2017 Bad Boy Off Road Ambush iS 2-Passenger

Take control of on-demand 4WD, with gas/electric hybrid power and independent suspension for a smooth ride.

Get the best of both worlds with Ambush® iS. The extended range of gas – and quiet, emission-free electric power when you need it. And you can activate both powertrains for on-demand 4WD. Plus, you get the smooth ride of four-wheel independent suspension. The Ambush is on.


  • POWER: Take advantage of the range of a gas engine and the silent, emission-free power of an electric drivetrain.
  • SUSPENSION AND HANDLING: Four-wheel independent suspension comes standard for a smoother, more comfortable ride.
  • RELIABILITY: World-class engineering and a two-year warranty give you plenty to count on with Ambush iS.
  • HAULING AND STORAGE: Tow up to 1,200 lbs. - and pack another 500 in the bed - with Ambush iS.


  • 4WD GAS/ELECTRIC HYBRID DRIVETRAIN: Choose your weapon. Ambush iS features two separate drivetrains – so you can opt for the range of a gas engine or the silent power of an electric drivetrain. Or activate both for on-demand 4WD muscle when you need it.
  • 28HP GAS POWER: The rear wheels on Ambush iS are driven by a 28HP, 720cc fuel-injected gas engine, so no adventure is out of range.
  • GET UP TO 5X CLOSER TO YOUR PREY: For hunters, stealth is everything. The electric drivetrain on Ambush iS is noise-free and emission-free, so you can get up to 85% closer to your prey to sneak in for the kill. You'll spend less time hiking and hauling, and more time putting your next target in your sights.
  • 4WD HYBRID POWER: Activate both the gas and electric powertrains for 4WD, and get the best of both worlds with unequaled power and control.
  • 48V ELECTRIC POWER: A robust 48V AC electric drivetrain silently powers the front wheels on Ambush iS, giving you silent, emission-free power. Perfect for hunters who want to remain undetected.
  • REGEN MODE: A day of driving gets Ambush iS all charged up. Regen Mode recharges the electric powertrain every time you use the gas engine. A dash-mounted switch regulates power to create resistance, which is sent to the battery pack to use later.


  • ROBUST 2-YEAR WARRANTY: Years of testing, exacting standards and precise craftsmanship. We don't think you'll need our two-year warranty, but we've added it to give you more peace of mind.
  • AWARD-WINNING U.S. MANUFACTURING: This vehicle is manufactured at our state-of-the-art facility in Augusta, GA, home of Textron Specialized Vehicles. The facility is designed to ensure that every inch of your Bad Boy® is ready to ride on day one, with rigorous end-of-line testing, laser wheel alignment and automated systems for total consistency.
  • BACKED BY THE POWER OF TEXTRON: Been there, done that. Bad Boy is part of the Textron family, which has experience in manufacturing brands like Bell Helicopter, Cessna®, Beechcraft® and Jacobsen®. Our engineers have also spent decades designing high-end, off-road racing vehicles and automotive and military technologies.

Suspension and Handling

  • FOUR-WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION: Ambush iS makes every ride a smooth one with its precision-tuned four-wheel independent suspension system. From springs to shocks, our suspension system effortlessly conquers the most challenging terrain.

General Information

Manufacturer Bad Boy Off Road
Model Year 2017
Model Ambush iS 2-Passenger
Color Flame Red



Brake system - 4-wheel hydraulic disc, regenerative

Parking brake - Hand actuated


Front - Kenda 25 x 8-12 Uni-Directional

Rear - Kenda 25 x 11-12 Uni-Directional


Length Overall - 115.5 in. (293 cm)
Height Overall - 76 in. (193 cm)
Width Overall - 54.5 in. (138 cm)
Weight Overall - 1,791 lb. (812 kg)
Ground Clearance

Center of Frame - 16.5 in. (42 cm)

Under Axle - 7 in. (17.8 cm)

Wheelbase 81.5 in (207 cm)


Drive System

Drivetrain - CVT (gas mode); motor shaft direct drive (electric mode)

Gear selection - Key Switch Forward-Neutral-Reverse

Differentials - Manual locking


Lighting Headlights, taillights, impact resistant fender flares
Instrumentation In-dash battery status indicator, 12V DC outlet, fuel gauge
Battery 48V Battery System / 6 8V Heavy-Duty Deep Cycle Batteries
Charge Time Off-board 48V Charger (Vehicle charge time 8-12 hours. Results may vary.)



Hybrid - V-twin cylinder

Gas mode - overhead valve

Electric mode - 48V AC


Gas mode - 28 hp

Electric mode - 17.2 hp

Displacement Gas mode - 720 cc
Fuel System Fuel injection (gas mode)
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.3 gal. (20 l)
Cooling Air


Steering Rack and pinion
Speed - Forward

Max speed mode - 24.5 mph

Max range mode - 16 mph

Seating Forward facing bench
Suspension Front / Rear - Independent MacPherson struts
Frame Structurally welded high strength steel
Load Capacity 900 lb. (408 kg)
Cargo Box Capacity

9.6 cu. ft.

500 lb. (227 kg)

Towing Capacity 1,200 lb. (544 kg)


Hitch Standard 2 in. receiver
Additional Colors Matte Black, White

Realtree® Max-5®, Realtree Xtra®

Optional colors may be applied at an additional cost.

Safety Features

3-point seat belts (2 front)

Safety nets, 1.75 in diameter tubing OPS, 1.5 in. diameter tubing brush guard

Warranty 2 year