The Cyberquad seems to be built on the Raptor 700’s chassis

Launched at a cyberpunk-inspired event at Los Angeles, the Cybertruck has played host to the gazillion memes flooding the internet, and while at it, Elon Musk gave us “One more thing.” – The “Cyberquad” electric ATV. It rolled onto the bed of the steel truck and juiced up using the Cybertruck’s massive batteries.

Twiterratis, however, has not spared the Cyberquad as well. They have reasons to believe that "the Tesla ATV appears to share parts with the Yamaha Raptor 700R SE". Sticking an electric motor onto Yamaha’s potent Raptor ATV, we now see how Tesla made its concept ATV by slapping a few edgy panels and calling it it’s own.

Tesla Electric ATV, is in fact a Yamaha Raptor knockoff
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Yamaha Raptor 700 SE Tesla Cyberquad

Pointed out by one Bozi Tatarevic @hoonable, comparison pictures of Yamaha’s Raptor 700 SE and the Cyberquad made it pretty clear about the two machines sharing similar underpinnings. As a matter of fact, this doesn’t come as a surprise to us since the Tesla Roadster itself was initially introduced to be based on the Lotus Elise chassis.

Following similar strategies, we guess that the EV honcho has unveiled its idea of an electric ATV based out on the Raptor 700 SE’s chassis. Swapping the 686cc 4-stroke engine with an electric motor, the Cyberquad is built on a similar hybrid steel aluminum frame and sub-frame with cast aluminum swingarm combining to produce a super-strong structure and the lightest ATV in its class.

The chassis equipment also remains to be untouched with an X-ring chain drive transferring the power to the rear axle that is tethered with a piggyback monoshock setup. The monoshock unit is said to give a 10.1-inch wheel travel along with preload adjustment at the rear. Meanwhile, at the front, Independent double-wishbone with piggyback shocks have 9.1-inch travel.

Tesla Electric ATV, is in fact a Yamaha Raptor knockoff
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Yamaha Raptor 700 SE Tesla Cyberquad

Twin aluminum-piston front disc brakes of the Raptor 700 are known to deliver tremendous stopping power and have as well been used on the Cyberquad. The rear sees a twin-piston disc brake acting as parking brakes using a handlebar-mounted flip-type lever. Seat Height seems to be at 32.7 in, Wheelbase is set at 50.4 in, and the Maximum Ground Clearance would be 9.5 in.

The fuel tank is replaced by a battery pack and is believed to be sitting sits as low as possible for excellent mass centralization. Race-inspired 45mm serrated foot pegs provide excellent boot traction and have remained unchanged from the Raptor 700, including the mudguards.

Cyberquad specification

Seat Height 32.7 in
Wheelbase 50.4 in
Maximum Ground Clearance 9.5 in
Frame Hybrid steel aluminum frame and sub-frame with cast aluminum swingarm
Front suspension Independent double wishbone w/piggyback high/low-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 9.1-in travel
Rear suspension Cast aluminum swing arm w/piggyback high/low-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustment, 10.1-in travel
Front Brakes Twin-piston Dual hydraulic disc
Rear brakes Twin-piston Hydraulic disc
Sagar Patil
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