Four wheels for double the fun, a sport enjoyed throughout Oceania with dedicated clubs and enthusiasts
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV), also known as a quad, four-wheeler, is 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 often initially designed as a street legal vehicle for some countries, the quciker competition sporting models are usually not street-legal within many states of Australia or New Zealand.
There is an active ATV commission in both New Zealand and Australia and they are raced regularly throughout the countries.
The rider sits on and operates these vehicles like a motorcycle, but the extra wheels give more stability at slower speeds.
ATV racing is an exciting and physical form of racing or leisure and there are many clubs throughout Australasia that operate regular events and National level championships.