Yamaha Motor Australia will official support of the Australasian Off Road Vehicle Association (AORVA).
AORVA is an independent not-for-profit organisation that works with government agencies to increase land access for recreational riders and drivers.
AORVA's goal is legislative change to allow the same recreational access for ATVs and ORVs that is currently afforded to trail bikes and 4WDs in allocated national parks and state forests.
'It's important that more ride areas be made available for all users of ATV and ORV products and enjoyed in a safe and responsible manner', explains Yamaha Managing Director Steven Cotterell
. 'It's also another channel to promote ATV and ORV safety.'
The association is supported via a collaboration between BRP (Can-Am), Polaris and Yamaha Motor Australia.
More specifically AORVA aims to:
- Foster and promote more structured and better managed recreational ATV/ORV use
- Improve land accessibility and communicate existing legal riding/driving locations to members
- Develop and promote ATV/ORV rider safety and training
- Promote recreation that appreciates and respects Australia's unique natural environment.
AORVA has a strong safety message and recommends always wearing an approved helmet for all ATV and ORV operators and passengers along with long sleeve shirts and pants, good protective eye wear, gloves, sturdy enclosed footwear and get skills training.
ORV operators should always wear a seatbelt and be able to reach all of the manufacturers factory fitted hand holds with their back to the seat and feet flat on the floor.
All current and future ATV and ORV owners and operators are encouraged to look over the AORVA website, join up and check out the great where-to-ride resource. AORVA is free to join until 31 Dec 2017 - anyone who has an interest in sharing land access for these vehicles is urged to sign up and show support. For more information visit https://www.aorva.com.au/