Original Year
# of pieces
Cars & Trucks: Dune Buggies
Articulated steering
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8826 ATX Sport Cycle

iso revolve
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Model by Benjamin Wendl

This 4x4 ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) is the first of its kind in the Technic line.  Its steering is unique and was never repeated (for good reason).  There is nothing particularly remarkable to mention here; this is just kind of a goofy set.  No new parts or techniques are used.  The function is so minimal that it's a bit of a stretch to even call it Technic, but it is entry level.  The other sets of the same year make up for any deficiencies here.


The front axle is attached via one of the motorcycle head tubes, so this means that both front wheels turn as one.  Because of the rake angle of the head tube, the front wheels don't stay in the plane of the body when turned.  To compensate for this, the rear axle is pendular.  The result is that the model actually leans out of a corner (as you can see in the picture) which would be an excellent way to fly off the side of a mountain.

steering    axle
Click for an animation of the steering in motion.
Wheels and Tires
This set uses four small rubber tires and standard old yellow wheels.

Other Views

Side View
side view
Top View
top view
Front View
front view
Back View
back view
Computer Render

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