The Differences Between ATV's and UTV's

There are many different ways to use an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) or a UTV (Utility Vehicle), but how do you know when's the best time to use each one?


ATV's (Above: Suzuki LTZ 400) 

If you're looking perform in a race, be agile, or simply looking to save a few bucks, an ATV is the way to go. Although more physically demanding to ride, the ATV works great on winding trails and is easy to tow. It's also more sportier than riding a UTV, as you can manipulate turns easily. They also cost significantly less than an UTV, usually in the range of several thousand dollars cheaper. Some ATV brands can also be modified for races and also used around the home for smaller projects. And last but not least, they are smaller and lighter than their UTV counterparts. Artic Cat DVX 400, Honda TRX 450, and the Suzuki LTX 400 are just a few of the many machines Barkers carries exhausts for in the ATV line up.


UTV's (Above: Polaris RZR 800)

UTV's are best used for hauling large loads (much larger than an ATV), as a work vehicle, or if you're looking to add tons of accessories. With a starting price around $10,000 and customization options including heaters, LED lights, and stereo systems, these vehicles aren't cheap but can make riding fun. The UTV also has upright seating, which is more comfortable than most forward leaning positions on ATV's, therefore making this an excellent option for anyone that has to cover many miles of turf or for older riders. Also, many UTV's have a wide rear platform, which is great for hauling items to a fro without the addition of a trailer. The Polaris RZR 800, Yamaha Rhino 660 and Kawasaki Teryx UTV's are all models that Barkers carries exhausts for.

If you can afford to have both, you're in a pretty great spot. However, if you're stuck between purchasing an ATV and a UTV, really take a look at what you would be using it for to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. And Barker's Exhaust is here to make whatever vehicle you choose perform at its best with our high performance exhausts.

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