For me riding in the back country means riding fast and hard or riding slow technical riding like rock crawling or hill climbing, but that’s me. Others just leisurely ride into the back country on their ATV because they are not physically able to hike or ride a bike or motorcycle. This makes the ATV the best way to experience the back country.
It is not uncommon to see others on the back country trails and more and more I am see elderly people and people with physical disabilities riding ATV’s. Many are just out sight-seeing, while others are out to find that remote lake for a day of ATV fishing or that uncrowded campsite for ATV camping.
You see today’s utility 4×4 ATVs are engineering marvels, designed to handle the abuse of the trail while providing a comfortable ride for the operator. The features of a new utility 4×4 ATV help make the vehicle very easy to operate and handle.
Most new ATVs now have an automatic CVT transmission which are easier to operate, because the transmission takes care of the gearing in order to match acceleration and deceleration needs, riders don’t have to learn how to use a clutch, when to shift, and the proper timing required for operating a manual transmission effectively. The rider only has to shift an automatic between Park, Low, High and Reverse which is much easier and requires less specific knowledge.
All major brand utility 4×4 ATVs are available with optional electric power steering (EPS). EPS adds comfort, control and reduces fatigue. Another big benefit is the dampening effect that helps reduce handlebar kickback. Turning these ATVs require very little effort on the rider.
To improve the ride and stability of the ATV most manufacturers utilize rear independent suspension (IRS). IRS on the back country trails helps tremendously with the bumps because each tire absorbs them independently. With a solid rear axle when one tire hits a bump the other tire feels it also which can make the ATV hop sideways.
The 2-up ATVs have the extra suspension and length to handle two riders comfortably. These are great for couples and for taking the kids along for a ride. An ATV covers terrain much faster and easier than a full-sized vehicle. Also there are many trails that only allow vehicles of 50” in width or less.
So if you want to enjoy more of the back country but aren’t physically capable of hiking or biking long distances then get yourself a new ATV – It’s the best way to experience the back country. When it comes to adding accessories to your new ATV Click Here to browse the selection at CampingATV.com.