At first glance, Bennche’s new Warrior UTVs look like baby Humvees, but that squared-off styling isn’t just to look tough: they have an all metal body and a cargo area on the front of the vehicle, making these some of the most versatile and durable side-by-sides on the market. With two models to choose from, this UTV is a great choice for buyers looking for maximum utility and practicality and those who want some added performance with their workhorse.
Built for Off-Road Performance
While the focus for these UTVs is on utility, Bennche went with equipment to make the Warrior well suited to technical trails. Power is sent through a CVT connected to a selectable all-wheel drive system and a locking rear differential. The Warrior uses independent dual A-arm suspension front and back with sway bars to control body roll for better high-speed stability, while stopping is handled by hydraulic disc brakes on all four corners. Body-color alloy rims with 27-inch tires that provide 12.5 inches of ground clearance, and there are skid plates over everything on the underside including surrounds for the A-arms with “Bennche” stamped in them.
The cab has bucket seats to accommodate up to three people. The driver can keep an eye on the vehicle thanks to a center-mounted analog speedometer and tachometer paired with a digital display for fuel, drive mode and other information.
The entire body of the Warrior is made from steel. In the back, there’s a 49×50 inch bed that can carry up to 500 lbs. This bed has tie-down loops and the sides can be folded down to turn it into a flatbed. Up front, there’s a second bed. It doesn’t fold down like the rear, but it does have tie-down loops on the sides and on the bed surface as well as a rail to help secure odd-shaped cargo.
Like Bennche’s other models, the Warrior comes with the lighting and turn signals to meet neighborhood vehicle requirements. In most areas, this makes it legal to drive this vehicle on the street for short distances.
Both the 700 and 800 have a 1,500 lb. towing capacity when outfitted with a trailer hitch, currently, the only accessory offered for this UTV.
More Differences Than Engine Sizes
At first glance, the Warrior 700 and 800 may seem to differ only in displacement as towing, seating and cargo capacity is the same for both models. However, the engines themselves are vastly different in design and power output. The 700 comes with a 686cc single-cylinder engine producing 34 hp, while the 800 uses an 800 cc V-Twin producing 60 hp.
To fit the V-Twin in the Warrior’s frame, the fuel tank capacity drops from 7.6 to 6 gallons, and the exterior dimensions have been altered, making the 800 9.5 inches longer, 5 inches wider and 5 inches shorter than the 700 without altering the size of the cab or bed. Opting for the 800 completely changes the character of the vehicle, pushing it into sporting territory, while the 700’s better fuel consumption and smaller body make it a better fit for work and tackling technical trails.
Want to Learn More?
Shank’s Lawn Equipment isn’t just a certified Bennche dealer, we also have over 30 years of experience helping our customers with their outdoor power equipment. Whether you’re looking at a UTV for work or play, we can help you find a model that will fit your needs. Need parts or service for your Bennche? We do that, too. Visit us at our shop at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. To get here from I-81, take Exit 10 to Marion.
Need parts or accessories for your Bennche UTV? We can ship what you need to any address in the U.S. or Canada. To order, visit us online at www.shankslawn.com.