Identifying the U.S. ATV competition

While the U.S. ATV market has continued to decrease in volume in recent years, it certainly doesn’t seem to have decreased in terms of competition.

The number of manufacturers and/or distributors that have met federal guidelines to sell ATVs in the United States has exceeded three dozen, according to an online Consumer Safety Product Commission report.

Starting in late 2008, ATVs could not be distributed or imported in the United States without companies having completing an “ATV Action Plan” and complying with federal safety standards.

The companies that have done just that and are listed include both familiar brand names (Polaris, Yamaha, etc.) and less-established names (ZAP Corp. , Barefoot Motors, etc.).

To get a view of the list of the manufacturers and distributors that can legally sell ATVs, go to www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/atvactionplan.html.

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