Write a 2 page essay on Comparison/Contrast on Rhino v. Grizzly.
This is because the Grizzly seems eminently more useful for tackling difficult terrain and for crossing steeper hills. ATVRiderOnline.com (2008) gives a detailed review of the Grizzly in which it was put through very difficult terrain yet it floated over downhill areas, handled steep climbs with ease and had a light steering which was very easy to use. With glowing praise for the machine, the review concluded that, “A recurring theme among the testers was how light and neutral it felt in the really hairy stuff, a quad that, in most cases, you could ride like an extension of yourself (ATVRiderOnline.com, 2008, Pg. 1). The ease of riding this machine over almost unsurpassable terrain makes it a winner when compared to the Rhino.
However, the Rhino scores better when it comes to safety since it has a roll cage which many other ATVs such as the grizzly lack (Chicas, 2003). DuneGuide.com, (2007) explains why such cages may not be necessary while traversing dunes but the safety advantages gained by having this cage are certainly appreciated. The reviewers also noted the presence of cup holders and things such as passenger grab handles which can help create a more comfortable riding experience for the passenger as well as the driver. This makes the Rhino a better bet for dealing with flat surfaces and driving over sand dunes but it lacks the power to carry a full load of two passengers and their gear over steep gradients or tricky terrain.
While the Rhino appears to be easier to drive and to use since it is comparable more to a mini SUV than an all-out ATV such as the Grizzly, the Grizzly is a more capable ATV since with similar engine sizes, it carried a far lighter load which can allow the engine to go further as compared to the Rhino. Essentially, it is quite clear that both of the vehicles are quire capable in their own right but the application they are