ATV Beginner Tips

a man on his ATV taking a break to watch the river

ATV Riding Tips For Beginners

Once you’ve made the decision to invest in an ATV, you’ll be opening yourself up to endless exciting experiences. Before you get too ahead of yourself, remember to ask some important questions before you make the investment. You want to feel confident you’re choosing the right vehicle, especially if you’re a beginner. Erv’s Sales & Service has gathered some helpful ATV riding tips below. If you’d like more information, give us a call or stop by our dealership. We’re conveniently located in Tomahawk, WI.


Choose the Right ATV

When you start browsing the market, be sure to keep your wits about you. It can be all too tempting to pick a model that’s out of your price range and your skill level. If you’re a new rider, you don’t want to burden yourself with an engine that’s too large. This can cause you to lose control of your ATV, which can lead to accidents. If you’re just getting started in the world of riding, you’ll be better off with a smaller engine displacement. You’ll also need to choose between a utility model and a sport model. Utility ATVs are a popular choice with their boxy shape, powerful tow hitches, convenient cargo racks, and two-up seats. Sport models are sleeker with a more aerodynamic body shape and robust suspension system.


Choose the Right Gear

Another important decision you’ll need to make is regarding your gear. You can’t start enjoying off-road adventures without the right gear. The most critical item is a protective helmet that’s been crashed tested. You want to have peace of mind knowing you’ll be protected in the event of a fall or crash. If you choose a helmet without a face shield or mask, you’ll need to add a pair of goggles to your gear list to protect you from debris. You should always wear long sleeves and pants when you head out for a ride, which will protect your extremities from abrasions and scratches. You’d also be wise to invest in a solid pair of riding boots and gloves.
You’re officially ready to ride your ATV for hours on end. Want to learn more? Give us a call or visit us at Erv’s Sales & Service in Tomahawk, WI.