to ride your ATVs
If you have experienced all terrain vehicles in action, whether
it was for sport and/or utility purposes, then you know the
reason behind the growing popularity of their use. ATVs can
perform multiple tasks very effectively and because of this they
appeal to a diverse audience. For many of you, your ATV
adventures have just begun. Whether you plan to rent ATVs for
recreational riding or are thinking of buying your own for a
farm utility vehicle, there are several aspects of quads that
should be taken into consideration in order to find the best
four-wheeler for your money.
Nearly anyone who knows what ATVing is also knows that the sport
appeals largely to a young population. This known fact is also
the root of much controversy. Many people protest the use of
ATVs by children under 12 and others even believe teenagers
under the legal driving age should be banned from driving ATVs.
There are actually no strictly enforced regulations or age
limits for riding ATVS.
Court cases have ruled with requests that ATV manufacturers
print a recommended age limit for certain size engines.
Manufacturers now recommend that ATVs with engines larger than
70cc are for ages 12 and up. A 90cc engine is recommended for
16-year-olds and up. These recommendations are not enforced,
which frustrates some people, however, ATV manufacturers
continue to make ATVs for the young crowds. Several companies
have released an ATV model for riders as young as six-years-old.
The age limit is ultimately up to you, but no matter how old you
are, it is important to find the right ATV style to ride whether
it is a rental or your own. If you have a choice when renting
ATVs, find one that suits your comfort with respect your weight
and height. Rentals are typically for sport riding; therefore
the ATVs will have a light design with less body plastic in
comparison to a utility ATV.
Utility ATVs have a few features characteristic only to its
classification. They are always the ATVs with a larger body and
most utility quads have racks for equipment carrying. The
suspension on a utility ATV is generally stiffer than the sport
styles because you need a smoother ride when carrying a work
Sport and sport/utility ATVs are those used for racing and
thrill riding. The suspension on these styles is longer to
endure hard landings. SUV ATVs may still have small carrying
racks for work as well, but the sport styles have as little body
material as possible for speed. All ATV styles have a common
characteristic, which is their ability to endure rough rides on
the toughest terrain.
As you familiarize yourself with ATV riding you will learn which
quad styles suit your body and riding type the best. ATVing is
similar to many consumer products in that it is wisest to try
them out first hand in order to make the best decision. If you
are trying ATVing for the absolute first time, start with a
smaller engine, just to get the feel, and then move up as you
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