If you were wondering what Vento would put their 400 cc 3 cylinder engine into, the first vehicle installation has been announced, it’s the Vento Reptile 400 ATV. It looks like it should do very well in that platform but a lot of us will be interested to see what the motorcycles look like when those are introduced.
Press release follows:
Vento Motorcycles, U.S.A., a manufacturer of distinctive motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, and off-road bikes for motorcyclists and power sports enthusiasts around the world, today announced the unveiling of “Reptile 400,” the first three-cylinder engine sports/recreation all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Designed exclusively by Vento, the patent-pending 400cc engine and frame designs were conceptualized in the United States.
The first middle-weight, sports-recreational ATV designed and manufactured from the ground up by Vento, the Reptile 400 is powered by a 392 cc dual overhead cam, four stroke in-line triple-cylinder engine, and air cooled with an oil cooling radiator. Equipped with a five speed manual transmission with reverse and electric start system, the 400cc engine produces enough torque to move from a dead stop even in second gear.
The Reptile has the same dimensions as competition-oriented ATVs, allowing it to comfortably accommodate riders of all sizes, and offers upgraded features such as a powder coated frame for increased scratch resistance, an aluminum front bumper, a metal protector for rear disc brake and chain sprocket, and a reinforced steel rear swing arm for greater durability. Dampening and compression shock absorbers with piggyback reservoirs can be fully adjusted without the need for tools, to accommodate any type of terrain or riding style on-the-fly.
“The entire Vento team is particularly proud to introduce the new Reptile as it is proof of our renewed commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable products to our consumers around the world,” stated Mario Cisneros, Marketing Director at Vento. “To ensure that our products live up to the high quality and build standards that we have established, as well as create the visual appeal that is uniquely Vento, we designed the Reptile from the ground up with our own unique engine, frame and body designs, and brought the assembly into our U.S. assembly plant where we can closely monitor the entire assembly process and enforce our stringent quality assurance program. But beyond the build-quality, the new Reptile was designed with versatility in mind, offering advanced features and ample power to excite experienced riders, while also incorporating novice-friendly features and a full-sized, comfortable fit, to instill confidence in newer riders as well.”