Mahindra Roxor ATV, which is currently available only in the USA market has gained quite a few fans in the country. The Roxor ATV is technically Mahindra Thar DI available in the Indian market and gets the same Direct Injection engine too. Modification is quite popular in the USA and there are many examples of the modified Roxor ATVs in the country. It includes engine modifications to make the Roxor more powerful. Here is one of the craziest modification done to the Roxor in the USA.
Tank tracks on Roxor
Mahindra seems ready for an expedition in Alaska…Days ago, I tweeted a pic of the Mahindra Airvan utility aircraft fitted with skis…Now I get this from an enthusiast in Alaska who sighted our @Roxoroffroad fitted with snow tracks! I’m getting my heavy-duty parka out! pic.twitter.com/DgPX2GBcb2
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 14, 2019
Impressed by the modification, bossman Anand Mahindra tweeted the picture of a Mahindra Roxor with caterpillar tank tracks attached to it. The image comes from Alaska, USA, which remains under the snow cover most of the year. The image shows four separate caterpillar tracks on Roxor have been installed replacing the regular wheels of the ATV. It should be noted that such modifications are quite common in the region to tackle the heavy snow. There are also slip-on caterpillar tracks available that can be installed on the regular tyres. Also, this is not the first time that someone has installed the caterpillar track on the Roxor.
The caterpillar track distributes the weight of the vehicle over a larger area, which makes it easier for the vehicle to take on the soft and marshy terrains. This is the reason why the battle tanks and even some cranes use the caterpillar tracks. Also, they provide excellent traction due to the integrated grooves on such caterpillar tracks.
The video from the Diesel Freak shows the Mahindra Roxor with the caterpillar going around in the thick snow without much problem. The Roxor is going in circles in a skiing resort in Alaska and we are sure that no other vehicle with regular wheels will be able to do the same without making an effort. That’s why the caterpillar tracks are used by vehicles that require to be at challenging places. However, they can be quite expensive to install.
The Mahindra Roxor is not road legal in the USA and is available at a price of $9000 or about Rs 9 lakh. It gets powered by the same 2.5-litre direct injection diesel engine that is available in India. The engine produces a maximum of 62 Bhp and a peak torque of 180 Nm. It gets a five-speed manual transmission and a 4X4 system too. There is also a low-ratio transfer case just like the Mahindra Thar.
The Roxor is available in a choice of exciting colours in the USA. It gets a long list of features too. In stock form, the Roxor offer BF Goodrich KO2 radial tyres, 40-inch HiLites light bar, MTX soundbar, under seat storage and more. Mahindra Roxor can reach a restricted top speed of 72 km/h.