There’s a new trend in the UTV market: custom wheels.
According to UTVSportsMag.com:
“Before the boom of UTVs in the off-roading world, people were taking full size trucks. However, UTVs offer a more cost-effective alternative, specifically designed for these types of outdoor activities. Today, UTVs provide all-purpose support for both recreational and utilitarian uses including farming, racing, camping, and hunting. Similar to buying wheels for a car, you will see more performance-based modifications when it comes to recreational use while physical appearance modifications are popular for both utilitarian and recreational.
“In addition to trucks and SUVs, UTVs provide an alternative to other off-road vehicles such as dirt bikes and ATVs, commonly used for racing and overall recreational fun. Some folks may not have the skill set for these, so driving a UTV offers the same fun and excitement — it’s like driving an adult go-kart. This is where custom wheels and modifications are crucial. When customizing the wheels for recreational use, it is important to do some research.
“When it comes to racing, you want to find a wheel that is both durable and light. Lighter wheels will help reduce drag but if there is no durability, you could easily get a flat. The characteristics of light and durable wheels generally are not paired together however, the aftermarket is making the customization more attainable. In addition, wheel size depends what you can fit on your UTV. While sizes can range anywhere between 8-inches to 20-24 inches, you need to work within the range of what your machine will allow. If you want more ground clearance, you may opt for a taller wheel and tire combination. However, if you want a better contact patch, you’re better off with a wider wheel.
“To reduce the potential of a flat, many serious racers look for wheels that have a bead lock. The beads sit inside the front and rear part of the wheel, sandwiched in by a ring that secures the tire to the wheel of the UTV. If racers really want to push the limits, they will lower the air pressure for better grip. This will cause the tire to naturally want to roll under the wheel but will not come off the bead and will keep both intact.
“Aside from performance, many individuals who scour the aftermarket for parts are looking for something cool and flashy. Whether it’s a specific color, design, arrangement, finish, texture or size, (which can vary in diameter giving a taller look) it’s all about the appearance. It is also worth noting that a change in wheel offset can create a wider look. While there are no particular 3rd party certifications when it comes to the aftermarket, all wheels are quality checked by the manufacturer. Reading up on how the brand wheel is tested is an important step to ensure that it will perform as expected under the conditions you will subject it to. No matter the application, there are a slew of options available to customize and modify your wheels looks and performance to your liking.”
Looking to purchase a Yamaha this year?
According to Cars.USNews.com
“In the off-roading world of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility task vehicles (UTVs), Yamaha is one of the biggest names in the business. Yamaha was an early player in the ATV game. In 1980, during the three-wheeler era, Yamaha released its first ATV in the United States, the Tri-Moto. In 1985, Yamaha released the YFM200 Moto-4, keeping pace with the industry trend toward four wheels.
“They followed these models up with a series of firsts in the industry, including the first ATV with a cargo bed and the first ATV with electronic power steering. For 2004, Yamaha introduced its first UTV, the Rhino.
Types of Yamaha ATVs and UTVs
“Yamaha breaks its ATVs into two broad categories: sport and utility. The Raptor series comes in several performance-oriented configurations, with the YFZ series topping the sport range. The Kodiak and Grizzly models can bear any tough task you throw at them, be it work or play. There’s also a sporty-looking Raptor 90 and YFZ50 for young riders.
“Yamaha’s UTV (or SXS, for side-by-side) vehicles come in three basic flavors, with many available customizations. YXZ sport models are built for speed, Wolverine recreational ATVs are made for trails, and Viking utility vehicles have plenty of room for crews and cargo.
Yamaha ATVs and UTVs Prices
“The least expensive Yamaha ATVs are also the smallest, with kid-friendly models of the Raptor, YFZ, and Grizzly starting at $2,199. Raptor models range from $3,099 to $9,399, while YFZ models start at $9,199. Prices for the Kodiak and Grizzly utility ATVs start at $6,199 and go up to $10,999 before adding any further options or packages.
“Yamaha utility side-by-sides in the Viking series have starting prices between $11,999 and $15,699. Wolverine recreational UTVs start at $14,499 and have a top end of $25,299. The performance-oriented YXZ models have a floor of $18,999, and their starting prices go up to $21,799.
Yamaha ATVs and UTVs Lineup
“With decades of history behind its ATVs, Yamaha has developed a full range of ATVs for most uses, from chores to trails. The Raptor series of sports ATVs boasts one of the best-selling models in the segment and several podium finishes in off-road racing. The Grizzly and Kodiak models are well-rounded and customizable, with trims for chores or trails – or both.
