ATV brands to quit Australian market over operator protection devices

Major brands like Honda, Yamaha and Polaris have announced they will be quitting the local market for ATVs rather than adhere to new safety standards introduced by the Australian government. The primary reason quoted for the move is that the companies do not want to fit rollover protection devices to their quad bikes as they […]

Honda ATVs to stop Australian sales after 2021


Honda has advised that due to the new standard passed by the Australian government in October 2019, the company will no longer sell ATVs in Australia after 10 October 2021. Honda stated the reason behind their decision was because the standard represents a set of regulations that cannot be entirely met by any ATV in […]

Honda will stop selling ATVs if ACCC proposals become law

Honda said it will stop selling ATVs in Australia if a draft standard proposed by the ACCC becomes law. The standard is proposed to improve farmer ATV safety but instead Honda believes it is flawed, unworkable and may put farmers’ lives at greater risk. Honda says, rather than relying upon demonstrated scientific evidence, the ACCC […]

Whatever happened to Arctic Cat

If you are in the high plains above the snow line you might see an Arctic Cat badge on snowmobile whizz past, but apart from that, the name has all but disappeared off the once familiar all terrain vehicle range. The Arctic Cat badge was taken over by US firm Textron in March 2017 when […]

Safety rebates grow as ATV sales fall

What started out as a safety argument for all ATVs to have a roll-over protection structure (ROPS) fitted, has escalated into ATV buyers being enticed into accepting government rebates to abandon ATV’s altogether and opt for Side by Side models that already include a factory ROPS. The proactive steps taken by SafeWork NSW and WorkSafe […]

Polaris has outstanding year

Polaris is Australia’s number one off-road vehicle brand after yet another outstanding growth year in Australia for the US$5 billion turnover North American company. Source: AFDJ eNews Polaris’ 6037 retail sales in 2016 was also the biggest year by any brand in the Australian off-road vehicle market, making Polaris the first brand to ever exceed […]

Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia launches new mPact XTV side by side range

Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty LTD (MAAPL), trading as Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia, announced the launch of an exciting new range of side by sides called mPact. Designed and built in the USA, the new Mahindra mPact range is based on a full width 3 seater chassis design that comes in numerous configurations to suit […]

Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia launches mPact XTV

Mahindra Automotive Australia also known as Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia announced the launch of a new range of side-by-sides called mPact.  Source: AFDJ eNews Designed and built in the US, the new Mahindra mPact range is based on a full width three-seater chassis design that comes in numerous configurations to suit Australian conditions. The […]