We just returned from a trip to Wisconsn with our new RZR to go trail riding and guess what?! The RZR cannot be ridden on trails there trails because it doers not meet the definition of an ATV.
What about all the people who have purchased these side-by-sides? We traded a 500 Polaris and a 700 Polaris for the new RZR and now We find out it has limitions where we can ride.
Is All-Terrain Vehicle aware of this problem? If so, are you involved in negotiations to change the laws so we may continue to ride and support your company as we have in the past? What other states are we going to encounter problems?
Please send us any information you have.
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No matter what type of off-road vehicle you operate you should check to see if it is legal in the places you intend to use it – first.
There are many jurisdictions which have not passed legislation to accommodate 2-Up ATV’s and side-by-sides. There are some jurisdictions which have myriad limitations on who can operate off road vehicles and what is required to do so – requirements for issues like licensing, insurance, drivers licenses or off-road licenses are different from state-to-state and province to province.
We know BRP has been active in changing laws across the US and Canada relating to the legalities of 2-Up ATV’s – and they’ve had success in many places. However, there’s more work to be done.
It would be a good idea for you to become involved in your state ATV association and find out how you can help lobby for legislative changes to accommodate side-by-sides.
With the dramatic increase in sales of side-by-sides legislators across North America will ultimately have to deal with this issue – we think it’ll be sooner rather than later.