Quad bikes are some of the most uncommon vehicles seen on UK roads and in fact, most people think of them as purely off-road machines.

In truth, however, so long as the quad or ATV (all-terrain vehicle) meets all safety standards and has been approved for road use, they can be ridden on public roads too.

That being said, in this blog, we are going to be looking at what makes a quadbike legal according to UK law, as well as our top 10 quads for 2024.

So let’s get into it….

How can you make a quad bike road-legal?

So how do you go about getting on the roads on your quadbike legally? Well, we have the answer.

Pretty much any quad or ATV can be converted to meet road safety standards, however, it is worth checking with the dealership or owner you are buying from to make sure it's ready to go immediately.

Before hitting the roads, you will need to make sure your quad is registered and has front and rear number plates, as well as an MOT, tax, and insurance. You will also need to have obtained your full drivers' licence (or a category B1 licence if it was issued before January 1997) as well - a motorcycle licence will simply not be enough.

Last but not least, unlike motorcycles, it is not required that you wear a crash helmet. However, I would strongly recommend you do so as accidents can happen and a crash helmet could save your life!

If you have any other questions or queries about anything ATV or Quad bikes, make sure to check out our full guide.

Top 10 Road Legal Quad Bikes for 2024:

With all of the fun stuff out the way, let's get started on our top ten road-legal quadbike choices for 2024…

10. Segway Snarler AT6 S

Kicking starting our list today has got to be a special mention from our best quadbikes for beginners blog - the Segway Snarler AT6 S!

Since its release, the Snarler has become a serious contender within the quad and ATV market in the UK, coming equipped with a 570cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 44 horsepower and 49Nm of torque.

Onto the design and the shape of this quad allow you to move about confidently and comfortably, thanks to the precise braking, steering, and 930mm seating - coming in three different colourways, including white and red, grey and blue as well as a black and green variation all equally as aggressive yet flashy in their own right.

Saving the best till last and a feature of the Snarler that does impress me has got to be the spec. The Snarler for 2024 comes equipped with full LED lights, EPS, a digital display, and phone connectivity all for the price of £7,999.

9. Quadzilla Aeon Cobra Supermoto 400

Onto ninth and we have the Aeon Cobra Supermoto 400 by Quadzilla!

The Supermoto gives hommage to all of the great traits of the Cobra 400, however, comes equipped with improved road holding and handling thanks to the hydraulic suspension and road tread tyres.

What’s behind the Cobra Supermoto performance I hear you ask, well you’ll be pleased to know that the Supermoto is powered by a 346.4cc engine that is capable of producing 23.4nM of torque and 20.1HP of power.

Suitable for both solo and pillion riding, when it comes to the price of the Cobra Supermoto, you will be looking at paying £7,399.

8. Loncin LX300

In at eighth spot today we have an offering from Loncin – their budget friendly, decent spec’d up, road-legal LX300.

Powering the LX300, Locin has packed in a 271cc single-cylinder, four-stroke EFI engine pumping out a respectable 23hp which makes for the perfect recipe when it comes to handling the vehicle.

The LX300 also comes with some pretty decent spec as well, including front and rear metal top racks, a front winch, LED headlights and indicators, a digital dash as well as CVT automatic transmission with reverse, all wrapped in a package costing you £3,832 - now you can’t argue with that can you!

7. Polaris Sportsman XP 1000

Next up and in seventh place today we have the Polaris Sportsman XP 1000.

Powered by a 952cc ProStar four-stroke, SOHC twin-cylinder engine and producing 90hp, if there is one thing the sportsman is not short of it is power. The Sportsman also comes equipped with some pretty high-tech and specs including an all-digital gauge, speedometer, odometer and tachometer, 680kg of towing capacity, EBS with active decent control (ADC) as well as on-demand all-wheel drive.

Onto the design and something likable about the sportsman has got to be the neat yet aggressive colourway option. The black and grey styling in combination with the red features on the suspension really ties this quad all together.

When it comes to the price of the Sportsman, you will be looking at paying £16,199 for the road-legal edition of this quad - again not the most affordable, but ideal for those with a larger budget to play with.

6. CForce 850XC

Sitting at sixth today is the CForce 850XC!

