Wheelie-ing an ATV down public roads in shorts, a t-shirt and sandals while your buddy films it is a terrible idea. Drifting into the oncoming lane so you can wheelie past your buddies is an even worse one. Most of you hopefully already know this, but this video is proof that some don’t.
In 1988 the U.S. government banned the sale of three-wheeled ATVs over “high incidence of injury.” Basically, they were as dangerous as they looked. And still are. But that doesn’t stop the few left on Earth from running around hog wild.
The premise here is simple. Take a farm buggy, completely redesign it to haul ass and hit jumps, put a talented driver with balls of steel in the seat and cut him loose in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Here’s RJ Anderson in XP1K3.
Old couches generally don’t rank to high on the Fun Potential Scale. They usually get dragged to the curb, or gradually get moister and grosser until they’re a smelly colony of rapidly-evolving funguses, one of which just figured out how to tame fire. But add an ATV and some tow rope into the mix, and it all changes.
The Polaris RZR RJ Anderson punted through oversized bowls, 50/50 log grinds, and a series of other insane backwoods stunts (including a world-record setting 170' jump) was not exactly off the showroom floor. Here's a closer look at how one of the wildest small-scale off-road vehicles ever came together.
Want to explore the muddiest and messiest of the marshlands, without getting stuck chest-deep in the mud screaming "Artax! No!"? This is the 21st century, so naturally there is an insane machine that will get the job done with obscene power and style. Let the Shaman take you on a vision quest.
To win some much-needed attention in the Side-By-Side ATV market, the 2015 Honda Pioneer 500 will be the first vehicle of its type to come with a paddle-shifted electronic transmission.
One skull on the helmet? Nah, don't be stingy. FIVE skulls, man.
Have you ever wished that you had an ATV, but held off on pulling the trigger because you wanted to buy a jet ski, too, but couldn't have both at the same time?
OK, it's actually a three-and-a-half year old. These things are important at that age. Also, an amazing amount of hand-eye coordination and arm control from someone who likely still gets excited over juice boxes. Then again, so does Jim Glickenhaus.
ATVs are dangerous. Especially if you're not wearing a helmet and seatbelt while operating them. A bunch of people weren't smart enough to figure that out and sued Yamaha for negligence. Yamaha just won the first case.
A little bit of metalworking knowhow has converted a perfectly functional quad into a perfectly functional quad that can do forwards and backward rolls. You're still out of luck if you rolls the quad on its side, but I'm sure the creators of this vehicle are working on putting a quad in a hamster ball next. Overall,…
We've seen some pretty interesting mods around these parts, but this 110cc quad toolbox has to be one of the more peculiar. I hate to jump to conclusions or make assumptions, but this is really just a 110cc miniature quad sawed in half and welded back to a pretty standard toolbox. The owner says it is used in the pits…
Once again, Signore Loverman is off-duty for COTD today, and since he bought his first shotgun at the age of three, we won't inquire too closely about the reasons why he asked me to sub for him this fine Monday evening. Sometimes we give this award to the commenter who lasers straight to the core of a topic with his…
Best known for their race winning supermotos and the stunning X-Bow, KTM are launching their first Quad bikes. The 450 XC and XC feature the same powerful single cylinder engines as the Austrian company's dirt bikes, which should make them an equally wild ride. The full press release follows the jump.
Imagine blasting around New Zealand on an ATV powered by a rally-tuned Subaru STi engine. We got hip to this face-warping toy last year, but this is the first video we've seen of it in action. Apparently, Kiwis have this Race to the Sky thing, where all manner of radical four-wheelers blast up some middle-earth…
And speaking of Transformers — here's an ATV which'll probably feel at home in both the new Michael Bay directed flick, as well as in pretty much any Bond movie. It's an all-terrain vehicle with a 140 bhp engine and a 50 mph top speed, but then it can pop the tires up and sink the engine into the pool for a dip,…
Is it a glorified ATV retrofitted for ministry-of-transportation approval, or a full-sized Volkswagen Beetle that's been swimming in an icy lake? Whatever it is, the City of London considers it a scooter, so it doesn't charge riders of the 340cc bone shaker for congestion, which makes it kind of a bargain for those…