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    Honda is getting out of the quad bike market here in NZ.
    New laws come into effect jan1 2021 where all NEW quads have to have ROP fitted.
    And the commy govt we have is trying to make it complusory for ALL quads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    Honda is getting out of the quad bike market here in NZ.
    New laws come into effect jan1 2021 where all NEW quads have to have ROP fitted.
    And the commy govt we have is trying to make it complusory for ALL quads.
    Got a link to the info? I had heard of the legislation in OZ which is causing Honda, Yamaha and Polaris (+ others) to pulling out of the Ag quad market in OZ but hadn't heard of it here in NZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZShoota View Post
    Got a link to the info? I had heard of the legislation in OZ which is causing Honda, Yamaha and Polaris (+ others) to pulling out of the Ag quad market in OZ but hadn't heard of it here in NZ.
    Can AM Polaris Yamaha Suzuki Honda Kawasaki all pulling quads from Australian market, Only the Chinese manufacturers are staying in CF Moto, Kymco

    2nd hand quads just got stupid expensive here.

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    I'm on the industry peripheries and have not heard of this. Would love a link. Would also love to know who in Govt/Worksafe will take the hit for the first fatality from a ROPS. All the case studies on ROPS are from flat-as-a-pancake countries, not our three dimensional topography.

    Any bit of equipment will bite back if you are not actively taking part in operating it. Many take quads where two wheelers or horses should be used. A ROPS won't make up for a lack of common sense.
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    Any king quads for sale?? Lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by NZShoota View Post
    Got a link to the info? I had heard of the legislation in OZ which is causing Honda, Yamaha and Polaris (+ others) to pulling out of the Ag quad market in OZ but hadn't heard of it here in NZ.
    Sorry no link. Just insider info
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    New ROPS law been all over radio last few days.
    Cant find a link for that yet...
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    And the agenda for compulsory ROP's is being driven by who .......?
    Oh, let me think .........
    The ROP's wholesalers per chance??

    I have ridden quads for 30 years on all types of country and never put one on its side let alone rolled one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    And the agenda for compulsory ROP's is being driven by who .......?
    Oh, let me think .........
    The ROP's wholesalers per chance??

    I have ridden quads for 30 years on all types of country and never put one on its side let alone rolled one.
    Agreed,

    The boy and I use ours for rec use, we go some very precarious places and never tipped one over.
    Can't think of anything worse then having a ROPS system on a quad tbh. The first thing ya want to do if it does go over on ya is get the fuck off the thing in the opposite direction it's going lol. I'd definitely be bailing out before Id be holding on for dear life hoping like hell the ROPS protects me.
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    only rops that is semi safe for a quad is that one that flexes around you if you get under it. they aint cheap and take up half the rear carrier.

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    ROPs is ok for flat land, but as soon as you start using it on hilly ground you can't shift your weight around properly and it makes it a lot more dangerous and likely to flip. Just my opinion though.
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    Just looked up the press release for Aussie. Its for NEW quads only (thank fuck).

    Problem being these regulations are made by people who never ride quads: certainly not 4 hours day every day of the week. Just like the Coroner in the 1990's who recommended quads all be fitted with seatbelts!!! I shit you not

    Any tool will bite you if you don't concentrate on its operation. Quads must be actively ridden. Actively riding also permits the rider to bail a whole lot easier than the rider who in reality is just a passenger (sits all the time).

    Quads replaced horses in a lot of situations. Horses killed and maimed an awful lot of farmers. But the job couldn't be done without them. We have changed our farming practices to the point where a quad is a necessity.

    What really grinds my gears is when those in authority go on about the damage inflicted by quad accidents, the next day they'll be silent on the biggest killer around. Poor road driving skills and decision making among the populace.
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    Bit like safety ratings in cars. "must have cars with a rating of ........ to be safe". But we can quite happily get on a motor bike on the road with no protection at all.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Bit like safety ratings in cars. "must have cars with a rating of ........ to be safe". But we can quite happily get on a motor bike on the road with no protection at all.
    Think you'll find a helmet is legal requirement.
    But yeah. I cringe everytime I see the t-shirt, shorts, jandals guy on the motorway.
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