The side-by-side utility vehicle market continues to be a strong opportunity for companies that bring out market-sensitive products. The latest machine to debut is the new Stampede 900 4x4 from Bad Boy Off Road, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand. The company has invested in the machine including the use of a German-engineered power plant, an off-road-focused suspension system and a ready-made list of accessories.
Power comes from a German-engineered 846 cc liquid-cooled, electronically fuel injected 80 hp engine with 59-pounds-feet of torque. The engine is designed to offer power for climbing, acceleration and towing. The engine also uses a dry-sump oil system, commonly used on high-performance engines, which reduces oil operating temperatures and offers enhanced lubrication and protection.
The powertrain also includes a continuously variable transmission with a high and low forward speed, and a selectable rear differential in EPS and EPS-plus models. Fuel capacity is 9.5 gallons.
Suspension on the Stampede has 11.25 inches of ground clearance and is built to provide a smooth ride with four-wheel double-A arm suspension. Front suspension has 9.5 inches of travel and the rear suspension has 10.5 inches of travel. Front and rear sway bars help keep all four wheels on the ground when cornering, for increased traction and improved handling.
The Stampede features what Bad Boy Off Road calls an industry first – a customizable extended cab to keep tools, gear, guns and bows secure. Between the bed, dash pockets and extended cab the Stampede has 24 cubic feet of storage space. The machine also comes with a 2-inch receiver hitch and can two up to 2,000 pounds. Bed capacity is 600 pounds. For accessories, the company has its Fast-N-Latch System using specially designed connection points in the bet to securely haul a range of accessories, while maximizing bed space. Using a single hand tool you can attach and remove accessories.
That Fast-N-Latch system works with more than 70 custom-fit, purpose-built accessories, including two ready-made packages, the "hunting" and the "workman." The Hunting package includes a hard top roof, split windshield, plate brush guard, plate rear bumper, gun mount and bow mount, Warn ProVantage 4500 winch with wire rope, hood rack, light bar mount, 42-inch LED curved light bar and two 6-inch flush-mounted LED light bars. The Workman package includes: a hard top roof, full windshield, tubular brush guard, tubular rear bumper, Fast-N-Latch toolbox, bolt-in front receiver, Warn ProVantage 4500 winch with synthetic rope, light bar mount and 42-inch curved light bar.
The Stampede comes in three configurations: Stampede 900 4x4, Stampede 900 4x4 EPS with electronic power steering and selectable locking rear differential, and Stampede 900 4x4 EPS+ with alloy wheels, 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires and color accented seats. The base model is available in Forest Green and Inferno Red, the Stampede EPS colors include Forest Green Black and Inferno Red, with Realtree Xtra camouflage as an option, and the Stampede 900 EPS Plus is available in Platinum, Black and Inferno Red. Suggested retail price for the base model starts at $13,799.
The new machines are available starting June 1. Learn more at badboyoffroad.com.