200910271650挑戰最猛 ATK 700 (有比他更猛請提供一下)
The 700cc ATK Intimidator: The newest, biggest, baddest dirt bike hot rod on the planet?
The day has finally arrived when the XR650R is no longer the biggest, baddest dirt bike on the planet. The XR650
has ruled baja for years, and has been the envy of every four-stroke
dirt-biking power junkie I know. It has been dethroned, I am sorry to
say, by what looks to be the hairiest, most evil-looking two-stroke
imaginable, the 2004 ATK 700. And considering this new beast is a
two-stroke not a four-stroke, it must displace just a ball-shattering
amount of horsepower and torque. But heck, that's what Dirt-Rodders is
all about! And the parts
on this bike are so trick, it will come off the showroom floor about as
hot-rodded up as an XR650 with $2000 worth of aftermarket goodies. Look
Note: This information was found on the website Off-Road.com, and was writter by Rick Sieman (my hero). It wasn't used with permission, so I will just keep it here until they bust my ass for it...
Frank White (CEO of ATK) puts the Intimidator through the paces for a few laps at the Desert Vipers Grand Prix.
ATK, the American-based company, has been around for a long time now. And for much of that time, they used Rotax engines of one sort or another in their own unique frames. However, the Rotax two-stroke technology has become rather dated, so ATK went hunting for some new powerplants. And while they were at it, they also came up with entirely new chassis designs.
Interesting, for sure.
Their approach is one that we like: all the bikes will be considered multi-purposes off-road machines, not pure motocross or pure enduro bikes. This means, simply, that all the bikes will come with lighting capabilities. They won’t come with headlights/taillights, but if you need to have lighting for some reason, all you’ll have to do it bolt on the lights and hook ‘em up.
Naturally, our attention was drawn to the 700. Based on the latest technology from the folks who built the famed Maico/M-Star motors, the Intimidator (good name!) has a piston big enough to use to mix paint in.
I (Rick Sieman) was scheduled to test ride the Intimidator at the Desert Vipers Grand Prix, but my motorhome lost the rear wheels on the way to the event, and I spent most of the weekend getting the thing fixed and back home. However, Mike Hobbs from ORC, was there and managed to get some photos and feedback on the bike. Frank White (CEO from ATK) put in a few laps on the beast to shake it down a bit, so we can at least give you a preview. We’ll arrange a full test session with ATK later on and give you some actual riding impressions.
New King of the Beasts? The 700cc ATK is certainly in the running for that title.
ATK is going to let the potential customer, custom order their motorcycle with the options noted above to fit their individual riding desires and conditions. This is new to this industry.
The retail price has not yet been determined, but after talking with ATK folks, it will almost certainly be in the ballpark of between $6000 and $7000. When you consider the astonishing amount of top dollar items that come on the bike as standard equipment, you start to wonder how they can do that. Go price items like Talon rims, Protaper bars and a quality steering stabilizer, and you’ll see what we mean.
Performance? It pulls right off idle and all the way to peak revs with more power than anyone will ever need. It’s sort of like a 490 Maico on steroids. The power is simply amazing and very electric!
With this sort of statement lodged in our mind, we’re looking forward to a serious ride on this beast, and others in the 2004 stable of ATK bikes. Stay tuned to Off-road.com.
For more information:
1163West 850 North
Centerville, UT 84014
FAX (801) 299-0710
Can you wheelie your bike?
The 700cc ATK Intimidator Specs and Features
Aluminum Billet Hubs
WP 48mm USD Forks
Reiger Rear Suspension
Pro-Taper Oversize Handlebars
Nickel Plated Exhaust
All Black Plastic
All Black Rims
Engine Type: 2-Stroke Single
Displacement: 685cc / 616cc
Bore and stroke: 700: 100 X 87mm
620: 95 X 87mm
Cooling: Liquid Cooled
Carburetion: 39mm Keihin
Ignition: SEM 130w
Starting system: Kick
Fuel capacity: 2.5 Gallon
Seat height: 37.2-inches
Ground clearance: 14.0-inches
Front wheel travel: 12.0-inches
Rear wheel travel: 12.6-inches
Front brake: 260mm Rotor
Rear brake: 220mm Rotor
Dry Weight: 238lbs.