Most people, upon first seeing the DTV Shredder, are prone to label it as some sort of “off-road Segway,” but that notion falls well short of the mark. It’s perhaps best described as the product of an angry, explosive romantic interlude between a stand-up jet ski and an M1 Abrams tank. If you ask BPG Werks co-founder and CEO Ben Gulak, he’ll tell you that the Shredder is actually the foundation of the world’s next great extreme sport. It’s the platform upon which the next class of Red Bull-shucking extremophile athletes will build their careers.
The Shredder is unlike anything else on the planet, and before I delve into my riding impressions of the thing — and indeed my falling impressions — let’s take a moment to take a look beneath that massive skateboard-style deck and figure out what makes it go.