Just got back from a three day trip to San Jose, Costa Rica with two of my buddies It was too short. One of the awesome activities we did was ATVing on a train 7500ft mountain. What a fucking rush. The drive itself was about 1hr up the mountain in this rock/dirt trail and then on top of the mountain there were seven ATVs parked for us. After a quick run down we were on it. It was pretty awesome sliding and drifting around the corners and looking down 7000 ft down the cliff. Even though i had never been on an ATV i felt immediately comfortable. I think the experience with sliding around in cars and go karts definitely played part.
Needless to say now we want ATVs But i dont know shit about them. I am assuming we would be looking at four strokes, 2 whee drive. Main purpose is going to be having fun and fucking around. I wont be hauling shit, so i dont think i need a 4x4 version. Definitely will be buying used. Are Hondas and Yamahas still the most reliable? Any certain model year i should look for or stay away from? All inputs appreciated.