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Old 10-23-2009, 09:47 PM
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Default the history of the 4 wheeler

Who was the first company to make an atv......Honda.

Read about it here....kinda cool.

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Very nice!.. Neat info
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Nice find, Thx for sharing it!!
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yeah ive seen this on other forums! pretty cool stuff!
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Who was the first company to make an atv......Honda.
First ATV....Suzuki

First ATC....Honda.

First ATV with true AWD diff lock,IRS and selctable 2wd/4wd ....Suzuki.
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Got a link to where I can read about Suzuki making the first ATV?
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OK, guess I worded the title wrong.

Honda made the first ATV - All Terrain Vehicle.

Suzuki was the first to make a 4 wheeled ATV....but they didnt start making ATVs till 1983 models....so basically 13 years after Honda.
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OK, guess I worded the title wrong.

Honda made the first ATV - All Terrain Vehicle.

Suzuki was the first to make a 4 wheeled ATV....but they didnt start making ATVs till 1983 models....so basically 13 years after Honda.
honda made the ATC = all terrain cycle as where the ATV = is all terrain vechicle. basicly a 3 wheeler vs a 4 wheeler.
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I always hear the term ATC when it came to 3 wheelers,but the first ATV that we consider a 4 wheeler was a Suzuki.

If where going to call ATV anything then the first ATV is probably built by MAX,Argo or Terra Jet of some kind.

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Guess this all depends on your definition of ATV. NOW an ATV is a machine thats operates on 4 low pressure tires. Back in the day before 4 wheeled machines became the norm (and even the only after they stopped making the 3 wheelers) ATV meant both......and even 3 wheelers before someone made a 4 wheeler.

In 1980 an ATV was a 3 wheeled machine.......in 2000 its a 4 wheeled machine.

The term ATV has meant different things......so I still consider a 3 wheeler an ATV.

Of course I cant argue the fact that the Argo qualifies.....seems it does to me, and many of the other early machines as well.
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