Due to the new Standard passed by the Australian government in October 2019, Honda will no longer sell ATVs in Australia after 10th October 2021.
Honda's announcement comes on the back of Yamaha's announcement on March 17th that they will also cease sales on the same date.
The Standard represents a set of regulations that cannot be entirely met by any ATV (Quad) bike in the market today, and is unlikely to be met by anything in the future and forces Honda to exit the ATV category.
"The new Standard is extremely disappointing for farm safety and the countless farmers who rely on quad bikes every day. The safety of our customers is paramount, we will never compromise on this. Now that the rules have changed, it means we have to say goodbye to our ATV line up down under," said Managing Director of Honda Australia Motorcycle and Power Equipment, Robert Toscano.
‰ÛÏSafety standards must be evidence-based, in both criteria and testing methods, to internationally accepted standards. Honda has provided research to show the negative outcomes of the governments‰Ûª proposal but unfortunately it was not considered and we are here in this position today,‰Û