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I avoid anything manufactured in China.
Most everything has its up side.

When the Chinese knockoff ATVs hit the market it wasn't long before there was a drastic decrease in prices for name brand ATVs.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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I bought a '05 VW Touareg and the owner through the ATV in as part of the deal. The 4-wheeler has 115 miles on it.
I've no complaints.
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I'm sure it will. It's in the body shop. I got a good deal on it due to a deer..
It's a V-6 model.
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DMV don't have say-so like you think here. We get our vehicle license plates issued through county administration. The DMV handles licensure of the individual, not the vehicle. They may keep track of things, but that's about it.
Insurance is insurance. My vehicle insurer loves me.
Plenty of ATV's on the street here. Lots of them. Nothing unusual here. They need DOT approved tires and proper lighting like anything else. Old Fella's around here sport some high-dollar ATV's on the street here. Definitely a one-upsmanship thing going on with them fellas here.
Can-Am and Polaris rank the best street cred with these things here. My Chinese 4X4 ATV won't get a second look in comparison, even though it's new.

Here in SD, we don't have those absurd problems with vehicles like most other states.

Edit: Lots of farming out here. Get outside of town, especially on the dirt/gravel roads, sleds are used in the wintertime. Many of the smaller towns well outside of Sioux Falls look the other way respective of sled riders heading to work and such. In-town here in Sioux Falls, they don't tolerate sleds on the street. Overall here, "be responsible in doing what you do" seems to be the creed as I've seen it. Ride a motorcycle on snow covered roads, you should know what you're doing and be ready to pay the price of an accident should it happen. I'm feeling that my time is up on that issue, hence my choice in switching to something with 4 wheels without a cage. I'm not alone. I've no doubt that at least some of those 4-wheelers I've seen in my wintertime riding had their riders thinking, "better him than me, cause I ain't doing it no more".
Riding a motorcycle in single digit temperature on cold hard roads (let alone with ice and snow) is truly not for the inexperienced or meek of heart.
I'm thinking meekly as winter approaches.
I'm cool with that.
Pleasantly surprised that it seems ATV's are allowed on the road there: http://articles.aberdeennews.com/201...te-atvs-farmen

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I avoid anything manufactured in China.
I would like to as well, but if you look carefully at so many things, you'll find that they're made in China. Do you own any Apple products (iPhone, iPod, iPad)? If so, you may be surprised to find that they're made in China.

I would love to just stop buying anything made in China, but if I did, I wouldn't be buying much - maybe that's a good thing...

Bikes I've owned since June, 2013:
Since sold:11 CBR250R, 89 ZG1000, 92 Ninja 500, 85 V45 Magna, 84 DT200, 82 Virago 750, 92 Virago 1100, 04 Kawasaki ZZR250, 07 Vstrom 650 ABS, 88 GL1500, 14 Ninja 300, 86 V65 Magna, 96 VLX600, 08 WR250X, 09 KLX250S, 87 FZR1000, 14 Ninja 650, plus some more...
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With this ATV that I have, the opportunity presented itself, so now I have a Chinese-made 4-wheeler that is based (in some part) on technologies adopted(? - or stolen) from Honda products, ...so I've read of the particular Brand that it is; Kazuma.

Here is a more localized article from my neighborhood.

Truthfully, not many days go by that I don't see 4-wheelers on the street. I would have to think of days that I haven't noticed them..
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