OHVs can provide hours of safe, enjoyable off-road riding. But OHVs also can be dangerous if you don’t understand your vehicle or know proper riding procedures.
- Different types of OHVs have their own handling characteristics, so it’s important for you to learn how to operate your particular model. For example, most ATVs have front and rear brakes, but some have linked brakes. You need to know the correct braking techniques for your ATV.
- OHVs also use different transmissions, shifting mechanisms, throttle mechanisms, starting mechanisms, cooling systems, and axle designs. Controls and their locations also differ from one OHV model to another.