So why did I buy a Quad?
Well it started here, and it was the wife’s fault. On the 12th September 2001 (you might recall that day), Heather and I flew 10 hours to
Vancouver, Canada. We were the first flight back into Canadian airspace since the Twin Towers were hit and I was not in a good frame
of mind as I’m a nervous flyer anyway. After much discussion we had
decided to go if we could to basically not give in to Terrorism, a kind
of “Up Yours” to the terrorists and show of respect to all who had
lost their lives.
Being a day late we missed spending a couple of days in Vancouver itself but after a brief stay in Victoria, we headed off onto the Sea to
Sky highway and up into the Rockies.
Our next stop was two nights at Tyax Mountain Lodge. This was accessed by a “Well maintained Gravel Logging road” This place was
there, Heather decided she would like to hire quads and drive up into
Bear territory and up the Rockies. Once on the tracks I could not get
enough of it and time went too quickly, I decided there and then I
would have a quad of my own.
Once home I was dismayed to see how much they cost and how little
spare cash I had. Then came dogs, Harrison, House improvements,
etc. Bang went that idea!
18 years later, I hit 55. Not old enough to retire and join the
Thetford Laning Retirement group, but I had a pension pot that
was loosing money so cashed it in. I then went looking for my Quad.
After much research and chats with fellow quad bike owner Aaran,
I decided to go for a brand new CF Moto Cforce 550 LWB. There
is a lot of debate between people regarding Chinese quads and other manufacturers, but it turns out for less than half the money of
a new Polaris, I could get a much higher spec CF Moto.
CF Moto are growing quickly worldwide especially in Canada, in fact
they use Canadian built CV Tech clutch systems in their quads as
well as Bosch injection systems. CF Moto also supply a lot of the
big name brands with their parts anyway. Along with good feedback
from sales and a 2 year UK warranty, in Jan 2020, Aaran and I set
off to pick it up. I even let Aaran have the first go!