An off-road vehicle (ORV) is a type of motorized vehicle designed and built to be used on rugged and unpaved terrains, rather than traditional roads. These vehicles are used for utility and recreational purposes, including trail riding, desert and dune riding, farm work, hunting, camping, property maintenance, and more.
Polaris offers a variety of off-road vehicles—including ATVs, side by sides and UTVs —to meet various performance needs.
Off-highway vehicle (OHV) the term is commonly used to refer to a broader category of motorized vehicles designed for recreational purposes. It encompasses various types of vehicles, including dirt bikes, snowmobiles and those known as off-road vehicles (ORV).
ORV is often used more specifically to describe vehicles designed for use on rough terrain and trails. These include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-task vehicles (UTVs) or side by sides (SxS). The term “off road” tends to emphasize the vehicle’s capacity to navigate uneven and tough terrain.
The best ATV (all-terrain vehicle) for off roading depends on factors such as the types of terrain you plan to navigate, how long you’re going to ride and the number of riders. If you’re looking for an off-road vehicle for 3 or more riders and extra storage, a SxS is a better fit.
Different types of ATVs and side by sides have features specific to the use or the terrain.
To learn about insurance mandates in your area, contact your local Department of Natural Resources (DNR). For specific information on policies and coverage, contact your insurance provider.
Typically, homeowners insurance does not include protection for off-road vehicles, especially when the vehicle is used away from your property. Off-road vehicles require their own separate insurance policy.