“Fans of side-by-sides have plenty of choices from Yamaha. The YXZ series is ready for racing, while the Wolverine comes in a variety of sizes for tight trails or bringing a few friends along on your off-road adventure. The Viking series is built for work with a side of play, with editions made for ranch work and carrying the whole crew…”
Curious about the future of the ATV industry in the coming year? Consider this.
According to LinchpinSEO:
Electric Youth ATVs
“This trend in youth ATVs comes from Best Reviews, a reliable company that does not accept products from manufacturers. Their team spent time deciding which trends are necessary to make a great ATV for children. The top pick for youth ATVs in 2021 is a dirt quad ATV called the Razor. The trend to have an electric ATV is on the rise, and this youth four-wheeler also has high-performance tires, like ATVs driven by adults.
Fun Accessories on Youth ATVs
“Kid Trax is an ATV that doesn’t go very fast, but it has some new accessories that are trending in the market. Best Review picked Kid Trax as the best affordable model of youth ATV. This kid’s ATV has working headlights, and it has buttons to make realistic engine sounds that children will enjoy.
Hydraulic Disc Brakes on Top Performing ATVs
“Our first trend in adult ATVs comes from a list compiled by ATV.com. This website provides consumers with reviews, product information, and more. The top-performing ATV on their list for this year is the sophisticated Polaris Sportsman 450 (H.O.). Like most ATVs in its class, the Sportsman has hydraulic disc front and rear brakes, and it has a fuel-injection carburetor engine.
Runner-up Top ATV Has Dual Hydraulic Front Brakes
“ATV.com chose the 2021 Can-Am Outlander Max XT 570 as the second-best ATV on the market. The trend for warranties on new ATVs is five to seven years, and this ATV meets that demand with a warranty of six years. When compared to the Polaris Sportsman, the Outlander has a similar braking system, but the front brakes on this model are dual hydraulic brakes.
Dirt Wheels Magazine’s Best ATV for Doing Work
“Dirt Wheels Magazine is available in print, in the iTunes store, and through many other major distribution networks. In their 2021 ATV Buyer’s Guide, their staff discusses the trend of owning an ATV that is good for doing work. The Alterra 570 by Arctic Cat has towing capabilities, and its ground clearance is 11 inches.
Affordable Adult ATVs
“A trend that is always popular among consumers is affordability, so Motor Day put this criterion on their list of the 25 best ATVs on the market. Their pick for the best affordable ATV is from a company from the Zhejiang Province in China called Tao Motors. The Tao Tao T-Force 110cc has industry-standard hydraulic disc brakes. It also has two utility racks for carrying cargo.
Top ATVs Have Well-Rounded Specs
“According to Motor Day, one of the main trends that ATV buyers in 2021 want is to find a machine that meets their needs in a balanced way. For this reason, their top pick is the Tao Tao Rhino 250. This strong machine is equipped with a 200cc 4-stroke engine.
Versatility and Good Shocks for Trail Riding
“Gear Sustain is a motorcycle and ATV enthusiast resource headquartered in Arizona. They’ve assembled a list of the best ATVs for trail riding in 2021. Topping off their list is the Raptor 700R from Yamaha. This machine is trendy because of its versatility to meet the demands of new and old riders. Gear Sustain mentions how this machine is a smooth vehicle to ride because of its high-quality shocks.
Torque Is a Major Concern for Trail Riding Enthusiasts
“As reported by Gear Sustain, the second choice for the best ATV in 2021 is the Kawasaki Brute Force 750i EPS. The reason this vehicle is appealing in today’s market is because of its high torque ability. To meet this demand, Kawasaki loaded the Brute Force with a 749cc V-Twin engine. This one is good for trails and for working around the yard.
Picking a Good ATV for Hunting
“Eagle Cap Outdoors is responsible for assembling the information behind this trend in hunting ATVs for 2021. They ranked their picks based upon a variety of factors, including towing capacity, price, accessories, and winch quality. Their top pick was the Can-Am Outlander Mossy Oak 650. They picked this one above the rest because it has two winch receivers, a lot of clearance for riding through the brush, and amazing towing capacity.”
Curious why UTVs are called side-by-sides?
According to Compett.org:
“UTVs go by many names, ROV (recreational off-highway vehicle) MOHUV (Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicle), but regardless of what name you call them, side by side are incredibly useful tools to the people that use them.
So why are UTVs called side by side?
