Sherp wants to enter Malaysia: 25 reasons why it'll be the most badass vehicle here
Sanjay · May 31, 2021 02:00 PM
Sherp is probably a brand not many Malaysians are aware of, but over the weekend something interesting happened: they put up an advertisement on Instagram, looking for local dealers.
Naturally, when something looks like that, interest will be piqued - so we took a peek at what we could expect to see if Sherp ever makes it here. The answer is simple - it's the most badass thing around.
These things aren't fast at all, but ever since Ukraine-based Sherp started building these wild ATVs, it quickly gained fans for its go-anywhere abilities.
Sherp has four models in their line-up: the N 1200, Pro 1000, The Ark 3400, and The Shuttle, the latter being a boat.
All of them are characterised by the same thing: none of them will be held back by rocks, mud, water, sand, trees, naysayers, and what have you.
At minimum, the Sherp range has a 1 meter approach angle and can climb inclines of up to 35 degrees (gradeability).
The range-topping The Ark 3400 goes off-road slightly better, with a 1.5 meter approach angle and gradeability of 40 degrees.
Oh, and those tyres have a built-in air-circulation system, allowing the driver to inflate and deflate the tyre to suit different terrains.
Insane stuff. It's no wonder why they've been dubbed as tanks.
Except the boat, all of them are powered by Doosan diesel engines, and the fastest any Sherp ATV can go is only 40 km/h on road, and up to 6 km/h on water.
But boy can they work - even the small Pro 1000 can ferry 6 passengers and has a load carrying capacity of 1 tonne.
But what about the largest? That's the big daddy of them all, The Ark 3400. The bed it tows is modular, and it can carry anything from a 3.4 tonne tank...
A drilling rig...
A makeshift ambulance...
To ferrying 21 passengers, or simply just hauling stuff.
Meanwhile, the Shuttle boat can carry up to 8 tonnes of weight, which means you can stack two ATVs on it, and traverse on a lake with speeds up to 35 km/h. If this was a toy set, the Shuttle would be a must-have piece.
But they're all very real, and while you may think that these are only for industrial use, that's not necessarily true.
Aside from construction, mining, search and rescue operations, Sherp says their vehicles can be used for recreational purposes too. Way to one up your friends in pick-up trucks during off-road excursions, eh?
It's a surprise, but a welcome one. Time will tell if Sherp will make it on our shores and liven up our offroad scene.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.