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According to New Hampshire law, an off-highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) is any mechanically propelled vehicle that:

  • Is used off a public way for pleasure or recreational purposes and…
  • Runs on rubber tires, tracks, or a cushion of air and…
  • Depends on the ground or other surface for travel and…
  • Has an operator who sits in or on the vehicle.

All legally registered motorized vehicles when used for off-highway recreational purposes are OHRVs.

OHRVs include ATVs, trail bikes, and UTVs.

  • ATV: According to New Hampshire law, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is any motor-driven vehicle that:
    • Is designed or adapted for travel off maintained roads and…
    • Has one or more low-pressure tires (10 pounds per square inch or less) and…
    • Is 50 inches in width or less and…
    • Has a net weight that does not exceed 1,000 pounds and…
    • Is capable of carrying passengers or other payloads.
  • Trail Bike: According to New Hampshire law, a trail bike is motor-driven vehicle that:
    • Is designed or adapted for travel off maintained roads and…
    • Has wheels and…
    • Has a saddle or seat for the operator and/or passenger.
  • UTV: According to New Hampshire law, utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) include side-by-sides, recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), gators, buggies, and off-highway vehicles (OHVs). A UTV is any motor-driven vehicle that:
    • Is designed or adapted for travel on surfaces other than maintained roads and…
    • Has one or more tires or tracks equipped with a rollover safety system and/or safety belts and…
    • Is 65 inches in width or less and…
    • Has a net weight that does not exceed 2,000 pounds and…
    • Is capable of carrying passengers or other payloads.
ATV
An ATV is an OHRV.
OHM
A trail bike is an OHRV. Trail bikes also are called off-highway motorcycles (OHMs).
UTV
A UTV is an OHRV.