Some people who drive all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) enjoy the freedom and flexibility associated with their ride. Nothing can be more exciting for them than quad biking through muddy ditches. However, no matter how sturdy your quad bike looks and how much enjoyment you get from the ride, the vehicle requires experience and skills to ensure effective control.
If you are new to quad bikes or haven’t been riding one for a while, you need training. Keep in mind that it can easy for quads to roll, especially when you ride them off-road. Plus, things can easily go wrong without preparation. To make sure you enjoy your ride and embrace the freedom that comes with it, consider the tips below:
Purchase the Right Quad Bike
If you are new to adult quad bikes for sale in UK, pick a unit that matches your level of experience and strength. Remember that driving this ATV is quite physical and you need to ensure you can handle your vehicle’s power and weight.
Perform Safety Checks
A quad bike that has been in use for over three years should pass an MOT to be used in public roads. Thus, having safety features such as a speedometer, a brake light, and hazard warning lights are a must. You can only drive the ATV if you possess a full car licence or motorcycle category B1 licence. Also, the quad should have at least third-party insurance.
If you plan to drive the ATV off-road, you still have to perform basic safety checks before each ride. Make sure you check steering, tyre pressure, fuel level, front and rear brakes, and oil level.
Fit the Correct Tyres
Tyres for quad bikes are identified by three numbers, 24×7-11, for instance. The first two numbers are the tyre’s height and width. The third one is the rim’s size. You can prefer to fit tyres which add at least one inch of height to enhance off-road performance and switch to road-legal tyres only when necessary. But, to make sure your new tyres suit your quad, avoid increasing the tyres by over a couple of sizes on quads bigger than 500cc and not more than one size on smaller ones.
Wear the Right Gear
A quad bike does not have roll cages to drivers can easily escape it should an accident happen. But, without built-in safety measures, you need to wear the right protective clothing and helmet to prevent injury.