“UTVs or Utility Task Vehicles are called side by side (SxS) because they typically seat two to six in seats that sit side by side each other.
“UTVs are versatile machines, used in many different walks of life. This article hopes to cover some of the intricacies of UTVs, and compare them against their cousins ATVs.
What Exactly Are UTVs?
“There are two main styles of side by side, one for work and one for play.
“Work UTVs prioritize effectiveness, usually having some sort of truck bed on the back, and sacrificing some speed and maneuverability, while recreational UTVs are primarily used for off-roading.
“UTVs are a class of four wheel drive vehicle designed to handle off road conditions. They’re most often used by farmers to carry out various jobs on their land, mowing, tilling, plowing etc.
“These functions are mostly performed by attaching something to the UTV, a drag-behind mower for example, could be hitched to the back of the UTV and dragged over the grass, or a snow plow attached to the front.
“They have between two and six seats and are controlled like a car with a steering wheel and gas and brake pedals. Along with factory safety features such as a roll cage, and seatbelts.
“They’re essentially suped-up golf carts that can handle almost any terrain.
“As such UTVs are used in many different walks of life.
“As mentioned above, farmers utilize them if they need a bit of extra horsepower to haul materials around or carry out various jobs on their land. But of course, there is a whole other world of UTVs.
“While work UTVs often max out on speed at about 30-50 mph, the more powerful recreational UTVs can reach speeds of 80 mph.
“They’re also very nimble for their size, often equipped with powerful shocks, they’re able to rock crawl with the monster trucks, and navigate the raw wilderness.
“Hunters can use them to easily make their way into the woods to find the best roosting spot.
“And UTVs even have their own class in the Dakar Rally, a race in which people from all over the world drive over Saudi Arabia’s sand dunes for a cash prize.
“It’s a glorious sight to see these machines launching themselves into the air over a sand dune. Getting back you’ll need a utv ramp.
What’s The Difference Between Side By Side And ATV?
“To begin, it’d be much easier to describe the things that side by side and ATVs have in common, then discuss how they differ, since they only share a few attributes.
“They’re both four wheel drive, and are used both functionally and recreationally.
“Functionally they’re both used on farms and large areas of land.
“It’s helpful to think of the quad bike as being a replacement for horses or a slightly safer alternative to a motorcycle; and side by side as being a cheaper, smaller, more agile form of truck.
“Recreationally, they’re both used for many different types of off-roading.
“Whether you’re making your way deep into the woods to set up a hunting roost or a campsite or competing against another side by side or ATV, racing across the desert.
“As for the differences, there are several distinctions between ATVs and UTVs. Chief amongst them is the shape.
“ATVs, or quad bikes, look like motorcycles with four wheels, they’re small and nimble and great for when you’re off the beaten path.
“UTVs on the other hand look like beefed up golf carts, their seats have backs, and most of them have a roof of some sort.
“The most notable difference between ATVs and UTVs is the way they’re driven.
“ATVs are driven just like a motorcycle with most of the controls, throttle, brake, horn, etc on the handlebars, and they’re steered by turning the handlebars to one side or the other.
“While UTVs are set up more like a golf cart. Steered by a steering wheel in front of the driver’s seat, with a gas and a break pedal.
“Most UTVs come equipped with some sort of structure overtop of the driver’s and passenger’s seats called an ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) or Roll Cage.
“And the safety features don’t stop there. They also often come with seatbelts, windshields, and sometimes even doors.
“While ATVs on the other hand don’t have nearly as many safety features. They’re meant to be ridden like a motorcycle, so they don’t have any protection against rolling over.
“This makes features like seatbelts and doors more dangerous to have than to not have, and their safety features top out at an engine-kill safety lanyard, and orange safety flags.
“These two machines are very different sizes, which of course means a difference in speed and power.
“ATVs have a top speed of about 60 – 80 miles per hour, compared with UTV’s average top speeds, between 30 – 50 miles per hour, depending greatly on the size of the engine.
“It’s probably these faster speeds that make ATVs a bit more popular with kids, hence the creation of kids sized ATVs.
“While there are some racing side vehicles that can break speeds of up to 80 mph, these are specialized vehicles and don’t reflect their average speeds.
“UTVs in general may not be able to whizz by at such great speeds, but they take the cake when it comes to raw horsepower.
“UTVs on average have a range of horsepower between 75 and 120 hp. Much more powerful than the average horsepower of an ATV, which maxes out at around 80 hp.
Why Should You Pick UTV Over ATV?
“A choice between an ATV and an UTV will depend largely on what you hope to use it for.
