US 9,809,102 B2
Side-by-side ATV
Richard Larry Sunsdahl, Badger, MN (US); Aaron David Deckard, Zionsville, IN (US); Marcus Johannes Tullemans, Eden Prairie, MN (US); Richard E. Eck, Malone, WI (US); Jason Carl Plugge, Coon Rapids, MN (US); Alan A. Meyer, Livermore, CA (US); Laurie Jean Rengel, Medina, MN (US); Geoffrey G. White, Norway, MI (US); Thomas Samuel Parks McCoubrey, Ste. Anne (CA); and Brian Michael Safranski, Warroad, MN (US)
Assigned to Polaris Industries Inc., Medina, MN (US)
Filed by Polaris Industries Inc., Medina, MN (US)
Filed on Dec. 2, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/94,747.
Application 14/094,747 is a continuation of application No. 12/925,560, filed on Oct. 25, 2010, granted, now 8,596,405.
Application 12/925,560 is a continuation of application No. 11/494,891, filed on Jul. 28, 2006, granted, now 7,819,220, issued on Oct. 26, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2014/0090918 A1, Apr. 3, 2014
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B60K 5/00 (2006.01); B60N 2/01 (2006.01); B60K 17/348 (2006.01); B62D 21/18 (2006.01)
CPC B60K 5/00 (2013.01) [B60K 17/348 (2013.01); B60N 2/01 (2013.01); B62D 21/183 (2013.01)] 28 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An all-terrain vehicle including:
a frame, comprising a front frame portion, a mid frame portion and a rear frame portion;
a front suspension supported by the front frame portion;
at least two front wheels coupled to the front suspension;
a front torsion bar supported by the front frame and coupled to the front suspension;
a front axle assembly supported by the front frame portion and drivingly coupled to the front wheels;
side by side seats, each seat having a seat back and a seat bottom, each seat bottom having a top seating surface and a bottom mounting surface, the side by side seats further comprising a driver seating surface and a passenger seating surface;
a rear suspension supported by the rear frame portion;
at least two rear wheels coupled to the rear suspension;
a rear torsion bar supported by the rear frame portion and coupled to the rear suspension;
a rear axle assembly supported by the rear frame portion and drivingly coupled to the rear wheels;
an engine supported by the frame, the engine comprising at least one cylinder having a cylinder head, said at least one cylinder being positioned rearwardly of the side by side seats and the top of the cylinder head of said at least one cylinder being positioned higher than each seat bottom mounting surface, and with the at least one cylinder head positioned forwardly of the rear axle assembly;
a transmission coupled to the engine;
a front drive shaft extending forward of the transmission for driving the front wheels; and
a fuel tank positioned below the one of the passenger seating surface and driver seating surface; and
the overall vehicle width is less than 54 inches.