How Much Does An ATV Weigh

What’s good about ATVs is they are made in different shapes, sizes, and it is almost impossible that you will not find anything that suits you. The weight of the ATV is a major deciding factor when you are going to purchase one. You will be surprised to find out how varied their weights are.

ATV Weight By Class

  • Average Weight of an ATV

It is approximately 590 pounds, but that is not all because the weight is usually dependent on the engine size. However, there is a lot of variety within the size, but a 90cc ATV will for sure weight a little less than an ATV with an 800cc engine. You also need to consider the dimensions, weight, and engine in finding the perfect ATV for you.

  • Entry-level 50cc ATVs

This type of ATV averagely weighs 215 pounds and the heaviest one with the same engine is 237 pounds. The lightest is 174 pounds, but most ATVs with a 50cc engine weigh between 210 and 225 pounds.

  • 70cc ATVs

ATVs with a 70cc engine weigh 250 pounds on average. Normally, kids are taught to use this one first and eventually move on to bigger ones.

  • 90CC ATVs – For the Youth

This size is popular among kids and the average weight is approximately 265 pounds up to a maximum of 290 pounds. The lightest one found under this class weighs about 249 pounds. The ATVs that use a 90cc engine have a weight of between 250 and 260 pounds. There are quite a few that weigh a little more but they are not so common.

  • 400cc ATVs – For Recreation and Utility

The ATVs belonging to this category are perfect for recreational and utility activities because the power can handle both. In addition, ATVs with this engine are more adult-sized and the average weight is 495 pounds. This is when you will really start to see how sport and utility models differ. The lightest ATV with this engine is 372 pounds.

  • 1000cc ATVs – 6x6 Utility ATV

These are the biggest ATVs you will see and have the most power compared to the previously mentioned ones. The average weight of ATVs with this engine is 840 pounds. This type of ATV can be used for transporting cargo and there is also a storage compartment in the machine.

Why Weight is Important?

Weight matters because if you want more speed and acceleration, the horsepower is a factor. To simply put it, a higher number means the bike can go faster. If speed is not your biggest concern, this is not so significant to you.

Majority of the riders want an ATV they can handle so they go for something that weighs less. ATVs that weigh less are easier to handle when riding on terrains because your body weight is a bigger factor when you are in that situation. Although, the heavier ones are more stable, especially if they are being used for cargo or towing.

Where Will You Ride Your ATV?

This question is very important when you are choosing an ATV to buy.

Are you going to ride on the trail?

Do you like to cruise on acreage? 

Is tackling mud pits your thing? Or

Will you use it on the dessert? 

Even if ATVs are essentially for all terrains, their performance will still be affected by what they encounter. It is recommended to use 400cc to 700cc ATVs if you will use it generally on terrains and acreage. For mud pit tackling, it is best to consider 700cc to 1000cc ATVs. They also work best for sand dunes.

Moreover, if you think that someone else will ride your ATV, take their capabilities into consideration. Many new riders feel comfortable with a 400cc ATV even if it is their first time because of the electronic power steering.

Choosing the perfect ATV weight for you can be overwhelming, but when you think about it, you just have to know what factors to consider and you are good to go. You also have to think about their maintenance, which is why you should never try to handle more than what you can.

Jose Wagner

I'm Jose Wagner, a mechanic who loves exploring & writing about new tools and contraptions which make everyone’s lives a whole lot easier. I have been in the manufacturing industry for several years and possess sound mechanical knowledge and diagnostic skills.

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