Learning the Characteristics of an ATV
ATVs are motorized vehicles with an overall width of 50 inches or less designed for use exclusively on off-road terrain, primarily for a single rider. They’re powered by gasoline engines and equipped with low-pressure tires, handlebars for steering, and a seat that is straddled by the rider. The legal definition of an ATV can vary by state.
The best way to learn about your ATV is to read the owner’s manual. The information included tells how to:
- Improve your ATV’s performance and your enjoyment.
- Maintain your ATV to help it last much longer.
- Improve your riding skills.
- Perform simple repairs.
- Operate safely to protect yourself, others, and your ATV.
- Get more information about questions you have.