As mentioned above, a requirement of stage two of the Consumer Goods Quad Bike Safety Standard is that all quad bikes are tested for static stability using a tilt table test and display the angle at which it tips on to two wheels on a hang tag at the point of sale.
For general-use quads, the minimum standard to pass the lateral stability tilt angle test is 28.81 degrees. The test is conducted with the vehicle in a stationary position and weighted as if a rider was on board. All testing is conducted with a Quadbar OPD installed.
Sydney-based Crashlab, which operates under the NSW Centre for Road Safety umbrella, conducted the tilt angle testing for all KYMCO quad bikes for both lateral stability (sideways) and longitudinal stability (forward and back) tilt angles. The results for the KYMCO quad bikes were as follows:
The KYMCO quad bikes not only meet the minimum standard, they easily eclipse it. Quad bikes with a higher stability test result are more stable.
The results of all the Crashlab tests are listed on each KYMCO model page and display the legislation’s minimum standard in comparison to each model’s recorded test result for lateral stability.
Please note the minimum tilt angle figure only relates to ‘general-use’ quads with an OPD fitted. Currently, KYMCO’s four general-use quads are the MXU 300R, MXU 400, MXU 550i EPS and MXU 700 EPS.
Under the legislation, youth quads do not require an OPD and have no minimum tilt angle. KYMCO has two youth quads: the Maxxer 50 and Mongoose 90S.
KYMCO has no affiliation to Crashlab.