The Story Of How And Why Three-Wheel ATVs Were Banned

Maybe it’s a peculiarity of my age and childhood that the ban of three-wheel ATVs (or ATCs, as Honda referred to them) held a sort of legendary but mysterious place in my imagination. That’s why it’s so gratifying to see the story laid out in this beautiful video from FortNine.

As a result of growing up in the ’90s, after all of this had gone down, if you’d asked me about three-wheelers as an adult I would have assumed that the ban was a little like when kids tell you that you don’t legally have to go to class if the teacher is more than five minutes late.

Turns out, though, I would have been wrong. The ban was very real and also a very good idea. And the video lays out exactly why… read more >

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