ATV Industry Facts: Did You Know?
Do these wheels make my butt look big?
Considered the first true ATV by many, the 1972 Honda US90 came in at 37-inches wide. And most of that was achieved by massive tires. Throughout the years, the width (and corresponding stability) of our machines has only continued to increase.
Take the latest word coming in from Polaris- the brand introduced two new machines that deliver an unmatched combination of both performance and value amongst the 72-inch side-by-side segment. RZR XP Turbo S Velocity and RZR XP 4 Turbo S Velocity feature race-ready 3.0-inch aluminum Walker Evans Velocity Shocks and a simplified fit and finish, while maintaining several of the terrain-dominating features as the XP Turbo S and XP 4 Turbo S models.
“We designed the Velocity models in response to drivers seeking the ultimate combination of performance and value,” said Kyle Duea, Vice President of ORV Marketing for Polaris Industries. “Along with this new offering, we’re excited to add an additional paint scheme to the current XP Turbo S and XP 4 Turbo S lineup for a wider range of styles and designs.”
At $25,399 and $28,399, respectively, the new two- and four-seat Velocity models should be arriving to dealers as we speak.
Bonus Fact: 72-inch machines are a mere 2-inches shy of being twice as wide as that first humble Honda 3-wheeler.