|Bennche Spire 800 Review
While out in Texas for the 2011 Mud Nationals, I had the opportunity to jump behind the wheel of Bennche’s sport model, the Spire 800. The Spire is all about sport with power and size to match. The 800cc v-twin has 55HP and lots of low end torque that can easily spin the wheels in the dirt.
Besides the impressive power plant, the Spire 800 comes street-legal ready with windshield, mirrors, horn and blinkers. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work in California, but in states like Arizona, it is a huge plus to have all the necessary safety items already installed.
We had a fairly packed schedule trying to cover all the events at Mud Nationals, but I did get to run around in the dirt for a few hours. I was very impressed with the power-to-weight ratio of the Spire 800. It felt very sporty and fun to drive. It comes with four wheel independent suspension, dual vented hydraulic disc brakes, and tilt steering. The width of the Spire is a narrow 52″ and much like other stock UTVs, it would benefit with some aftermarket shocks and a long travel suspension, if you plan to get aggressive in the dunes or on the trails.
The Spire comes with a front and rear sway-bar, which gives the user the opportunity to dial it in for terrain and rider preference. I felt that the front sway-bar was a bit much for my liking, so I would probably remove it. But I do like to have the option to make that decision myself.
With an MSRP of $8,999, the Bennche is a great value and they have outfitted the Spire nicely with aluminum wheels and a winch right out of the box.
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