Export Trading Group Logistics (ETGL), distributors of the TGB range of quad bikes in Southern Africa, has expanded their model range and a 1,000 cc model is now also available to the buying public. The feature-packed Taiwan Golden Bee (TGB) Blade range of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs – or quad bikes) was introduced to the Southern African market in November 2021, offering models for work and recreational applications at very competitive prices. Initially, two models were available, namely the TGB Blade 600 SE.X EPS 4×4 aimed primarily at recreational users and the TGB Blade 600 AR EPS 4×4 which found appeal with agricultural and other commercial users like the mining industry.
Pavan Nair, Business Head of ETGL, says: “We believe that the newly added TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 quad bike will find quick market acceptance given the very competitive price positioning. And, considering the generous standard specification level, we are confident that buyers will appreciate the outstanding value for money proposition.”
The TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 ATV is a sports-style ATV that offers many uses as a day-to-day work tool or purely for leisure and recreational use. The sports styling results in a streamlined body design with a narrow rider seating position.
The sporty styling is evident in the high-brightness LED front lights, seated in an aggressive front body panel and LED strip indicators, giving this nimble all-rounder a contemporary and edgy look. A clear giveaway as to the recreational suitability of the TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 can be found in the comfortable rider and pillion seat, complete with backrest. Standard rear-view mirrors to assist with difficult reversing tasks and keep an eye on the rear passenger further reinforces this quad bike’s recreational credentials.
The TGB 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 is powered by a V-Twin, 997cc, 4-stroke engine with electronic fuel injection (EFI) that produces 62kW of power at 7,000 r/min and 90Nm of usable torque at 5,500 r/min. The modern EFI system ensures instant throttle response in the most demanding riding conditions and the engine’s durability is protected through liquid cooling, two separate radiators and an auxiliary fan. The radiator cover is easily accessible and can be removed for easy cleaning of mud and grasses. The durability of the engine is further enhanced using high-quality Japanese bearings on the conrod.
Drive to the wheels comes through a drive shaft connected to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) allowing for full rider control and safe handling in all conditions. The TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 offers selectable 2wd and 4wd traction while an electrically activated front differential lock provides additional surefootedness in tough conditions. Fitted with chunky Kenda all-terrain 6-ply tyres on sporty, 14-inch polished aluminium rims, this ATV not only looks the part but also makes light work of severe off-road conditions, given its 300mm of ground clearance.
Ample suspension travel of 220 mm in the front and 240 mm in the rear ensures easy travelling off the beaten track. This is achieved through the adoption of a double A-arm fully independent suspension on all four corners and an anti-roll bar in the rear. Hydraulic shock absorbers with adjustable dual-rated coil springs with a relatively low initial spring rate are designed to absorb undulations and increase grip with a precise transition point and transition range, and progress to a secondary higher spring rate to improve roll control during cornering. The suspension can be fine-tuned for individual riding styles and/or load carrying.
Rider fatigue is minimised through the adoption of innovative adjustable Electric Power Steering (EPS). The Tri-Mode Speed Sensitive Electric Power Steering senses the ATV’s speed to provide varying levels of assistance for the most comfortable ride. Riders can conveniently select their required level – from no assist to minimum assist for trail riding and a maximum assist for low-speed riding in rough or muddy terrain. The end result is precise steering, easy handling, and a high degree of stability.
Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes with ventilated discs provide confidence to traverse steep downhill slopes or work with a trailer. The front and rear brakes can be independently applied for varying conditions while armoured brake hoses ensure protection in difficult off-road conditions. The TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 also features smooth-action engine braking for even more positive rider control.
Whether working the farm or enjoying a Sunday afternoon ride out in the wild, the TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 has several utility features to ensure the job gets done safely. A 1,360 kg capacity winch mounted to the front of the ATV provides added peace of mind when in the most strenuous of conditions. The TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 also comes with a towing hitch as standard equipment and boasts a class-leading 830 kg towing capacity with a braked trailer. The TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 is equipped with composite load-carrying racks with capacities of 30 kg front and 50 kg rear ensuring that you can travel to remote spots with camping equipment and/or tools.
High-brightness full-LED headlights with matrix technology give this ATV an unmistakably attractive look. Featuring integrated LED daytime running lights, the headlights also provide a turn signal and side light function. Also, all other lighting, including brake lights and rear turn signals is equipped with innovative LED technology that provides high brightness.
The TGB Blade 1000’s information display provides accurate information whenever you need it: the modern multi-function LCD screen is not only easy to read but is also attractive, and offers numerous functions such as digital tachometer, digital speedometer, maximum engine speed, maximum speed, average speed, total odometer distance, daily odometer, fuel gauge, clock and EPS setting. Surrounding the display are easy-to-identify indicators for transmission position, high temp, low battery, high beam, low oil pressure, check engine, 2wd/4wd and differential lock indicator.
The TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4 offers a high level of standard equipment that includes sporty 14-inch, 6-spoke polished aluminium rims, all-terrain 6-ply tyres, hand guards, rearview mirrors, robust front protective frame/bumper and engine protector plate, modern composite luggage racks, comfortable rider and pillion seat with backrest, modern full-LED lighting, a 12-volt auxiliary power socket, towing hitch and a 1360 kg capacity winch.
Says Pavan Nair, Business Head of ETGL: “The TGB Blade series heads up the next generation of ATV technology with unrivalled levels of specification and delivers outstanding value for money. It is for this reason, that TGB has won the coveted title of European ATV of the Year on numerous occasions. We are looking forward to buyers who will appreciate both the workability and fun elements of these vehicles.”
The TGB Blade series is covered by a 24-month warranty.
Pricing (inclusive of Value Added Tax – VAT) is as follows:
- TGB Blade 1000 LTX EPS 4×4: R 240,350
- TGB Blade 600 SE.X EPS 4×4: R 194,350
- TGB Blade 600 AR EPS 4×4: R 200,100
For further information, please contact:
Name: Francois van Eeden
Title: Marketing Lead
ETGL South Africa
Tel: +27 76 367 1136
Email: [email protected]