ATV crime prevention is in your hands

Filed under: Quad Bikes Advice — Mat on May 31, 2010

Owners of all-terrain vehicles up and down the country are constantly targeted by thieves. The popularity of quad bikes for rural work and pursuits, combined with their portability, make them easy targets. So just how can you stop your pride and joy being taken? With some planning, you can make it difficult for the thieves, and probably save some money on your insurance bill too.

One fundamental precaution is to make sure you secure your ATV to the ground. In just a few seconds, two people can have your quad bike in the back of a van, no matter how many handlebar clamps, chains and alarms are fitted. If it isn’t bolted down, it can be carried away easily and the thieves can deal with chains and clamps at their leisure. Invest in a good quality (more…)

ATVs – a short history

Filed under: ATVs History — Rick on May 25, 2010

Royal Enfield developed a ‘quadricycle’ in 1893 which could, arguably, be classed as the first quad bike. It wasn’t until the 1970s however that modern quad bikes, or ATVs, first started to appear.

Honda ATVs were the first to come to public attention, especially after making an appearance in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. The early Honda ATCs (all terrain cycles) were three-wheelers with large balloon tyres and designed for recreational use. By the 1980s, with the addition of racks and suspension, the ATVs were maturing into utility vehicles and their use in agriculture and rugged outdoor recreation (such as hunting) was becoming more widespread. At the same time the sport models were (more…)

Wrexham to use quad bikes to battle winter weather

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Diane on May 18, 2010

The recent winter conditions experienced in the UK were some of the worst on record, and many councils were left completely unprepared for the effects caused by the snow and ice. Many councils ran out of grit, having built up very low stores, and many major roads were rendered unusable as the country came to a standstill.

Wrexham, in North Wales, was one such area, but Wrexham Council has taken measures to ensure this doesn’t happen again; measures that include the purchase of snow ploughs to be fitted to quad bikes in order to help clear the paths and roads from snow. Quads are also being fitted with gritting units to help grit the (more…)

Quad bikes fit the Bill

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Mat on May 11, 2010

We’re used to seeing the police ride around in police cars and vans, and in the old days we’d have seen many local ‘bobbies’ riding around on bikes. Now though, in the 21st century, we’re treated to bobbies on quad bikes – at least in Liverpool.

Liverpool has a lot of parks and open spaces, and patrolling these areas on foot takes a long time. They are also inaccessible for police cars, so local police have now drafted in two mountain bikes, and two Honda quad bikes to keep (more…)