Stage 2 of the Consumer Goods (Quad Bikes) Safety Standard 2019 will apply from 11 October 2021. This means that the whole Standard applies to all kinds of general-purpose quad bikes that are:
- Imported second-hand
From 11 October 2021, quad bikes need to meet the following requirements.
All general-use model quad bikes must have an operator protection device (OPD) that is either:
- fitted to the bike
- integrated into its design
All general-use model quad bikes must meet the minimum stability requirements of:
- lateral stability – a minimum tilt table ratio (TTR) of 0.55
- front and rear longitudinal pitch stability – a minimum TTR of 0.8
They must also meet the requirements from Stage 1, which came into effect on 11 October 2020.
All quad bikes must either meet the specified requirements of the US quad bike Standard, ANSI/SVIA 1-2017 or the NE 15997:2011 Standard.
All quad bikes must be 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.
All quad bikes must have a durable label affixed, visible and legible when the quad bike is in operation, alerting the operator to the risk of rollover and must include rollover safety information in the owner’s manual.
The Standard contains an exemption from the Stage 2 requirements for quad bikes where both of the following apply:
- they were ordered before 1 July 2021
- they were not subject to a condition that they will be delivered after 31 December 2021.
This exemption is designed to help dealers who have experienced delays receiving quad bike orders as a result of COVID-19.