Posts Tagged ‘ ask the editor ’

July 6th, 2014

Ask the Editors: What’s a Quad-Bike?

Dear ATVC: What exactly is a “quad-bike”? Is this a specific type of ATV, a slang term or something different entirely? The term quad bike is rarely used in the United States to describe an ATV (though “quad” alone is certainly common enough in reference to the vehicle’s four-wheels much in the same way trike [...]

December 1st, 2013

Ask the Editors: What Kind of Insurance Should I get?

Dear ATVC: I’m not sure how ATV insurance works. Is it essentially the same as automotive or motorcycle coverage? Is it mandatory? Whether or not ATV insurance coverage is mandatory depends entirely upon where you ride. It is generally required if you’re planning on riding on state owned or public trails. It varies when riding [...]

November 24th, 2013

Ask the Editors: Help Me Land Some Racing Sponsors

Dear ATVC: I’m an amateur racer trying to land a few sponsors to offset the high cost of competing. Do you have any tips to help me put together a good resume’? As simplistic as it sounds, make sure you have your name, address, phone number and email address clearly listed at the top of [...]

November 18th, 2013

Ask the Editors: What Ever Happened to US Highland?

Dear ATVC: A while ago you ran a piece on an American quad company that was making custom ATVs and motorcycles for its customers. I can’t recall the name of them right now but was wondering if they were still around? The company was US Highland and, despite suffering some terrible setbacks, we hear they’re [...]

September 9th, 2013

Ask The Editors: Help Decode my ATV’s VIN Number

Dear ATVC: I was wondering if ATV VIN numbers work the same as cars and motorcycles? Like could you glance at the VIN and know when a quad was made and if it was stolen and so on? Thanks. Absolutely. All motorized vehicles manufactured after 1978 contain a 17-digit VIN number. It is made up [...]