According to industry sources, the ATV business will top the 900,000 unit mark this year. This number comes from totaling production of the eight OEMs we are all familiar with: Honda, Yamaha, Polaris, Suzuki, Arctic Cat, Kawasaki, Bombardier BRP and John Deere.
What isn’t clear is the actual numbers of specialty ATVs – many of which are not included in this total.
It’s widely suspected the number of kid’s sized ATVs sold will eclipse the 150,000 unit mark this year. Some of these mini units are accounted for in the total sales of the aforementioned OEMs.
However, much of this number is not included because the largest number of kid’s ATVs are sold by off-shore makers like E-Ton, Kasea, Dinli, Kymco – the list goes on. At this time, these makers are not all reporting their sales.
Here’s more interesting numbers. The sales of ATTs like the Polaris Ranger, John Deere Gator, Kubota RTV900, Club Car and the Yamaha Rhino are estimated to be near the 100,000 unit mark.
If you take a wild, stabbing guess it’s not hard to tally over one million ATVs being sold this year.