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Ideas for All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) comprises a frame and a pair of front and rear wheels hung from the frame. A straddle-type seat has a central portion and a second portion to support a driver and a passenger. The wheelbase of the ATV is increased in length (compared to conventional quad bikes for sale) to improve stability and comfort for the driver and support a passenger behind the driver. The passenger and subsequent seat portions are distributed in front of the rear wheel axis and moved closer to the centre of the wheelbase. Furthermore, the combined centre of gravity of the ATV, rider, and passenger is shifted closer to the centre of the wheelbase to improve security, comfort and protection. As a result, the driver and passenger each have sufficient space to position themselves without significantly interfering with each other actively.

This design relates to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), particularly quad bikes in which two riders (a driver and a passenger) can be accepted. The present invention also correlates to the seat positioning of the operator and passenger on the ATV.

Conventionally, the term ATV or all-terrain vehicle has been restricted to straddle-seat, wheeled vehicles that are built to accommodate just one rider/driver. The Consumer Product Safety Commission practices the one-rider limitation to define “ATV” due to the notion that straddle-seat, wheeled vehicles could not reliably accommodate more than one rider.

The architects of the present design determined that if multiple riders are operating quad bikes that are intended for one rider, notwithstanding all contraindications and other warnings, then ATVs should be built to safely accommodate various riders. Accordingly, through the present design, the inventors resolved security concerns of the industry concerning multi-person ATVs.

Therefore, one aspect of embodiments of the design provides an ATV that can safely hold two riders (a driver and a passenger). For instance, the wheelbase of the quad can be increased (e.g., by about 8″ to 12″ or more) compared to traditional ATVs such that the driver is more centered within the front and back wheels, which produces additional space to include an additional rider behind the driver. An asset to this structure is that the driver's riding position is more effective and comfortable, and the passenger can be held in a safe manner.

Another character of embodiments of the invention presents an ATV on which a single rider, i.e., the driver, can be fixed in a position that is more centred between the front and rear sets of wheels, thereby enhancing driver comfort and reducing the risks for roll-over of the quads.

Another character of embodiments of the contemporary design provides a two-person quad bikes for sale UK that provides the driver and passenger to position themselves during the operation of the ATV, for example using an ATV flail mower, actively.

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