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Quad bikes in Cyprus July 22, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Cyprus, Racing & Motors.

Quad bikes, also known as all-terrain vehicles or ATVs, are essentially four-wheeled motorbikes.

The first production-model ATV was made by Honda in 1970, but with three wheels it was relatively unstable. The first quad to be mass-produced for recreational use was Suzuki’s Quad-Runner LT125, which came on the market in 1983.

They can have either manual or automatic transmission, and steering is done via a set of handlebars. The engines are similar to those of a motorbike, typically ranging from 50 to 1,000cc.

Today’s bikes fall into two broad categories: sport ATVs are two-wheel drive and capable of speeds of up to 120kph; while four-wheel-drive utility vehicles are primarily designed to handle rough terrain and have a top speed of around 100kph. There are even amphibious quads (AATVs), invariably with six to eight wheels. Prices range from Cy£800 to in excess of Cy£9,000.

Where to go in Cyprus >
Fun Buggy and Quad Safaris, Paphos, tel 26 912491, 99 118250 or 99 325 753
DK Buggies Rentals, Paphos, tel 26 930337
DMS Motorsports, Paphos, tel 99 912857
Sayious Motorsports Ltd, Limassol, tel 25 366525
Force 8, Limassol, tel 25 579919
Cyprus Quad Safari, Pissouri, tel 25 827020
CKJ Motorsports, Nicosia, tel 22 780280
Force 8, Nicosia, tel 22 760010

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