I agree but New York State, won't even let you ride it off your OWN property onless they changed the law.To Hell with that, I don't want it plated as a ATV with limited ridding area. I would like to see a plate that is more in the lines of a duel use on and off road. (ENDURO)
I believe that the weight limit WAS 800lb eliminateing most side by sides, this was in legislation to change.An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is any self-propelled vehicle with two or more wheels that is manufactured for sale to be used primarily off-highway or in off-road competitions, and that is no wider than 70 inches and weighs no more than 1,000 pounds. This does not include vehicles manufactured for off-highway use and designed exclusively for travel on snow or ice, and supported by one or more skis, belts or cleats that utilize an endless belt tread. Those vehicles, which include snowmobiles, are subject to other laws and regulations.
This is off the NYS DMV site...sounds like as long as it doesn't weight more than 1000 lbs and wider than 70 inches...they are one and the same.
why dont they just formally change the name to a more appropriate state name [the VAMPIRE STATE] and be done with it.It's still better than New Jersey. All the registered ATV and snowmobiles in my great home state and NO legal places to ride at all. I've read lots of stuff were there is talk of getting it changed for you New Yorkers.
Well if you live near the albany area and your ride is reg & insured and want a legal place to ride i beleve are club is still looking for membersnew york and pa. have full reciprocation on any registered vehicles with an issued license plate. this means atvs are ok, snowmobiles, not so much. if a new york resident registers their commander in pa, no problems. you get your pa plate, bolt it on. Go to Lewis county, NY (old forge/tug hill area), show them your current registration, proof of insurance, and they'll issue your permit. have fun!