“If for example you need a vehicle that can traverse your farm land so that you can get some jobs done, and you need to haul tools and materials back and forth, then an ATV would not be the best choice for you.
“If, however, you’re more interested in zooming down the beach, or through the wilderness at breakneck speeds, you’re more likely to want an ATV.
“Its small size and fast top speeds make it the perfect pick for an adrenaline junky.
“Not to say that ATVs cannot be useful, they’re often used by farmers when the main objective is traveling great distances across their land.
“While ATVs can drag behind them a trailer for all your hauling needs, it’s not as safe or practical as the solutions that UTVs provide.
“An ATV’s trailer would be subject to all the bumps and holes of the land without the suspension system that a UTV would have. Meaning that all the contents in your trailer would be likely to be thrown out.
“UTVs are far more customizable than their ATV cousins, which can be altered to be more powerful or shock absorbant, etc.
“There is so much to be done if you would like to modify your UTV. Here are some, not all, of the possible modifications you might want to make:
Full doors (Whereas most models have no door, or perhaps half doors.)
Side view mirrors
Rear view mirrors
Mounted Light bar
Hood rack (Allowing for extra storage on the front of the vehicle)
A-arm guards (A-arms are a popular suspension method in use under many UTV models, A-arm guards, as the name suggests, protect the A-arms from damage inflicted by the environment.)
Headache rack (A protective layer of metal that sits behind the driver/passenger seats, most often used on models with a truck bed. This device makes sure that your cargo stays in the back where it belongs, while maintaining your line of sight.)
Bed lift (Essentially a set of hydraulic pumps that can lift or lower your UTV, making it capable of handling a more varied terrain.)
Four point racing harness
“Not to mention added features like a radio…
WHEN WERE SIDE BY SIDE INVENTED?
“Side by side as a class of vehicle came about very gradually, almost evolving rather than being invented.
“They were an amalgam of many different types of vehicles, from cars to motorcycles. All leading to today’s UTVs and their varied shapes and functions.
ARE UTVS STREET LEGAL?
“From the factory, no. In order to make your UTV street legal, you must first live in the right state. More than half of the United States have laws allowing the street legalization of UTVs.
“If your state does allow your side by side on the roads, it needs working headlights, tail lights, turn signals and an electric horn.
“Not to mention ensuring the vehicle meets certain standards when it comes to noise, so adding a muffler if necessary.
“Even then, legislation in most states dictates that they should not be driven on highways or interstates.”
What exactly is the difference between an ATV and UTV?
According to Nationwide:
What is an ATV?
“At its simplest, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is defined as a vehicle with the following: a straddle seating position, handlebar steering, and the ability to maneuver through a variety of terrain conditions. While there are a variety of ATV customizations and modifications available, at their base all ATVs share those three features.
Wheels and Tires
“ATVs have either three or four wheels. Tires are kept at a lower pressure than standard car or UTV tires.
“The operator can steer the ATV by using handlebars.
Seating and passenger capacity
“On an ATV, the operator is seated in a straddle position. ATVs are normally built for just one rider, some are made to carry the operator and one passenger.
Speed and handling
“ATVs are not ‘one-size-fits-all’ and should be sized appropriately for the operator.
“When operated safely and correctly, ATVs offer a quick and nimble means of transportation over a variety of terrain.
Braking and acceleration
“The majority of stock ATVs come with a thumb throttle. Pressing the throttle with the thumb controls acceleration. It is possible to modify an ATV to use a twist throttle, which allows the operator to control the vehicle’s acceleration by twisting the ATV’s handle.
“Given the unpredictable nature of the terrain ATVs cover, twist throttles can make it difficult and dangerous to control the vehicle. For example, if a rider leans forward and unknowingly twists the throttle while going downhill, the vehicle may unexpectedly pick up speed. This can easily cause the rider to be thrown forward off of the vehicle, and the vehicle may roll and fall on the rider.
“To brake, operators can use either the brake handle or the foot pedal, depending on what type of ATV they are operating.
“ATVs often do not come with safety equipment as part of the vehicle. Some do have “roll bars”—strong steel pipes that form a cage-like structure around the operator to provide protection if the vehicle rolls.
“ATV operators should strongly consider wearing protective clothing, boots, and gloves—and should always wear a helmet.
“ATVs are open and do not have a cabin. However, as mentioned above, some do have roll bars.
“As a quick means of transportation over rough ground, ATVs are a valuable tool. However, they are mainly used for recreation, like racing or trail riding.
