Today we bring to you an awesome, all-terrain vehicle called the DTV shredder. The DTV shredder is a unique combination of a tank, skateboard and motocross bike with two caterpillar tracks. It can travel over 30mph and it’s small enough to fit in the trunk of a car. The DTV shredder features a carbon fiber handlebar with throttle control and cutoff switch.
The young bloke who brought to us the Uno electric unicyle, Ben Gulak, also heads up BPG Werks, the company that is developing the DTV shredder. The shredder has been in the development stage for about a year now and Gulak’s mission is clear.
“We wanted to create a new powered sport vehicle that was small enough that you could put it in the trunk of your car. We wanted a very small platform that had all the same capabilities as an ATV or dirt bike, and that also was a crossover between power and extreme sports. A big thing we’re trying to capture is the freedom you feel when you’re snowboarding or surfing or skateboarding, and the ability tomove your body to control your direction,” he said. “It’s a really neat feeling that you only get by being in a standing position.”
The company website states:
“Our objective is to make powerboarding mainstream. We want to see the Shredder at the next X-Games and are already well on the way to making this happen. The Shredder recently received international media exposure, appearing on Discovery Channel, Fox News and CNN along with sponsorships with the Orlando Magic and Rockstar Energy.”
The carbon fiber handlebar that features throttle control and cutoff switch, allows the rider to feel in control, no matter how fast the shredder is going. We tried to get in touch with BPG to get more info on the carbon fiber aspect and never heard back. The handle also folds down, making this vehicle that much more transportable.
BPG Werks plans on having the Shredder available for sale by the summer of 2011 for nearly $2,500. They are also working with the USAFA to develop the military version of the Shredder. To stay up to date with this fine piece of machinery, check out the news section of BPG Werks.
To get a true idea of what the DTV can really do, take a look at the following video: