If you are enthusiastic about the outdoors, then an adventure on a quad bike is sure to give you just the kind of thrill you are looking for. One great thing about quad biking is that it even without a lot of experience, you can still get the satisfaction that comes with exploring remote and beautiful places. Regardless of whether you are new to quad biking or an experienced rider, there are some quad biking facts you probably didn’t know. Check them out below.
- There are three categories of quads namely, off-road, road legal, and utility quads. Road legal quads usually require registration before they can be driven on public roads. The rider must also have a driving license. Off road quads are mostly used for recreational activities. They can also be used for farm work and other terrain-based activities. Utility quads can be used for both public roads and work.
- The world record for the longest distance jump made on a quad bike was made by an Australian man named Matt Coulter (a.k.a. The Kangaroo Kid) in the year 2000. He set the record by jumping over 14 Honda CRV vehicles, covering a distance of 134ft. Jon Geutter from Minnesota was also the first person to perform a backflip on a four-wheeled bike successfully.
- It is a lot easier to park and maneuver a quad bike when you slow down the speed. This is because the vehicle’s rear wheels tend to move in an opposite direction to that of the front wheels.
- The first quadracycle that was powered (four-wheeled bicycle) was built and sold in 1893 by the British company- Royal Enfield. Its design was much like an ATV in that it resembled a horseless carriage intended for road transport.
- The company Suzuki is recognised as a leader when it comes to the advancement of quads and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). In 1982, the QuadRunner LT125 (which was the first ATV) was sold as a recreational vehicle.
- The designs of the first generation ATVs were also quite different from the quad bikes we have today. Many of them came with six wheels, and they were also bare- without tail lights. It wasn’t until 1998 when tail lights became a requirement for quads that they were added.
- Honda went into the production of quads and trikes that were patterned on their motorbikes during the 1970’s. The production of Honda Rubicon introduced ATV’s that came with GPRS. The introduction of Honda’s FourTrax TRX350 4X4 ATV in 1986 also paved the way for the four- wheeled drive ATV’s that are now popular in today’s market.
- By the 90’s, many people discovered the potential ATV’s had to be used as powerful work vehicles. This led to them being commonly used in farms. Even airport baggage tractors and golf carts were modelled after these four wheeled bikes, although modified specifications were added.
The above are just some of the interesting facts you should know about quad biking. However, it is not enough to just know these facts; you need to experience the real thrill of a quad biking adventure. Don’t miss out on all the fun. Book a quad biking adventure for you and your friends today.