Sand-specific off-road leisure vehicles are known as Sandrails. These automobiles are only to be used off-road and are not street legal.
Sandrails are named from the tubular steel rails that form the vehicle’s framework and are made for off-road driving in sandy terrain.
Most of the time, the steel rail framework is exposed and has little to no cladding. This tells the drivers about the elements, necessitating protective gear such as goggles and other eyewear to keep sand off their faces.
Sandals are often specially designed with a low center of gravity to permit climbing and descending steep sandbanks without the risk of rollovers.
Wide tires are used on these off-road vehicles to allow for navigating soft sand. The vehicles frequently have strong motors to move through soft sand and offer the necessary speed for thrill-seekers.
The surf community invented dune buggies or beach buggies as vehicles that could travel off-road on the beach to reach surfing locations along the coast.
Since they were constructed on street-legal vehicle chassis and meet all permissible road use regulations, many off-road vehicles are also street-legal.
Rear-mounted engines, often VW Beetle engines, and thick tires to enable navigating soft sand are characteristics of these cars. Surfboards may be carried on the rollbars of a Dune Buggie easily because they often lack a roof.
In addition to being employed for military purposes in desert battle arenas, dune buggies are also used for leisurely driving over dunes.
They resemble Sandrails but are constructed using an existing road-car chassis rather than steel rails from the ground up.
Off-road motorcycles, known as enduro motorcycles, are designed to compete in long-distance off-road rallies or enduro races. Like motocross bikes, these enduro bikes contain features specially designed for the long distances they are meant for.
Large fuel tanks, more robust, longer-lasting frames, wheels, and forks, long-travel suspensions, and engines built and tuned for dependability and endurance are a few of these attributes.
Engines on enduro bikes typically range in size from 125cc to 650cc. Enduro bike riders frequently ride in muddy situations like smaller, lighter engines, whereas riders who frequently ride in sandy conditions favor the weight and power of larger machines.