“Compared to UTVs, an ATV is a much more budget friendly option. When planning their purchase, potential buyers should make sure to account for the additional costs of safety gear and insurance.
ATV insurance needs
“While ATVs can be used safely, accidents happen. And when they do, being on the back of a powerful vehicle without seatbelts isn’t the safest place to be. That’s why you should always make sure you’re properly protected—first with gear, and then with insurance.
“Medical coverage is an important option to consider for ATVs, which lack many of the safety features of UTVs. Nationwide offers this and other ATV insurance options.
What is a UTV?
“Utility Terrain Vehicles, or UTVs, are built and used more for work than recreation. They are large, powerful, able to seat passengers side by side, and built with lots of storage space. They’re commonly used to haul equipment and supplies in locations that make using a truck impractical or impossible.
Wheels and Tires
“Like a car, UTVs have a standard wheel base (four wheels). However, they can have more wheels for specialized purposes.
“Again, the UTV handles more like a car than an ATV, and is steered via a steering wheel.
Seating and passenger capacity
“Normally, between two and four passengers can ride safely in a UTV. Passengers sit side by side, which has earned the vehicle the nickname “side-by-side”. You may also see the UTV referred to as a SxS, again referencing the seating arrangement.
Speed and handling
“UTVs are faster and more powerful than ATVs, but not as nimble. Their max speed is generally between 25 mph and 50 mph.
Braking and acceleration
“Both braking and acceleration on a UTV are controlled by foot pedals.
“With occupant restraints (seatbelts) considered standard, and the option to add a windshield and roll bars, UTVs tend to have more safety features than ATVs do.
“It’s not unusual for UTVs to have a cabin. Oftentimes it’s similar to the roof on a golf cart, but fully enclosed cabins are available.
“UTVs have a lot of storage space. Most known for hauling feed, hay, and supplies on farms, they are becoming more popular within non-agricultural communities. They’re not uncommon at schools, where they’re used to transport water jugs, sports equipment and occasionally, athletes.
“The many available modifications for UTVs are making the vehicle a popular choice for transporting equipment in many industries.
“The customizability and versatility that make a UTV appealing comes at a price. UTVs tend to be more expensive than ATVs, especially after they’ve been modified.”
New to side-by-sides?
According to Outdoor Troop:
“Any American outdoorsmen know that side-by-sides are the real deal. However, if you are just hearing about this little, mechanized wonder, you came to the right place to learn all about them.
“I’m a country boy at heart, and I was born and raised in Idaho. Growing up, I gained a passion for all outdoor activities, and I have always preferred to use a side-by-side vehicle over your average all-terrain vehicle or horse. I know very well that side-by-sides are worth the buy, and I aim to tell you everything you need to know about them to make an educated choice.
“So, what is a side-by-side vehicle? Side-by-sides are small 2 to 6 person, all-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicles known as MOHUV’s (Multipurpose off-highway utility vehicle) or UTV’s (Utility task vehicle). They come built in many models and for many purposes, all of which will get you where you need to go in style.
“UTV‘s are well-known as vehicles that resemble ATVs (all-terrain vehicles or four-wheelers) but have many noticeable features such as:
2 or more seats bolted in next to each other
roll bars or a roll cage
a cargo hold in the back, similar to that of a pickup truck
can come with kits to make them street legal
“Arguably, the side-by-side is the best option for any outdoor lovers in the United States which seek the thrill of adventure first and the budget second. However, many buyers make hasty decisions and miss out on the benefits that come from a UTV catered to their specifi needs.
“There are so many wonderful things that outdoorsmen must know when picking out that perfect side-by-side for all their daily endeavors.
What Are UTVs Used For?
“Over the years, UTVs have played an invaluable role in mining operations, military applications, and construction projects. They are fantastic for pretty much everything that a pickup truck is used for and are made to go where no pickup has gone before.
“Though they’re made to be small and versatile, these little machines can sure carry a hefty load (up to 1350 Lbs); making them your best bet to getting the job done quickly and effectively.
“However, not every side-by-side is created equally or for the same purpose. Depending on the buyer’s desired purpose and preference, weight capacity, transmission, passenger capacity, and suspension, will accommodate their needs as desired.
“Many are made for hunting endeavors and are the optimum choice to getting you, your crew and all your gear into places even the best pickup trucks cannot go. Made to be quick and nimble, yet built to be taller for the purpose of clearing debris and rugged terrain from erosion…
“There are others built to allow more space for cargo and are made specifically for utility workers, providing a reliable work tool for workers to get their gear to places quickly, and efficiently to places where cars cannot drive to.
