You see ATVs and ATV trailers all over the place today, but at one time, they were nowhere to be found. Thank goodness they were invented, or we’d be missing out on some cool adventures! Here’s how these fun four-wheelers came about.
In the late 1960s, car and truck dealerships wanted a new product that could be sold during all seasons. The problem was that motorcycles, while amazing, would only really sell in the warmer months. That left the dealerships losing dollars in the wintertime. Honda took on the task, and by 1970 had introduced the first ATV, the US90 (renamed ATC90). With a selling price of just under $600, it started a trend.
By the end of the 1970s, Yamaha had joined the ATV world with its YT125 Tri-Moto. Suddenly, there were two competitors, and other manufacturers including Kawasaki, Suzuki and Polaris got into the ATV action in the 1980s. This is when ATVs grabbed hold and people everywhere began using them for work and play.
The 1990s saw ATVs riding the wave of popularity, and Arctic Cat (now a well-known name in the business) joined the crowd. At this point, all the manufacturers began experimenting with different models and attributes. Of course, the ATV trailers followed suit, making sure they were designed for the modern ATV hauling needs!
By the time the millennium switched to the 2000s, ATVs had become commonplace around Canada. Whether you lived in Ottawa, Toronto or Montreal, you knew someone who loved riding for pleasure. Now, we’ve continued this trend, and there’s no sign that it’s abating even a little!
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