If you need something extremely cool to impress your neighbor, we have just the thing – 11 most expensive ATVs and UTVs on the market. These babies, apart from looking cool, are also a ton of fun. Built for rides even over the worst terrain, they are very powerful and ideal for camping trips. Of course, if you just want to spend a nice relaxing afternoon tearing them up through the woods or take them out for a few spins on a dirt track, these ATVs and UTVs are just for you.
The origin of ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) can be traced back to the 19th century, when Royal Enfield, one of the most famous motorcycle manufacturers in history, created a powered quad cycle. ATVs popularity didn’t really take off until Honda developed its, now famous, ATC200X tricycle model in 1982. ATC200X is still widely used by enthusiast all over the world, mainly in the United States and original models can be very expensive, if you can find one.
What Honda did for tricycles, Suzuki did for quad cycles, with QuadRunner model in the 80s. Soon, other manufacturers followed suit and the market was flooded with four-wheeled ATVs with large engines and sometimes a dangerous amount of power.
The practicality of ATVs was discovered early on by militaries and police forces around the world. They were also quite handy for various agricultural tasks. This led to the split in the development. Classic ATV remained straddle ridden, while a new type, called UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) was developed for use in cattle herding, border patrols and special operation missions. Generally speaking, the difference between ATVs and UTVs is in seating arrangements. UTV usually have 2 seats side by side, some even four in the classic two-row arrangement. They also often feature a cargo box in the rear and the ability to pull trailers, although this is where the lines between the two types get blurred a bit. As the list of feature grew, so did the price as well, and some of the top models are as expensive as a car. Granted, not as much as these most expensive cars ever sold at auction, but still, they can get very pricey. Let’s check them out.