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ATV making a right hand turn

Consult your owner's manual for the proper technique to turn your ATV. At low to moderate speeds, you should:

  • Move your body weight forward, and lean in the direction of the turn.
  • Turn the handlebars while looking where you are turning.
  • If your ATV starts to tip while turning, lean your body farther into the turn while gradually reducing speed.
  • Increase your speed slightly as you come out of the turn.

Leaning into a Turn

Always slide forward before you lean into a turn. If your ATV has a solid rear axle or a locked differential rear axle, use these techniques.

  • For slow turns, slide forward and to the outside—then lean into the turn.
  • For fast turns, slide forward and to the inside—then lean into the turn.