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Because different types of ORVs have their own handling characteristics, it’s important to study your owner’s manual and learn how to operate your particular vehicle. For example, most ORVs have front and rear brakes, but some have linked brakes. You need to know the correct braking techniques for your vehicle.
ORVs also use different transmissions, shifting mechanisms, throttle mechanisms, starting mechanisms, cooling systems, and axle designs.

Controls and their locations differ from one model to another. Familiarize yourself with the controls on your vehicle, and learn to find each control without looking at it. An emergency situation on the trail is not a good time to discover you don’t know where a control is located.

Diagram pointing to an ATV's clutch lever and shifter