Quads have no diffs?


East Sussex
I've never had a quad 'bike' before, just a UTV 3-seater for the last 17 years. I'm looking for a 2wd electric quad just now and asked a dealer if his models had a diff lock, which would be important with 2wd. He said all quads have no diffs on the rear axle - it's a solid connection between the back wheels. I'm astonished - that's like having a diff-lock on all the time, which must make steering really difficult and carve up the ground no end. Please tell me he's wrong.

Fat Lamb

Livestock Farmer
North Yorkshire
Some of us grew up on the old 3 wheel bikes (again solid rear axle) totally different riding style to get round corners at speed after being used to 2 wheels
The 3 wheelers were a totally different ballgame compared with quads. Taking off with them(ie being airborne) was fine but coming back down could prove quite problematic at times!


Livestock Farmer
Only time that you carve up the ground is when riding the same track constantly while turning, riding on ground that you shouldn't (too wet) or riding like you stole it. As tyres have small knobblys it's not so bad. You can assist by leaning the wrong way, as it were, but not advised unless you're very good or you just like hospital dinners 😆

Al R

Livestock Farmer
West Wales
All under 3 year old but 1 Yam doesn’t have diff but has 2/4wd. the new one has 2wd, 4wd and diff. The Polaris Ranger UTV has 1wd, 2wd and 4wd


my honda has a very poor turning circle I'm sure a diff would help. usually quicker to jump off and herd an animal than try to turn it.

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