An all-terrain vehicle (abbreviated to ATV), also known as a quad, quad bike, three wheeler, or four wheeler, is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a vehicle that travels on low pressure tires with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.
As the name implies, it is designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles. Although it is a street-legal vehicle in some countries, it is not street-legal within most states and provinces of Australia, the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. In the UK, a more recent variation class of the ATV is now road-legal, but there are very few models available in this class. By the current ANSI definition, ATVs are intended for use by a single operator, although some companies have developed ATVs that can hold the operator and one passenger. These kind are known as tandem ATVs. In cases of a single-person ATV, the rider sits on and operates the vehicle like a motorcycle, but the extra wheels give more stability at slower speeds. Most models have three or four wheels, but there are six wheel versions. In the United States, the engine sizes of ATVs for sale range from 49 to 1,000 cc (3 to 61 cu. in.). ATVs for use in cities is not exactly advisable, but a change in air pressure should make them stable. After the adjustment, they would be very useful due to their immense handling. Legal issues should not be too much of a problem depending on the stage of the outbreak.
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