“These hefty machines are strictly built for maximizing efficiency in the work setting…
“Then there is the more favorited category of them all; the off-road sports models. When most people imagine a UTV, they tend to mix it up with a dune buggy, and with good reason.
“Being nimble and off-road efficient as they are, these side-by-sides are practically dune buggies. They are built for high-speed fun with the family and are worth the bill…
“Choose The Right UTV For the Job
“Just as it would be unwise for a surgeon to come to an operation with a hatchet rather than a scalpel, it would be wise to find the right type of UTV for the task you have at hand. Side-by-sides are meant to be versatile and provide all the bells and whistles while getting the job done. They are separated into three main categories: Hunting and fishing, work-oriented, and sports models.
“UTVs made for hunting trips and off-road adventures are often sleeker and more compact, meant to carry a few passengers and hunting or fishing gear.
“Honda brands like the Honda Pioneer 1000-5 LE are built to reduce noise level and handle great on off-road trails. They are nimble and have just enough space for two to five passengers and a spacious cargo hold.
“To avoid damage caused by the rocky terrain of the outdoors, these UTVs are built to sit higher (between 10 to 13 inches above ground) to provide clearance for debris to pass underneath.
“For more practical and job-related purposes, work-oriented UTVs take a step away from the prized dune buggy adventure feel and focus on the job at hand. The CAN-AM brand, for example, gears many of its side-by-sides to providing construction workers, landscapers, farmers, and miners the biggest bang for their buck; providing them the optimal vehicle for the job, and replace a pickup truck entirely.
“The CAN-AM Defender Max/DPS/XT, for example, is built lower to the ground and can support nearly a ton. They come with a 50-horsepower 800cc engine or a 72-horsepower 1000cc engine to provide the owner with the best experience hauling heavy loads (2,500-lbs towing capacity).
“UTVs made for offroad sports, are built for adrenaline-pumping fun and exploration. Buyers often find this dune buggy-like type of UTVs to be the most attractive around the U.S. These particular vehicles are built for speed and getting down and dirty in the outdoor elements.
“Instead of soft benches for passengers, these side-by-sides have bucket seats built in order to keep you and your passengers inside when going off jumps or making those tight corners.
“If you or your neighbor are interested in looking into this adrenaline-pumping class of side by side, I would highly recommend starting with the Polaris Polaris RZR XP Turbo S. This 168 horsepower, all-terrain, sleek machine is a mechanical masterpiece.
“Experts consider the latest model to be the fastest of its class in the year 2019. You can bet it is worth the money. If you are looking for a great time out in the wild with your family, this will make an exceptional investment.
Things To Pay Attention To
“Looks aren’t everything. Each UTV is built for a specific job with specific limitations. While in search of a side-by-side of your own, consider paying particular attention to a few aspects of each vehicle to ensure you find the right vehicle for the job.
“Depending on the terrain, you may want a taller vehicle to clear debris and all sorts of obstacles that may lie on the road. If in search of a vehicle for working out in the lumber yards or up in the mountains where fallen trees are prevalent, I recommend you look for a vehicle that has a wheelbase of 20 inches or higher.
“Many farmers and miners are in the market for a vehicle that can tow the mightiest load. If you are looking for a vehicle that can tow a trailer behind it, you should research the weight of your trailer and check out the tow capacity of your side-by-side. Most of those in this market like a UTV that has has a max of about 1350 lbs.
“If you are looking for this type of vehicle, I would recommend theJohn Deere Gator XUV 825i. The John Deere brand has always been reliable and a favorite of many on-site job workers. This particular UTV is built to tow around 1500 lbs. Making it the optimal vehicle for farmers and construction workers.
“Most side-by-sides come with a pickup-like rear end with plenty of space to carry all kinds of things. Even though they look very similar on every vehicle, not all are created equal.
“If you are looking for a side-by-side that is built like a mule to carry around all your gear, I would recommend looking up the specifications to find the heaviest weight capacity. My personal favorite is the Kawasaki Mule Pro-FXT Ranch Edition.
“What is the difference between a UTV and an ATV? ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) are built much smaller and meant for one or two riders at the most. UTVs are built to be more like a small truck and provide multiple seats bolted next to each other (hence the name side-by-side).
“UTVs come with a payload in the back and often times a towing hitch for trailers, which provide more versatility, while ATVs are built without such practical capabilities.
