The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) defines an ATV as a vehicle that travels on low pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, and with handlebars for steering control. The most common versions are called "quads," "four-wheelers" and "three-wheelers.
They are easy to operate fueling the ATV enthusiast's lifestyle, and experience a whole new world of excitement. You can be king of the hill, valley, forest, field and sand. ATVs are built to work hard (even when you're playing), to last a long time, and to get you and your gear where you want to go. And then back home from your fun filled adventure.
Each of us has a voice that seems to nudge us into doing something that we may not normally do. While your riding your ATV, keep in mind that being stupid hurts. It takes skill and endurance to keep safe. It is inconvenient to have to wait around for days, weeks, or months to heal after doing something stupid.
The ride of your life may be your last. Overly aggressive riders sometimes get results that are not pretty. Make sure that the ATV that is right for your age, wearing proper protective gear, supervise young riders, and respect the environment.
Off-road power sports excitement and performance can be rewarding. Some models are street legal, but be sure to check your local and state regulations before you go play in the street. Cross-country trails, cross-county racing, indoor racing, hunting, prospecting for gold and reaching the far off fishing sports will reward the ATV enthusiast.