I am looking for recommendations on a fixed type two seater ATV (tandem not side by side) in which the ATV is designed to carry two passengers.
I am looking at easy trails, handicap hunting and rides w/the wife over the property including some hills and timber line.
Want 4×4 and enough power for two but in no way am I planning on ultimate speed and extreme ATVing.
Also, what do you recommend for the best helmet? Price is not issue.
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I would recommend a number of capable two-up ATV’s including the Polaris Sportsman X-2 500 EFI. It has a dual purpose passenger seat and dump box with tailgate. This ATV literally drips with versatility.
The Can-Am 400HO Max is a very comfortable and smooth riding twofer that will have enough power to carry two but is not a hot rod. The Arctic Cat TRV 500 is a comfy twofer and has nice linear power. It can accept many innovative attachments as well.
Finally the new for 08 Polaris Sportsman Touring 500 EFI is a smooth riding and comfortable model with plenty of extra storage. There are more powerful models from these OE’s but these are all high value models which use CVT auto transmissions and all have sophisticated IRS suspensions in the rear – affording excellent ground clearance and a stable, plush ride for one or two.
You asked about helmets. I would use nothing but a full face type helmet – either the off-road style with goggles or the popular cold weather snowmobile style with a flip-up visor.
Full face helmets are much more protective than open face lids. There are myriad models and mfg’s of these but if you want the best quality ensure the helmet is “Snell Approved”. This sticker ensures the highest quality and highest safety standard.