“Is a driver’s license required to drive UTVs? A valid driver’s license is required to operate UTVs and ATVs in practically every location within the United States. Nearly all restrictions apply to UTVs that apply to cars and trucks, both on and off the road. It is better to always carry your license on you, even when you’re out exploring the country.”
Curious about the future of the all-terrain vehicle market?
According to Globe News Wire:
“The “All-terrain Vehicle Market by Type & Application (Sport, Entertainment, Agriculture, Military & Defense), Drive (2WD, 4WD, AWD), Engine (&lessThan;400, 400-800, >800cc), Fuel (Gasoline, Electric), Wheel Number, Seating Capacity, and Region – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
“The all-terrain vehicle market, by value, is projected to grow to USD 4.4 billion by 2025 from USD 3.9 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period.
“The rising demand for ATVs in recreational activities, mainly worldwide championships, will boost the future growth of the all-terrain vehicle market.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a low impact on the North America and Asia Oceania all-terrain vehicle market. European countries and the RoW region were significantly impacted by COVID-19 and underwent lockdowns, therefore, powersports and recreational activities were stopped. Also, a majority of the ATV manufacturing companies in Europe reported steep decrease in revenues. However, with the resumption of a few power sports and entertainment activities in the coming months, the market is expected to grow in future.
“More than four wheels ATVs to be the fastest growing segment in All-terrain vehicle, by number of wheels
“More than four wheeled ATVs is projected to be the fastest growing market in the all-terrain vehicle market by 2025. OEMs are planning to be more customer-centric in terms of its manufacturing processes. The growing number of ATV buyers are looking for more than 4-wheel ATVs, especially in military and agricultural applications. Thus, OEMs, component manufacturers, and material providers are jointly working to develop more than 4 wheeled ATVs with better design, performance, and efficiency. Hence, more than four wheeled ATVs is projected to be the fastest growing all-terrain vehicle market.
Utility ATV is the largest segment in All-terrain vehicle market, by type
“Utility ATVs are estimated to hold the largest share of the all-terrain vehicle market, by type. Utility ATVs are multipurpose and can be used in different applications such as military, agriculture, construction, forestry, etc. Thus, these vehicles offer lucrative opportunities for all-terrain vehicle manufacturers. In addition, the increasing demand for ATVs in agriculture and military & defense applications in Asia Pacific and North America would further drive the utility all-terrain vehicle market.
North America is estimated to be the largest market for all-terrain vehicles
“The North American all-terrain vehicle industry is one of the most advanced industries in the world. Market growth in the North American region is driven by the dominating ATV market in the US and Canada. In recent years, the region has seen the highest ATV manufacturing growth. The US and Canada together accounted for around 96.2% of the total all-terrain vehicle production in the region in 2019. The Canadian all-terrain vehicle industry is a major contributor to the country’s economy and provides employment for over half a million people. The country has signed a free trade agreement with its neighbors to strengthen the automotive industry. Technological developments in the US have also impacted the Canadian market and boosted the demand for all-terrain vehicles in the country. Polaris Industries (US), Textron (US), and BRP (Canada) are the leading ATV players in the region. According to analysis, the US will continue to drive the growth of the all-terrain vehicle market. This trend of the all-terrain vehicle market in North America is expected to remain the same in the near future.”
ATV & Side By Side Market 2020 – Polaris, Arctic Cat, Honda, Kubota, Brp, Cfmoto, John Deere, Yamaha Motor, Hsun Motor, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Kymco, Linhai Group
The research report of Global ATV & Side by Side Market offers broad analysis about the industry on the basis of different key segments. The research report on Global ATV & Side by Side Market helps clients to understand the structure of market by identifying its various segments such as product type, end user, competitive landscape and key regions. Thus the study report offers the comprehensive analysis of market size across the globe as regional and country level market size analysis, CAGR estimation of market growth during the forecast period, revenue, key drivers, competitive background and sales analysis of the players. Along with that, report explains the major challenges and risk to face in the forecast period. In addition, report focuses on the competitive landscape and sales analysis of different vendors participating in the Global ATV & Side by Side Market.
This study covers following key players:
- Arctic Cat
- John Deere
- Yamaha Motor
- HSUN Motor
- Linhai Group
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Market segment by Type, the product can be split into:
- Side by Side
Market segment by Application, split into:
Market segment by Regions:
- South East Asia
Moreover, research report helps the users to take the industry in long term with the help of these key segments. The Global ATV & Side by Side Market report covers recent developments, strategic market growth analysis, area marketplace expanding, product launches, technological innovations and many more. For that report presents strategic analysis and ideas for new entrants using historic data study. Research report also offers an in depth analysis about the Agreements, collaboration and partnership among different vendors across the globe. Therefore, report is beneficial for all kind of clients.
