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Take action now: Help stop the ban on youth model OHVs

As you may know by now, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) has effectively banned the sale of youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) as of Feb. 10, 2009. The AMA is issuing a repeated call for action to help reverse the potentially devastating effect this could have on the sport of OHV recreation. We are also asking for your help, as promoters and club leaders, to spread the word to your club members, racers and fans to encourage them to get involved.

While this move could cripple the future of the sport, it does appear that there may be relief for the use of motorcycles purchased prior to Feb. 10. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has compiled a list of prohibited acts in the CPSIA. Neither riding a previously purchased motorcycle nor promoting a race that includes those motorcycles is included on that list.

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what constitutes a "youth off highway vehicle"? i ask because my gf is 5' 120 lbs and we want to get quads at some point- and she needs a pretty tiny one. and shes 21, not exactly a youth.
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OHV would include ATVs, dirtbikes and snowmobiles.
Youth is products designed for riders 13 and under.

In the ATV world, that means 90cc and below.

You should be fine. Your 21 year old daughter is probably going to look at a 250cc bare minimum, perhaps 300cc for utility, or 400cc if a sport model.



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OHV would include ATVs, dirtbikes and snowmobiles.
Youth is products designed for riders 13 and under.

In the ATV world, that means 90cc and below.

You should be fine. Your 21 year old daughter is probably going to look at a 250cc bare minimum, perhaps 300cc for utility, or 400cc if a sport model.
girlfriend, but thats alright. thanks for the help though- glad to see she wont be affected, but its still a bunch of crap that theyre banned because of the possibility of lead poisoning. i mean really, lead, of all things.
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