Testing new high-zoot
machinery every month is not as easy as it
appears to be. You must realize that the DW
staff has to ride the suspect ATVs on all
types of terrain, and supply individual input
on each. If it is a racing ATV then we must
take it out and race it several times. For
a proper and thorough test the DW staff must
actually try to thrash, heat, abuse and otherwise
break each ATV purely for research reasons,
to see just how much manhandling it can take.
This requires time and a lot of hard work.
In the end, all the data and feedback is gathered,
and a test is written. Each machine usually
turns out pretty much the way we expected
it would. Rarely are we surprised.