Selecting an ATV Tire: A Step-by-Step Guide
August 1, 2017
There is a right tire for every ATV brand out there, be it Polaris, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Arctic Cat, or Yamaha. Despite the proliferation of the maker, the process of selecting an ATV tire can be relatively simple.
The first step, of course, is identifying your ATV make and model. Let's say your vehicle is a Yamaha Raptor 50, two-wheel drive ATV. The next step is to understand what terrain best represents the type of riding you'll be doing.
Usage options include farm or general utility, farm/field work, hunting, yard and garden, wetlands hunting, trail riding (sand and dirt), trail riding (mud), racing, or hard surface riding. Let's say your primary usage will be trail riding - both mud and dirt.
That narrows the field considerably to a set of specialized tires best equipped for your preferences. Carlisle ATV Tires, for example, provide many durable tires for trail riding, including its Trail Pro, HD Field Trax, and Trail Wolf.