Four-wheeled versions began appearing in the early 1980s, however, when three-wheeled ATCs were banned in the US on safety grounds in 1988 it was the trigger for a quad-bike boom with not just child-friendly, small-engined fun-bike versions, but bigger, farm-orientated utility ATVs, high-performance racers and even road versions complete with lights and indicators coming onto the market.
And as a result of all that, today there's a massive choice of quads in all of these areas making it more difficult than ever to make the right choice for you. So, to help, our experts have come up with their best choices in each category. Here are our top recommendations.
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