A fantastical blend of skateboard, ATV, and battle tank, the DTV Shredder breaks new ground (literally) in the world of off-road vehicles.
The DTV (standing for Dual Track Vehicle) is controlled with a patented transmission system that converts the riders movements into smooth, sweeping turns not unlike a longboard, or snowboard. A compact 196cc 13hp engine propels the rider on two rubber tank treads, with the throttle and brake controls mounted on the handle, like an ATV.
Built primarily for off-road enthusiasts and the Motocross crowd, the Shredder also has potential applications in areas such as search and resuce, military, and farming industries.
In the words of BPG Werks founder, Ben Gulak:
“Our goal was simple, we wanted to create a new vehicle that was compact yet powerful, rideable year round in any weather and be truly all terrain. We envisioned the Shredder becoming a new sport that would allow anybody to enjoy the outdoors regardless of where they live or the vehicle they drive. The idea was to merge the Action and Power sport experience into a fully immersive off-road ride like never before.”
While the Shredder can tear along a beach, snow, or mountain trail at up to 25mph, there is an X-Games focused prototype in the works that bumps the engine up to 48hp and can reach speeds up to 60mph.