For 2024 the 850 XC has seen some fresh new updates including an engine that produces more power and torque, a rear trailing arm suspension making for a more comfortable ride, and bigger adjustable gas piggyback shocks that give 11” of ground clearance.

One of the best features of the 850XC though has to be within the design and the detailing, coming in a striking bright orange colourway and aggressive styling that makes this quad have an unbeatable road presence.

Onto the price and if you’re looking to get an 850 of your very own this year, you will be looking at paying £8,249 - also making this one of the more affordable options on this list!

5. Yamaha Kodiak 700

Sitting in the middle of our list today we have the Yamaha Kodiak 700.

Coming equipped with a high torque MK II 686cc engine, a compact chassis and a plush seat, the Kodiak has been designed with everyday usage and riding comfort in mind.

However, it's not just everyday usage this quad is good for, this bad boy also can transform into an absolute working powerhouse thanks to its 600kg towing abilities as well as a 140kg payload as well as the rider.

All in all, if you’re looking to purchase yourself a Kodiak for 2024, you’ll be looking at paying £12,720 which is admittedly by no means the most affordable on this list but perfect for those who have a little more budget to play with!

4. Suzuki KingQuad 750XP

Moving on to the fourth, we have the Suzuki KingQuad 750XP…

According to Suzuki, the KingQuad is (you’ve guessed it) 2024's new king of quads, built with every purpose in mind, whether it be for agriculture, farming, or just general road usage.

Powered by a 722cc four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, this four wheel drive quad comes packed with an increased tow capacity of 600kg, a full LCD dash that gives you routine service reminders as well as a power steering system - all a result of the 40 years engineering expertise.

When it comes to colourways, you can pick up the KingQuad in flame red or terra green. Either way, this quad not only looks the part but plays the part of one of the best ATVs out there for 2024!

3. Honda TRX520 Foreman

Kicking off our top three for our list today is the Honda TRX520 - one of the UK’s best-ever selling ATVs!

The TRX range has been long-standing in the quad market for a while now and has been perfectly engineered to tackle even the most demanding of terrain conditions all thanks to Honda’s renowned build quality and reliability.

Powering the TRX520, we have a 518cc liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that produces around 30hp whilst being able to carry up to 599kg when towing. I think it is fair to say that if you intend to use your quad for travelling or transporting goods from A to B for work - the TRX is an absolute powerhouse.

Onto pricing and if you’re looking to pick yourself up a TRX520 in 2024 you will be looking at paying £10,180.

2. TGB Blade 600 LTX

In second place, we have the newest generation of TGBs flagship machine - the Blade 600 LTX!

The Blade series has been sold worldwide now for over 20 years, however for 2024, the Blade 600 LTX has had an all-new facelift coming equipped with new LED front lights and strip indicators, as well as a more aggressive front body panel.

When it comes to powering the Blade 600 LTX, this quad comes packed with a 561cc liquid-cooled engine that produces high torque and a solid amount of power perfect for getting through tricky terrain.

Overall, the TGB Blade is the ideal ATV workhouse, perfect for any agricultural task, smallholding, and most importantly leisure use - all for the price of £8,999.

1. Yamaha Grizzly 700

Finalising our list today we have the Yamaha Grizzly 700.

Featuring an MK II 686cc SOCH engine, and coming equipped with nitrogen gas independent suspension, an on-command switchable driving system, a carry capacity of 140kg as well as a towing load of 600kg - the Grizzly is Yamaha's largest ever leisure ATV, ideal for hunting, fishing or any other camping adventures!

In my opinion, one of the best things about the Grizzly has got to be the colourway available for 2024. Coming in a white and armour grey colour combination, the Grizzly looks sleek and aggressive - the perfect combination for top-quality road presence.

Last but not least, if you’re looking to pick yourself up a Grizzly in 2024, you will be looking at paying £14,520 which is admittedly by no means the cheapest on this list, however, I’d argue that it is most definitely worth it given Yamaha's longstanding reputation within the quadbike market.

The Last Stop!

So there you have it, there are our top 10 choices ready to take 2024 by storm!

If you do own a Road Legal quadbike or are looking to purchase one - make sure to get a quad bike insurance quote direct with Lexham.