The content of the study subjects, includes a total of 10 chapters:
- About the ATV & Side by Side Industry
- World Market Competition Landscape (Revenue, sales & growth rate, major players revenue by regions, market by application and types)
- World Market share (Production and revenue market share by players, regions)
- Supply Chain Analysis (Material, material prices, manufacturing equipments, production process, cost structure and end users analysis )
- Company Profiles (Company details with production information, revenue etc)
- Globalisation & Trade (Business locations, supply channels, marketing strategy etc)
- Distributors and Customers (Major Distributors & Customers, and their contact information by Regions)
- Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value by Major Countries
- Market Forecast through 2025 (Demand, Price, Revenue Analysis over coming years)
- Key success factors and Market Overview
As per a research report by Global Market Insights, Inc., global power sports market is estimated to surpass $50 billion by 2026.
Rising adoption of off-road recreational activities to foster global power sports market outlook between 2020-2026.With construction of new off-road recreational centers and maintenance and development of existing sites, the global power sports market is projected to witness a lucrative rate of growth over the forthcoming time period. Governments across the world are actively involved in the assigning of new off-road trails along with upgrading the existing ones, thereby supporting the industrial growth.
Citing an instance, the Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Parks of Canada, back in 2016, launched ATV and snowmobile trails in the Moose Mountain Provincial Park. The Saskatchewan government and the National Trains Coalition invested around $250,000 for this project, thus playing an integral role in attracting off-roading fans for sports and recreational activities in the region.
Additionally, industry players are also constantly investing in Research and Development activities in order to distinguish their product portfolio to drive sales.
Furthermore, advancements in technology including independent suspension, EFI, turbochargers, four-wheel drive systems and CDI are focusing on improving the off-road driving experience and cutting driver fatigue, thereby stimulating the product demand.
With respect to vehicle, the continuing mobility trends as well as developments in the automotive industry, like machine learning, vehicle sharing, electrification, and self-driving features, are also changing the power sports industry product portfolio drastically.
Technologies such as autonomous driving and driver-assistance, are projected to support the transformation of traditional power sports products over the projected time period.
Furthermore, the introduction of machine learning and electric cars is further impelling manufacturers of power sports vehicles to innovate their offerings by incorporating eco-friendly and electric features.
On the geographical front, APAC power sports market is anticipated to record high demand for ATVs, motorcycles and side by side vehicles owing to the expansion of subsidies of manufacturer as well as growing consumer awareness. The regional growth is ascribed to low prices of product due to low manufacturing costs and available low tax options.
In addition, regional governments are executing various policies and projects for the development of recreational and off-road infrastructure, thereby supporting the power sports market growth.
All in all, the above-mentioned factors are likely to offer a diverse range of growth opportunities for global power sports market players. The competitive landscape of global power sports market includes companies like Deere & Company, Kubota Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Arctic Cat Inc, BRP Inc., Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., KYMCO and Polaris Industries Inc., among others.
ATV & Side by Side Market Technological Breakthroughs by 2026: Polaris, Arctic Cat, Kawasaki, Honda, Kubota, BRP
The Global ATV & Side by Side Market report provides a holistic evaluation of the market for the forecast period. The report comprises various segments as well as an analysis of the trends and factors that are playing a substantial role in the market. These factors; the market dynamics involve the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges through which the impact of these factors in the market is outlined. The drivers and restraints are intrinsic factors whereas opportunities and challenges are extrinsic factors of the market.
By Top Market Players: Polaris, Arctic Cat, Kawasaki, Honda, Kubota, BRP, CFMOTO, John Deere, Yamaha Motor, HSUN Motor, Suzuki, KYMCO, Linhai Group
The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the ATV & Side by Side industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the ATV & Side by Side industry, followed by industry news and policies.
The report includes an analysis of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. In addition, the market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region.
Global ATV & Side by Side market is presented to the readers as a holistic snapshot of the competitive landscape within the given forecast period. It presents a comparative detailed analysis of the all regional and player segments, offering readers a better knowledge of where areas in which they can place their existing resources and gauging the priority of a particular region in order to boost their standing in the global market.
The Global ATV & Side by Side Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being some of the most prominent ones.
By Type: ATV, Side by Side
By Application: Work, Entertainment
For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end.