2 stroke engines create more torque at higher RPM and they require premixing of oil and fuel. 4 stroke engines are heavier and can weigh up to 50% more than a 2 stroke engine and create a higher torque at a lower RPM.
ATVs can be dangerous to kids for many reasons. Is suggested that children under the age of 16 do not operate ATVs over 90cc. With proper training and the right size ATV for the rider, choosing a youth ATV is easy.
Using a winch to get unstuck is pretty straightforward, just attach to an anchor and pull. Utilizing things like come alongs, shovels, and boards are methods to use without a winch.
ATVs and UTVs have smaller tires in the front to increase handling, provide easier steering, and create better stability. Larger rear tires are there to increase traction and provide better acceleration.
UTV windshields are mainly made of a strong and durable material called polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is the strongest material a windshield can be made of. Some companies and older models have glass or acrylic windshields but polycarbonate is the best overall.
The Can-Am Maverick X3 has a few versions that have a factory horsepower of 172 making this the UTV with the most horsepower on the market currently. The Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S is right behind it with 168 horsepower.
The Yamaha Raptor has a factory top speed of around 75 mph on off road tires for most model years. Some heavily modified Raptors have been clocked in excess of 90 mph.
Making a UTV or ATV street legal usually takes a few modifications like installing a license plate, mirrors, turn signals , horn, and having insurance. Each state has different laws so check with your local DMV.
A UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) differs from an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) by having doors, a roof, more storage space, and a steering wheel. ATVs are meant to carry 1 passenger while UTVs can carry up to 6 passengers!
ATVs are so loud because their engines rev at very high RPMs, they have shortened exhaust systems, have poorly insulated or non existent engine compartments, and are generally ridden very fast wherever they go.
A UTV will fit in a trailer but the majority of the models I researched are more than 60 inches wide and longer than 120 inches. This requires a trailer of at least 6 feet by 12 feet since the most popular models will not fit any smaller trailers.
UTVs can hold anywhere from 50 pounds to 2000 pounds depending on the model and it is crucial to understand the max weight you can carry. Things like handling and control are affected by a UTV that is overweight.
The 34-hp, 386 lb, two-stroke Yamaha Banshee is easy to maintain, ideal for dirt and dunes and an awesome machine. Check out all the details.
You would never think the Yamaha Banshee quad was discontinued in 2006 due to it's massive presence at the dunes. We cover Why Banshees Were Discontinued.
Everyone has come to the dreaded point of having a dead battery on their ATV. We answer the question Will An ATV Run Without A Battery...
There are three sections to wheel size. Each is separated by a comma. The sets of numbers gives a different measurement of the wheel. From left to right the numbers correspond to rim size (diameter and width), wheel offset, and bolt pattern.
Now, can you go mudding with a stock 4WD ATV? Sure you can, but you will want to spend a little cash on modifications to save a lot of cash in the long run.
All ATVs do not come with power steering but the majority of newer model 4x4 utility ATVs do have Electronic Power Steering(EPS). Aftermarket EPS systems can be installed and we cover why you NEED power steering.
There are many techniques to riding an ATV but the basics include how to use handlebar controls, shifting gears, proper stance, riding up and down hills, and turning. More advanced techniques are jumps, wheelies, whoops, and advanced braking/cornering.
Jacking up a UTV or ATV is all about the right balance and stability. Using a good quality floor jack to lift up the frame and a set of jack stands to stabilize it is how to properly lift your ride.
UTVs are made all over the world but the largest manufacturers have plants in the United States, Mexico, Japan, and China. Several American based companies do not manufacture their own UTVs and many are outsourced to China for the entire vehicle, or for the parts.
A clean windshield essential when riding in a UTV. You want to rinse the windshield thoroughly to remove dirt and mud. Use a soft cloth and warm water with a gentle soap. Rinse all the soap off with clean water and then blot dry to prevent water spots.