourtrax Foreman Rubicon is one of the toughest quads on the market. Featuring both an automatic mode or manual electronic gear shifting mode as well as high or low range adjustment, the ATV is versatile and easy to ride. The 518cc single cylinder engine comes with a dual clutch transmission that delivers plenty of power and stability for work or play.
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