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Imperial Sand Dunes First ATV or ATC

From time to time I meet people that share their historical experience regarding the Imperial Sand Dunes. Some of the earlier stores that I have heard are about Yuma Locals that had one of the first OHV modified Ford Model A. It is awesome to hear stories and watch their eyes light up about growing up by Imperial Sand Dunes. My curiosity lead me to have a conversation with Mark, now I have blogged about Mark going to the Imperial Sand Dunes when he was young. He began to tell me of the first ATV that he remembered his brother had. He remembered his brother had a ATC that went back to 1971. The first one to create such a vehicle was HONDA. I went online and found a website that featured the first ATV later ATC. The ATV was first introduced in 1969 by Honda. It was called ATV US90 and was later changed to All Terrain Cycle 90. It was powered by an 87cc four-stroke single cylinder engine. It had a 7 horse power and automatic clutch. I found it funny because Honda has a Honda 90 that is now a childs quad. The ATV 90 had a ballon looking tires and tiny rims it was created so it has a smooth ride the ballon tires would absorb the rough terrain. This is what began a billion dollar industries, this little quad had a bit a power but I don’t know if the engineer Osamu Takeuchi ever thought about how much this ATV would influence generations. Over 30 years later ATV riders passion for them has only grown stronger. For more info on the history of the first ATV or ATC check out http://atc90.tripod.com/hondaatc90/id17.html More ATV history coming up!


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