The Bad Boy brand has some unique technical pull because the company already offers off-road models that feature both gas and electric power as well as a hybrid SxS, the Ambush, that features both.
The just-released Stampede 900 is a something new for Bad Boy. Exclusively a gas powered big-inch SxS with no electric driveline features, the Stampede uses a dry sump, 846cc, 80-hp liquid- cooled EFI parallel twin connected to a CVT.
Generating 59-ft-lbs of torque, this engine represents substantial power for a new offering in the SxS biz and opens the door for much more than just utility use.
The Stampede uses selectable 4-wheel drive and has locking front and rear diffs. Suspension duties are handled by double A-arms at all four corners and front and rear sway bars. There’s 11.25-inches of ground clearance and EPS is available but optional.
Inside, there’s a 3-person bench seat, a tilt steering wheel and full doors reaching up high, protecting the driver and passengers’ shoulders. One unique feature is the Stampede’s digital dash screen. This big 5.25 x 3.25, center-mounted display toggles up all the info youll need and is a classy upgrade users will love and undoubtedly compare to the competition.
To cover work duties, the Stampede’s bed offers 24 cubic feet of cargo space, an extended cab with extra storage behind the driver, 2000-lbs of towing and 600-lbs in the box. Bad Boy offers its Fast-N-Latch cargo securing system with 70 special work-specific attachments for hauling cargo while keeping everything securely fastened down – a nice feature and one we’re frankly surprised to see so fully developed on a new vehicle.
Standing back and admiring the Stampede, we’ve got to admit this is a fully evolved vehicle that has plenty of sizzle and good looks. Build quality is excellent and its styling is both modern and very appealing. Maybe the best thing for a new brand entering the market, the Stampede is backed by a very large company with big resources to keep buyers happy over long periods of ownership.
We’ll be testing the Stampede as soon as we can get our hands on one and will keep you up-to-date on more developments.