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Differences between Beach Buggies and Off Road Buggies in South Africa

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You have seen them on TV and in races, but do you really know what an off-road buggy is? If you are looking for one what would you pay, and what is the best brand of off-road buggies in South Africa? An off-road buggy is considered an ATV, or an all-terrain vehicle. This off-road buggy is essentially derived from the beach buggy, which is its more elegant cousin. It is as elegant as a buggy essentially can be. The difference between the beach buggy and the off-road buggy, which is also at times known as the dune buggy, is that the off-road buggy bodywork is essentially just a frame. The frame, however, is constructed in such a way that it protects the driver from sustaining any bodily harm and injuries.

Another big difference between the two types of buggies is that the off-road buggy in South Africa has a stronger engine than that of the beach buggy. The suspension of course features prominently in these off-road buggies, and is therefore fitted with only the best suspension systems available on the market. An interesting fact about the off-road buggy is that it is not only used for racing in recreational purposes, but is also used in some military branches. The reason for this is that these off-road buggies are small enough and rugged enough to get into areas where larger vehicles are unable to. These off-road buggies are mainly used to reach the remote areas in military situations. Depending on the brand of all-terrain vehicles, some are preferably used by the military, mining industry and even the agricultural industry.

Just this fact alone is a testament to how rugged these powerfully built off-road buggies can be. The final difference between the beach buggy and the off-road buggy is obviously the wheels and tires that are used on these vehicles. With the beach buggy, it uses larger wheels than a regular road vehicle. However, they are smaller in size than those that are used in off-road buggies. The front and rear wheels of the off-road buggy usually differ in size. The wheels at the back of an off-road buggy are connected directly to the drive train of the vehicle, which allows for the strength of the rear wheel drive. The forward wheels on the off-road buggy are only for steering and balances purposes. Typically, one would find that the rear tires on an off-road buggy are not that smooth and in actual fact resembles that of a tractor tire. This is for traction purposes.

At SportsRide we pride ourselves on our selection of off-road buggies available to adventure seeking South Africans, and the many brands we have on offer. We provide some of the leading brands in off-road vehicles in the world. The TOMCAR off-road buggy has received rave reviews from many ATV enthusiasts.

We stock the best brands off-road buggies in South Africa, as well as quad bikes and scooters and many other ATVs. We are one of the leading retailers of ATVs in South Africa and we have our own state of the art workshop where our experienced technicians who are available for maintenance and repairs on all the ATVs we sell.

If you are looking for affordable off-road buggies in South Africa and the best brands available, contact any of our seasoned sales staff at SportsRide who will be more than happy to help you make the best purchasing decision. Contact us for the leading brands available on the market today at the most affordable prices on the market.

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